Google’s version of Siri is now available on your iPhone
— Google (@Google) May 17, 2017
The Google Assistant on iOS looks very similar to the Android version. To use it, press on the microphone on the bottom of the screen, and either ask a question or give a demand. You can also type out your wish by switching to the keyboard, or use your voice by enablingthe “OK, Google” prompt.
Not everything will work the same on both Android and iOS. Google says there are API restrictions with its iOS app, so functionality is a bit limited— you wont be able to set an alarm, for example. Youll also have to open up the app every time you want to use it since the home button on the iPhone can’t be customized to use anything but Siri.
Despite those limitations, the Google Assistant offers a welcome alternative to an aging Siri—one that many believe is already several stepsbehind.
The company announced a number of new features focused around AI at its I/O conference Wednesday. You can readall about them in our overview article.