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Use these steps to support voice commands on the Samsung Galaxy S8.

 

 

 

Open an app

  1. From the Home screen, long press the home button to open Google voice assistant..
  2. If necessary, tap the microphone to activate it.
  3. Speak Open + [name of app].

 

Voice dial a contact

  1. From the Home screen, long press the home button to open Google voice assistant.
  2. Speak Call + [name of contact].
  3. If necessary, tap the desired phone number if the contact has more than one number. You can also speak the number category at the end of step 4 (for example, + [Work] )

 

Write a text message (SMS) with voice

 

Samsung keyboard

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Messaging.
  3. Tap the Tap to compose message icon.
  4. Choose or enter the contact in the recipient field.
  5. Tap the Enter message field.
  6. Tap the Microphone key located two keys to the left of the Space key.
  7. Tap the Microphone icon.
  8. Speak the desired text.
  9. To change the language:
    1. Tap Default: English (US).
    2. Tap Add more languages.
    3. Tap Automatic to clear the check box.
    4. Tap the desired language(s) to select the check box(es).
    5. Tap the Back key to return to the keyboard.
    6. Tap the Microphone key again.
  10. To return to the keyboard:
    • Tap the Keyboard icon, or:
    • Tap Back key > message field.
  11. When finished, tap the Send icon.

 

Google keyboard

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Messaging.
  3. Tap the Tap to compose message icon.
  4. Choose an option for entering the message recipient:
    • Contacts Option
      1. Tap the Contacts icon to select one of your Contacts.
      2. To the left of the desired contact,
      3. Tap the Check box to select the Check box.
      4. Tap Done.
    • Recipient Option
      1. Tap the Enter recipient field.
      2. Enter the recipient's phone number.
  5. Tap the Enter message field.
  6. Tap the Microphone key.
  7. Speak the desired text.
  8. You will be automatically directed back to the keyboard when you stop speaking.
  9. When finished, tap the Send icon.

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