Access the Google Assistant with your voice

You can use Voice Match on your phone or watch to talk to the Google Assistant by saying "Hey Google."

If you're using a speaker or Smart Display with Google Assistant built-in, learn how to use Voice Match to link your voice to the device.

Turn the Google Assistant on or off

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings" or go to Assistant settings.
  2. Under "All settings," tap General.
  3. Turn Google Assistant on or off.

Teach the Google Assistant to recognize your voice

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings" or go to Assistant settings.
  2. Under "Popular settings," tap Voice Match.
  3. Make sure Hey Google is on.
  4. Tap Voice model and then Retrain voice model.
  5. Follow the steps to record your voice.

Let your voice open the Google Assistant


Phone or tablet

On Android phones running Android 5.0 and up, you can use your voice to talk to the Google Assistant even when your phone is locked. Learn how to control what info you see and hear.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings" or go to Assistant settings.
  2. Under "Popular settings," tap Voice Match
  3. Turn on Hey Google.
    • If you don't find Hey Google, turn on Google Assistant.

If you turn off Hey Google:

Watch
  1. If your watch screen is dim, tap the screen to wake it up.
  2. On the watch screen, swipe down from the top.
  3. Tap Settings Settings and then Personalization.
  4. Turn on "OK Google" detection.

Use Voice Match to make payments

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings" or go to Assistant settings.
  2. Under "Popular settings," tap You and then Payments.
  3. Turn on Pay through your Assistant.
  4. Turn on Verify it’s you before paying.
  5. Turn on Confirm with Voice Match.

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