Google Now on iOS

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by drnycallstar19, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. drnycallstar19 macrumors member

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    I have had a couple of Android phones in the Past and one of the features I love from Android is Google Now. I love the random cards Google Now shows you from your recently searched info on Google. I have the Google Search app installed on my iPhone 6 and I never seem to get Cards based on my searches in Google. I'm always logged into my google account in safari and I was wondering if anyone knows if the searches you make in safari using google don't work towards the google now cards.
     
  2. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    AFAIK, The searches you make in Safari, do not contribute to what you see in the Google Now cards.
     
  3. Enjoylife1788 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes they are not. They can't communicate with each other. I guess for that you would have to search only in the iOS app.
     
  4. drnycallstar19 thread starter macrumors member

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    See I thought that that all worked on Googles end. I thought that since I'm logged into my Google account it would take all the searches I made on my account no matter which browser/app I searched it in in give me Cards based on my searches. Guess not, o well. :rolleyes:
     
  5. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    If you're logged into Google through Safari and you use Google Search, then it will use the information you used in Safari for Google Now.

    The guys who responded probably thought you meant "Will Google Now access Safari's data?"

    You need to be signed in to the Google Account in Safari though. I know this works cause the searches I do in Safari show up in Google Now sometimes.
     
  6. boast macrumors 65816

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    I've seen some of my iMac safari searches show up on my iPhone Google Now cards. Not as quick and often as when I had my Note 3 though.
     
  7. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    iOS is still quite sandboxed and apparently Safari.app and the Google app can't talk to each other.

    The desktop version is obviously built differently.
     
  8. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Like I said, it doesn't matter what app you're in. If you're signed into Google with your account in a web browser (Safari for iOS, Chrome for Android, Firefox on your desktop, or some apps' built in web browser) and you have web history enabled, it'll come back on Google for iOS app.
     

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