[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f we take a look at Google’s Pixel smartphones, the phone has a Google Assistant Sqeeze gesture. Have you ever thought about having a hardware button to launch the assistant app? You can actually have a dedicated hardware button to launch the Google Assistant. Check out the article to know how to launch Google Assistant with Android’s Hardware button.
It’s of no doubt that a virtual assistant can make our life more comfortable and fun. Personal assistant like Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Google Assistant, etc. are already making our life more convenient. Google Assistant is undoubtedly the best assistant for Android.
Google Assistant is developed by Google and its available for almost all Android phone. If we talk about the features of Google Assistant, it can help you with any task that you would prefer. For example, it can make calls, send texts, emails, set alarms, etc.
If we take a look at Google’s Pixel smartphones, the phone has a Google Assistant Sqeeze gesture. Not only Pixel devices, but Samsung also has a Bixby key for its assistant. Have you ever thought about having a hardware button to launch the assistant app? If you have a dedicated hardware key for your assistant, then you don’t need to say ‘OK Google’ or press any on-screen button.
So, in this article, we are going to share a working method that would help you to turn any hardware button into a Dedicated Google Assistant Key. So, let’s know how to turn the hardware button of your phone into a Dedicated Google Assistant Key.
How To Launch Google Assistant With Android’s Hardware Button
To launch Google Assistant with Hardware button, users need to use the Button Mapper app. It’s a free Android app that makes it easy to map custom actions to your hardware buttons. So, let’s explore how to use Button Mapper to launch Google Assistant with Hardware button.
Step 1. First of all, download & install Button Mapper on your Android smartphone from this link.
Step 2. Once done, you will see a similar interface shown in the image below. Tap on the next to continue.
Step 3. In the next step, the app would ask you to grant the accessibility permissions. Tap on ‘Ok’ to continue.
Step 4. Now the app will list all hardware buttons.
Step 5. If you want to trigger the Google Assistant with Volume Down button, then select the Volume down button and then enable the ‘Customize’ option.
Step 6. Now carefully select between Single Tap, Double Tap, and Long Press. Here we have chosen a single tap. Click on the Single tap and then assign the task ‘Now on Tap’ as shown in the screenshot below.
That’s it, you are done! This is how you can Launch Google Assistant With Android’s Hardware Button. If you have any further doubts, let us know in the comment box below.