Combine with Google search app 3/5
This voice recognition is outstanding but it currently doesn't work well with other Google apps, specifically inbox. It also won't switch to other Google apps, instead it will try to access them within its own browser which is incredibly inefficient and annoying. I don't understand why they didn't just introduce the assistant's AI features on the Google search app, which is wonderful and feature packed already.
It's good but not as good as android version 5/5
This is arguably the best assistant in the world which can do pretty much anything but it's always gonna be limited on iPhone because apple simply wouldn't allow it to control iPhone apps like I can't even set a alarm because it's a iPhone app. Hopefully apple will not restrict this app in the future. As controlling as apple is I hope it gives google assistant freedom like Siri because this app can literally bury Siri with freedom on iPhone probably why apple will never do that since they don't want google to dominate on their device
Doesn't work at all 1/5
I can't update my settings. So the app does nothing for me. All she says is give me permission to help you. But I can't click "update settings"
App freezes on launch 1/5
Freezes right after launch, loading indicator stops and leaves a dot on the screen. The rest of the UI becomes unresponsive. :(
The Most Helpful Assistant, Now on iOS 5/5
By IX WeakGuy XI
Note: I actually left a review during the first week of its launch; however, Apple clearly wasn't a fan of my mostly favorable review, so I'm going to rate this 5-star just because of that.
Anyway, let's hope Apple doesn't delete my review again (along with my very positive review for their very own Clips. Hmmm...)
Assistant clearly understands me better than Siri as it doens't take forever to react to a user. In addition, you don't need the wait for the chime to speak like you do with Siri. Of course, the biggest drawback is the fact that it's not integrated within iOS. On the bright side, you CAN just ask Siri to open Assistant, which I think is downright awesome and hilarious as they actually work together pretty well. Frenemies sure are cool, aren't they?
I do have to say though. Assistant seems to limit you to Google services only, which is incredibly annoying, and yet, it supports iMessage, FaceTime, and Apple Music while not the Google counterparts. The biggest complaint really is the fact that it doesn't support Apple Reminders and local calendar events. I mean, what kind of assistant is it if it refuses to help the user? If Google doesn't support local reminders and events creations, I will drop it to 4-star or even 3-star unless they include that futurist Assistant Lens thing.
iPad compatibly 3/5
As a Google Home owner, I'm thrilled that I now have the Google Assistant on my iPhone. But why on earth would you not make it work equally well on an iPad? I can run it on my iPad, but its obvious that it's not designed to run there.
So glad Google Assistant is finally here! Still a lot to work on, i.e. more functions, and better iOS integration. Overall, I like it, and looking forward to its development.
Needs to work in the background it does for like a second then it dies plz fix
Best Siri Replacement! 5/5
Google Assistant is the best Siri replacement, as it is more conversational, and it can do more. My one criticism is it can't play music from my Google Play Music, which I use as my main music app.
Garbage--must sign in to use 1/5
Google just wants to track everything you do. You can't use the app unless you sign in.
iPad Air 2 not compatible 1/5
Not compatibly with iPad Air 2 with no cellular? This is garbage.
Better than Siri
More accurate than Siri 4/5
I asked Siri how far it was from my home in Tennessee to the Gulf of Mexico. She said it was less than 1/2 mile from my present location. Granted there is a lake about that far away, but the lake is nowhere near the gulf.
I asked GA how far it was and got the correct answer of 758 miles as the crow flies.
On several questions I have asked both GA gives the correct answer almost every time while Siri obviously needs to go back to school because she is so often wrong.
My only complaint so far about GA is that it cannot open apps on my iPhone unless it is a Google app. Hopefully this will be corrected in future updates.
Edit: I wish this was compatible with my iPad and not just my iPhone.
Best Assistant 4/5
Only problem- says "Background Location Unavailable" and that Location Services needs to be enabled and in "Always" mode. And to Please select the "Always" mode for this app in your device privacy settings. However, the app never requested location services, so it does not appear in the list of apps under Privacy>Location Services or under Google Assistant in the main settings apps list.
