Getting Started

Do More With S Voice

Calls and Messaging

  • Phone calls: Dial a contact by saying “Call Charlie mobile,” or manage incoming calls with the commands “Answer”
  • or “Reject.”
  • Text messages: Compose and send a message to a contact. “Text Katie message: Are you free tonight for dinner?”

Personal Organization

  • Memos: Make a note by saying, for example, “Memo: Send Mom a card,” or record a more detailed note.
  • Scheduling: Create and manage events and tasks by saying, for example, “New Event Lunch with James Tuesday at 1 p.m.” or “New task: Finish project.” Reminders are as simple as saying “Remind me tomorrow to pay bills” or “Remind me every Monday at 7 a.m. to do recycling.” You’ll see a confirmation window showing the details of your event.
  • arm clock: Schedule a wake-up by saying “Set alarm for 6am.” When that time rolls around earlier than you hoped, just say “Snooze” to catch a few more minutes’ sleep.
  • Timer: Set and start a timer by saying “Set timer for one minute.” You can also pause or cancel it via voice command.

Search and Settings

  • Navigate: Get directions with a phrase such as “Navigate to Cambridge,” or find nearby businesses with a command like “Take me to the nearest drugstore.”
  • Settings: Control simple phone settings by saying, for example, “Turn Wi-Fi on.”
  • Info search: Ask questions such as “How tall is the Empire State Building?” to access S Voice’s extensive knowledge base.

Creative Convenience

  • Depending on your phone plan*, you can use S Voice on an international trip to quickly convert currency and measurements, and to get translation help in one of S Voice’s many languages (English, French, Spanish, Korean, Italian, and German).
  • Simulate a fancy voice-controlled car stereo by using your phone’s Bluetooth and S Voice to issue commands to skip, go back, play, pause, and control volume.
    Use S Voice to take a remote-controlled self-portrait. You’ll need to be close enough for your phone to clearly “hear” your command, but the freedom to take a hands-free photo means no more awkward arm’s-length self-portraits. Choose from simple commands like “Capture,” “Shoot,” “Smile,” and even “Cheese” to snap your pic.
  • Keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel when you use S Voice to search for Google Maps directions while you’re driving.
  • Are you known as the social media junkie among your friends? Update Facebook or Twitter without getting razzed for being hunched over your phone. Just use S Voice to compose and post your update.



S Voice may be a relatively new and trendy technology, but it’s no gimmick. With so many practical applications and convenient features, hands-free is here to stay.

* This article does not represent any guarantees or terms of service. Available features and services vary by location and device and are subject to change without notice.

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