Learn How Google Search Lets You Toggle Android 5.0 Settings With Your Voice

Author James Mash 28.2.2015. | 13:58

If you’re not familiar with the Google Now service that was introduced along with Android 4.4 then you can read more about the Voice command system in this related Google Now Commands blog.

For those of you who are familiar with it and use it regularly you will be pleased to learn of this latest addition to the helpful voice commands.

A recent update to the Google search app featured on Android 5.0 Lollipop allows users to toggle Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and the flashlight with a simple voice command.

For this to work you must be running the latest version of the Google search app. Its quick and easy to use, just tap the search button or start the service by saying the “OK, Google” Command. Then simply use the commands “Turn Wi-Fi on”, “Turn Bluetooth on” or “Turn Flashlight on” to toggle on the desired service.

Once the command has been received Google Now will bring up a tab that shows you exactly what’s being done and from which you can always cancel the action if you change your mind.

Additionally if you have the sound activated then you will hear a spoken conformation of the action that you requested.

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So no you no longer needed any third party apps to toggle on these functions. For now the feature is only available to toggle on and off the Wi-Fi Bluetooth and flashlight however this is going to be extended to other functions so you can control GPS, NFC and Airplane mode among other actions in the future.

What other commands would you like to see added to the Google Now service and which do you find most useful?

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Author James Mash 28.2.2015. | 13:58
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