Google Assistant Can Now Help You Find Your Lost iPhone

Google today announced new automation and web features coming to Google Assistant for Android and iOS, with the most notable feature for Apple users being the ability to locate a lost iPhone using the digital assistant.

google Assistant find my iphone
Android users have long been able to use the Google Assistant to trigger a sound for their smartphone if it got lost. That same ability, much like Apple's own Find My system, is coming to the ‌iPhone‌. The feature will let users who have a Google Assistant-enabled smart speaker and the accompanying Google Home app for iOS find a misplaced device.

The alert is triggered when asking "Hey Google, find my phone" through a Google smart home devices. Following the trigger, the Google Home app will send an iOS critical alert on the ‌iPhone‌. Apple offers apps the ability to utilize critical alerts, which are special notifications that can break through Do Not Disturb, or silent mode, to ensure they reach the user. Apps with critical alerts require special approval from Apple, and Google seems to have obtained that approval.

Additional features coming to the Google Assistant app include "Assistant Routines," which Google says will make it easy to perform multiple actions at once with a single command automatically, and a Duplex update that makes ordering takeout and delivery easier with partner restaurants.

Top Rated Comments

alexandr Avatar
15 months ago
i can help you find your lost iphone, but before i do — have you considered the pixel?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Braderunner Avatar
15 months ago
How would Google....oh, that's right....they track the ship out of you.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fbr$ Avatar
15 months ago
I'll ask Google Assistant: "Hey Google, how much are you earning for spying me and selling my personal info?"
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TastyChimera Avatar
15 months ago
The comments here are fuggin exhausting... What does sending an alert to your phone? have to do with tracking? Nothing in the least. This feature doesn’t require/nor make use of tracking. Idiots...
Sure everything else does, just stay on point ppl...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
15 months ago

I'll ask Google Assistant: "Hey Google, how much are you earning for spying me and selling my personal info?"
Selling your info? Not a single penny. Selling ad space based on your personal info? A crap ton. ;)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iapplelove Avatar
15 months ago
Google services are excellent. Even Google search voice works quicker and more fluent than Siri
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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