How to Get Circle to Search on Any Android Phone

Circle to Search is a trending feature all over the internet since every creator is making a video describing the feature and its uses. While the feature is available on latest the Galaxy and Pixel flagship series phones, you can get Circle to Search on any Android phone using a simple trick.

The Circle to Search feature allows you to search for anything on the phone’s screen without switching apps with a simple gesture. The feature is super cool for users who have it. If you are wondering how to get it on your Android phone, this guide is dedicated to you, as here you will see the steps to do so.

Circle to Search on Any Android Device

The Circle to Search feature makes use of Google Lens to run a search with just a simple gesture and scribble. If you already know how to use the feature, you will be easily able to use the workaround method on any Android phone, as it works in a very similar way.

Step 1: Head over to the content you want to search for.

Step 2: Long-press the power key to trigger Google Assistant. If you have assigned a different trigger button for Google Assistant, press it. Alternatively, say Hey Google or Ok Google to launch the assistant.

Step 3: Click on the Search screen from the assistant page.

How to Get Circle to Search on Any Android Phone

Step 4: Now, Google Lens will scan the page for searchable objects. Select the entry you want to search for.

Step 5: Finally, browse through the results and get more information about the object.

Moreover, you can also use the search image with the Google Lens option to get information about the object. Here’s how you can use it:

Step 1: Head over to an image you want to search for.

Step 2: Long-press on the image and tap Search image with Google Lens from the context menu options that appear.

Step 3: Click on the Lens icon if you see it, then tap Search and adjust the focus if you want to.

How to Get Circle to Search on Any Android Phone

Now, you will get results about the image or information about a particular object.

On Pixel Phones

While Google is bringing the Circle to Search feature to older Pixel phones with updates, if you have a Pixel phone that does not support the feature yet, you can make use of the Select option from the active app window. Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: Head to the content you want to search for.

Step 2: Swipe up to open the active app window.

Step 3: Click Select and choose the image, then tap Lens from the options that appear.

Step 4: Now, adjust the focus to fit the object you want to search for.

How to Get Circle to Search on Any Android Phone

Step 5: You will then get results based on the content you have chosen.

Wrapping Up

So, these are the steps through which you can use the Circle to Search feature on any Android phone, whether it’s Pixel, Xiaomi, OnePlus, or others. However, with the steps, you will have to crop the search window, as it does not allow you to draw a circle over the object.

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Harsh Saxena

Hi! I am Harsh and I write about technology on different websites. I frequently write about these topics and cover them. I am available on Twitter at @Harsh4saxena or Email me at harsh4saxena@gmail.com to send in your feedback and tips. Worked at GadgetsToUse, BrowserToUse, DailyTechByte, FreshFounder, and with many other websites as an author and researcher.

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