Samsung Galaxy J2 – How to Use OK Google
Ever since Google rolled out their voice assistant, Android phones have become even smarter. They have also become more convenient to use and are now a lot more capable than they used to be. ‘OK Google’ is a neat feature that lets you issue all kinds of voice commands to your phone.
There are many things that you can do with it and it makes using your phone a lot easier and more fun. However, this feature isn’t enabled by default on all devices. If your Samsung Galaxy J2 doesn’t have it, you might have to manually turn it on.
In this article, we will first go over the steps that you need to take to enable the Google Assistant on your phone. After that, we’ll dig a bit deeper into everything that you can do with it.
How to Enable ‘OK Google’
Enabling the ‘OK Google’ voice command on your phone is a fairly simple thing to do. Once you do it, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the Google Assistant and see how much more fun it is to use your phone that way.
Here are the steps that you need to follow:
- Open the Google app on your phone.
- Tap on the Menu button in the upper right corner and then select ‘Settings’.
- Go to ‘Voice’ and then select ‘OK Google detection’.
- Make sure to toggle on both the ‘From Google search app’ and ‘From any screen’ options. The former allows you to issue voice commands when the Google app is open on your phone, while the latter option lets you activate ‘OK Google’ while using some other app and even while your phone is locked.
- Navigate back to the Voice menu and set the language to English (USA).
Once you’re done, press the Home button and hold it until you see the ‘Get started with Google Assistant’ message. You will be asked to say ’OK Google’ into the microphone a few times so that the Assistant can memorize your voice.
Once you do all this, you’ll be able to use the ‘OK Google’ feature without pressing the button. All you have to do is just say ‘OK Google’ and say your command as soon as the Assistant opens.
What Can You Do With It?
As mentioned above, the Google Assistant is very capable. You can launch apps, browse the web, and give it some very specific commands that it will understand. You don’t even have to say the entire command. Instead of saying ‘Open calendar’, you can ask ‘When do I have to go to the meeting?’
It understands the context of each sentence, so you can actually talk to it. There are many other interesting features, such as the ability to play mini-games and control other devices connected to your home network.
The Final Word
Once you set up the Google Assistant, you’ll get to experience the best of what Android has to offer. This feature allows you to simplify many processes on your phone, so go ahead and explore its functions to see why so many people are in love with ’OK Google’.