Start using your voice
- Open the Google Search app .
- Say “Ok Google” or touch the microphone icon .
Note: If you have Audio History turned on, Google will send a recording of the phrase “Ok Google” and a few seconds before that to Google’s servers.
For most of these tips, you need to be using Android 4.1+ in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, or Brazilian Portuguese. Some voice actions are not available in all languages and countries.
Check out just some of the features and learn what you can ask Google to do for you. To see tips on the Google Now screen, say “Ok Google,” then “Help.”
Feature Discription Example
|Set an alarm||Set alarms in clock or alarm apps on your device.||“Set an alarm for 6PM.”|
|Create a calendar event||Use your device’s calendar to create new events.||“Create a calendar event: Dinner in San Francisco, Saturday at 7:00PM.”|
|Check your schedule||Check for events on your device’s calendar, and hear about upcoming flights or reservations in Gmail.||“What does my day look like tomorrow?””When’s my next meeting?”|
|Track a package||If you have an order confirmation in Gmail, you can check the status of packages.||“Where’s my package?”|
|Note to self||Send an email to yourself or create a note using Android apps like Google Keep or Evernote.||“Note to self: remember to buy milk.”|
|Call a friend||Call your contacts using a name or relationship, such as “Mom” or “Dad.” Learn more about relationships.||“Call George Smith.””Call Mom mobile.”|
|Play music||Listen to music you already have on Google Play Music app.||“Listen to: Smells Like Teen Spirit.””Play: The Beatles.”|
|Turn-by-turn navigation||Get turn-by-turn directions to your destination.||“Navigate to Union Square, San Francisco.”|
|Time||Get the time for any location.||“What time is it in London?”|
|Weather||Get the weather for your location or a place you’re traveling to.||“Do I need an umbrella today?””What’s the weather in Cape Cod for the weekend?”|
|Famous people||Ask questions about famous people and celebrities.||“Where was Albert Einstein born?””How old is Brad Pitt?”|