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 press and hold the button.
  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.
  4. To see all available information cards, tap Show more cards.
More information cards will appear on the Google search screen as you use Droid DNA by HTC 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. You can also specify the details on certain cards or keep a card from appearing on the Google search screen.
  1. Open the Google app. Or press and hold the button.
  2. If the card shows up, tap and then tap the settings you want to change from the bottom of the card.
    Note: For certain cards that need specific details, such as your work address or sports teams and stocks you follow, scroll to the bottom of the screen, and then tap > Settings > My stuff.

Refreshing Google Now

Refresh Google Now to update the information cards or show relevant cards for information that you've just added on Droid DNA by HTC, like an upcoming event in Calendar.
  1. Open the Google app. Or press and hold 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 press and hold 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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