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    Default Moto X: Can you turn off the Touchless Control voice commands?

    Is there a way to disable the touchless control/ok google now voice business?
    Would the phone function just as easily with only touch commands?
    thanks!
    karen
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 01-24-2014 at 09:14 PM.
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    Default re: Can you turn off the Touchless Control voice commands?

    Yes it's labeled Touchless controls in settings.
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    Default Re: Can you turn off the Touchless Control voice commands?

    As Gunnyman said, the options are easily accessible in the Settings interface. You shouldn't see any adverse effects; the phone will run just fine with Touchless Control disabled.
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    Default Re: Can you turn off the Touchless Control voice commands?

    Piggybacking on this thread, just curious: Do you always have to say "OK, google now..." first to use the voice commands? Or can you shorten that somewhat? Not a huge deal but just curious since I think I'd be a little self-conscious saying that in public all the time.
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    Default Re: Can you turn off the Touchless Control voice commands?

    Also piggy backing onto this thread can you use the voice commands with Nova, or another third party launcher or are they built into the launcher itself? I've been looking and digging into Moto X related questions and topics as I am thinking more and more about swapping my Note 3 for a Moto X.
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    Default Re: Can you turn off the Touchless Control voice commands?

    Yes, Touchless Control voice commands can be accessed at any time. It doesn't matter what apps or launcher you are using. It doesn't matter if the phone's screen is off or on.
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    Default Re: Can you turn off the Touchless Control voice commands?

    I agree with the shorting of the activation phrase. At least down to just "OK Google".... How about "OK Moto"?

    I haven't found a way, yet.

    Hoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Remus View Post
    I agree with the shorting of the activation phrase. At least down to just "OK Google".... How about "OK Moto"?

    I haven't found a way, yet.

    Hoot

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    I would love it to be "COMPUTER!, ..."

    I've said that to my girlfriend's smartphone before when I try to do something since I am on a Palm Centro.

    (You probably have to be of a certain age or a sci-fi geek to get that.)

    Seriously, even "Hey Google" would be much better. Or "Hey phone!" better yet but marketing wouldn't let them do that.
    Last edited by tmann202; 01-24-2014 at 08:56 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Remus View Post
    I agree with the shorting of the activation phrase. At least down to just "OK Google".... How about "OK Moto"?

    I haven't found a way, yet.

    Hoot

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    I had successfully trained mine to just ok google while back but it would falsely activate all the time, very annoying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmann202 View Post
    Seriously, even "Hey Google" would be much better.
    I really want to say "Hey Google!". I feel weird saying "Okay Google Now" even in the privacy of my own car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzlegal View Post
    I really want to say "Hey Google!". I feel weird saying "Okay Google Now" even in the privacy of my own car.
    If I'm being honest I feel like having to say that will make me use it a lot less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketsaucev2 View Post
    I had successfully trained mine to just ok google while back but it would falsely activate all the time, very annoying!

    -Nexus 10-
    1. How did you do that?
    2. Why would it falsely activate - because you said "google" without meaning activate it or because by training it, it made it react to your voice saying anything?
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    Default Re: Can you turn off the Touchless Control voice commands?

    Quote Originally Posted by tmann202 View Post
    1. How did you do that?
    2. Why would it falsely activate - because you said "google" without meaning activate it or because by training it, it made it react to your voice saying anything?
    1. I hit train launch phrase and said 'OK Google' 3 times
    2. Not even me saying anything specifically, just random noises would activate it in my pocket resulting in the phone being awake and pocket dials, random pocket pics being taken, etc., sitting out with people talking it would turn on with the microphone and then 'not recognized' or what have you.

    Bottom line it's just easier/works better to say ok Google now. It really isn't that awkward, especially when you show it off.


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    Default Re: Can you turn off the Touchless Control voice commands?

    I've successfully trained mine to respond to just "OK Google" and don't get any false positive activations. Just make sure you do it in a DEAD silent room (without even ambient noise) and keep the phone at arm's length.
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    Default Re: Can you turn off the Touchless Control voice commands?

    I trained mine with "OK Google" when I got the phone -- and I had laryngitis at the time -- and haven't had any problems. I've had maybe one instance of a false positive. I helped a friend (who was coming from an iPhone) set up her new Moto X, and she trained hers with OK Google as well, no problems. (We had to turn mine off while she trained hers!)

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