How to Use Driving Mode in Google Assistant
If you’re a Google Assistant user and want to use your phone in a more integrated and safer way while driving, you may want to try out the Driving Mode feature. This is a special mode that you can activate in the Google Assistant app, which will display a simplified interface with large buttons and voice commands that allow you to control your phone without taking your hands off the steering wheel.
Here’s how to use the Driving Mode in Google Assistant:
1. Make sure you have the latest version of the Google Assistant app installed on your phone. You can download it from the Google Play Store if you don’t have it already.
2. Open the Google Assistant app and tap on the circle icon in the bottom center of the screen.
3. Tap on your profile photo or initial in the top right corner of the screen.
4. Scroll down to the Assistant devices section and select your phone.
5. Tap on the Settings gear icon in the top right corner of the screen.
6. Scroll down to the Assistant tab and select the Driving Mode option.
7. Toggle on the switch for Driving Mode to activate it.
8. You can then customize the Driving Mode settings according to your preferences, such as voice-based audio playback, message read-out, and voice-activated navigation.
Once you’ve activated Driving Mode, you’ll see a simplified interface with large buttons that allow you to access various features with voice commands or gestures. For example, you can say “Hey Google” and then ask the Assistant to read your messages, make phone calls, play music, or give you directions to a specific location.
You can also use hand gestures to control certain functions, such as swiping left or right to change the audio track, or tapping the screen to answer or end a call. The interface is designed to be safe and easy to use while driving, so you can keep your focus on the road while still accessing the features you need from your phone.