Google Assistant is one of the headlining features of the Pixel phones. There are a couple of different ways to use Assistant. First, set it up. Long-press the home button or say "Ok Google" Tap Turn on when Assistant pops up You will be guided through the setup To use Assistant, you can long-press the home button, say "Ok Google," or squeeze the phone. When Assistant pops up, simply speak a command or tap the keyboard icon to type. You can choose talk or type to be the default method. Long-press the home button. Tap the blue menu icon in the top corner Select Settings > Phone > Preferred input Choose "Voice" or "Keyboard"