Apple’s Siri isn’t the best or smartest virtual assistant out there. Here’s how to easily use the Google Assistant on an iPhone or iPad.
Today many of us rely on virtual assistants to get things done easily. Why unlock your powerful iPhone, launch the Notes app, and then type the information when you could just ask Siri to type the details for you? Similarly, you can send messages to people, control your smart home, create calendar events and reminders, control music playback, and more. Even though Siri supports these useful commands, it’s still lacking compared to Google Assistant. After all, Apple’s AI still has trouble maintaining context in long conversations. Fortunately, whether you have an iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPad Air 5, or an older iDevice, you can use the Google Assistant on iOS or iPadOS. While it doesn’t have the same privileges as Siri in iOS 16, it’s still capable of providing useful information and running tasks.
- throw the app store on your iDevice.
- Tap on the Seek tab in the lower right corner.
- Writes google assistant in the search field.
- Download the first non-sponsored app shown in the results.
- throw it from the app libraryand sign in with your Google account when prompted.
- voila! Now you can request information from the Google Assistant, create alarms, send text messages to people, etc. You can touch the microphone in the bottom center to make voice commands or the keyboard icon to your right if you prefer to type.
- To set routines, choose your default music streaming service, or adjust Assistant settings, tap your profile picture in the top right corner.
Personally, I rely on Siri as it’s quicker to activate than the Google Assistant, thanks to its system-level privileges. My commands usually revolve around playing music, controlling the lighting in my room, and checking the weather forecast. So considering I don’t need the AI for advanced requests, Siri does the job just fine, at least for the most part.