Voice search offline
05-25-2016 06:17 PM
- Reading the manual on page 34 (UK edition), it says:
"You can use Voice Actions with Google search to get directions, send messages, and perform a number of other common tasks.
You can initiate a Voice Search or Voice Action in several ways:
* Touch the microphone icon in the Google Chrome omnibox.
* Touch the microphone icon on the Home screen or Google Now screen and speak.
* Touch the search bar on the Home screen and say "Google".
* When you're viewing the Google Now screen, you don't have to touch anything. Just say "Google".
Next, speak the terms to search for or the Voice Action to perform"
Skip forward to page 41, and it says:
"*Download offline speech recognition. Check to select one or more additional languages for speech recognition when you don't have a network connection."
So, it looks like I should be able to do voice actions when offline right? Has anyone got this to work? When I click on the microphone on Google Now, I get "can't reach Google at the moment" immediately. Doing it from Chrome prompts me for speech, but then gives me the same message.
If I look settings for Google Now, English (US) is downloaded (22mb).
What am I missing?07-29-2012 11:34 AM
- I am having this same issue. The offline language pack is installed (actually came preinstalled).
When I try to dictate a draft email offline, it gives me the error:"No network available
Please try again when you are connected to the network."
When I try to use a Google Now voice command, it gives me the error:"Can't reach Google at the moment."
Can anyone confirm that, with WiFi turned off, they are getting these to work without issue? Or has anyone else had this issue but been able to resolve it?07-30-2012 10:14 AM
- Figured it out...
Looks like Google Now by itself requires Internet access since it assumes you are looking up data online (even though you can set Reminders, and whatever else you can do offline).
Voice recognition in itself would technically still process locally (I assume), based on the fact that if you go to any other app that does not require an Internet connection, and try using voice input, it would work.08-03-2012 10:06 AM
- Actually, SwiftKey 3 uses something else. I found out recently that you need to have the keyboard open, then swipe the notification bar open, and switch keyboard to Google voice input, then you get the right input. Try it out.
Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 208-03-2012 04:52 PM
- The 3rd party keyboard such as SwiftKey and Swype use their own voice recognition that requires an internet connection. Swype for example, belonging to Nuance, uses Dragon technology for its speech recognition.
I wish Google and the 3rd parties would allow you to choose your own keyboard and voice typing engine separately.
Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums08-04-2012 01:47 AM
- Ok. I can see how to dictate using the google speech recognition - but how do I give my n7 commands when offline? How do I write an email hands free without opening up the email program and dictating for each field (name, subject, etc) separately?
Am I missing something?08-07-2012 11:14 PM
- So has anyone ever got voice recognition working offline?
I really don't understand what the point is in downloading offline speech recognition if it requires an internet connection anyway.
I love my Nexus but this is just poor, and Google's response to this is rather pathetic. They can't tell me if it even should work, unless I do a hard reset.
Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums09-30-2012 12:02 PM
- I had the same issue with Voice Actions not working offline until I figured it out my self that the voice actions
work offline only when English (US) is selected under Settings > Voice > Languge. Apparently the offline voice
recognition, for the moment works only for English (US) as mentioned here.10-19-2012 12:10 PM
- After stumbling around on this trying to get it to work offline, I found TWO more key bits of information to make it happen.
Language & Input
Under KEYBOARD & INPUT METHODS section,
Click the SETTINGS icon to the right of "Android Keyboard"
Input Languages MUST BE SET TO "English (US)" (I assume to match my downloaded language file).
Ensure the checkbox is enabled beside "Google voice typing", and set to "automatic" (it can't be a mismatch from the "Android keyboard" setting or it won't work).
None of this seems to be a problem if you've got your overall language setting to be English (United States) and are using the default "use system language" option for Android Keyboard. In other words, it's tweaked to work fine for US users, but others need to fiddle.
Steve02-20-2013 09:52 AM
- I have a similar problem but it works in airplane mode and offline. However when I'm in 2g its worthless and slower than I'd like if im on wifi. Its like it tries to use the internet when it can but id rather it always work as well as it does in airplane mode.
Any ideas?06-27-2013 06:18 PM
- TO EVERYONE THIS WILL SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM
Before doing all the above procedure change voice recognizer to Google. see path below
languages and input>speech>voice recognizer (set it to Google not to Samsung powered by...
this best works for voice recognition ofline for messaging :-)07-02-2013 06:38 AM
- I've got SwiftKey installed, Kitkat on Asus. Whether I set it to use its voice recognition or the Google Voice Recognition, after a reboot voice recognition works fairly well within applications. Selecting the search icon brings up a microphone icon taping it trigger VR, which work slow than when on line, but it works.
However it doesn't work in Google Now or the Google search widget. Really strange.12-03-2014 11:20 PM
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