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No more Google Assistant on Home Button

(Topic created: 05-23-2024 04:15 PM)
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andrewkomic
Cosmic Ray
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Galaxy S21

Hello,

I have a Samsung s21+ and I recently enabled 'circle to search' in the latest update, which is activated when I hold down the home button.

However, the CtS feature has overridden the Google assistant when I hold down the Home Button, which I use the Assistant quite often, so when I disabled CtS.

But now when I hold the home button, nothing happens now. The only way to activate the assistant is to slide my finger from the bottom corners (which I'm not a fan of, especially if I'm accidently hitting the back button or the background apps button)

How can I re-enable the Google Assistant to the home button?

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Galaxy S21
So for Circle to search you know how to use that, but to get the Google Assistant you have to swipe up and hold down diagonally from the bottom right corner towards the top left corner only about an inch or so though.
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andrewkomic
Cosmic Ray
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Galaxy S21

That's not what I'm asking. You just merely restated what I already said in my previous post. 

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Galaxy S21
Sorry, I guess I didn't totally read it. I did investigate just now, and I don't see a way on how to do that. I suggest downloading good lock, and seeing if it gives you any button remap options there.
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userZNnTdcqwZP
Supernova
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Galaxy S21
I don't think there is a way to do that. Maybe, Samsung might add the ability to change this in GoodLock module in the future.
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andrewkomic
Cosmic Ray
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Galaxy S21

That's such a weird and stupid way Samsung pulled that on users.
"Use Circle to Search or we'll disable your home button" at least give us the option

AdeptMaven
Galaxy
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Galaxy S21
There's no way to map Google assistant back to the home button within one UI 6.1. I'm not aware off any app that has the ability to remap it either.
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andrewkomic
Cosmic Ray
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Galaxy S21

That's weird that it's an "All or Nothing" with the Circle to Search feature. 
"Either you use CtS or the home button doesn't work at all"

Also strange, that you can problem what the Bixby button can do, but you can't do it with the home button.
Ughh

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B3njammin
Asteroid
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Galaxy S21
I literally have Google Assistant/Gemini(whichever I've selected to use at any given time) mapped to my home button right now on my S21 Ultra running OneUI 6.1. A Long Swipe Up from Home to activate Google Assistant Or Gemini, and a Press And Hold to activate Circle to Search. HOWEVER, you have to install Samsung Good Lock and turn on a setting in the Navstar Module, in order for it to work correctly. Keep in mind there's a caveat if you use Google's/Android's native gestures vs Samsung's gestures for Home, Back, and Recent. See my other reply in this post for a more detailed explanation. I've attached photos showing the Home button mapped to Google Assistant and Gemini with a long swipe up (the red dot in screenshots), with Circle to Search also enabled by long pressing home, and my phone's One UI software version. A photo of the setting in navstar is in my more detailed post on this page VideoCapture_20240706-190309_1000017156_1720303305.jpgVideoCapture_20240706-183703_1000017149_1720303789.jpgVideoCapture_20240706-183714_1000017150_1720303789.jpg1720307290407.jpg
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Popsicle20
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Galaxy S21
Install Good Lock and add the RegiStar plug-in. You can then add the Google Assistant to either a long press on the side button or a tap on the back of the phone.

On my phone, I have the Google Assistant set to open when I triple tap the back of my phone. 1716550102485.jpg1716550102510.jpg
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