Assistant Shortcuts

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About this app

Some devices have a hardware button for calling assistant. However, these buttons are not compatible with this app. This is because these vendors call a specific assistant instead of the default assistant. Long holding the home button will still work.

With Assistant Shortcuts, it's possible to adjust your assistant button on your phone to a command without root!. You can, for example, view your notifications by calling your assistant.

This app makes it easy for people with disabilities to perform actions without reaching the top of the screen.

• Switch to last used app
• Put phone to sleep*
• Press back button
• Open recents screen
• Go to home button
• Toggle between split-screen mode (Android N+ required)
• Open notification panel
• Open Quick-settings panel
• Take screenshot (Android P+ required)
• Toggle flashlight
• Toggle rotation lock
• Launch any installed app
• Toggle between ring,vibrate and silent mode

*Locking the phone on Android Oreo and lower required device admin permissions

What permission Assistant Shortcuts ask for and why:
• Accessibility: Used for performing gestures such as back, power menu and pull down notification

You can become a supporter by donating through the app
Supporters receive an extra bonus but the main functionality is and will remain available to everyone.

The app is not working
some manufacturers ship their phones with a heavy modified version of Android. I cannot guarantee the working of the app on those devices.

For support
Did you found any problems? Do you want me to add a feature? Or contact me for any other reason? No problem!
You can send an email to or create a ticket at

You can also contact me on the following platforms:

Download Assistant Shortcuts and get better Android experiences today.
Updated on
Apr 3, 2021

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Ratings and reviews

686 reviews
A Google user
April 5, 2019
This app is so useful, making full use of the device assistance button. Also has decent UI design which I love a lot. | Just found one issue: the screenshot contains the white circle at the postion of home button (brought by the animation), delay before screenshot won't solve this issue, hope the developer has better idea to get avoid of it
53 people found this review helpful
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Ximena Vivanco
November 21, 2023
Finally I found this app that simply does what I needed. The only among a lot others I have tried that easily can define assistant button for using system screenshots. Thank you very much!! Update: still a very good app, but now it behaves a little more erratical when trying to capture long screenshots in Android 12. I tried reinstalling it, but the problem is still showing.
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Yesman 911
November 11, 2020
Very useful app, I've used it a lot on my Xiaomi Mi 9 and it worked perfetcly. Now I am on a custom ROM based on Android 10 and the app doesn't respond to the button. It's like it doesn't recognize that it has been made default digital assistant. Any idea why this is? Edit: Tried reinstalling, disabling the Google Assistant entirely and rebooting. Once rebooted the default assistant was reset to Google Assistant. Still no luck
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November 11, 2020
Try reinstalling the app and check the default voice assist in the settings of your phone.

What's new

- Android 11 changes made
- Quicknote removed