Have you already use the magic words ‘Ok Google Turn On Flashlight’ on your phone?
The smartphone market is heading towards the service revolution, and in a scenario where the hardware doesn’t differentiate you, and the design is almost identical from one manufacturer to another, it is the software that takes over.
Already in the Google, I/O 2018 the search engine giant showed its intentions with Google Assistant, today the most pampered service in Mountain View, which are other than to turn the intelligent assistant into the key of human-computer interaction between the user and his Android smartphone.
Ok Google Turn On Flashlight
The main novelties are already coming to the assistant, who has started the summer by launching a new interface while waiting for his more human voices and new capacities to hold conversations and execute instructions in sequence, understanding complex sentences in a colloquial language.
All very lovely, yes, but if you haven’t yet used Google Assistant and you have never turned on the flashlight with your voice, surely what you want to know is how to enable Ok Google. So let’s go for it! [Read: 10 Best Free FlashLight Apps for Android]
How-to Enable Ok Google Turn On Flashlight
If you don’t know what I mean by ‘Ok Google,’ and you aren’t familiar with the concept of a magic word in a speech recognition system, I will have to start at the beginning.
A magic word is a word or sequence of words that automatically activate any voice recognition system, and in this case Ok Google enables the intelligent assistant that all Android phones have integrated, and that will allow us to search or perform tasks directly speaking with our smartphone.
That you didn’t know that your phone has integrated Google Assistant? Well yes, it takes, unless you use an Android version less than 5.0 Lollipop, where certainly Ok Google doesn’t work.
The assistant can be invoked by pressing and holding the central navigation button, but if you want to interact with the phone in full hands-free mode, you must enable Ok Google in the settings of the corresponding app.
Google Assistant already speaks several languages, so once activated it will be enough to pronounce the command ‘Ok Google Turn On Flashlight’ and your phone will respond quickly to the answer and will turn on your flashlight.
Steps to Enable Ok Google
The first thing you should do is go to the Play Store and download the latest version of the Google app. If you already have it installed, you must update it, something that will be easy for you from the app store.
Once this is done, you can open the Google app and access its settings from the corresponding icon with the classic three lines, which is in the lower bar on the right.
Navigate to the option Voice, there you will see the language selected for the voice search just above, there you also choose the language if it wasn’t already, and then clicking on the option Voice Match and you will go to the menu with which to activate or deactivate Ok Google following a simple tutorial.
In that submenu you will see an option that activates the Ok Google command to work with the device unlocked and turned on, although there is another option just below that will allow us to even unlock the phone without touching it, and perform tasks saying ‘Ok Google’ and reciting commands directly to the assistant
Voice Match will ask you to say ‘Ok Google‘ three times and save a pattern of your voice, being able to save up to 6 voices and allowing you to change the voice model if on your device the magic word Ok Google doesn’t work at all when you activate it with your voice.
Naturally unlocking the phone with a voice pattern isn’t as secure as a password or a biometric reader, but the ability to dictate commands in hands-free, without even needing to unlock your smartphone, is probably too juicy to lose it.
Deactivating Ok Google is as simple as going to the same settings menu of the Google app, selecting Voice and unchecking the options that activate the assistant call function. Once this is done, Ok Google doesn’t work anymore on the device unless it is activated manually with a long press on the start button.
Can I use the Google assistant without Internet?
Indeed, and although the smartphone usually sends our voice to Google servers to translate it into a command, for some time you don’t even need to be connected to the network for your Google assistant to recognize the voice , and that Google allows us to download a language pack to your device that will enable recognition offline.
Activate Ok Google Turn On Flashlight without connection is also a straightforward process to perform, going back to the settings of the Google app, pressing again on the option Voice and then on the submenu Voice recognition without a connection. It will open a window where you can see the languages downloaded and where you will be given the option to download more packages.
Do you already say the magic words ‘Ok Google Turn On Flashlight’ on your phone? Let me know in the comments if the commands work on your phone brand and model.