Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus: How To Enable “Ok Google”

Just because you’ve heard about the idea of a personal assistant on an Android device doesn’t mean that the Ok Google version developed by Samsung is obsolete. On the contrary, Samsung is famous for its special way of customizing traditional features and voice assistant speaks for it like nothing else. Of course, there will always be voices out there to claim that the built-in voice assistant from Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus won’t match Google Now, but does it have it? Or it can actually be useful in its own unique way?

These are questions that you’ll have to answer for yourself, once you get to test it. Have you tried to make your smartphone execute voice commands without success? Don’t rush into assuming that it’s not working, learn how to activate it first and then you can enjoy the OK Google commands whenever you want.


What Does It Take To Use OK Google From Any Screen Of Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus?

Well, we already said it from the part with “from any screen”. If you’ll surf through the phone’s menus, you’ll bump, at some point, into this option labeled just like that – “From any screen”. And from the moment you turn it On, because now it must be set to Off, you will be able to use voice commands that your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus will actually listen to.

One thing to keep in mind, though, is that you cannot give your smartphone any of the Google Now voice commands as long as it has the screen locked. We mean you can, but you shouldn’t expect for it to react because the voice assistant is blocked as long as the screen is locked.


Now, Where To Activate OK Google Commands On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus?

  1. Begin by launching your Google app;
  2. Go to its menu, through the 3-bar icon at the top of the screen;
  3. Select the Settings option and go to the Voice menu;
  4. Find the options “From any screen” and “From Google Search app” within the Voice menu;
  5. Make sure that both options are set to On;
  6. Leave the settings and test a couple of OK Google commands to see how it works.

We trust you’ll find these settings in no time, so, prepare yourself to enjoy the Okay Google voice commands right now. Pretty much any action will be, from now on, even easier on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus.

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