Google Assistant can assist you in finding your things by using Tile technology. You can ask Google to ring your Tile or check your Tile’s last known location. Just make sure you have the Tile app and the Google Home app (Google Play Store | Apple App Store) to start finding.
How do I sync Tile with Google Assistant?
- Open the Google Home app.
- Tap Add.
- Tap Set up device.
- Under Works with Google, select Have something already set up?
- Search for Tile and select it.
- Enter your Tile login email and password.
- Once you fill out Tile login information, you will be linked successfully.
Note: Voice Match needs to be turned on so Google Assistant can recognize your voice and know it’s you asking for your Tiles.
How can I use Tile with Google Assistant?
You can ring your Tile by saying:
”Ok Google, ring my (laptop, keys).”
Or...“Ok Google, make my (backpack, water bottle, wallet) ring.”
You can ask for the location of your Tile by saying:
“Ok Google, where is my (purse, camera, tablet)?”
Or...“Ok Google, find my (gym bag, passport, bike).”
How does it work?
Google Assistant is available on more than one billion devices in over 90 countries, including speakers like Google Nest, Android phones and tablets, iPhones, headphones, TVs, watches, and more. Tile has integrated with Google, so you can utilize voice-based finding in the home.
Google Nest speakers like Google Home Max, Google Home, Google Nest Mini, and Nest Audio bring you the best of Google to help locate and ring your Tiles via Bluetooth - so you don’t need your phone or Tile app nearby in order for your Tiles to ring.
How does Google Assistant know the location of my Tile?
If the Tile is at home, you can use Google Assistant to determine the last location your Tile was seen (this is why you may hear a response like, “Your keys were last seen at 9pm near Home”). Sometimes, Google Assistant may not be able to locate your Tile, for example, when your Tiles are not at Home. In this case, Google Assistant will tell you the street address of where your Tile was last seen based on Tile’s location services.
Are there differences between iPhone and Android users?
With Android, the Tile app keeps a constant Bluetooth connection to your Tiles. For this reason, Google Assistant may not be able to locate your Tiles directly, and will have to rely on your phone to determine the location of the Tiles. This is why Google Assistant may respond to a location question with, “Your keys were last seen at [your home address]”. iPhone users will receive a response like “Your wallet was last seen at 4pm near Home” more consistently. The Android app will soon be updated to match the iPhone experience.
If a family member and I both have our own Tiles with the same name (i.e. Keys), how do I make sure my Google Nest speaker finds the right Tile?
Before ringing or locating your Tile, Google Assistant will make sure the query is coming from you (via Voice Match). So if you and a family member each have a Tile with the same name, Google Assistant will identify who is asking for the Tile and ring the appropriate device.
Can I ring or find my phone via Tile using Google Assistant?
No, Google Assistant is only able to help you ring and locate your Tiles. In order to locate your phone, you can double-press on Tiles that are enabled with the reverse ring functionality or use the Tile app on a different device.
If I don’t have a Google Nest speaker, can I still ring or locate my Tiles using Google Assistant?
Yes, both smartphones and third-party devices with Google Assistant built-in (for example, certain Sonos speakers) are able to ring and locate your Tile. However, you do need a mobile phone with the Tile app running nearby so that the Tile app can tell your device to ring your nearby Tile.
What if my Google Nest speaker can't connect and ring my Tile?
Make sure your Google Nest speaker is connected and working by trying another simple action such as checking the weather. Once you’ve determined that Google Assistant is working, and the Tile integration is not, contact us and we will help resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
In which countries is Tile available on Google Assistant?
The Tile skill for Google Assistant is available globally. The Tile action is available in the following languages:
- German (de-DE)
- French (fr)
- Spanish (es)
- Portuguese (pt)
- Italian (it-IT)
- Japanese (ja-JP)
- Korean (ko-KR)
- Danish (da-DK)
- Norweggian (no-NO)
- Hindi (hi-IN)
- Indonesian (id-ID)
- Dutch (nl-NL)
- Sweddish (sv-SE)
- Thai (th-TH)