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How to set up Google Assistant on the Galaxy Watch 6

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant isn’t to everyone’s taste – thankfully there’s an easy way to swap it out for the Google Assistant on the new Galaxy Watch 6.

Voice assistants are a handy way of interacting with your wearable, whether it’s to set an alarm or open an app. Unfortunately, Samsung’s default option on the Galaxy Watch 6 is Bixby and in our experience, it’s little more than adequate.

Thankfully there is a simple solution in the Google Assistant, and setting that as the default solution is laid out in the steps below.

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Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 is available to pre-order at Samsung.

  • Samsung
  • 44mm
  • £319
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What you’ll need: 

The Short Version 

  • Go to Google Play
  • Find and download Google Play
  • Open the app
  • Select hands-free activation
  • Open Settings
  • Tap General
  • Tap Press and Hold
  1. Step
    1

    Go to Google Play Store

    To begin, open up the Google Play Store on your watch. Open up Google Play

  2. Step
    2

    Download Google Assistant

    Find the Google Assistant app in the Play Store.find google assistant in the play store

  3. Step
    3

    Open the Google Assistant app

    When downloaded, tap the Google Assistant app and continue the set-up on your phone.How to set up Google Assistant on the Galaxy Watch 6

  4. Step
    4

    Select hands-free activation

    Make sure to select hands-free activation during the set-up process if you don’t want to press a button.How to set up Google Assistant on the Galaxy Watch 6

  5. Step
    5

    Open Settings

    Google Assistant is ready to use, but if you want to add GA to a button then head to the settings. This is done back on the Watch 6. To open Settings, pull down the notification panel and tap the cog iconsettings

  6. Step
    6

    Tap General

    Scroll down and tap ‘General’, then scroll down again and tap ‘Customise buttons’.customise buttons

  7. Step
    7

    Tap ‘Press and hold’

    Tap on ‘Press and hold’ for the home button configuration, then select Google Assistant from the available apps.
    customise buttons

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