This post will walk you through downloading a new language for offline voice input speech feature on the latest Google Pixel smartphone. Here’s a quick guide to add offline languages on Google Pixel 7.
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Time Needed : 4 minutes
Just like other Android phones, the Google Pixel 7 also comes with a voice input system that you can use whenever you find the need to let your phone read some texts out loud. Such a feature is called Voice input speech, powered by Google Assistant on Gboard.
Outlined below is a step-by-step walkthrough on how to add a new language that you can use offline on the Pixel 7 voice input speech. Feel free to refer to this guide when needed.
First, navigate to the Apps screen and then tap on the Settings/Gear icon. Doing so will launch the Settings app menu. You can also access the Settings app menu by tapping on the same gear icon from the quick settings panel of your phone.
You can also access the Settings app menu by tapping on the same gear icon from the quick settings panel of your phone.
While in the Settings menu, scroll to locate and then tap System.
Another menu opens with system-related features and services.
Find and then tap Languages & input to proceed.
Another menu opens with language-related features and keyboard options.
Navigate to the Speech section and then locate Voice input from the given options. Once found, tap on the gear icon next to it.
Doing so will take you to another screen with additional options for offline speech.
To continue, tap the option to Add a language.
On the succeeding menu, you will see a list of available languages with the current language set on the phone.
Scroll to find the language that you’d like to add and then tap on it to proceed.
The download pop-up window will load up next.
Review the pop-up details and then tap Download to instigate the download process.
Make sure that your phone has stable internet connection and ample storage to allocate the language (update) file.
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Follow the rest of the onscreen prompts to finish downloading the language update. Once it’s finished, the recently downloaded language (update) should already be available for speech recognition offline. It will also be added in the existing list of languages under Your languages from the Add a language menu.
In case you’ve mistakenly downloaded a different language, then you can just remove it from the list of offline languages. To do this, simply tap on the language from the Your languages section then tap Uninstall in the pop-up window to uninstall the language update. Once the language update is uninstalled completely, it will no longer be used for offline speech recognition with the Gboard and other relevant apps on the phone.
You can also set your device to automatically update languages either via Mobile data or Wi-Fi network. If you prefer to do manually updating, then you can just set it to Do not update instead. Just configure the Auto update languages settings from the Speech Services by Google menu when needed.
How does the Voice Input System Work on Pixel 7?
As the name suggests, voice input refers to spoken commands that are used to control your phone. With the Google Voice service, you can pose questions or utter specific commands for your device to execute. The concept is similar to that of the Amazon Echo, Cortana and Siri.
One of the advantages of using voice input is execution speed. Apparently, talking is way much faster than typing. That said, expect your device to respond and process your input requests faster than when you’re typing.
And that’s all about adding offline languages on the new Google Pixel 7 smartphone.