In addition to searching the web by speaking, you can use Voice Actions to call your contacts, get directions, send messages, and perform a number of other common tasks.
- On a Home screen or when the keyboard for the Browser's Omnibox is open, touch the Microphone icon at the upper right.
A dialog with a microphone icon opens.
- Speak the Voice Action you want to use.
When you’re finished speaking, Voice Search analyzes your speech and initiates the action.
If Voice Search didn’t understand what you said, it presents a list of similar-sounding search terms and actions, which you can touch to choose.
Some Voice Actions, such as “send email” and “note to self,” open a panel that prompts you to complete the action by speaking or typing more information.
- Touch any text already entered in the panel to add or edit the text by typing.
To speak text instead of typing, first touch the Microphone key near the bottom left of the onscreen keyboard.
- Touch underlined words or phrases or drag across multiple words to view a list of alternate transcriptions, or to edit by speaking or typing.
When confident that the transcription is accurate, Voice Search displays transcribed words as regular text. Words or phrases for which it has provided alternate transcriptions are underlined.
- Touch a button at the bottom of the window to add any optional fields (you can also speak the name and content of any of these fields in your original voice action).
- When you’re done, touch the button appropriate to completing the action, such as Send.