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    Default Voice Dialing via bluetooth headset

    I am having trouble with voice dialing via bluetooth headset. The voice dialing was working previously. The android voice dialer software
    cannot hear me through the headset and as soon as I dial the number manually, the headset kicks in, and I can converse with the other party using the Bluetooth headset. I paired the headset with another phone so I do not think it's a headset issue due to the fact that it worked before and currently works on a different phone. This is a serious problem because of the driving issues. Any help would be appreciated.
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    I am having the same problem and it has been driving me crazy. I have a day one Evo and never had this issue in the past.

    It started after the last update, but oddly, I don't think immediately after. Sometimes I press the button and get nothing. Sometimes you can see the dialer app appear and disappear. Sometimes it never appears but you can hear it asking the questions through the phone anyway. Sometimes just partially, like the first word. I am having failure of proper behavior 100% of the time now.
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    Default Re: Voice Dialing via bluetooth car interface

    I have similar trouble. Downloaded new version of Android 4.0.3 to my HTC EVO Design 4G about two weeks ago and then found the Bluetooth voice interface on my Hyundai Santa Fe no longer worked. It would connect with the phone, download the contact list and find a name from the voice command but when it came to dialing the dumber the call was never placed. The car and phone had been working together for a year until this upgrade. I tried re-pairing, lifting the battery, all sorts of stuff. Finally I noticed a fleeting message window going by which said that Android.Phone.App had crashed. Since the phone works after this message I assume that the app manager restarts the phone somewhere along the way. A more "normal" Bluetooth headset works flawlessly as before. I have transmitted the crash dump report several times to HTC. My carrier cannot find me a way to roll back to a previous version. Is anyone at HTC working on this problem? I need the hands-free operation so I have dropped back to my Blackberry 8530 for now. Not a very good advertisement for HTC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crxssi View Post
    I am having the same problem and it has been driving me crazy. I have a day one Evo and never had this issue in the past.

    It started after the last update, but oddly, I don't think immediately after. Sometimes I press the button and get nothing. Sometimes you can see the dialer app appear and disappear. Sometimes it never appears but you can hear it asking the questions through the phone anyway. Sometimes just partially, like the first word. I am having failure of proper behavior 100% of the time now.
    I get identical symptoms. In addition, when I do get the voice prompts, I never get the beep to tell me to start talking. Sometimes the voice prompts come through bluetooth, sometimes from the phone, but most often not at all.

    Yesterday, I tried to voice dial, got no prompt or beep, and used the Contacts screen instead. While the call was ringing, the voice prompt said "Didn't catch that", so apparently it had been listening.

    I wouldn't say I've got 100% failure, but it's easily over 80%.
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    Default Re: Voice Dialing via bluetooth headset

    I've been having the same issue for a while now. My calls go through it's just that when I tap the BT button all voice prompts are given through the handset instead of through the BT like it used to be.
    Hopefully the next update will fix this issue.
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    Default Re: Voice Dialing via bluetooth headset

    I was having the same problem. I think Google Now took over that function, try this...

    Open Google Now,

    Hit the menu button and select "Settings",



    select "Voice"



    Now make sure the bottom option is checked. That's what seemed to work for me anyway.
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    Default Re: Voice Dialing via bluetooth headset

    Thank you for the suggestion. I tried your method and I am still having the exact same problem with the voice dialer. That last update has sure caused problems with the usability of this phone. This phone is dangerous and needs to be fixed. Come on HTC, let's get this problem solved. We paid a lot for this high-end "smart phone" that won't do what an eight-year-old basic phone can do. I thought HTC was better than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just.Some.Schmuck View Post
    I was having the same problem. I think Google Now took over that function, try this...
    Google Now has always been "off" on my phone and still is. So I don't think that could be the cause in my case.
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    Thanks, Schmuck. I tried your fix but found I am not even running Google Now. I actually called HTC technical support and spoke with Phil (866.449.8358). He gave me instructions to clear the Bluetooth database. It goes like ....
    To home screen
    Settings screen
    Look for APPS
    Click on all Tab
    Scroll to Bluetooth Share
    Click on it
    Find clear data button, click thru warning and BT will be cleared.

