How to Replace Google Assistant with Gemini on any Android

Are you looking to replace Google Assistant with Gemini on any Android device? Google has rebranded the Bard to Gemini and launched a Google Gemini app. If you are able to download it on your Android phone, you can use it as your default assistant in place of Google Assistant. This guide will walk you through the steps to do so.

Whether you get tired of Google Assistant’s predictable responses or just want to explore a more dynamic and engaging AI experience on your Android phone, Google Gemini AI is for you. Read on to check out the steps to download and set Google Gemini as the default assistant on your Android phone.

How to Replace Google Assistant with Gemini

Since the Gemini app is only available in the US and has not been rolled out to all countries, you need a US Google account to download and use the Gemini app. Check out the later part of the article to learn the steps to achieve this.

Download Gemini App

If you are a US resident or have a Play Store with a US Google account, follow the below steps to switch to Google Gemini from Google Assistant on your Android device:

Step 1: Open the Google Play Store on your device.

Step 2: Search for Google Gemini and hit enter. On the app page, tap Install.

Set Gemini As Default Assistant

Now that you have successfully installed the Google Gemini app on your Android handset, it’s time to set it up and make it the default assistant.

Step 3: Once installed, open the Google Gemini app and press Get Started.

Step 4: Click on More button at the bottom and accept them by tapping on the I agree button.

How to Replace Google Assistant with Gemini on any Android

Step 5: Now, click on your profile icon at the top-right corner and select Settings.

Step 6: Under Gemini settings, click on Digital assistant from Google.

Step 7: Finally, select Gemini from the available ones.

How to Replace Google Assistant with Gemini on any Android

Note: If you don’t have a US Google account, you can simply sideload the Google Gemini APK from an APK downloader website like APKMirror or others.

How to Switch Back to Google Assistant from Gemini

Since it’s the new tech by Google that may not meet your expectations, if you don’t want to make the Gemini as your default assistant, you can switch to Google Assistant whenever you want. Here’s how you can do it.

Note: For a number of users out there, the Google Assistant app has been replaced by the Google Gemini app. So, if you plan to go back to using Google Assistant, you will have to uninstall the Google Gemini app and then sideload the older version Google Assistant from third party sources such as APKMirror.

Step 1: Open the Gemini app on your device.

Step 2: Click on your profile icon at the top and choose Settings.

Step 3: Tap on Digital assistant from Google.

Step 4: Finally, select Google Assistant to make it your default assistant for the device.

How to Replace Google Assistant with Gemini on any Android

Alternatively, you can uninstall the Gemini app to reinstate Google Assistant as your default digital companion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I Switch Back to Google Assistant from Gemini?

Yes. If the Gemini does not meet your expectations, you can switch back to Google Assistant. Simply uninstall the Gemini app from your device or choose Google Assistant under Digital Assistants to revert to it.

Q. What Should I Do If the Gemini App is Not Working and Getting Location Not Supported Message?

Even after following all the steps we have added in the article, if you are seeing “Location not supported” or “Gemini isn’t available in your location” error messages, you need to change the language to English (US). To do so, open the Google app, tap on your profile icon, and select Settings. Choose Google Assistant, then Languages, and select English (United States) from the available ones.

Q. Do I Need to Uninstall Google Assistant in Order to Use Gemini?

No. You don’t need to uninstall Google Assistant to use Gemini. Just follow the steps we have outlined in the article to use and make Gemini as your default assistant on Android.

Q. What Are the Requirements to Download Gemini app?

The Gemini mobile app is available to download from the Google Play Store for Android phones that have at least 4GB of RAM and are running on Android 12 and above versions.

So, that’s all about how you can replace Google Assistant with Gemini on any Android. We have also added the steps to revert to Google Assistant from Gemini AI for those who think it’s not meeting their expectations.

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Harsh Saxena

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