Samsung S6/S6 Edge How to Use OK Google

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Using voice commands on your smartphone can make your life easier. Thankfully, enabling OK Google on your Samsung S6/S6 Edge takes a few simple steps. Here you will learn how to use this virtual assistant on your phone and start organizing your life today.

Enabling OK Google

Saying “OK Google” lets your Google app know that you are about to deliver voice commands. But before you can “OK Google” through your day, there are a few things you need to do first.

Step 1 – Update Your Google App

First, make sure that your Google app is updated to the latest version. If you don’t know if your app needs to be updated, go to the Google app page in the Play Store. Tap on Update if given the option. If you don’t see an option for Update, your app is up-to-date.

Step 2 – Change Google App Settings

Next, it’s time to open the Google app on your phone. Once it’s open, tap on Menu and select Settings from the Menu screen.

Go to Voice and then tap on “OK Google detection.” You can also toggle on the “From any screen” option or “Always on” option if you like before completing the setup process.

Additionally, if you would like to use “OK Google” when your screen is locked, toggle on the “When locked” option.

Step 3 – Calibrate OK Google

This is when your device will calibrate your voice and ask you to say “OK Google” a few times. So make sure you are in a relatively quiet area.

Step 4 – Test OK Google

Finally, turn your screen off and place your phone down. Say “OK Google” to wake up your phone.

Additional Tips

There are a couple of ways you can activate the OK Google assistant. First, you can tap on the mic icon on the Google search bar widget that’s on your main Home screen.

Alternatively, you can also wake up the app with the phrase “OK Google”. You can use the phrase when you see the search bar widget. If you’ve enabled “Any screen” in your options, you can also say the magic phrase no matter what you are looking at on your phone.

When the app is alert, you can tell it different voice commands. Some uses for voice commands include:

  • Google search
  • Weather updates
  • Sports scores
  • Math answers
  • General facts
  • Open phone apps
  • Make phone calls
  • Toggle settings

You may wonder how to phrase your commands, but the app is designed to recognize relatively natural speech. Some common actions you may say include:

  • Take a … picture, video, etc.
  • Set … alarm, timer, etc.
  • Where is the nearest … gas station, coffee shop, etc.

In addition, you can also use voice commands for communication. Saying things like “Text…” or “Email…” will send out messages to your contacts. You may also post to your various social media platforms using similar commands.

Final Thought

There are websites that post known OK Google commands. However, you don’t really need a list to talk to your app. As a general rule of thumb, just keep your commands simple and you will probably get what you want.

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