How to find your iPhone using the Google Assistant
You can find lost iPhone with Google Assistant. We will show you how to configure the feature.
If you’re tired of looking around for your iPhone, Google Assistant can help by ringing your phone for up to 25 seconds.
All you need is a simple, verbal command and the right settings to avoid tearing your house apart looking for your phone.
Find out the exact settings you need to be able to find your iPhone using the Google Home app and the Google Assistant.
Enable Google Home app notifications
The Google Home app is a smart home device that lets you control Google Nest, Google Home speakers, displays, and Chromecast. You can also sync a number of other smart home devices like cameras, lights, and speakers.
The app, along with the line of smart speakers, can also find your lost iPhone by sending a notification to the phone which sets off an alarm for about 25 seconds, giving you a chance to find it.
If your phone is set to silent or do not disturb, the Google Home app can still override the settings to send the notification.
To receive the notification on your phone, you need to make sure that you have the correct settings for your iPhone and the Google Home app.
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Open the Google Home app
Select the gear icon
To select Notifications.
To select Activate notifications
To select To permit
Enable critical alerts in the Google Home app
Now that you can receive notifications on your iPhone from the Google Home app, turn on critical alerts so that they override the silent and do not disturb settings.
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Open the Google Home app
Tap the gear icon
To select Notifications
To select General notifications
Activate critical alerts
Track down a lost iPhone
Now that you’ve set up critical alerts and notifications, you’re ready to use any Google Home or Google Nest speaker to more easily find your lost iPhone.
Say “Ok Google, find my phone”
Listen to a ringtone
If your phone does not have an internet connection or cell signal, the notification may be missed.
Find your iPhone using the Google Home app
Once you have the right settings in your Google Home app and iPhone, you can find your lost phone anytime you want. The command sends a notification to your phone that rings it for at least 25 seconds, giving you a chance to find it.
Google Home can do a lot more than just find your iPhone if you know the right controls.
Our Google Home control cheat sheet has tons of hands-on actions, including entertainment, information, and automation.
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