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How To Use OK Google on the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

Posted by Arch on July 31, 2018

OK Google is a voice-activated service that comes with the Galaxy J7 Pro. It is designed to be a virtual assistant, so you can ask OK Google to do things for you. It does a great job of browsing the web, placing calls, giving directions, and setting calendar appointments.

This smart software is very similar to Apple’s Siri. It is quite easy to use, though talking to your smartphone as if it were a person might seem a bit awkward at first.

Enabling OK Google

Before you start using OK Google, you need to make sure that it’s enabled on your phone.

Check If OK Google Is Enabled

Press and hold the Home button on your J7 Pro for a couple of seconds to see if it’s enabled.

If you have OK Google enabled on your device, the message “Say OK Google” will appear in the search bar in the upper part of the screen. If not, the search bar will remain empty.

How to Enable OK Google?

You should take the following steps to have this feature up and running on your Galaxy J7 Pro:

  1. Open the Play Store App

In the Play Store app type Google in the search bar. Find the Google app in the search results and tap on it to go to the menu.

  1. Update Google

 Tap on Update to get the latest version of the Google Assistant software.

  1. Go to Settings

 Once the download is complete, go to Settings and swipe to General Management.

  1. Select Language and Input

 In the General Management menu select Language and Input and tap on Language to add one to your device.

Select US English and set the language as default. Now you should have your OK Google up and running.

  1. Hold Home Button

 Go to your Home screen and hold the Home button to activate OK Google.

Using OK Google

You can simply say OK Google to your Galaxy J7 Pro to activate the feature and ask it to search something for you. But before you start, you need to turn on the voice search on your phone Here is how to do it:

  1. Launch the Google App
  1. Tap on the Menu Button

 Inside the menu select Settings, swipe, and tap on Voice. Then select OK Google.

  1. Choose Listening Options

You can select when the phone responds to you OK Google command.

  1. Do a Voice Search

 To do a voice search you need to open the Google app and say OK Google or tap on the Microphone icon.

Cool OK Google Features

There are a lot of different ways you can use OK Google. We picked out a few cool ones you may want to try:

  1. Ask a Question

Simply ask OK Google a question, and it will browse the web to find the answer and read it to you. On top of that, you can string several questions about the same topic and it will provide the answers.

  1. Time and Weather

 Ask OK Google about the time and weather in any location and it will display the information for you.

  1. Navigation

OK Google is connected to the Google Maps, so you can ask it to give you directions from your current location or just show you a map.

  1. Alarms and Reminders

Simply ask OK Google to set an alarm for certain time or put a reminder in your calendar.

Conclusion

OK Google is a great service that can extend the usability of your smartphone and simplify some of your daily tasks. It is quite responsive and intuitive, which makes OK Google one of the best virtual assistants currently available.

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