Give your Google Con­tacts nick­names

Android Advisor - - News -

If you use Google Now to ini­ti­ate phone calls or send texts, adding nick­names to your Google con­tacts can make the process feel more nat­u­ral. Here’s how to add nick­names to An­droid.

A great ex­am­ple of this is when you call your mum. You’re not go­ing to ask Google Now to call Rose­mary (or what­ever your mum’s name might be). That’s just weird. Give your mum the nick­name

‘mum’ and you can ask it to call mum in­stead. It’s easy to add a nick­name to your Google Con­tacts. I al­ready have my mum saved as mum on my phone, so here I’ll use ‘boyfriend’ as an ex­am­ple in­stead.

1. Open Google Now or the Google app on

your phone 2. Ei­ther say OK Google or tap the mi­cro­phone to speak, or tap in the text field to be­gin your query 3. Tell Google about a con­tact and their re­la­tion­ship to you. For ex­am­ple, ‘Rose­mary is my mum’, or ‘Michael is my boyfriend’ 4. If you have more than one con­tact to which this re­la­tion­ship may ap­ply, Google will ask you to se­lect which one you mean – just tap on it. ? 5. To save your con­tact with that nick­name, tap on the tick in a blue cir­cle 6. Google will con­firm that the nick­name has been added 7. To later re­move that nick­name, fol­low the above process but this time say ‘Michael is not my boyfriend’. Google will ask if you want to re­move the nick­name; if you do, tap the blue tick icon 8. Once you have saved them you can also man­age your nick­names by open­ing Google Now and se­lect­ing Set­tings, Ac­counts & pri­vacy, Nick­names. Marie Brewis

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.