1. Boba7523's Avatar
    Hi guys, just wondering if the stock Google voice-to-text works via Bluetooth so I can text while driving? Has anyone tried it, and if so, can tell me how to set it up?

    Here's what I hope to accomplish in my car:

    1.) Listen to music by connecting it to my car (aux or BT if my car has BT built in) AND SIMULTANEOUSLY ...
    2.) Replying to an incoming text message by pressing a button on my BT device

    Is this possible?
    12-10-2012 08:02 PM
  2. Centro85#AC's Avatar
    I haven't tried since probably gingerbread, so this may be useless to you. However, back then I could not find a way to get it to work with the STOCK voice search/voice to text. Of course, that was on a Moto and I think they had their own or verizons over riding the stock one maybe? I'm not sure, it's been awhile.

    Anyway, the work around I found was to use Vlingo. It was kind of a pain, but for long weekend drives or business trips in the car it worked okay once it was set up right. I do remember having to mess with the Vlingo settings to get it to work right. Might be an option if you they haven't added bluetooth voice to text in the last 2 versions of Android.
    12-10-2012 08:12 PM
  3. jneusch's Avatar
    Hi guys, just wondering if the stock Google voice-to-text works via Bluetooth so I can text while driving? Has anyone tried it, and if so, can tell me how to set it up?

    Much appreciated!
    I am considering a switch to a Note2 and this is a big deal for me too. I had a rep in a store demo S-voice for me and I see that you can voice text and have a new text read to you via S-Voice. When I had my GS3 there were issues with any of the voice recognition software going trough my BT headset. For those that have used an iPhone and Siri you will know what I mean. It works well and I am looking for a similar experience without the brain damage of trying to set up a 3rd party app.

    If anyone has experience using their BT headset please chime in.
    12-10-2012 09:56 PM
  4. jneusch's Avatar
    Does anyone have s-voice experience using Bluetooth? Does s-voice or google voice recognition use the Bluetooth mic or the phone's internal mic?



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    12-11-2012 11:42 PM
  5. KahneFan's Avatar
    I drive a manual transmission and can absolutely not hold my phone while driving, so bluetooth is my only way when on the road. Plus, my truck has little to no insulation (cheap of cheap). However, I have had little to no issues with my phone recognizing my voice using BT in both text/email or s-voice. In the instances when there are issues, I would say they are no more common than issues you would have talking into your phone in a quiet room.
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    12-12-2012 12:03 AM
  6. jneusch's Avatar
    I drive a manual transmission and can absolutely not hold my phone while driving, so bluetooth is my only way when on the road. Plus, my truck has little to no insulation (cheap of cheap). However, I have had little to no issues with my phone recognizing my voice using BT in both text/email or s-voice. In the instances when there are issues, I would say they are no more common than issues you would have talking into your phone in a quiet room.
    KahneFan

    So you can confirm that S-voice is using the Bluetooth mic when you are speaking? If this is the case it's an improvement from the GS3 and great news.
    12-12-2012 07:28 AM
  7. KahneFan's Avatar
    I turned on my Bluetooth, activated Svoice, shut my truck door leaving my phone inside the truck, walked 10 feet from my truck and, in a normal speaking voice said "this is a test". She replied "I hope I did well". Yes you did. So, unless she heard my normal speaking voice from 10 feet away behind a closed vehicle door, yes it uses the Bluetooth microphone.
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    12-12-2012 09:39 AM
  8. corki2's Avatar
    It works with SVoice but not when I try to reply to a text message with voice by pressing the microphone.I was under the impression that this a known glitch in both the S3 and the Note 2. If I turn off my bt, I can press the microphone in the messaging app and reply with my voice.

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    12-12-2012 09:49 AM
  9. jneusch's Avatar
    KahneFan thank you for testing that.

    It sounds like responding might be an issue still. I wonder if the home button double tap would activate the BT mic? I am gong to have to go to a VZ store and play with it. I really want to switch to this phone.
    12-12-2012 01:46 PM
  10. Boba7523's Avatar
    Thanks KahneFan, good to know BT works in the truck.

    Here's what I (along with many I would presume) hope to accomplish:

    1.) Listen to music on my Note 2 by connecting it to my car (aux or BT doesn't matter) AND SIMULTANEOUSLY ...
    2.) Replying to an incoming text message by pressing a button on the BT, and this would NOT completely stop the music from playing.

