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the 105 best commands to use with your mobile’s voice assistant

22 mayo, 2021

We are going to show you what they are the best commands for the Google Assistant. For a long time we have had the possibility of communicating by voice with the telephone assistant to carry out the actions we want, but the list of possibilities is so vast that it is easy to get lost.

So we collect the best commands to use with the voice assistant of your mobile, so that you can have them at hand and get an idea of ​​the possibilities you have. Although they are focused on mobile, they are valid with any Google Home device or compatible with the Google Voice Assistant.

The best commands for the Google Assistant

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The Google Assistant is activated by default on all new Android phones (except Huawei), even if the terminal has its own assistant. Each terminal has its activation method for Assistant, but it is usually invoked by holding down the button home or, if we have Android 10, moving diagonally from the corners of the terminal. Once we have it open, the list of possibilities is practically endless.

Control of system and application settings

With voice control we can handle several of the system functions, as well as managing the opening of applications. The logic here is to think about what you want to open, close, activate or deactivate and tell the assistant. The list is quite extensive.

  • Opens [nombre de la aplicación]. Ex: Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, etc.
  • Turn on / off the [nombre del ajuste]. Ex: Bluetooth, WiFi, data, etc.
  • Raise / Lower the volume
  • Raise / lower the brightness
  • Take a selfie
  • take a photo
  • Record a video
  • I want to listen [artista que queramos escuchar]
  • Mute the volume
  • Turn the volume to maximum
  • Show me photos from (any Google Photos album or category). Eg: cats, dogs, Madrid, buildings, etc.
  • What’s on my screen?
  • Open my Google account settings
  • Show my Google search history
  • Adjust Google security settings

Messages and calls

At the level of messaging and calls, Google commands help us to do the basics. Just ask them to call someone or send you a message to be able to do it without having to touch the phone.

  • Call to [nombre]
  • Send a message from [aplicación] to [nombre] and tell him what [mensaje]
  • Send an email to [nombre] and tell him what [cuerpo del texto]
  • Send an SMS to [nombre] and tell him what [cuerpo del texto]

Time

The Google Assistant allows us check the weather in a quite dynamic and personalized way based on what we ask of it. One thing to keep in mind is that the weather information by default is that of weather.com, so that you know where the data that it is telling you comes from.

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  • What time is it going to be today
  • Is it going to be hot / cold today?
  • The time in [nombre de la ciudad]
  • What weather is he going to do [día] on [nombre de la ciudad]
  • Will it rain in [nombre de la ciudad]?

Alarms

Setting alarms with your voice is one of the fastest functions of the Assistant. We do not have to enter the clock app and configure it manually, just ask it in a few words to do so.

  • Set an alarm at [hora]
  • Add an alarm to [hora]
  • Wake me up tomorrow at [hora]
  • Turn off the next alarm
  • Disable all alarms
  • Set an alarm on [día] at [hora]

Reminders

The same case of alarms is repeated with reminders. Just tell him that we want him to remind us of something. In the same way, thanks to the Assistant routines, we can obtain daily information of interest just by saying a “good morning” to the Assistant.

  • Remind me that [lo que quieras que te recuerde]
  • Put a timer inside [el tiempo que queramos]
  • Put a countdown of [el tiempo que queramos]
  • What do I have for today?
  • How will my day be?
  • Good Morning
  • Create a calendar event for [lo que queramos hacer] the [día] at [hora]
  • What plans do I have for tomorrow?
  • When is my next meeting?
  • Where have I parked?

Transportation and travel

If we are traveling or with a view to organizing it, we can ask the assistant. It may be even more effective than asking a native speaker. Google saves information about locations, flights, routes and more, so we can ask you almost everything.

  • How to get to [sitio]
  • I want to go to [sitio]
  • Where I am?
  • Where is the [establecimiento] closest?
  • How long does it take to go to [sitio]?
  • Interesting sites in [ciudad, país]
  • Place of interest in [ciudad, país]
  • How is the traffic in [ciudad]
  • What flights are there to [país, ciudad] the [día]?
  • I want a train to [ciudad, país]
  • I want a bus to [ciudad, país]
  • Where can I have dinner today?
  • Tell me a good place to eat
  • Map of [país, ciudad]
  • Take me to my work
  • Take me Home
  • How much distance is there between [sitio] Y [sitio]

Recognition of people

If we want Google to remember someone’s name (or nickname), we just have to tell you. The Assistant will tell us that “it is written down”, this information being saved on the phone.

  • [Nombre] is my mother / father
  • [Nombre] is my boss / boss
  • I want you call me [nombre o apodo]
  • My father / mother’s name is [nombre]
  • My boss’s name is [nombre]
  • My dog’s name is [nombre]
  • The name of my girlfriend is [nombre]

Information of all kinds

Google voice commands go far beyond specific functions. As the Assistant is integrated with the search engine, we can ask him everything we can think of. The advantage is that it is very likely that the Assistant will respond to us in a quite “human” way, without us even having to read the results it shows us.

  • How many days until Christmas?
  • When is the birthday of [personaje famoso]?
  • How much is it [multiplicación, suma, resta, división, etc.]?
  • What is half of [número]?
  • Where was Pablo Escobar born?
  • How old am I?
  • Where is my package?
  • How much is Tesla listed?
  • What noise does a pig make?
  • What does it mean [palabra]?
  • How is the moon today?
  • How is the IBEX 35?
  • Who is the President of Spain?
  • How old are you [personaje famoso]?
  • Husband / wife of [personaje famoso]
  • Macaroni and Tomato Recipe
  • How many euros are 100 Juanes?
  • Tell me synonyms / antonyms of [palabra]
  • Who Invented Electricity?

Games and leisure

Finally, highlight the great work that Google has done in terms of entertainment. Your assistant has many games built in, stories, riddles, tongue twisters and more, that allow us to kill time when we have nothing better to do.

  • Flip a coin
  • Heads or tails
  • Tell me a number from 1 to 5
  • Roll a dice
  • I want to play something
  • Tell me a riddle
  • Tell me a joke
  • Tell me a tongue twister
  • Sing me a reggaeton
  • Tell me a story
  • Talk about yourself
  • Tell me a scary story
  • What is the longest word in the world
  • The hardest word in the world
  • Tell me something
  • I’m getting bored
  • Something random fun
  • Surprise me
  • Interesting data
  • Tell me a proverb
  • Tell me nearby events
  • Tell me funny things