MUCH BETTER THAN SIRI 5/5
IT WORKS REALLY GOOD. MUCH BETTER THAN SIRI. ABOUT TIME THEY BROUGHT IT OVER. I HATE SIRIS OLD LADY VOICE. ALSO TRY SAYING "hey Siri, open Google assistant" ;)
... Yay !! 5/5
Loving Google Assistant on my Iphone !!
Thank You Google !!! 👍🏻
By Dependra khatiwoda
Can't fault Google for what's beyond their control 5/5
Do I want to replace Siri with this? Absolutely. 110%. Would do it in a heartbeat. However, it doesn't make sense for so many people to be upset at Google for this OS limitation.
This app is beautiful, immensely more useful than Siri, and it really isn't that big of a deal to unlock your phone and open the app. You'll save time over Siri regardless.
Best voice assistant hands down 5/5
Google assistant is miles ahead of Siri and also way better than Cortana or even Alexa. If your bored you can literal just hop on google assistant and start chatting with her it's amazing she can play games with you, she can tell jokes, you can ask her anything and instead of just looking it up she'll usually just tell you the answer strait from google. This has made my short stay on the iPhone a little more bearable until I can get the google pixel 2 whenever it will come ou
2 stars for now 2/5
Still buggy. But even with its limitation it has the potential of being better than Siri.
First access to the calendar. Ok I get it having issues accessing my iCloud/iPhone calendar. But once I downloaded the google calendar app(awesome) that should have been alleviated. But no.
Also when I tell it to add events they do not show up on my calendar. Huge no go. Now I get it having issue with other apps but it should have full integration with google apps!
When I ask it for my day it should tell me weather, News and what's on my calendar.
I like what I have even with the issues but please fix them especially when the stuff I'm asking for I know can be fix within the app and not requiring it to access non google apps.
I'm keeping it....for now.
No shared calendars? 1/5
I was excited to see Google Assistant come to iOS since I've been disappointed with Siri. Well, Assistant isn't the answer either. Besides having to open the app and tap on the microphone icon to talk to it (understandable), I can't get it to see my shared Google calendars. We use a shared family calendar to keep up with everyone's activities and even though I have Google Calendar installed, and even though the stock Apple Calendar sees the shared events, Assistant can't! Nice try, Google, but if you can't integrate with your own data, you're not worth it. Deleting the app.
Can't install on iPad Pro wifi 😡 1/5
By Navid Eskandari
I'm using Cortana on ipad pro wifi but google assisted can't install 😡😡😡
Did not work well when I tried several things like controlling my smart home or checking my schedule.
Cool concept. I hate the location tracking. 1/5
By Jimmy Again
I like you can opt out of location tracking, yet still use the Google App. No such luck with assistant.
About time Google! Thank you! 5/5
The perfect iOS companion to my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 with Google Now Launcher!
Not There Yet 3/5
Testing the translation portion.
First I asked it, "Translate benkyo."
It thought I said "been kill."
Tried, "Translate into English... Benkyo."
It thought I said "banco" and gave me "bank".
Tried, "Translate from Japanese to English... Benkyo."
Got "been kill" again.
A few other commands that weren't translation had similar results. Voice isn't there yet.
Best Assistant Ever! 5/5
By Anonomas person
This app is way better than stand alone Siri and she is so sweet and helpful she even will play games with you! I am so glad they made a iPhone compatible app for this assistant I used to have to just use Allo smart messaging to get the assistant.
Forget Siri 5/5
Sorry Siri, but I have to hand it to Google Assistant. It's way better than you. With Google, I can actually have a conversation! For example, I can say, "Who is the founder of Google?" Then I can also say, "How tall is he?" Google will give me an answer quickly, while Siri goes, "checking my sources..." *10 seconds later* "I found this on the web for 'How tall is he?" Only downside is that I have to open an app or go to the widgets to use Google Assistant.
TL;DR: Google assistant is way better Siri, and you should get this.
