If you own an Android phone, there’s a wide range of voice commands at your disposal thanks to Google Now. If you’re like me, you probably sometimes forget to take advantage of them. But I think I’m getting better at remembering that I don’t have to set everything down and start tapping on my touchscreen.
First, let’s make sure you have your Google Now “OK Google” turned on. Open your Google App, then choose Settings and then Voice. Then turn on OK Google detection.
Now, all you have to do is say, “Okay, Google.” Your phone will listen for your command.
Here are 5 commands you can try right now.
Open an app. Say, “Okay, Google… Then “Open OneNote” or “Open Angry Birds.” Just say the name of the app you want to open and it will open without you having to touch the screen.
Open a website. Say, “Okay Google… Then Open the site. In this case I used “Open Pioneer Woman dot com.”
To take a photo, say “Okay Google, take a photo.” Your camera will open. Then when you’ve got the image you want in you sight, say “Shoot.”
To take a video, the command is “Okay Google, take a video.”
Google can also turn functions like Wi-Fi or your flashlight on or off. Just say, “Okay Google, turn flashlight (or Wi-Fi) on.”
Try them out. They’ll save you a few steps.