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How to set up ‘Ok Google’ on an Android device

24 mayo, 2021

Voice assistants have become a key function in mobile devices and both mobile platforms and manufacturers offer their proposals. On Android we have the very complete Google Assistant that is already in Spanish and available for mobile phones and tablets up to Android 5.0 Lollipop. We can ask him everything and he is almost always right. Did you know that you can also invoke the assistant without touching your mobile?

One of the advantages of voice assistants is that they allow us to operate the mobile without touching it, but for the operation to be truly ‘hands-free’ we also need to be able to activate it with a voice command. In the case of Google Assistant, just say ‘Ok Google’ and it will run ready to answer all your questions, even with the mobile locked. We explain how to configure the ‘Ok Google’ option on your Android mobile.

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This is how to configure the voice command ‘Ok Google’ from Google Assistant

Set up Ok Google Android

Before you start setting up OK Google, it is convenient update google app which is installed as standard on all Android devices. To do this, simply enter the Play Store and search for ‘Google’, if the ‘Update’ button appears as seen in the screenshot on these lines, click on it, if it does not appear, we already have the latest version.

Set up Ok Google Android

After completing the previous step, we can continue. To access the option that activates Ok Google we have to enter the Google app and access the menu through the button with the three lines located in the lower right corner of the screen.

Then we have to enter Settings, choose the Voice option and then Voice Match. Here we will see two switches, one for Ok Google and one for Voice Match. The first one will only activate the Ok Google option, but it will not work if the mobile is locked. If you want the voice command to be used to unlock the mobile, you must also activate Voice Match.

Set up Ok Google Android

The next step is very simple, the configuration wizard It will ask you to say Ok Google three times in a row. If you have activated Voice Match, the system will recognize your voice and use it as a key to unlock the mobile just by saying the magic words.

Set up Ok Google Android

Once the process is complete, the assistant will ask you if you want to say ‘Ok Google’ to unlock the mobile. At the bottom of the screen there is a message that warns us that voice unlocking is not as secure as other methods such as the fingerprint or a numeric pin and that the mobile could be accessed with a recording.

Finally, if at any time you want delete the stored voice model or reconfigure it, you can do it from the Voice Match screen.

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