Use "Hey 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, "Hey Google, do I need an umbrella tomorrow?" 

Turn on voice search

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google app Google app.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Settings and then Voice and Assistant.
  3. From here, you can change settings like your language and whether you want to have a voice search start when you say, "Ok Google."

Start a voice search

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

Delete "Hey Google" audio recordings

When you set up your Assistant to use Voice Match, the audio recordings created by your voice models are saved to your Google Account. You can find and delete these recordings from your Google Account.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to myactivity.google.com.
  2. Above your activity, in the search bar, tap More More and then Other Google activity.
  3. Under "Voice and Face Match enrollment," tap View data.
  4. Tap Delete all enrollments and then Delete.

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.

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 right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Settings and then Voice and Assistant and then Language and then Add another language.
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