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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Voice Command in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

If previously we have learnt about the wake-up command that will allow you to perform specified functions using your own wake-up commands when the screen is locked, now we'll learn about another voice-based feature called the voice control. The voice control feature will allow you to perform some functions/actions using predefined voice commands while you're using certain apps.


How to enable voice command?
Before using predefined voice commands to control your phone, you have to enable the voice control option by using the following steps:
  1. Go to settings.
  2. Tap My device tab.
  3. Scroll down to find Voice control and then slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable this option.
  4. Tap Voice control and then enable/disable the following options:
    • Incoming calls: enable this option if you want to be able to answer or reject calls by using voice commands "answer" and "reject". When this option is enabled, the speaker will turn on when you answer a call by using voice command.
    • ChatON: enable this option if you want to be able to answer or reject ChatON voice and video chat by using voice commands "answer" and "reject". When this option is enabled, the speaker will turn on when you answer a call using voice command .
    • Alarm: enable this option if you want to be able to stop or snooze alarms by using voice commands "stop" and "snooze".
    • Camera: enable this option if you want to be able to take pictures with the stock Camera app by using the voice commands "capture", "shoot", "smile", "cheese" or record videos by using the voice command "record video".
    • Music: enable this option if you want to be able to control music by using voice commands "next", "previous", "play", "pause", "volume up" and "volume down".
  5. Done. Now, you're ready to use predefined voice commands on your phone.


How to use voice command?
Assuming that you have enabled the voice control and then enabled all voice control options, then you can use predefined voice commands as described in the following steps:

I. Answer or reject incoming calls
  1. When you have an incoming call, the voice command icon will be displayed on the status bar.
  2. Say "answer" to answer the call.
  3. Say "reject" to reject the call.

II. Answer or reject ChatON voice or video calls
  1. When you have a ChatON voice call or video call, the voice command icon will be displayed on the status bar.
  2. Say "answer" to answer the call.
  3. Say "reject" to reject the call.

III. Snooze or stop alarms
  1. When your alarm goes off, the voice command icon will be displayed on the status bar.
  2. Say "snooze" to snooze the alarm.
  3. Say "stop" to stop the alarm.

IV. Taking pictures or record videos
  1. Open Camera app.
  2. You'll see the voice command icon in the quick settings is enabled as a sign that you can take a picture or record a video by using predefined voice commands.
  3. Say "capture" or "shoot" or "smile" or "cheese" to take a picture.
  4. Say "record video" to record a video.

V. Controlling music
  1. Open Music player app.
  2. You'll see the voice command icon on the status bar as a sign that you can use predefined voice commands in to control music.
  3. Say "play" to play the recently played song.
  4. Say "pause" to pause the currently played song.
  5. Say "next" to play the next song in the playlist.
  6. Say "previous" to play the previous song in the playlist.
  7. Say "volume up" to increase the volume.
  8. Say "volume down" to decrease the volume.

Voice commands provide you another way to control and interact with your phone. Now, you can perform some functions or actions using predefined voice commands instead of touching the on-screen icons or pressing the physical buttons.

Comments

  1. Does the Samsung 4 have a voice command for pause or stop for video? It starts find but I haven't found any voice command to pause or stop recording.

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    1. Hi Buzz,
      Thanks for coming and I'm so sorry for the late reply.
      From what I know, the stock Camera app only has the voice command to record video. I myself have tried finding a third-party Camera app that would let me to pause or stop recording video with voice but I found nothing.

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