Nokia 7.2, 7.1, 6.1 Plus and 7 Plus Getting Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode in India


Nokia is reportedly pushing out a new OTA update for several of its smartphones including the likes of the Nokia 7.2, Nokia 7.1, Nokia 6.1, and Nokia 7 Plus devices in India. The latest update brings about the Google Assistant’s Ambient mode feature to the above-mentioned devices. Let’s have a look at the latest update the devices as got and how you can use the Ambient mode feature on your respective Nokia device.

Nokia rolls out the Google Assistant’s Ambient mode feature to Nokia 7.2, 7.1, 6.1, and 7 Plus in India

The update is being rolled out in stages, so you have already received it. In order to check whether you have or not, all you need to do is to hit the settings menu and tap the Check for Updates option. If in case the update has arrived on your device, you can download the same right away. It, however, is always advisable that you backup all your sensitive/necessary data before updating your device. Plus, make sure that your device has enough juice during the update process.

How to activate Google’s Ambient mode?

Turning on the mode is not rocket science, but it is buried down deep within the settings, you just need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Google
  • Tap Account services Search
  • Tap Assistant & Voice
  • Tap Google Assistant
  • Tap Assistant
  • Scroll down to Assitant devices
  • Select Phone as the desired option
  • Toggle on the Ambient Mode feature
  • Choose the album of your choice to be displayed on the lock screen
  • Voila! You are done

What actually is Google’s Ambient mode?

Google’s Ambient mode intends to provide useful information on the lock screen and is not just limited to smartphones. It is available in several Google-powered tablets, as well as smart displays. It is worth noting that the mode can be used in a mobile device only while charging it. Here is the official description of the mode:

While your mobile device is charging on a nightstand, living room table, or kitchen counter, it can still help you stay on top of your day. Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode is a new visual overview that makes it easier to see notifications and reminders, start a playlist and control smart home devices on the lockscreen of your device.

When you’re done, your screen will turn into a personal digital photo frame linked to your Google Photos account to add another personal touch. Ambient Mode will be available on the upcoming Lenovo™ Smart Tab M8 HD (when placed in its smart charging station) and Lenovo Yoga™ Smart Tab (when you pop out its handy kickstand), as well as when you start charging your new Nokia 7.2 and 6.2.

The funny thing is that even after the fact that both the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 were launched with Google’s Ambient mode as an exclusive feature, the same was missing out on even these two devices in India. Finally, with the update, users of the devices will be able to make use of the same.

What are your thoughts on the latest Google’s Ambient mode rollout for the devices we mentioned? Do let us know in the comments section below.