Nowadays, if you ask the Google assistant to turn off your phone, it tells you without hesitation that “it can’t turn off the phone for you.” However, this appears to change when you enable the Assistant to open with the power button: you can ask the Assistant to turn off your mobile.
The next novelty borrowed from iOS that will come to Android is related to the power button, which would open the Google Assistant instead of turning off the mobile. In return, the Assistant will learn how to turn off the phone, to compensate.
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It remains to be seen if changing the power button to activate the Assistant will be mandatory or optional, but the idea is simple: pressing the power button puts the Assistant in listening mode. Namely, the power button will become the Assistant button.
When this happens, you can continue to open the shutdown menu by pressing the physical buttons of the mobile phone, but this time you must press at the same time the power button and the volume up button. This, or ask the Assistant.
As can be seen in the following screenshot collected by 9to5Google, it will be possible to open the shutdown menu by telling Google to “turn off the mobile” or Power off, in English. Apparently this will open the shutdown menu, instead of turning off the phone completely.
Despite the fact that the Google Assistant can today perform all kinds of tasks, such as telling you how much battery the mobile has left, until now it has never been able to turn off the mobile or show the shutdown menu. Nowadays, if you try, what the Wizard does is give you directions on how to do it yourself using the physical buttons of the mobile.
Via | Android Police