This has surpassed Siris capabilities 5/5
Okay so I'm a devout iPhone user, but i saw a #Mashable add on snapchat about the google assistant and how it was better then siri. So i tried download it, and it already outdid siri by just be able to pull up the directions to "home" very impressive and wont even use siri no longer.
Need to b more powerful 3/5
As compared to Android. It has to b more powerful in features
Needs work! 2/5
This app doesn't understand the words I'm saying yet the google app understands me just fine.
Not bad, BUT..... 2/5
By Crazy Dame
I think it's pretty good, unless you speak Spanish. It's terrible with that. It gets the words wrong 100% of the time.
If you speak English only, it's good.
Love it except 4/5
Please add an option to disable voice Feedback!!!
Google assistant great idea 5/5
By You sef
Its pretty great idea how google creat this apps after all the huge information and details they have done already,
Still need more improvements for the new creative app and we are supporting this ideas and how its would helps many users.
I hope you can creat an google collection so we can collect our staff to out google collection once we need things under one account google can help with it easily.
Thank you google and the google teams this great full and is as perfect idea.
One more thing 4/5
It would be better if i was able to use it from any screen by saying a keyword, and without opening the app.
Not bad 4/5
By NYC riders 2017
But difference between of IOS and Android is huge! But understandable because of what. IOS too close to be able use all power of Assistant.
Loving it, google! ❤️❤️❤️
Privacy is a VERY CLEAR ISSUE here 1/5
This app takes almost every privacy feature my iPhone has and asks for permission to it all. There isn't even a real way to see what exactly they're "collecting". There is absolutely NO WAY I would ever install this without explicit means to disable MOST, if not ALL of this spyware!
Why would you need to store "a list of the current apps" AND my "usage stats", etc...?
When I ask it to play a certain song, it plays a version that is bad! Very disappointed! Sad!
A lot better than Siri & super fast 👍🏽
Very lackluster 2/5
By beastly hootie fan
Not impressed. I was expecting much better. Siri holds a better conversation than this.
Good but not so good 4/5
I like Google Assistant the most and I use it regularly on android. I find it very helpful on iOS. But speech recognition and system tasks are not as good as that in android. It's way too slow on iOS. I think I just need to compromise, after all nothing is perfect.
Better than Siri 5/5
Possible the worst 1/5
AI? I have finally wet myself laughing. Voice recognition is appalling and answers are erroneous at best and out right misleading may be more accurate. I'll stick with SIRI at least it understands my requests and doesn't create hilarious interpretations. No wonder Android is the discount phone operating system
Freezes if you try using it on another google account 1/5
It's in beta. Volume too low. Most importantly it doesn't detect your location even remotely correctly despite google maps having the correct location.
Deleting your activity doesn't usually work even when you select delete activity by all time and the prompt shows its been deleted. But when you go back, the activity hasn't been deleted.
Searching is very limited. Results are usually not spoken but randomly are. You're better off with Google Now. This version is not even close to the original version for the other OS.
Too many bogus positive reviews posted or by barely educated morons. Uninstalled.
Google assistant 1/5
It's asks for too much personal information. You shouldn't have to turn all your contacts, locations, app actives and God knows what other information to Google to use this Assistant.
The best in the game 5/5
By Libyan emperor
Thanks google for the app. It is much better than Siri, and I wish it gets more control on the ios. One more thing, .. long name 😅 I would prefer something like "Hi Google". Thanks again google
Doesn't work with Wifi iPad? 3/5
Does this connect via cellular data? That doesn't make any sense to use data if you have wifi.
Would love to try this app, but it says incompatible with iPad with Wifi only.
Installs Spyware on your iPhone 1/5
I downloaded this program. Later,I noticed my keyboard was modified and that it wasn't as good as the one I had specifically downloaded and made my sole keyboard.
I did a little investigation and found that somehow good keyboard had been installed and had given itself.full access to my phone - in other words it was keylogging for Google.
I never gave permission for that.