There aren’t many tools on the Android platform more useful than Google Assistant. If you want to really get the most out of the hands-free features that the service comes with, you will want to make sure that you can use it even when your Android device is locked. This would mean you don’t even have to pick your phone up at all.
Some of the features that come with Google Assistant are protected behind a lock screen. This includes features that need personal results, such as contacts, calendars, or reminders. The reason behind this is to prevent unauthorized access to the personal information you have saved on the phone through Assistant when you have locked your phone or tablet.
Now, if you have no concerns about this potential privacy issue, then you can let Google Assistant display personal results even when your phone is locked. This means that you can see and hear responses from Google Assistant without unlocking your phone or tablet. This guide will show you how to use Google Assistant on your Android phone without unlocking it.
How to Use Google Assistant on Your Android Device Without Unlocking It
First off, go to your Android device and launch the Google Assistant app. You can do this either by saying “Okay, Google” or by swiping in from the bottom left or right corner of the screen.
Next up, tap on the Snapshot icon in the bottom left corner of the display. Now, what you will see may look different depending on your device.
Now, make sure that you have signed in to your Google account on your Android device. Once that is done, tap on the profile icon in the top left corner of the screen. This will take you to the Google Assistant Settings menu.
The screen will display a long list of Google Assistant features. The feature we need in this guide is the “Personalization” feature. Once you find it, tap on it.
Now, make sure that you have enabled the “Lock Screen Personal Results.” Before you can enable this feature, you first need to enable “Personal Results.”
That’s pretty much all there is to it. Now, whenever you ask Google Assistant questions that require answers, including personal results, you wouldn’t have to unlock your phone’s screen first.