What Is Samsung S Voice & How To Use It?
Samsung's S Voice is your virtual mobile personal assistant capable of running a large number of tasks through voice command alone to save you time and effort when using your Galaxy device. From the basics such as telling the time, providing weather updates or opening applications to navigating to a desired location, adding an appointment to your schedule or updating your social media accounts, S Voice keeps your hands free to do other things.
Setting a wake-up command
You can launch S Voice using your own wake-up command.
When launching S Voice for the first time, tap START and set your own wake-up command.
To change the wake-up command, open the Apps screen and tap S Voice. Then, tap [Settings Icon] (looks like a cog wheel) > Voice wake-up > Change wake-up command > START, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
To set the device to launch S Voice using the wake-up command while the device is locked, tap [Settings Icon]and tap the Wake up in secured lock switch to activate it.
Using S Voice
- Say the preset wake-up command. Alternatively, on the Apps screen, tap Samsung > S Voice. When S Voice is launched, the device begins voice recognition.
- Say a voice command. If the device recognizes the command, the device will perform the corresponding action. To repeat a voice command or say a different command, tap [Mic Icon] or say the preset wake-up command.
Tips for better voice recognition
- Speak clearly.
- Speak in quiet places.
- Do not use offensive or slang words.
- Avoid speaking in dialectal accents.
The device may not recognize your commands or may perform unwanted commands depending on your surroundings or how you speak.
Setting the language
On the Apps screen, tap Samsung > S Voice > [Settings Icon] > Language, and then select a language.
Samsung has recently announced a successor to S Voice in the form of a voice activated digital personal assistant called Bixby. According to the company, Bixby is superior to other digital assistants like Siri or Cortana, as it serves as a new intelligent interface for their devices. You can learn more about the successor to S Voice here and here.