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Get Instant Information with Google Now

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.
  • Time or location based reminders that you can set.

Set Up Google Now

Before setting up Google Now, make sure that you’re signed in to your Google Account, you’ve turned on location services, and have an Internet connection. For more information on Location services, see Location Settings.

  1. Tap home key > apps list icon > google app icon Google.
  2. Tap Get started. Or if you’ve previously set up Google Now on HTC 10 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 left or right.

Depending on the information that you’ve allowed to share, more information cards will appear on the Google search screen as you use your phone to search the Web, create appointments, set reminders, and more.

Change 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. Tap home key > apps list icon > google app icon Google.
  2. Do any of the following:
  • To change the settings of a specific card, tap more options icon and then tap an action.
  • To change specific information such as your work address, sports teams, or stocks you follow, tap more options icon, and then tap Customize Google Now. Choose the information you want to change.

Set Reminders in Google Now

Setting 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. Tap home key > apps list icon > google app icon Google.
  2. Tap menu icon > Reminders > add reminder icon.
  3. Enter the reminder title, such as the task you want to be reminded of.
  4. Select Time to set a time-based reminder or Place to set a location-based reminder.
  5. Set the reminder time or location details.

    screenshot of adding a google now reminder
  6. Tap set reminder icon.

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, tap menu icon > Reminders.

Refresh Google Now

Refresh Google Now to update the information cards or show relevant cards for information that you’ve just added on your phone, like an upcoming event or reminder.

  1. Tap home key > apps list icon > google app iconGoogle.
  2. Pull down the screen with your finger, and then release to refresh.

Turn Off Google Now

  1. Tap home key > apps list icon > settings app iconSettings.
  2. Tap Google > Search & Now.
  3. Tap Now cards.
  4. Tap the Show cards switch and then tap Turn off.