1. rooneyt's Avatar
    Is it possible to have Google send text messages emails etc without actually typing anything to confirm? Navigation for example would be a whole lot safer if I could trigger it without having to touch the screen first. Anyone have any advice?

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    07-21-2013 08:55 AM
  2. rooneyt's Avatar
    Disregard I am completely stupid the feature has been there all along

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    07-21-2013 09:26 AM
  3. Mark Zagotti's Avatar
    I am not sure which device you have or which version of Android you have but if you are on 4.0 ICS or earlier versions, the voice icon has to be tapped in order to voice a command. If you have Google Now on your device, there is "siri" funtionality to call out voice commands. All you have to do is open up Google now and say "Google", then tell it what you want it to do. There are other third party apps on the play store that are "Siri" alternatives.

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    07-21-2013 09:37 AM
  4. rooneyt's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. That is something I did not know Google Now could do. I'm not this naive, I promise. I just moved over to the GS4 (4.2.2 is the android version) after like 4 years with iPhone (I had the original droid1, if that says anything about how long it's been since I used Android). I figured out how to root the thing with no problem, but I had no idea I could trigger Google Now with my voice. Weird.

    Now here's a question....any way you know of to trigger Google Now from the lock screen?

    I am not sure which device you have or which version of Android you have but if you are on 4.0 ICS or earlier versions, the voice icon has to be tapped in order to voice a command. If you have Google Now on your device, there is "siri" funtionality to call out voice commands. All you have to do is open up Google now and say "Google", then tell it what you want it to do. There are other third party apps on the play store that are "Siri" alternatives.

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    07-21-2013 10:43 AM
  5. Mark Zagotti's Avatar
    Try to put the google search icon in your home page and try to swap it with one of the four apps that are on the bottom of your phone. Make sure you have at least one open spot on the home screen to move an app from the bottom row. Move the google search app to the bottom row. That should take care of it.

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    07-21-2013 09:39 PM
  6. rooneyt's Avatar
    I did one better. I turned on lock screen shortcuts and then added voice search as one of the shortcuts. One touch Google now from lock screen.

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    07-23-2013 09:13 PM

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