Google Assistant has improved quite a bit since its inception, and in the near future, it may become even more useful. Turns out, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners are able to use the digital assistant for troubleshooting purposes now.
This neat little feature was first reported by the folks over at Android Police, which received a tip from a reader. If you ask Google Assistant certain questions (such as why some features are not working as intended), the troubleshooting process will begin.
In Android Police’s test, asking Google Assistant why the phone isn’t charging to 100% prompts the digital assistant to check the battery’s overall health. It’ll then see if there is any app that’s draining the battery before asking a followup question; very neat.
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Needless to say, this particular feature will be a especially useful to those who are not very tech-savvy; it’s a rather interactive way to troubleshoot problems too. However, note that this feature is currently only available to certain Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users – it remains to be seen if Google will roll out the feature to other Android phones.
Nonetheless, troubleshooting device issues with Google Assistant will definitely make the digital assistant more useful than ever. Hopefully, the feature will also be available on other Android devices soon.
(Source: Android Police)