It was last week when Google officially started to roll out Assistant to all Android smartphones running Marshmallow or Nougat. It means if you have not already, it’s only a matter of time when you will receive Google Assistant on your Android device.

It is the reason we come up with this tutorial explaining how to set up and customize Google Assistant on your Android device. So let’s get started.

Steps to set up Google Assistant:

Step 1: Tap and hold the Home button to check if you have received Google Assistant. If yes, you will see a pop-up as shown in the screenshot below.

Google Assistant Welcome Screen

Step 2: Tap Continue to proceed and repeat “Okay Google” if Assistant prompts you to do so.

Google Assistant Set Up

That’s pretty much you need to do for setting up Google Assistant but before we proceed any further, it is important to make sure that you link correct Google account with Assistant (if you have multiple Google accounts on your phone). It is important not only because Assistant will fetch details from the connected Google account for showing relevant data but also because it will help you in having same data and settings when you switch to some other device and set it up again.

Steps to choose Google account for Assistant:

Step 1: Launch Google Assistant by either saying “Okay Google” or holding the Home button.

Google Assistant

Step 2: Tap the three-dot icon on the top right corner and choose Account option.

Google Assistant Options

Step 3: Choose the account you want to use. You can also switch between accounts from here.

Google Assistant Switch Account

One of the cool things about Google Assistant is “My Day” feature. It is a briefing of the day for the user which can be personalized. It basically comprises of information related to date and time, temperature, weather conditions, time to reach home/office, reminders, and latest news.

Steps to personalize “My Day” briefing on Google Assistant:

Step 1: Launch Google Assistant by either saying “Okay Google” or holding the Home button.

Google Assistant

Step 2: Tap the three-dot icon on the top right corner and choose Settings option.

Google Assistant Options

Step 3: Choose My Day option.

Google Assistant Settings

Step 4: From here, you can personalize every aspect of your My Day briefing. Everything included in your briefing has a Blue check and some of these also let you personalize further. You can do so by tapping on the Settings icon next to them.

Google Assistant My Day

Once you have customized it, you can check your briefing anytime by asking Assistant, “Tell me about my day” or “What’s in my day”.

So that’s pretty much it about setting up and customizing Google Assistant on your Android device. If you have any further questions or doubts, feel free to ask them in the comments section below.