Earlier this year, tech giant Google’s venturing into smart displays led to the arrival of a new Google Assistant feature. The feature is known as Ambient Mode. It turns your handset irrespective of whether it is a smartphone or a tablet into smart displays on plugging them in for charging.
This feature was rolled out for only a handful of phones and tablets at launch but now, day by day, Google is rolling it out for more devices. As soon as you plug your device for charging, Google Assistant takes over the lock screen or always-on display and shows notifications, weather, music control, calendar events, and photo albums.
Recently, a myriad of user reports that Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode becoming available on their device. The users reported handsets from Nokia 6.1 Plus to Redmi K20 Pro and Poco F1. It should be noted that while Nokia devices run on Android 9 Pie, Xiaomi devices run on Android 10.
Incidentally, the Nokia 6.1 user took to Reddit and discussed how to enable it. Firstly, you have to navigate to “Settings” then to “Display” followed by “Advanced” and “Ambient display” respectively and finally enable the “Always on while charging” option. You can try it out on your device, it might work for you as well.
On the other hand, the Poco F1 user who also got the update revealed that he received a notification from the Google app itself notifying to set up the Ambient Mode feature. We have got some screenshots of the whole setup process right here.
Initially, you must have the latest beta for the Google app installed on your device and then you have to navigate to “Google App settings” and then to “Assistant” followed by “Devices” at the bottom and “Phone” respectively. After this, you will be able to adjust the settings as per your requirements.