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    Default Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    Do you have to have the phone awake to respond to "OK Google", or will that command wake the phone from sleep mode as well?
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    No, it only works when the phone is unlocked and at your home screen.
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    Quote Originally Posted by whitenack View Post
    Do you have to have the phone awake to respond to "OK Google", or will that command wake the phone from sleep mode as well?
    It has to be awake, unlocked and on the home screen. (Or on Google now.)
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    Thanks folks!
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    That isn't entirely true, it will work when the phone is unlocked no matter at what screen it's on. It doesn't have to e on google now, it works on any screen.
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    Krouri, I'm with Phil on this one. It only works at a home screen (any home screen) or Google now. It does not work on any screen, as you state. For example, if you are in the browser, or in hangouts, you can't just say "Ok, Google."
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    Yes, it is a part of the launcher, not the system. So you have to be on the home screen for it to work.

    Thats also why it will not work if you are using a non-native launcher.
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    usually a good idea to agree with phil. of course, you always got a few people who love to try and prove phil and jerry incorrect on many things.
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    Hi,

    There's an app named, "Open Mic+ for Google Now,

    That should help you get your phone doing what you want.

    "I hope"
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    Saw this video, sort of contradicts Phil (no offence) but i would like to set up similar to this.
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Nickinson View Post
    It has to be awake, unlocked and on the home screen. (Or on Google now.)
    Which of course makes it pretty much useless. Since you have to unlock/switch on the phone to the home screen, you may as well just press the mic button that is there anyhow. So you may as well turn hotword detection off and save a little battery. For this function to be useful it has to be available even when off like on the Moto-X. Apparently the N5 hardware is capable of this but Google could not activate it due to some potential patent issue.
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    moto x has a dedicated low power speech processor which listens to you while consuming less battery. other phones can listen too but would end up hogging a lot of battery. the processor is application specific and won't do anything generic.
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    That is an HTC One. Saying "OK Google" on a Nexus 5 will not wake it.

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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caleb Pelton View Post
    That is an HTC One. Saying "OK Google" on a Nexus 5 will not wake it.

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    Odd, then why does it drain so much battery when the phone is asleep? Simply turning that off saved more battery power than anything else I've done with the phone other than enable ART.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bront View Post
    Odd, then why does it drain so much battery when the phone is asleep? Simply turning that off saved more battery power than anything else I've done with the phone other than enable ART.
    My N5 only uses about 4% when sleeping for 8 to 10 hours during the night and I haven't disabled "OK Google". Loved ART since I started getting more than 24 hours off the battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulletmark View Post
    Which of course makes it pretty much useless. Since you have to unlock/switch on the phone to the home screen, you may as well just press the mic button that is there anyhow. So you may as well turn hotword detection off and save a little battery. For this function to be useful it has to be available even when off like on the Moto-X. Apparently the N5 hardware is capable of this but Google could not activate it due to some potential patent issue.
    Ha. Didn't mean to thank you but don't know how to undo that via Tapatalk.

    I agree with you on turning off the hotword detection for the most part. I find it very useful in the car for dictating texts and such though so I keep it on.

    Don't think it is a patent thing, more a hardware thing. Would eat too much battery on most devices.
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bront View Post
    Odd, then why does it drain so much battery when the phone is asleep? Simply turning that off saved more battery power than anything else I've done with the phone other than enable ART.
    I'd suggest making sure to kill the Google search process after using it (or at least before going to bed at night) via the multitasking soft button. Even if not being used, it can run amok if left on in the background I've found.
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBroccoli View Post
    I'd suggest making sure to kill the Google search process after using it (or at least before going to bed at night) via the multitasking soft button. Even if not being used, it can run amok if left on in the background I've found.
    I never used it and never wanted to (The "OK Google" part), so I turned it off. It looked like it helped dramatically, but about 2 hours later I started also using ART, so I'm admittedly not 100% sure.
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    Quote Originally Posted by uumeshh View Post
    moto x has a dedicated low power speech processor which listens to you while consuming less battery. other phones can listen too but would end up hogging a lot of battery. the processor is application specific and won't do anything generic.
    The Snapdragon 800 actually has a low power core specifically designed for voice recognition when the device is sleeping. Google chose not to use it for some reason. Sort of disappointing in my opinion.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    I believe its the Moto X thats able to wake upon saying "Ok Google". The GEL does activate search but only when the screen is on and viewing a homescreen. You could download "Open Mic+" but it may have a battery drain since it isn't a native process.
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    I have note 3 and my phone will wake with okay google. I'm stock and not rooted
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    Hi Scott, what settings do you do so your phone can hear "OK Google" when its inactive?
    Settings->Voice->Hands-Free Allow requests with device locked. Its set On for Bluetooth device but its not working when the phone is locked and inactive. However somehow it did work couple of times while in the car.
    Another annoying thing is that when I turn off the Bluetooth, the cellphone no longer hear my google commands then suddenly it starts hearing....Buggy Buggy Droid. I do remember the very first Android phones had no bugs almost like IPhones, but in our-days racing for popularity, android became like windows (Restart is required to solve problems)
    Google team, please watch Apple, they are not trying to use latest buggy technologies and people still love 'em and consider to be luxury. Luxury is not the way it looks like its the way it works! Nowadays with android phones most of the time is spent to fix something.
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    Actually, none of the responses here are true. Including Phil's. Your phone DOES have to be awake, but you can use "ok google" from the lock screen, home screen, and any other screen..and while web browsing. I know because I can do it with my phone.
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    Actually, it can be done from the home AND lock screen, and any other screen as well. Mine does.
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    Default Re: Does "OK Google" wake the phone from sleep?

    Actually, none of these responses are true. Including Phil's. Although your phone DOES have to be awake, "ok google" works from the home AND the lock screen, as well as any other screen, and also while web browsing. I know because my phone can.
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