    This did not work for me but I've posted it in hopes that it may work for someone else. Back to HTC technical support.
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    Having heard nothing from HTC, I called again and spoke with David. He says that they have received a flurry of similar reports about Bluetooth not working after the last Android update. He says that there is "an incompatibility with the Bluetooth versions and that they are working on a fix." He adds that it typically takes two weeks to get a fix out and that means an additional week and a half from today (May 17). It will be delivered automatically by your carrier's servers.
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    Default Re: Voice Dialing via bluetooth headset

    Quote Originally Posted by Just.Some.Schmuck View Post
    I was having the same problem. I think Google Now took over that function, try this...

    Open Google Now,

    Hit the menu button and select "Settings",

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...3_19-02-03.jpg

    select "Voice"

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...3_19-04-56.jpg

    Now make sure the bottom option is checked. That's what seemed to work for me anyway.
    I tried this suggestion last week, but it didn't change aything.

    However, it seems to be working much better in the last few days. I get the voice prompt and the beep almost every time. I got an update to either Google Search or Google Now this week. Is anyone else seeing a recent improvement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wvchapp View Post
    However, it seems to be working much better in the last few days. I get the voice prompt and the beep almost every time. I got an update to either Google Search or Google Now this week. Is anyone else seeing a recent improvement?
    Strange you should mention that. It suddenly started working correctly for the first time in months on my phone (noticed yesterday or the day before, can't remember). Keep in mind I only make about one or two calls a week, so I am not the best person to have a lot of data on it (nor timely data). Keeping my fingers crossed and yet not holding my breath...
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    Default Re: Voice Dialing via bluetooth headset

    Quote Originally Posted by wvchapp View Post
    I tried this suggestion last week, but it didn't change aything.

    However, it seems to be working much better in the last few days. I get the voice prompt and the beep almost every time. I got an update to either Google Search or Google Now this week. Is anyone else seeing a recent improvement?
    Finally!! I haven't really used the voice dialing via Bluetooth because the main use for me is when its in my car dock. It still doesn't load the voice dialing when I long press the button on my earpiece, but when I would just long press the home key and get google now going, I would say "google" and it would take between 45 seconds to a minute before it would beep and show the "speak now" on the screen. Then it was hit or miss with the voice recognition.....that was up until about a week ago. Now, when I activate Google now, it's instantly comes on, beeps and says "speak now" and the voice recognition, while not perfect, is vastly improved. I do wish I didn't have to long press the home key to get it going, but it's way better than it was. Does texting very well and I can open some apps, like the camera, while hands free
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    Like everyone else all of a sudden my blue tooth voice dial is working as it should again. No more issue .
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    Quote Originally Posted by SylvesterStumplethwait View Post
    This did not work for me but I've posted it in hopes that it may work for someone else. Back to HTC technical support.
    THANKS!!!!!!! This was exactly what was wrong with mine. I had one heck of a time finding this in the "forest" of troubles that everyone else has had. Saved me from wiping my phone. In fact, it caused me to register over here in order to thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by SylvesterStumplethwait
    Thanks, Schmuck. I tried your fix but found I am not even running Google Now. I actually called HTC technical support and spoke with Phil (866.449.8358). He gave me instructions to clear the Bluetooth database. It goes like ....
    To home screen
    Settings screen
    Look for APPS
    Click on all Tab
    Scroll to Bluetooth Share
    Click on it
    Find clear data button, click thru warning and BT will be cleared.
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    Well. I just about bought another phone but before signing up for a $400 S3 I tried a hard reset. I backed up everything first with Super Backup. As I expected it did not really back up everything but it worked pretty well. Google insisted on inserting contacts from ages ago but it did -- finally -- get the Bluetooth interface working again. That is, it always worked but Am again able to have it dial a number via my car's voice recognition system. HTC did nothing to help, It's the last HTC I'll ever buy. When I do I am cutting this HTC in half on a bandsaw and sending it back to the unhelpful bastards at HTC.
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    Had the same problem with my Nexus phone and a headset. found this on reddit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...hoyougonnacall and it works good so far. it can even launch google now (but for that it required also this app on my phone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d.voicecommand) and keeps the bluetooth microphone on for voice command in google now
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    I solved the problem with voice dialing. Use VoiceButton. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...da.voicebutton
    My phone Samsun Galaxy NOTE (N 7000)
    For me is very easy to use program. Try setting can help you too
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    Default Re: Voice Dialing via bluetooth headset

    I've had issues in the past as well and installing "Bluetooth Voice Dial Widget" seemed to fix it, though I don't actually use that widget now.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.gman

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