Mastering Google Assistant Voice Commands: Troubleshooting Tips

If you own a Google Assistant-powered device, such as a Google Home or a smartphone, you know how convenient it can be. But, like any technology, it’s not always perfect. Sometimes, your Google Assistant may not understand you, or it may not perform the action you want it to. That’s where troubleshooting comes in. Below are some voice command examples you can use to help troubleshoot common issues with your Google Assistant.

#1 Basic Troubleshooting Commands

“Hey Google, why aren’t you responding?”
“Hey Google, why can’t you understand me?”
“Hey Google, can you hear me?”
“Hey Google, can you repeat that?”
“Hey Google, I didn’t mean that. Cancel that command.”
“Hey Google, stop.”

#2 Connectivity Troubleshooting Commands

“Hey Google, why can’t I connect to my Wi-Fi?”
“Hey Google, my internet is down. What can I do?”
“Hey Google, can I test my internet speed?”
“Hey Google, play a song to test my speakers.”

#3 Smart Home Troubleshooting Commands

“Hey Google, why won’t my smart light turn on?”
“Hey Google, turn on/off the lights in the living room.”
“Hey Google, dim the lights in the kitchen to 50%.”
“Hey Google, set the thermostat to 72 degrees.”
“Hey Google, lock the front door.”
“Hey Google, what’s the temperature in the bedroom?”

#4 Google Assistant Settings Commands

“Hey Google, how can I change your voice?”
“Hey Google, can you turn on/off the guest mode?”
“Hey Google, increase/decrease the brightness.”
“Hey Google, can you tell me a joke?”
“Hey Google, set a reminder for me to call mom at 3 pm.”

#5 Troubleshooting for Music Commands

“Hey Google, play music from Spotify.”
“Hey Google, skip to the next song.”
“Hey Google, play/pause the music.”
“Hey Google, volume up/down.”
“Hey Google, what song is playing?”

#6 Troubleshooting Commands for Google Assistant on Android devices

“Hey Google, why won’t you work on my lock screen?”
“Hey Google, why can’t I see your answers on my phone?”
“Hey Google, why aren’t you hearing my voice commands?”

#7 Google Assistant for Productivity

“Hey Google, set a timer for 30 minutes.”
“Hey Google, what’s my schedule for today?”
“Hey Google, add milk to my shopping list.”
“Hey Google, what’s the weather forecast for tomorrow?”
“Hey Google, convert 1 liter to ounces.”

#8 Google Assistant for Entertainment

“Hey Google, tell me a joke.”
“Hey Google, what’s the latest news?”
“Hey Google, what movies are playing nearby?”
“Hey Google, tell me a story.”
“Hey Google, play the latest episode of The Daily podcast.”