1. sswitzer's Avatar
    Following some comments in a Mobile Syrup article, as well as some other random pages, I managed to get Assistant working:

    a) get beta versions of google play services and the google app, and then clear data for those apps (I'm not 100% convinced I needed to do the whole beta thing), and then,

    b) change my system language from English (Canada) to English (US)

    So I actually go this working... but then I realized that my usual "OK Google" functionality stopped working: I no longer could just say "OK Google" from the lock screen or any app screen. And then when I re-enabled that functionality (one of my favourite things my phone can do!), Assistant stopped working.

    Is that normal for Assistant? Or is it just something that happened because I bypassed Google's Canada roll-out.

    Thoughts?
    03-20-2017 06:25 PM
  2. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    I'm rooted so I didn't get Assistant rolled out to me but if I say "Ok Google" then Assistant opens and if I say "Google now" to Assistant then it will open Google Now.
    03-20-2017 07:22 PM
  3. sswitzer's Avatar
    I'm rooted so I didn't get Assistant rolled out to me but if I say "Ok Google" then Assistant opens and if I say "Google now" to Assistant then it will open Google Now.
    Even with your screen locked? (One if the smart lock options, I think)

    Also, what is your language set to?
    03-20-2017 09:35 PM
  4. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    Even with your screen locked? (One if the smart lock options, I think)

    Also, what is your language set to?
    From my lock screen, set to 'secured with fingerprints', I can say OK Google, phone will unlock and open Assistant.

    I'm using English US. I am in the US and not Canada but I would think things should be working the same on Assistant.
    03-20-2017 09:47 PM
  5. sswitzer's Avatar
    From my lock screen, set to 'secured with fingerprints', I can say OK Google, phone will unlock and open Assistant.

    I'm using English US. I am in the US and not Canada but I would think things should be working the same on Assistant.
    Yeah, there's something about rolling out to Canada on a different timeline than the US.

    Thanks for the info, though.
    03-21-2017 12:21 AM
  6. sswitzer's Avatar
    Actually it all seems good now. J changed my language back to English US again, cleared data, and rebooted. Puzzling.
    03-21-2017 12:34 AM

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