It’s been a decade Apple integrates Siri right In your iPhone software And brought voice activated assistants into the mainstream. But the assistant is one of the voice-driven devices in your smartphone’s ever-growing audio toolbox. Your device can be a digital recorder, a dictation machine, a podcast production studio, and more. Here’s how to get things done with more conversation and less typing.
1. Get more from your assistant
You’ve probably already introduced yourself to Apple Sir, I, To Google Assistant For Android (and iOS) or Samsung Bixby During your phone’s setup process. You may have already tried it by setting a weather report or timer. But the biggest challenge with using a voice assistant is the various tasks that the software can handle and the devices it runs on – which are now included Tablets, speakers, smart-home hubs, automobile systems, and streaming TV boxes.
2. Make a Voice Memo
Notes app Quick ideas are great for stating, but it can also be faster for recording audio clips; Your assistants can also open the app for you. You can also record interviews with relatives for family-history archives or school projects.
The phone’s recording app acts like a physical recorder – push the record button and pause or pause to start a session. You end up with an audio file that you can play, transfer to a computer, and backup online. Third-party applications abound, but your phone probably has its own free recording program.
Apple iPhone included a voice memos App and Google’s Recorder app Is free to download in the Google Play Store for Android. Samsung contains voice recorder On many of its Galaxy phones, but also provides Galaxy And Google app Store.
3. Talk and type
A private secretary is required to take dictation – or find typing difficult? Your phone can convert your spoken words into text. Just look for a microphone icon on the keyboard or search bar, tap it and start talking to see your words on the screen.
When converting long excerpts of text, such as email messages or sections of your novel-in-progress, into a word-processing app, you have to call punctuation by name. For example, when the sentence ends or “new paragraph” say “period” to start a new paragraph.
By default the speech-to-text feature can be on (or off), so check your settings. Apple’s site There is a guide to using the dictation feature On its devices, as Google does For its Android system (And this Gord Applications for iOS) Belongs to. Bixby has A dictate facility Your own with instructions on the Samsung site.
4. Send an audio message
An audio clip shares the voice of your world. If you can also take and send a text message to your assistant, sending audio may be useful.
Service Send an audio clip to Apple’s messages Press and hold the sound-wave icon in the message box and record your clip. You can preview it before sending it. (To save space, audio clips are automatically deleted two minutes after you listen, unless you select the Keep option.)
Google’s messaging app for Android Sends audio message Likewise: To record a clip to send simply press the microphone icon in your conversation. Note that if you send someone a message on a different phone platform, however, you must record the clip in another app and send the file as an attachment.
5. Record a podcast or song
Podcasts have replaced the blog as a medium of self-expression for many. If you are thinking of starting your own show, you do not need a lot of expensive equipment. Free or inexpensive apps like Spotify Anchor, Podbean audio recorder And Spencer Studio for Android And Ios Provide recording and editing tools on your phone, as well as publishing and distribution platforms for your podcasts.