Google Assistant can now help you keep track of anything you’ve attached your Tile Bluetooth trackers to. All you have to do is ask it to tell you where they were last seen.
Do you often forget where you put your keys, passport, laptop, or backpack? Happens a lot, I know. If you’re the forgetful type – or just messy – chances are you’ve already sought out a solution to things randomly going missing. One such solution is Tile, a little tracker that works with Bluetooth to help you locate whatever you have attached to it.
Up until now, to locate each Tile, you would have to use the special app. Last week, Google announced that Google Assistant could do it instead. First, you’ll have to sync your Tile account with your Google Home App.
How to set up your Tile with Google Assistant
- Open the app and tap “Add.”
- Tap “set up device.”
- Select “Have something already set up?” under “Works with Google.”
- Find your Tile and select it.
- Enter your Tile login details (and password).
Now, you can easily use the Google Assistant on any Nest device – Nest Mini or Nest Hub – to either cause your Tile to ring, or to give you your Tile’s last seen location. Just say, “Hey Google, ring my laptop” or “Hey Google, make my backpack ring” to ring the Tile attached to either item.
To ask for the last known location of either Tile, say: “Hey Google, where is my laptop” or “Hey Google, where’s my backpack.”
Your Nest device will be able to tell you the last location your Tile was seen within your house, so you may get a response like “Your keys were last seen today at 9 pm near the Kitchen speaker.”
If you have left your Tile somewhere else, Google Assistant will tell you the street address at which your Tile was last seen, based on Tile’s location services.
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