Amazon has Alexa, Apple has Siri and now Google has come up with its own voice assistant called the Google Assistant.
The search engine giant first introduced the Assistant at Google I/O back in May last year and it was launched on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL devices.
Google then brought it over to Google Home and to Android Wear 2.0 devices. And now, it is ready to make its entrance to various Marshmallow and Nougat devices.
However, the Google Assistant may not be everyone’s cup of tea. According to a forum thread on Android Central, a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge user found that his Google search was replaced with the Google Assistant following the last update.
The user preferred to keep Okay Google as he didn’t want to voice search everything. He also felt that it was more convenient than opening up the browser every time he needed help with something.
Well, if you share the sentiments of the frustrated user, there are a couple of ways for you to go about it. That said, keep in mind that there is no setting to change the function of the Home button.
Alternatively, you could try to place a shortcut on the homescreen for the Google app. By clicking on this, the Google Now screen will be brought up.
You could also try to install a third party launcher such as Nova Launcher. This will allow you to customize what the Home button does and gives you the flexibility to add other gestures such as swipe up or down.