Article ID : 00203061 / Last Modified : 15/02/2022

How to activate the Google Assistant function on your headphones

    IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific products and/or operating systems. Check the Applicable Products and Categories section of this article before starting these steps.

    Note: Before proceeding, assign the Google Assistant function to the touch sensor or button. See the Initial settings of Google Assistant on your wireless headphones article for details.

    The following shows examples for operating the touch sensor or button. The operation may vary depending on the model, so check your model's Help Guide for details.

    • WF-1000XM4: Hold your finger to the touch sensor (A) to input a voice command, and release your finger to finish the voice command. If no voice command is detected while holding your finger to the touch sensor, notifications are read out when your finger is released.
      image indicating the touch sensors on WF-1000XM4
    • WH-1000XM4: Press the CUSTOM button to use the Google Assistant.
      image indicating the Custom button on WH-1000XM4
      • Press and hold the button to input a voice command
      • Press the button twice quickly to cancel the voice command
      • Press the button once to read out the notification
    • WI-1000XM2: Press the C (custom) button to use the Google Assistant.
      image indicating the C (custom) button on WI-1000XM2
      • Press and hold the button to input a voice command
      • Press the button twice quickly to cancel the voice command
      • Press the button once to read out the notification