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Google Assistant can do many things, but it can’t intelligently adjust its volume. If you ask a question, it will blurt out the answer, sometimes louder than you want. Avoid those awkward moments by turning off speech output on Android smartphones. If you don’t want Google Assistant to recite its response out loud, you can simply use the keyboard to enter a command. Google knows that if you’re not using your voice, it probably shouldn’t speak out loud either. RELATED:How to Pin Live Sports Scores to Your Android Home Screen(Opens in a new browser tab) However, keyboard input is
“Routines” might be Google Assistant’s most powerful feature, especially if you have smart devices around your home. You can automate several tasks with a single command. To make Routines even easier to use, you can add home screen shortcuts. Google includes several pre-made Routines in the Google Home app, but you can create your own custom Routines as well. There’s everything from automating your workday to improving bedtime to adjusting the lights based on whether you’re home or away. RELATED: How to Change the Instagram App Icon on iPhone and Android One downside to Routines
It can be pretty embarrassing to forget someone’s birthday, especially if it’s a close loved one. Calendars are great for remembering birthdays, but if you want to make them even harder to forget, let Google Assistant remind you. Birthday reminders are part of Google Assistant’s “Your People” features. This is where you can give people roles (wife, mother, brother, etc.) and add them to your “Household Contacts” for smart devices. RELATED: The Best Jokes, Games, and Easter Eggs for Google Assistant The first thing that you need to do is open Google Assistant. On Android devices,