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Ambient Mode will turn your Android smartphone into a smart display while charging

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Google has quietly developed a new feature for Android – “Google Assistant Ambient Mode”. It is activated while charging the gadget.

In short, “Ambient Mode” is a mode that provides quick access to several functions of a smartphone for gadgets “tied” to it – for example, from smart home devices, the information in the form of widgets is displayed on the lock screen. In this format, it is very comfortable to interact with them both with your hands and with the help of voice commands.

Thanks to the “Ambient Mode”, the user gets the opportunity to turn off electrical appliances at home, being thousands of kilometers away from him, or to monitor the situation on the roads before getting behind the wheel of his car. Ambient Mode will also remind you what the user has planned for the day or will allow you to view videos from home surveillance cameras.

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An important condition for the operation of “Ambient Mode” is the mandatory connection of the smartphone to the outlet, since in active mode it requires a large amount of energy.

Starting next week, Ambient Mode will be available to most users of a number of Android devices, including Sony Xperia, Nokia, Transsion, Xiaomi, and Lenovo Smart Tab M8 HD and Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab. The feature will be available on these devices if the Voice Match screen is unlocked by voice.

To activate this mode, you need to open the Google Search application.

  1. Click “More” – “Settings” – “Google Assistant”
  2. then the “Assistant” tab
  3. then scroll down to “Phone” in the “Assistant devices” section
  4. You will need to check the “Ambient Mode” box

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