Voice assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant getting upgraded day by day. Voice assistants have changed the way we interact with technology. Why set the alarm manually when Alexa can do it for you? or Siri can type and send the emails.
It’s all wonderful but when your voice assistance is confused to understand your command the third time in a row, it’s very frustrating.
If you’re having a hard time using the Voice Assistant, here’s how to help Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant understand your commands better.
1. Pay attention to the tone
You’ve probably seen a viral video of someone shouting the first time on Alexa or Google Assistant. By talking with frustration or anger, the voice-assisted less likely to understand you. So want to dispel your grievances talk at a normal volume. Talk with Alexa, Google, or Siri as if you were talking to a friend.
2. Do not block the microphone
You can’t get the answer to your question from Siri. Surprisingly, the thumb is blocking the microphone. If your voice assistant can’t hear your words, make sure you don’t have this problem.
Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa require a proper way to understand your voice. Amazon recommends at least 8 inches of space around the Echo device. It’s not always possible, but a little breathing room will help you choose your words more precisely.
3. Act naturally
Are you a voice assistant and one of those talking robots?. Because you’re a robot, I think you sound like a robot too. But today’s AI is designed to pick up normal human speech.
Voice assistants who speak like a normal person are the most responsive. Instead of “Alexa Alarm 7!”, say “Alexa sets an alarm for 7 in the morning.”
4. Create profiles for various family members
You can train Amazon’s Alexa to recognize up to 6 people. This tip can be useful if you have a family with foreign accents or children with different language development levels. It’s a simple process that allows Alexa to slowly adapt to different voices.
Here’s how to set up Alexa profiles:
Open the Alexa app.
- Tap More > Settings.
- Select Your Profile.
- Next to Voice, select Create.
- Select Continue.
You can train Siri and recognize your own voice. If you have an accent or speak fast, do this extra step. Chances are you did something like this when you set up your smartphone, but if it doesn’t work out with Siri, try again.
Open Settings on your iPhone.
- Click on Siri & Search.
- Toggle the switch next to Listen for “Hey Siri” off and back on.
- Complete the on-screen setup process to train Siri to recognize your voice.
You can also call the appropriate person so you can teach Siri how to pronounce the names of people in your life. Siri straightens the smart assistant by saying “You made a mistake” if you misspelled a name.
The Google Assistant has a similar feature called Voice Match. You can teach Google Assistant how to recognize commands more accurately.
Open the Google Home app.
- Tap your profile picture or initials.
- Head to Assistant settings > Voice Match.
- Click Add Devices.
- Follow the on-screen directions.
5.Make your voice assistant smarter
Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri often ask for an explanation of what the user says. This can be annoying, but answering will help the AI train the user to know better.
Responding to clarify what you asked first shows how smart secretaries can do better in the future. Every time you give an explanation, AI technology will remember and adapt, so you don’t have to repeat it next time.