How to change the default alarm and timer app for the Assistant

By default, Google Assistant uses Google’s Clock app to set alarms and timers. You can, however, change this. Here is how to make the Assistant use a third party app for alarms.

Change default clock app for Google Assistant

To change the default clock app:

  1. Say “Okay Google, set timer“.
  2. The Assistant will now open and ask you to enter the timer duration. You will also see the Clock app icon on this screen.
  3. Touch the Clock app icon.
  4. You will now see a list of available clock apps.
  5. Tap and select the app of your choice.

When you start a timer using the Assistant again, it will use the new app.

Hope you found this tutorial useful. Share your questions and feedback in the comments section.


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