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Use "OK Google" voice searches & actions

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

Turn on voice search

  1. Open the Google app Google Search.
  2. In the top left corner of the home screen, tap your photo. (If you're looking at your feed, 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. Open the Google app Google Search.
  2. Say "Ok Google" or tap Microphone .

Ways to use your voice

If voice search is available in your language or your country, you can say most of these examples but some aren't available in every language.

Account, privacy, and 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 and 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, and 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 and 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 and 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?"

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