Google’s voice commands are pretty amazing. The one catch is that you need an internet connection to use them. Now, however, some of them work even when you’re offline.
As Android Police points out, a recent update to the Google app on Android made it possible to use certain voice commands while offline. Most of them are hardware related, but a few can control apps, including the following:
- Play Music
- Open [APP NAME]
- Turn on/off Wi-Fi
- Turn up/down the volume
- Turn on/off the flashlight
- Turn on/off airplane mode
- Turn on/off Bluetooth
- Dim the screen
There aren’t a ton of voice commands that would work without an internet connection anyway, but this is a pretty good starter list. If you try to issue a voice command when you don’t have an internet connection, Google will offer this list as a suggestion after the usual “Something went wrong,” error.
The Google Android App Now Supports Limited Voice Commands For Offline Use.