Use OK Google on the Locked Nexus 6P

Edited by Djinu, VisiHow, Eng, yamum

You're watching VisiHow. In a previous video, we demonstrated how to turn on "OK, Google!" In this video, we are going to demonstrate how to access "OK, Google!" from the lock screen.

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Steps

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    You can tap on the bottom-left corner with the microphone
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    Then, simply swipe up
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    Then, ask Google a question
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    Another way to access "OK, Google!" is to enable "OK, Google!" so that it's always on.
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    Unlock the phone
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    Press the home button
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    Tap on the Google folder
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    It can be on the home screen or in the application folder.
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    Then, tap on Google
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    Now, tap on the three bars at the top left
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    Now, tap on "Settings"
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    Then, tap on "Voice"
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    Then, tap on "'OK Google' detection"
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    Tap on "Always on"
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    This is the second menu option.
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    Now, tap on "GET STARTED"
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    Say, "OK, Google!" three times, so it will register your voice
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    Then, tap on "FINISH"
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    Now, lock the phone by pressing the power button
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    Instead of having to unlock the phone and swipe up to get to the microphone, say, "OK, Google
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    Tell me the weather."
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    Unlock the phone now
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    It will tell me the weather.
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This has been a video tutorial on how to use "OK, Google!" from the lock screen. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

Video: Use OK Google on the Locked Nexus 6P

Questions and Answers

Whats the point of saying, "OK, Google!" if you still have to swipe to unlock the phone?

My problem is you wasted 18 seconds of my life! I have tried: I have tried being patient. I think it was caused by: This dumb Web site

We apologize for any caused inconvenience. Our tutorials are constantly updated, so please come back to find more answers to your questions. To unlock your smartphone with "OK, Google!" without having to swipe the screen, you can use the Smart Lock feature.

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  1. 1
    Update your smartphone if needed
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    We have a tutorial for that ("How to upgrade an Android smartphone or tablet).
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    Press the home button.
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    Tap on "Apps" or a set of white boxes.
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap "Security" under "Personal".
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    Scroll down to "Advanced" and tap on "Trust agents".
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    Enable "Smart Lock".
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    Press the back button.
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    In "Device security", tap on "Smart Lock".
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    You may be asked to unlock your smartphone or configure the lock.
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    Now, set the Smart Lock option
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    The device may unlock automatically as you are carrying your device with you, you are in a trusted location, a trusted Bluetooth device has been connected, your device recognizes your face or your voice. This will allow you to use "OK, Google!" without unlocking the phone. Please note that some of the features are not supported by some devices.
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