We can call the Google Assistant by saying Hey Google or OK Google. However, this may sound a bit repetitive after a while. Is it possible that there are any alternative words that we can use instead of saying the OK Google command. ? Unfortunately, Google does not allow any such features to replace its signature method of invoking its virtual assistant. Because of the custom scope we got on Android, we can change the OK Google or Hey Google command to any other phrase we choose.
Don’t worry, because you don’t have to root your device for this. However, you need to install a third-party application. Then you need to disable the classic Hey google command and replace it with a phrase of your choice to summon the Google Assistant. Now let us enter the steps.
Change OK Google Command to Something Else
First, you need to download the app Open Mic+. As it is a third-party app, you won’t find it on Play Store. However, there are various other third party APK portals from where you can download this app. Make sure your Android device is running the latest Android OS version.
- Download and install Open Mic+ app [Enable Allow installation of unknown apps in the Settings]
- Then open Google app > at the bottom right corner, there is More option. Tap on it
- Next, tap on Settings > navigate to Google Assistant and tap on it
- Under Popular Setting, tap on the first option Voice Match
- Now, under This Phone, tap on the toggle beside Hey Google to disable the OK Google/Hey Google command.
- This means Google Assistant won’t show up upon speaking Hey Google or OK Google.
Setting Up Custom Phrase to Invoke Google Assistant
After disabling Hey Google default voice command, let’s set up our custom command.
- Launch the Open Mic+ app
- Make sure the Hotword Detection is set to On
- Tap on Say and change Ok google by typing your custom phrase [For eg: I typed the phrase “Computer”]
- Now tap the green play button
- This will activate Open Mic+ and it will receive voice command input from the user.
- Whenever you will say your custom phrase, Google Assistant will show up. For instance, to summon the virtual assistant, I will have to say “Computer”, the phrase which I have set up.
That’s it. Try it out and change the OK Google command into your choice of phrase. I hope that this guide was useful.