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Google Assistant May Soon Allow You To Turn Off Your Android Phone

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Over the past few years, Google Assistant has gained a lot of important features. Cut to now, a new feature is all speculated to arrive with Android 12 OS, which will allow you to turn off your Android phone using Google Assistant.

With Android 12, Google has added the feature to trigger Google Assistant by long-pressing the power key. Taking one more step ahead in this direction, you may soon be able to power off your phone, directly using a voice command.

APK Insight post by 9To5Google decompiles the latest version of apps. It brings to light multiple lines of code. Apparently, these codes hint at possible future features.

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One change that was highlighted in this APK Insight post with the latest version of Google Assistant is the ability to access it by long-pressing the power button.

Until now, it can only be done by saying, “Hey Google” or by swiping up from the corner of the screen. Now, with the latest Google Search beta app, there is a new way to use the Assistant.

Latest Google Search beta app shows new ways to use Google Assistant to power off the phone

Notably, this includes two new ways to power off your phone in Android 12. The first option requires you to press the Power + Volume Up keys at the same time to access the power menu.

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The second way to power off your phone is to simply say, “Power off” to your Google Assistant. A point to note is that with the current stable version of Android, this option was missing.

So, this also means apart from bringing new aesthetic changes to the overall design, Google is also adding quite a few nifty features to Android 12 as well.

However, folks at 9To5Google weren’t able to use this feature on the Android 12 Beta 1 update. The Google Assistant shows a message saying, “power controls are not available or walks you through the correct way to shut your phone off.”

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There is also no clarity whether saying “Power off the phone” will completely turn off the phone or it will show up the power menu for you to turn off the phone manually.

Similarly, there is no information on whether this feature will be available for all devices running on the Android 12 operating system, or it will be exclusive to Pixel devices.

A lot of questions are still unanswered, and we believe we will have more clarity after the stable version of the Android 12 OS arrives. For now, all we can do is wait for the stable version to release.

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