Google allows you to use the voice command “Ok Google” through Android devices, iOS or the Google Chrome browser. It allows the user to execute some basic commands by voice, such as searches in Google, checking routes on Google Maps, create reminders or notes, create events in the calendar, among other basic tasks. But before you can use these commands, you need to activate them in your device.
How to Activate the Voice Commands of Google?
To activate the voice commands on Android, open the app from the Google. In the upper left corner of the app home screen, tap the menu and tap Settings -> Voice -> Detection of “Ok Google”. From there, you can choose when your Android device (tablet or smartphone) will hear you say “Ok Google”. Test by opening the app and saying “Ok Google” to your Android device or by clicking on the Microphone icon on the screen. In Chrome is more or less the same thing, with the only difference being that the menu is on the right corner of the browser.
To activate the voice commands in dispotivos with the iOS system (iPhone and iPad), open the app and tap on your photo of the home screen in the upper left corner. Tap voice search, where you can change the language and when the search will be started by the command “Ok Google”. Tap done, and then do the test as described above.
Tips Voice Command of Ok Google!
When you speak “Ok Google” or touch the microphone icon, you can start a simple search in your device or you can use some commands a little more advanced.In some cases, you will need to have other Google applications, or third-party installed. Generally, every mobile phone comes with the Google applications installed by default, but custom ROMs of Android may not have these applications and need of the installation so that the voice commands are activated. It is worth remembering that microphones and headphones are more accurate to the search, in addition to help you to be in a quieter environment. The different accents do not influence much on the results, despite the fact that the brazilian accent when you use the Google Now in other languages may give different results. Test and adapt your accent and pronunciation according to what works and what stops working.
Set alarm – You can set an alarm in your default application, complementing the command with the time (set alarm for 7 o’clock in the morning) and until the frequency of the alarm (set alarm for 7 o’clock in the morning every day of the week).
Create calendar event – You can add the location, description, time, date, and even the frequency of the event. A simple example: create calendar event meeting in the bar of zé in Rio de Janeiro, every Saturday at 10 o’clock in the morning.
My accounts – Will show you what are the next accounts to pay/win. May depend on the configuration of another application.
Connect to XX – XX is a name of any friend in your contacts list. For example, can be “call mom” or “connect to work”.
Send text message to XX – Here you can dictate the message to the person. For example, “send a message to my mother advising that I’m not going to have lunch at her house today.”
Send message Hangouts to XX – Same thing as above, and you can also dictate the message.
Start video call in Hangouts with XX – May also be a call group, who can start with “start call in a group in hangouts with XX and YY”.
Send e-mail to XX Subject XX Message XX – As described, you can dictate the recipient, subject, and message of the e-mail.
How to reach the XX of YY / Where is XX – THE first command can be done only with the first part (how to reach the XX), but you can get more information and different paths. Where XX can be used to ask “where is the bakery closer?”, “where is the tourist attraction closest to?” or “where is happening the concert of the band the XX?” and many other variations.
What time is it on/in XX century – To tell the time anywhere in the world.
Do I need a jacket today / it Will be hot or cold today / it’s Going to rain today / What’s the weather forecast – will give You a result with the weather forecast. Can be complemented with the locale for which you want the forecast.
Where he was born XX / how Many years has Y / in Which the date of anniversary of the ZZ – Works both for your contacts in your list of Android and for people that have this information on Google, mainly the famous.
What is the tip for X real, / How much is the product XX – Both are commands that can help your financial life. The first helps you to provide a tip outside of the optional 10%. Already the second, it helps to compare prices of products or services before making a purchase.
That means the XX – Definition of the desired word in the dictionary.
How much is XX grams in kilos? – You can convert several other units, such as meters, inches, kilograms into pounds, etc. Very useful especially for those who are traveling abroad.
Square root of / Reason for / Half-of – Command for calculations. You can multiply, divide, and even do simple equations with these commands.
Where is my package – For those who have tracking codes received in Gmail, enabling the tracking of orders.
How will my day tomorrow / When is the next meeting / Which is my next event –Commands to your calendar, helping to organize and prepare for the next event that is coming up. You can also search for contacts ‘ birthdays that are in your schedule.
Which songs are sung by XX / Who sings the song XX / Singer of the sound track of the movie XX – To find songs, singers, bands, and even letters to the singers of the shower.
What movies are on display / Where you are passing XX / How much does it cost the ticket for the movie XX – Commands for use when you want to schedule your visit to the cinema.
Show me images of XX / Show me the attractions of XX / Show me the sights of XX –THE first command is for search of images. Already the second and the third are very useful for planning excursions, tours and trips.
What is the translation from XX to XX – Remember that translation is only available for languages supported by Google applications.
Open application, XX – Self-explanatory, open the application you want to use.
What other commands do you know that you forgot to put in here? Share in the comments!