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 standings 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.
  1. From the Home screen, tap .
    Tip: If you can't find the Google search bar on your Home screen, tap > Google.
  2. The subsequent screens show examples of Google Now information cards. Tap Next until you reach the Get Google Now! screen.
  3. Tap Yes, I'm in. Google Now information cards will start to appear on the Google search screen.
More information cards will appear on the Google search screen as you use HTC One S 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 your home and work addresses in the Traffic card or choose which time of the day the Weather card appears. You can also keep a card from appearing on the Google search screen.
  1. From the Home screen, tap .
    Tip: If you can't find the Google search bar on your Home screen, tap > Google.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen, and then tap > Settings > Google Now.
  3. Tap the information card you want to customize.
  4. Tap a card setting, and then change it to your preference.
    Tip: To hide the card, tap the On/Off switch next to the card name.
  5. Press to save your changes and return to the previous screen.

Refreshing Google Now

Refresh Google Now to show relevant cards for information that you've just added on HTC One S, like an upcoming appointment in Calendar.
  1. From the Home screen, tap .
    Tip: If you can't find the Google search bar on your Home screen, tap > Google.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen, and then tap > Refresh.

Turning off Google Now

  1. From the Home screen, tap .
    Tip: If you can't find the Google search bar on your Home screen, tap > Google.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen, and then tap > Settings > Google Now.
  3. Tap the On/Off switch next to Google Now.
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