• The LG G7 ThinQ features a hardware button dedicated to opening Google Assistant. It cannot be remapped.
  • However, LG might let you remap the Assistant button if you let the company know that you want to do so.
  • Start here in the comments section of this article!


The LG G7 ThinQ is official as of this morning. We now know that the extra hardware button that caused much speculation over the past few months is a dedicated button used to launch Google Assistant.

According to LG, even though there are currently no plans to allow users to remap the Assistant button to some other function, the company might reconsider if LG smartphone enthusiasts make it clear that they want that to happen.

That’s your cue everyone: hit up the comments of our articles, send out some tweets, and update your blogs to let LG know that remapping the Assistant button would be a welcome feature for the LG G7 ThinQ.

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While the Assistant button is a good idea and will certainly make launching Google Assistant faster than using your voice, there are plenty of people out there who don’t use virtual assistants enough to warrant an entire button dedicated to that purpose. But if they could remap the button to something else — like putting the device in silent mode, calling a loved one, or even opening up Netflix — that would be quite useful indeed.

OnePlus fans have repeatedly called on the company to allow users to remap the alert slider that appears on devices like the OnePlus 5T and the upcoming OnePlus 6. However, the company has yet to oblige. If LG listened to its users and allowed the Assistant button to be remapped, that would undoubtedly be a boon for the relationship between LG and its smartphone fans.

However, maybe LG’s reluctance to allow users to remap the Assistant button is on the money, and LG users wouldn’t use a remap feature. There’s only one way for LG to know, and that’s for you to speak up! Hitting up the comments below is a good place to start.

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