It is now possible to find your lost iPhone via Google Assistant. You must first activate this function. I called Explains how it works.
Read on after the announcement.
Tip: Search iPhone with Google Assistant
Google has a bunch of new features for Google Assistant Chest. It is especially interesting for iPhone users that they can now find their phones with the help of Google voice Help. You also need a smart speaker with Google Assistant for this, like Google Nest Audio.
Once you lose your device, you can ask Google Assistant to search for your iPhone. Then your Apple phone will start playing the sound. Is your phone on silent mode? No problem: the new feature works even when Do Not Disturb is turned on. You must activate the feature first. You can do that by following the steps below.
- Open Google Home app on your iPhone;
- Go to “Settings” and press “Notifications”;
- Select “Public Notifications” and turn on “Basic Notifications.”
Do you see a notification at the top of the screen that “Basic Notifications” haven’t been triggered? Then click on it to set the function.
Then you can ask your Google Assistant to find your iPhone. Just say “Hey Google, find iPhone”. You can also ask the voice assistant to call your device directly. That’s why it says “Hey Google, connect to my iPhone”. The job does not appear to be working in Dutch at the moment.
Competitor to Find My app
The new Google Assistant feature is a challenge to Find My, Apple’s very own app to recover lost items. This network has been announced for some time.
This allows you, for example, to find non-Apple accessories, such as earplugs, over the Find My network. Google also seems to want to set up a platform for finding tools with the new functionality.