Nowadays in this fast-moving daily routine, every one of us was supposed to complete many tasks at a time. Many people are becoming multitaskers, to complete their duties and responsibilities. One important thing that shaped itself as to be the most important device in human life is the mobile phone now named as the smartphone. This smartphone became very important in human’s life to manage most of their duties and works.
So in order to make the usage and operating of smartphone much more flexible, easier and faster there is a feature introduced by Google called as ”Voice Search”, it is called in the other form as “Talk Back” also. Google extended its services into the android platform with this feature. This feature mainly aims at reducing the search time of its users. By simply touching the mike provided in the Google app and uttering the action required to be done we can be redirected to that action window and there we can easily complete our necessary action. It reduces the search time and improves the interaction of the device with the user. This is also included in Chrome web browser. But making this app still more advanced then comes “Ok Google”.
What is Ok Google?
It is the most advanced “voice search” that Google now made this feature more interesting and much more interacting by including new technical updates into “Ok Google”. This Ok Google enables ‘hands-free’ voice search for its users. Apart from tapping the mike symbol in traditional voice search by simply saying Ok Google, the voice search will turn on and every feature of voice search is enabled as earlier.
Requirements to turn on Ok Google:
Your device should meet following requirements to run Ok Google.
- Android version 4.4 (Kit Kat) or higher.
- Google app version 3.5 or higher.
- Voice and audio activity need to be turned on.
How do I turn on Ok Google?
Follow these simple steps given below to turn on Ok Google. Usually, this feature is on auto activation in Google app but if it is not on auto activation then follow the below-mentioned steps.
Step 1:First, make sure that you have the latest version of Google app in our smartphone to enable Ok Google.
Step 2: Open the app in your gadget, and then in that app select the icon which was at left top most, there you can find settings.
Step 3: On the page that open click on settings.
Step 4: A new page will open, click on voice option provided there. A new window will open.
Step 5: Now you can find “Ok Google” detection on the screen . Click on it. It will open a new window and there we have an option like “say ‘ok Google’ to start a voice search from the Google app”.
Step 5: Turn on the option as indicated in the image below. Now your device is ready to use the latest update from the Google app.
As you have completed the above steps, Ok Google is ready for use on your smartphone.
How to Use Google Voice Search?
Instead of touching the mike symbol in your Google app just say Ok Google. Then your voice search will be started which is hands-free. The screen appears as below.
Now you can ask Google something or tell Google what to do because Ok Google now functions same as voice search and by saying the action to be done you can complete the task. Just speak out Ok Google with commands and utilize Google Voice Search to the max. Make use of this update and make your operations on your smartphone much easier and hands-free. In fact, you can use Ok Google everywhere as it totally hands-free.
What to do if Ok Google not working?
If in any case, you find Ok Google not working on your smartphone then try out these steps below.
- Verify whether your smartphone meets the desired requirements or not.
- Update Google app to its latest version
Hope with these two simple steps Ok Google would be working on your smartphone. If you have anything to add on this post Please do tell us by commenting and don’t forget to share.