- In settings, tell your phone where you live and work.
- Add an address when you set appointments that require travel.
- Turn on Location.
Now that you're all set up....
- Google will go into semi-stalker mode, letting you know what's happening nearby, what the menu is at the restaurant you just walked into, what time you need to leave for your appointment so you're not late, if there's an accident on the road ahead of you and alert you of anything else of interest around you.
- You can press and hold the home button, say "OK, Google" and tell Google what you need. Some examples:
- What song is this?
- When I get home, remind me to do laundry.
- When I get to work, remind me to call Bob.
- Text Lenny and tell him I love him.
A friendly female voice will confirm your request and boom you have a better memory (and, in my case, your husband is wondering why you just texted him when you're sitting next to him).
You can also use Voice to Text, instead of hunting and tapping. Click on any field you would type text into to open your keyboard. See that little microphone button next to the space bar? Tap it and start talking
Now, and this is important, proofread what the phone typed for you. Trust me. I am not ducking kidding you :)
I blame chemobrain for my poor memory, but it's possible my brain has just gotten lazy. Why should it remember stuff when there's Google?