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Add A Voice Nickname In Android

Monday, May 16th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Android
 
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One of the nifty features of Android is Google Now’s ability to take voice commands. You can not only open apps, but set appointments, make calls, and send emails and texts.

But you don’t necessarily want to say, text “Margaret Jones” every time you need to text your mom or, “Make an appointment with Ralph Smith” for your spouse.

You can easily add nicknames to go along with voice contacts.  Here’s the most recent list of nicknames available in Android.

  • Mother/Mom/Mama/Mum
  • Father/Dad/Daddy
  • Brother
  • Sister
  • Partner
  • Grandfather/Grandpa/Granddad
  • Grandmother/Grandma
  • Wife
  • Husband
  • Son
  • Daughter
  • Niece
  • Nephew
  • Uncle
  • Aunt
  • Cousin
  • Assistant
  • Manager/Boss
  • Girlfriend
  • Boyfriend

Best of all, it is super-simple to do.  If you don’t already have voice commands enabled on your phone, here’s how to do it.

Open the Google app.

google-app-icon

Tap the Menu icon in the upper left of the screen.

google-app-menu-icon

Choose Settings.

google-app-settings

Then Voice.

google-settings-voice

Turn on Ok Google Detection.

ok-google-detection

With voice activation turned on, Just say, “OK Google” and wait for the little beep to acknowledge that is is listening. Then say the name of the contact and the relationship. “Joyce is my aunt.”  The app may ask you to choose between multiple contacts with the same name.

joyce-is-my-aunt

Confirm your choice.

confirm-contact

Then you can say something like, “Send an e-mail to my aunt” or “Call my aunt.” Google will then start the task.

send-e-mail-to-aunt

If you want to remove a contact, you can just say to Google, “Fred is not my boyfriend” or “Marge is not my boss.”  Google will remove the contact.

~ Cynthia

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2 Responses to “Add A Voice Nickname In Android”

  1. Ernie white says:

    I like this idea. I will have to try it

  2. Jack Richards says:

    Do not find voice on my LG3 Verizon smart phone

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