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Using Motorola Assist

How do I use the Assist application on my device?


In Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), Android introduced new features which enabled us to integrate Assist into other places:

Sleeping and Meeting - to keep your phone quiet while you are sleeping or while you are busy in a meeting you may wish to consider using the Do not disturb feature from Android. To set it up, swipe the status bar down with two fingers and tap the gear icon at the top right corner of your screen. Once in the Settings menu, scroll down and tap Sound & notification, then go to Do not disturb.

Driving and Home - Assist still allows your phone to read your messages and calls out loud while you are driving or when you are at home. To enable, open Assist and set up your driving or home preferences.

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Android 4.0 (KitKat)/Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

Motorola Assist suggests actions to automate tasks, based on how you use your device. It allows you to silence your ringer during meetings, and more.

Assist is an application that provides a set of automations when you are:


  • Sleeping
    • Silences your phone

  • Meeting
    • Silences your phone
    • Sends auto-replies via text messages to missed calls from Favourites
      • “I’m in a meeting.  I’ll get back to your soon.-sent by Motorola Assist”

Meeting

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Motorola Assist looks at your calendar to figure out if you are in a meeting.  Motorola Assist follows a complex set of rules to filter out things on your calendar that may not actually be a meeting (e.g. birthdays, reminders, etc). We consider the user to be in a meeting if the calendar event:

  • is from a calendar visible on device
  • is from a calendar that you are the owner
  • has been accepted
  • is not deleted
  • is not cancelled
  • is not all day (all day event box checked) or duration < 24
  • has one or more guest attendees

Tip:

Meeting mode silences the notification and ringer audio streams. Bluetooth headsets play through the media stream and phone streams. Bluetooth headsets may also have separate experiences for incoming calls or SMS. Accordingly, the Bluetooth headset may still play audio in a Meeting. You can manually adjust this feature by following the steps below:

  • Announced Calls:
    • Go to Settings > Bluetooth > Select your Bluetooth device’s settings button > Uncheck “Phone audio”. You will need to undo this setting after the meeting if they you want the Bluetooth device to continue to handle incoming calls and call audio.
  • Media:
    • Go to Settings > Sound > Volumes > Drag the “Music, video, games, & other media” slider to zero (far left). You will need to undo this setting after the meeting. Please note that all media, even on device media, will be silenced.

Sleeping

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When you configure the Sleep activity in Motorola Assist, a part of the configuration is to set your sleep times. However, certain callers can still get through if needed.

Tips:

  • Changing the volume of the phone un-silences the phone when it is in Sleep mode. Manually silence your phone again, the phone will silence itself the next day.
     
  • Sleep Mode silences the notification and ringer audio streams, so that if you are playing media or have alarms set in the morning, that audio will not be muted. Bluetooth headsets play through the media stream and phone streams. Bluetooth headsets may also have separate experiences for incoming calls or SMS. Accordingly, the Bluetooth headset may still play audio in a Meeting. You can manually adjust this feature by following the steps below:

    • Announced Calls:
      • Go to Settings > Bluetooth > Select your Bluetooth device’s settings button > Uncheck “Phone audio”. You will need to undo this setting after the meeting if they you want the Bluetooth device to continue to handle incoming calls and call audio.
    • Media:
      • Go to Settings > Sound > Volumes > Drag the “Music, video, games, & other media” slider to zero (far left). You will need to undo this setting after the meeting. Please note that all media, even on device media, will be silenced.

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