Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – How to Use OK Google
If you are an Android user, there’s no need to suffer from virtual assistant envy. You can enable OK Google, or Google Assistant, on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. Take a look at the simple steps below and get virtual help faster than you can say, “OK Google”.
Step 1 – Download Google App Suite
First, if you don’t have it already, you need to download the Google app suite. You can also download the Google Assistant app, but it just provides a shortcut to launch the app.
Step 2 – Enable Assistant via Home button (optional)
The fastest way to start using Google Assistant is to tap and hold the Home button. If this is your first time launching the Assistant, you may also be asked for voice calibration and settings preferences.
Step 3 – Enable Assistant via Google Search Bar or Widget (optional)
You can also wake up the Google Assistant by tapping on the microphone icon in the Google search bar or widget to enable listening mode. Alternatively, you can simply say “OK Google” to wake up the voice assistant.
Step 4 – Enable Assistant via Google Assistant Icon (optional)
If you downloaded the Google Assistant app, you can access it by tapping on the app icon. Downloading the app isn’t necessary to use Google Assistant. However, if you prefer seeing icons and programming them to quick buttons, you may find this option appealing.
Step 5 – Adjust Voice Settings
To adjust voice settings for OK Google, open your Settings menu and tap on Google under the System & Device category. Next, tap on Search.
Recalibrate Voice Match by tapping on that option from the Voice menu. Additionally, you can also toggle on the option to enable the Assistant anytime you say “OK Google” to your unlocked screen.
OK Google Commands
You can ask the Google Assistant to do any basic task, such as setting a reminder, making a call, or providing directions. Other tasks you can ask Google to do include:
- Searching the internet – use “browse” to go directly to a website or “go to” to open a search page
- Random information – where someone was born, how tall a building is, or who invented something
- Sports – how a team is doing, when the next game is, or the score from their last game
- Stocks – stock prices and trending stocks
- Words – definitions and synonyms
In addition, you can also ask for help adjusting Google settings for accounts, searches, privacy, and security.
This assistant also helps you stay connected with your friends and family. At your command, it can send text messages and emails, as well as make posts to your social media accounts. There are many other apps that are compatible with OK Google, including:
- Google Hangouts
- Google Music
This means that you can specify these apps in your commands. For example, “Post [your message] on Twitter” gives you an instant post without having to type it out yourself.
Google is constantly adding to this service, so the list of things this assistant can do is virtually limitless. Try out OK Google on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 device by following these simple steps. After all, why tap it out on your phone when you can have Google do your tasks for you?