Getting instant information with Google Now

Getting instant information with Google Now

Do you want to know the weather or your morning commute time before you start your day? Google Now™ delivers quick and up-to-date information that matters to you—all without the search.
Depending on your location, time of day, and previous Google® searches, Google Now displays information cards that include:
  • The day's weather and the weather forecast for upcoming days.
  • The traffic conditions on your way to work or your commute back home.
  • The directions and travel time to your next appointment.
  • The next train or bus arriving at your platform or bus stop.
  • Your favorite team's score and stats while you enjoy the game.

Setting up Google Now

Important: Before setting up Google Now:
  • Make sure that you're signed in to your Google account.
  • Turn location services on and make sure that you have an Internet connection. For more information on location services, see Turning location services on or off.
  1. Open the Google app. Or swipe up from the button.
  2. Tap Next on the Get Google Now! screen.
  3. Tap Yes, I'm in. Google Now information cards will start to appear on the Google search screen.
  4. To see all available information cards, swipe up the screen and tap More.
Depending on the information that you've allowed to share, more information cards will appear on the Google search screen as you use HTC Desire 601 to search the Web, create appointments, and more.

Changing card settings

You can easily customize the settings of Google Now cards to suit your information needs. For example, you can change the weather units in the Weather card or your transportation mode in the Traffic card.
  1. Open the Google app. Or swipe up from the button.
  2. Do any of the following:
    • To change a card setting, such as the weather unit on the Weather card, tap , and then tap the arrow buttons when available.
    • To change specific card information such as your work address and sports teams or stocks you follow, scroll to the bottom of the screen, tap , and then tap the information you want to change.

Dismissing and hiding cards

  1. Open the Google app. Or swipe up from the button.
  2. Do any of the following:
    • To dismiss a card, swipe it left or right.
    • To keep the card from appearing on the Google search screen, tap on the card you want to hide, and then tap No.

Setting reminders in Google Now

Creating reminders in Google Now is an easy way to keep tab of things to do. You can set time or location-based reminders. When the reminder time is up or when you've arrived at the specified location, Google Now displays the Reminder card in the Google search screen and sounds a notification to alert you.
  1. Open the Google app. Or swipe up from the button.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen, and then tap > .
  3. Enter the reminder title, such as the task you want to be reminded of.
  4. Select When to set a time-based reminder or Where to set a location-based reminder.
  5. Set the reminder time or location details.
  6. Tap Remind me at this time or Remind me at this place.

When the reminder time is due or when you've arrived at the location, the Reminder card will appear in the Google search screen. You can then dismiss or snooze the reminder.

Tip: To see a list of all your reminders, scroll to the bottom of the Google search screen, and then tap .

Refreshing Google Now

Refresh Google Now to update the information cards or show relevant cards for information that you've just added on HTC Desire 601, like an upcoming event in Calendar.
  1. Open the Google app. Or swipe up from the button.
  2. Pull down the screen with your finger, and then release to refresh.

Turning off Google Now

  1. Open the Google app. Or swipe up from the button.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen, and then tap > Settings.
  3. Tap the On/Off switch next to Google Now, and then tap Turn off.
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