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How to use Google Assistant Quick Phrases on Pixel phones
Are you tired of saying “Hey Google” every single time you want to use Google Assistant? We know the service is smarter than that, and so does Google. This is why it introduced Quick Phrases with the Pixel 6 series. Quick phrases make it possible to make specific voice commands without using the “Hey Google” hotword.
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You can turn on Google Assistant Quick phrases if your device is supported and your Google Assistant language is set to a supported one. If both requirements apply, launch the Google app on your phone and tap on your avatar icon. Go into Settings > Google Assistant > Quick phrases and toggle on the Quick phrases you want to use. You can now say these commands without saying “Hey Google" beforehand.
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What are Quick phrases?
Quick phrases is a feature Google Assistant introduced with the Pixel 6 series smartphones. It has since been expanded to the Nest Hub Max and newer Pixel phones. This feature gives users the ability to make specific Google Assistant commands without using the “Hey Google” hotword beforehand.
For example, toggling on the Alarms & timers Quick phrases will make it possible to say “Stop” or “Snooze” without saying “Hey Google.” Likewise, if you turn on the Incoming calls Quick phrases, you can say “Answer” or “Decline.”
The Nest Hub Max has other capabilities, such as the ability to use Quick phrases to “Turn on the lights,” or “Set a timer for 10 minutes.”
Requirements for Quick phrases
You’ll need a compatible device to use Quick phrases. This includes the Pixel 6 series or newer, so those of you with the Pixel 7 series are in the clear. Additionally, Google has integrated the neat feature into Google Nest Hub Max users.
Additionally, there are language restrictions. Google Nest Hub Max owners can only take advantage of Quick phrases if the main language is English. The language barrier isn’t as strict with Pixel devices, which can use the feature in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese.
How to enable Quick phrases
Now that you’re ready to start using Quick phrases, let’s show you how to enable the feature.
- Open the Google app.
- Tap on your avatar icon, in the top-right corner.
- Select Settings.
- Go into Google Assistant.
- Scroll down and find Quick phrases. Tap on it.
- Toggle on the Quick phrases you want to use.
After this, you’ll be able to use the Quick phrases you enabled. There’s no need to say “Hey Google” whenever you’re making these commands.
Google Assistant Quick phrases is exclusive to Google Pixel devices. More specifically, it’s available for Pixel 6 series or newer phones.
Quick phrases is available only for the Nest Hub Max smart display. No other Nest devices can take advantage of it.
Quikc phrases is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. The NEst Hub Max can only use Quick phrases in English.