While your phone is charging, you can use Google Assistant voice commands and manage your connected smart devices using the touch screen. In Ambient Mode, your Android phone displays extra information like the weather, your calendar, and incoming notifications while it’s plugged into the charger. That way, you can use Google Assistant, control audio playback, and even manage other synced devices all without unlocking your phone. You can also set up a slideshow screensaver using your Google Photos. How Do I Enable Ambient Mode in Google Assistant?
Ambient Mode effectively transforms your phone into a smart display like the Google Nest Hub Max when it’s charging. If you have connected smart devices, you can turn off the lights, check your home security cameras, and more using voice commands or the touch display.
To change what displays in Ambient Mode, open the Google Home app and go to Home > your device > Settings gear > Photo frame, then look under More settings.
How Do I Enable Ambient Mode in Google Assistant?
If you have a new phone and it supports Ambient Mode, you’ll see a notification when you plug in the device. Tap the notification to go directly to your phone’s settings and enable Ambient Mode. If you don’t see the notification, follow these steps:
Open the Google app. It should already be on your phone, but if you can’t find it, download it from the Play Store.
- Tap Settings.
Tap Google Assistant.
Go to the Assistant tab, then scroll down and tap Phone.
- In the Personalization section, tap Ambient Mode to enable it. If you do not see Ambient Mode listed as an option, then your phone doesn’t support this feature.
Follow the on-screen instructions to personalize Ambient Mode. For example, you can choose to play a slideshow screensaver from your Google Photos when not in use.
- Plug your phone into the charger. Your device will enter Ambient Mode.
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