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Getting instant information with Google Now

Do you want to check 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.

Open the Google Search app to use Google Now. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Google. Or tap the Google search bar widget when available.

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 , and then find and tap Google.
  2. Tap Get started. Or if you've previously set up Google Now on HTC Desire 530 and turned it off, tap Get Now cards > Set up.
  3. Read the information screen and then tap Yes, I'm in. Google Now information cards will start to appear on the Google search screen.
  4. Swipe up the screen to see all available information cards.
  5. To dismiss a card, swipe it right.
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 530 to search the Web, create appointments, set reminders, 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. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Google.
  2. Do any of the following:
    • To change the settings of a specific card, tap and then tap an action.
    • To change specific information such as your work address, sports teams, or stocks you follow, tap , and then tap Customize Google Now. Choose the information you want to change.

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.
Note: This feature may not be available in all languages.
  1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Google.
  2. Tap , and then tap Reminders.
  3. Tap .
  4. Enter the reminder title, such as the task you want to be reminded of.
  5. Select Time to set a time-based reminder or Place to set a location-based reminder.
  6. Set the reminder time or location details.
  7. Tap .

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.

Turning off Google Now

  1. From the Home screen, tap > Settings > Google.
  2. Tap Search & Now > Now cards.
  3. Tap the switch next to Show cards, and then tap Turn off.
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