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    Default Google Now Voice Command "Navigate to work" is not Recognized

    I have a Nexus 4 running stock Android 4.3, rooted. I like to use Google Now voice control in the car, but I can never get the command "navigate to work" to work.
    I have my work address saved in Google Maps as "work," just like I have my home address saved under "home." The "navigate to home" voice action works perfectly: it always pulls up directions to my home. The "navigate to work" voice action NEVER works, it always pulls up Google search for the phrase "navigate to work."
    I need the functionality because I require directions to work often.
    If anyone has any insight to how to get around this issue, please share.
    PS I can search "work" in Google Maps and it does pull up my work address.
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    Default Re: Google Now Voice Command "Navigate to work" is not Recognized

    Welcome to Android Central! That's strange--"navigate to work" functions correctly on Google Now on my Razr Maxx. Maybe a root issue? Are you running the stock ROM, or a custom one?
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    Default Re: Google Now Voice Command "Navigate to work" is not Recognized

    This has worked for me at some times, and not at others. It hasn't worked lately. You and I aren't the only ones having trouble with it, trust me. There's one fix I saw in the Android subreddit a while back that worked for some.

    Here are the instructions from that post, paraphrased.

    1. Google Maps → Menu Drawer → Settings → "Edit home or work"
    2. The address shown was correct, displayed as "Blah Apartments, 123 Blah Street, Apt 456, Blahville, ST".
    3. Even though it's shown properly, select the "Edit home address" item.
    4. From the list presented, select the item that correctly identifies your home.
    5. It may change (subtly) to "123 Blah Street, Apt 456, Blahville, ST". Note that "Blah Apartments" has been removed
    This may or may not be the issue for you, but it seemed to help some. It didn't for me.
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    Default Re: Google Now Voice Command "Navigate to work" is not Recognized

    Same issue here. The issue appears to be specific to my account as other accounts on my phone do not have this problem. Keeping a 2nd account on my phone would be a workaround, but I really want to fix this issue and haven't found any other resources yet. Good luck!
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    Default Re: Google Now Voice Command "Navigate to work" is not Recognized

    Quote Originally Posted by DFWdude View Post
    I have a Nexus 4 running stock Android 4.3, rooted. I like to use Google Now voice control in the car, but I can never get the command "navigate to work" to work.
    I have my work address saved in Google Maps as "work," just like I have my home address saved under "home." The "navigate to home" voice action works perfectly: it always pulls up directions to my home. The "navigate to work" voice action NEVER works, it always pulls up Google search for the phrase "navigate to work."
    I need the functionality because I require directions to work often.
    If anyone has any insight to how to get around this issue, please share.
    PS I can search "work" in Google Maps and it does pull up my work address.
    I just had that problem and fixed it by doing the following:

    -go to Google now
    -scroll down to the bottom
    -tap the wand icon on the bottom right
    -go to places
    -tap on work
    - - the address was slightly off aand it said "not recognized" or something similar
    -changed the work address to the correct one
    -now google recognizes "navigate to work" again
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    Default Re: Google Now Voice Command "Navigate to work" is not Recognized

    All you have to do is go into Search settings and enable "personalized results".

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    Default Re: Google Now Voice Command "Navigate to work" is not Recognized

    Necro, I know, but I fixed this on my Nexus 5. I had to enable Web History. At some point in time Google changed things to check Web History (recent searches) for locations and places even though it's fully listed in Google Now and Google Maps. After enabling history and setting addresses again / searching addresses in maps google now started to work instantly by saying navigate home / work.
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    Default Re: Google Now Voice Command "Navigate to work" is not Recognized

    I had the same problem, a simple data and cash clean fixed it on s3

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