Xiaomi has introduced a new gesture shortcut to trigger Google Assistant on its smartphones.
With the latest MIUI 10.2.1 upgrade, Xiaomi users can now utilize a new gesture to activate Google Assistant. This gesture is disabled by default, and the consumers will need to head into the Settings menu to empower it. To remember, MIUI 9 introduced full-screen navigation gestures and enabling them meant no shortcut to activate Google Assistant. Together with the new gesture attribute, there is no software button to get home which you can long press to trigger the voice helper. Now, with MIUI 10.2.1 update, the consumers can allow this gesture as a substitute for fast access to Google Assistant.
After MIUI 10.2.1 upgrade rolls out to your Xiaomi or Redmi apparatus, the Settings menu receives a new option to trigger Google Assistant by holding the power button for 0.5 seconds. Head to Settings > Button and Gesture Modes > and click on on ‘Press and hold the Power Button for 0.5 minutes to turn Google Assistant’. XDA Programmers was the first to report about this attribute.
For those unaware, the Redmi Note 5 Pro was the very first device to begin receiving the MIUI 10.2.1 upgrade. The upgrade started rolling out early January, and it should finally have arrived on all Redmi Note 5 Pro devices. All Redmi Note 5 Pro users have been advised to go into the Settings menu and check to your new Google Assistant activate choice.