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YOUR Android phone can be instantly upgraded if you master voice commands.

Just like Siri on an iPhone, the Google Assistant on Android is extremely powerful.


The Google Assistant can be extremely powerfulCredit: Google / Android

It can make doing loads of tasks significantly easier and quicker.

You’ll need to get used to them – but once you do, you’ll become a true Android master.

Google lists a host of recommendations on its website for things to ask.

And you can experiment with your own ideas too.

Use your phone hands-free

Go into the Google app and then head into the menu.

Now go to Settings > Voice > OK Google detection.

Make sure that you’ve got From The Google App and Always On switched on.

Then you can try saying any of the following out loud:

-“OK Google, call Mom” – this will start a phone call with the contact named Mom

-“OK Google, text Jason that I’m running five minutes late” – this is a great way to text without touching your phone

-“OK Google, set an alarm for 7am” – this is a quick way to set a specific alarm

-“OK Google, remind me to call John at 6pm” – your alerts can be even more detailed

-“OK Google, create a calendar event for dinner in the city, Saturday at 8pm” – you can quickly create a calendar event

“OK Google, do I need a jacket today?” – you can find out about the weather with very natural questions

“OK Google, what’s a good Thai restaurant near me?” – yes, you can discover local restaurants with a simple command

“OK Google, where’s the nearest petrol station?” – Google will automatically navigate you to the closest fuel pump

OK Google, play Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen” – a quick command will start music playback

There are endless commands to try out, so be inventive.

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And if your phrase doesn’t work, don’t lose hope. It might be added one day in the future. In the meantime, just try re-phrasing it.

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