The ability to comprehend and process voice commands has been one of the most significant breakthroughs in the development of artificial intelligence. Remember how you’d gape in wonder when Tony Stark dictated orders to Jarvis and the machine would follow those orders with impeccable precision? From screaming commands at the phone on your bedside because you’re too sleepy to turn the alarm off in the morning, to being part of a near-human experience with Siri’s communicative audio responses to voice commands, the advent of the voice search has most certainly made lives easier. But making your commands specific and accessing advanced search facilities can get particularly tricky with voice search. So before you start yelling “OK Google Now” into your phone in frustration, make sure you’re doing it right.

First, open Google Now and tap on “Settings” from the three-dot icon on the bottom right of your screen. Make sure that the Google Now toggle switch on your screen is turned on. If there was a glitch in voice recognition, then this just solved it.

Next, you need to tap on Phone Search. This enables you to view a list of every app that stores data in your phone. Google Now allows you to voice search across every one of these — apps, browsers, calendar, call history, Chrome, contacts, Google Drive, mail, music, notes, Quickoffice and more — but only if they’re checked off on the Phone search screen.

Now you need to revert to the previous screen and tap on “Voice”. If your phone was having trouble recognizing the words you were speaking, then this just fixed it.

Starting at the top of the screen, select the language of your preference. Google Now has over 30 languages to offer, so you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Lastly, make sure “Personalized Recognition” is activated. Google now is pretty much like a personal assistant, who retains files of everything you say and all your preferences. So whenever you speak, Google does not just seek to provide generic responses, but customized search results, in sync with your search history.

Go back to the settings screen and touch “Accounts & privacy.” On that screen, check to make sure that “Web History” and “Personal results” are on. Enabling these features will improve your search results. Also, make sure “Contact Recognition” is on. This helps you make calls to any and all of your contacts in your phone. And you thought a Bluetooth device allowed you to go hands-free!

And finally, you need to check “Receive updates from Google” on your device. So you receive a notification every time there is an update, so that you do not miss any crucial developments.

And just as practice makes perfect, Google searches get more precise the more you use it. It maintains a database of your searches, thereby tabulating your preferences and optimizing the results it displays whenever you make your OK Google commands.

If you’re facing trouble with the clarity of your voice translator, make sure you close other running applications, because the sounds they produce could be interfering with your OK Google commands.

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Once you follow these simple steps, voice searches should no longer be a complicated ordeal!