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Google Assistant Rolls Out New Feature to Find Lost iPhone

iPhone users generally use Apple’s Fin My service to locate their handsets.

Tech Giant Google has announced new feature coming to Google Assistant on Thursday, and the most fundamental feature is – tracking down your lost iPhone.

For a long while, iPhone users have been the option to discover their phones using the Find My Service. To help track your lost iPhone, Siri joining is additionally ready, so you can simply ask the assistant where your iPhone is and it will ping your device with an audible notification which even bypasses Do Not Disturb, even if it is enabled.

The exact same feature is coming to Google Assistant, according to Google.

In a blog post shared by Lilian Rincon, Senior Director of Product Management for Google Assistant, Rincon stated, “You can tell your Nest smart speaker or smart display, “Hey Google, find my phone,” for all devices, now including iPhone models. For iPhone devices, once you opt in to receiving notifications and critical alerts from the Google Home app, you’ll get a notification and hear a custom ringing sound (even when the phone is on silent or if Do Not Disturb is enabled).”

One massive disadvantage is that a user will actually want to ping their phone using Google Assistant, however, it won’t appear on a guide like Find My Device. if someone ends up losing their iPhone within the personal space, it is a great way to find it and reunite with it once again.

An iPhone user can request that Google Assistant discover their phone using any platform, whether it is a speaker, one of the new Chromecast device, or even an Android tablet. It is important to have the Google Home application installed on one’s iPhone and signed in using his/her account for everything to fall into work.