Use "Ok Google" voice searches & actions

You can use your voice to do actions like search, get directions, and create reminders. For example, to see if there's rain in the weather forecast, say, "Ok Google, do I need an umbrella tomorrow?" On some devices, you can also say, "Hey Google."

Turn on voice search

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google app Google app.
  2. At the top left, tap your photo or Settings Settings.
    Tip: If you're on Discover, scroll up to the top of the page.
  3. Tap Voice Search.
  4. From here, you can change settings like your language and whether you want to have a voice search start when you say, "Ok Google."
  5. Tap Done.

Start a voice search

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google app Google app.
  2. Say "Ok Google" or tap Speak Speak.

Ways to use your voice

If voice search is available in your language and country, you can say most of these examples. Currently, not all of these examples work in all languages and regions.

Account, privacy & search
Change your account settings: "Open Google Account settings."
See your search history: "Show my Google search history."
Change your privacy settings: "Adjust my Google privacy settings."
Change your security settings: "Adjust my Google security settings."
Calendar & reminders

Set a reminder: "Remind me to call John at 6 PM" or "Remind me to buy Belgian chocolate at Ghirardelli Square."

Create a Google Calendar event: "Create a calendar event for dinner in San Francisco, Saturday at 7 PM."

Check your schedule: "What's my day look like tomorrow?" or "When is my next meeting?"

Entertainment (music, movies & images)

Find new music: "What songs do Mumford and Sons sing?"

Find a movie: "What movies are playing tonight?" or "Where's Hunger Games playing?"

Search for images: "Show me pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge."

Travel & navigation

Get directions: "Navigate to Safeway" or "Directions to 1299 Colusa Avenue Berkeley California."

Find nearby places: "Where's the closest coffee shop?"

Plan your trip: "What are some attractions in New York City?"

Facts & quick answers

Find the time: "What time is it in London?"

Check the weather: "Do I need a jacket today?" or "What's the weather like tomorrow morning?"

Answer trivia questions: "Where was Albert Einstein born?" or "How old is Beyonce?"

Get stock prices: "What's the Google stock price?" (Disclaimer about financial data)

Calculate the tip: "What's the tip for 42 dollars?"

Translate words or phrases: "How do you say cucumber in Spanish?"

Define a word: "What does gluttony mean?"

Convert between units: "What's 16 ounces in pounds?"

Solve a math problem: "What's the square root of 2209?"

Track a package from your Gmail order confirmation: "Where's my package?"

Add another language

To use voice search in more than one language, add a language from your settings.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google app Google app.
  2. At the top left, tap your photo.
  3. Tap Manage account and then Account preferences and then Language and then Add another language.
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