Change Voice Access settings

To view or change your Voice Access settings:

  1. Open your device's Settings app .
  2. Go to Accessibility, then Voice Access.
  3. Go to Settings.

 Details about each setting are below.


  • Show all commands. See a list of all Voice Access commands. You can also open this list with the voice command "show all commands".
  • Help & feedback. Read help articles, and send feedback, errors, or bug reports to Google.
  • Open tutorial. Open the Voice Access tutorial. You can also open the tutorial with the voice command "open tutorial."


  • Activation button. Start Voice Access from any screen with a Voice Access button.
  • Activation key. Use a physical key, such as a keyboard key or Bluetooth switch, to start or stop Voice Access. To use this setting, first connect a keyboard or switch to your device using USB or Bluetooth. Then, on the Activation key screen, choose the following settings:
    • Assigned key: Press the key or switch that you want to use to start and stop Voice Access.
    • Behavior: Choose how you'd like to use your key or switch. The default setting is to tap to start Voice Access, then tap again to stop. You can also choose to press and hold to start Voice Access, then release to stop.
  • Time out after no speech. Stop Voice Access after 30 seconds of no speech.
  • Activate on lock screen. Automatically start Voice Access when the screen turns on, if the lock screen is showing.
  • Activate for incoming calls. Automatically turn on Voice Access when you receive a call. This setting is on by default. 
  • Active during calls. If you want to keep Voice Access on during phone calls, turn on this setting. This setting is off by default.
  • Cancel on touch. When this setting is on, Voice Access stops when you touch the screen. When this setting is off, you can touch the screen without affecting Voice Access. (Available starting in Voice Access 2.0.)
  • Show keyboard when stopped. Show an on-screen keyboard when a text field is selected and Voice Access is stopped. (Available on devices running Android 7.0 and later, starting in Voice Access 2.0.)
  • Show borders. Show borders around anything on the screen that you can interact with.
  • Overlay darkness. Change the darkness of the Voice Access overlay.

Grid selection

  • Grid selection. Turn on grid selection and show the grid.

  • Grid size. Change the density of the grid.

Voice Access feedback

  • Text feedback. See a text version of your voice commands in the feedback bar, and see any errors as text.
  • Verbosity. Choose how much feedback Voice Access provides (all feedback, only on errors, or no feedback).

More options

  • Open setup wizard. Open a setup wizard to change your "Ok Google" settings for the best possible hands-free experience.
  • Number labeling. Choose which on-screen controls have number labels (everything, or only controls without text labels).