    Has anyone tested?
    12-12-2012 04:28 PM
  11. KahneFan's Avatar
    So, you get the message, you pull down your task bar, you click the message to check the message, but you don't want to just push the microphone button on the keyboard for voice input? Not trying to be a smart-A, honestly trying to understand what you are wanting to test. I am more than happy to test anything I can for you, just tell me step by step what you would like to attempt and I will do it.
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    12-12-2012 09:41 PM
  12. jneusch's Avatar
    I have played around with the device and I am happy to report that I could carry on a text conversation using S-voice. It was able to read my new text and allow me to respond to the text. There were times I had to tap the mic button, but no biggie! All went through my BT headset with no issues. Thanks again KahneFan for testing for me. I appreciate it.
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    12-12-2012 11:58 PM
  13. Boba7523's Avatar
    I have played around with the device and I am happy to report that I could carry on a text conversation using S-voice. It was able to read my new text and allow me to respond to the text. There were times I had to tap the mic button, but no biggie! All went through my BT headset with no issues. Thanks again KahneFan for testing for me. I appreciate it.
    Can you please tell me how you got it to work? And what button you pressed on your BT to respond to messages?
    12-13-2012 03:21 AM
  14. Boba7523's Avatar
    So, you get the message, you pull down your task bar, you click the message to check the message, but you don't want to just push the microphone button on the keyboard for voice input? Not trying to be a smart-A, honestly trying to understand what you are wanting to test. I am more than happy to test anything I can for you, just tell me step by step what you would like to attempt and I will do it.
    Can you test 2 things?

    1.) Can S-Voice speak out loud the text message?
    2.) Responding to a text message via S-Voice or something. Basically any method other than having to unlock the phone, go into Messages app, and pressing on the Mic button.

    Also ... Do you use your Note 2 as an mp3 player for your car? If so...

    I'd like you to help me test playing a song on your Note 2 while it's connected to your car speakers via auxiliary cable or bluetooth if your car has one. If you don't use your Note 2 as an in-car mp3 player, it's ok too. Then test #2 from above. I just want to know what would happen to the song that's currently playing if a text message was received and I wanted to respond to it...

    Thanks!
    12-13-2012 03:26 AM
  15. jneusch's Avatar
    Can you test 2 things?

    1.) Can S-Voice speak out loud the text message?
    2.) Responding to a text message via S-Voice or something. Basically any method other than having to unlock the phone, go into Messages app, and pressing on the Mic button.

    Also ... Do you use your Note 2 as an mp3 player for your car? If so...

    I'd like you to help me test playing a song on your Note 2 while it's connected to your car speakers via auxiliary cable or bluetooth if your car has one. If you don't use your Note 2 as an in-car mp3 player, it's ok too. Then test #2 from above. I just want to know what would happen to the song that's currently playing if a text message was received and I wanted to respond to it...

    Thanks!
    I received a text, held down the button on my BT headset until s-voice beeped, said "read my new text". S-voice read the text and an icon popped on screen to reply. I tapped icon and replied over the BT headset. Worked very similar to Siri. Only exception is that you have to tap the reply icon. At least that's what I found in my short experiment.

    I just got the n2 last night and have not put on any music so I can't test the other one yet. Maybe this weekend I will have time to mess with it. I am a road warrior sitting in a hotel without my music with me.



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    12-13-2012 08:37 AM
  16. KahneFan's Avatar
    Can you test 2 things?

    1.) Can S-Voice speak out loud the text message?
    I may not know the correct question to ask SV because I have not figured out how to get her to read a text aloud to me yet. However, I just turned on "Driving Mode" and sent my self a test and she said "New text message from voice mail (how she sees my own number), the message says test". So, I'm guessing messages will be read aloud if you just turn on driving mode.

    2.) Responding to a text message via S-Voice or something. Basically any method other than having to unlock the phone, go into Messages app, and pressing on the Mic button.
    Using SV you can tell her to "Text (insert contact name) (insert text body)" and she will send the message for you.

    Also ... Do you use your Note 2 as an mp3 player for your car? If so...

    I'd like you to help me test playing a song on your Note 2 while it's connected to your car speakers via auxiliary cable or bluetooth if your car has one. If you don't use your Note 2 as an in-car mp3 player, it's ok too. Then test #2 from above. I just want to know what would happen to the song that's currently playing if a text message was received and I wanted to respond to it...

    Thanks!
    Here's a video I made to hopefully help?

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    12-13-2012 02:35 PM
  17. Boba7523's Avatar
    Awesome, THANKS SO MUCH KahneFan and jneusch!

    jneusch, please update us once you hook up your music on your car and test out receiving/sending text via BT.
    12-14-2012 03:27 PM
  18. jneusch's Avatar
    Awesome, THANKS SO MUCH KahneFan and jneusch!

    jneusch, please update us once you hook up your music on your car and test out receiving/sending text via BT.
    Ok, I have music on my phone, connect it to the BT in the car and my BT headset. Music plays through the stereo speakers in the car. I activate S-voice and receive the prompts through my headset. When I do this the music pauses. When complete the music resumes. I then hold down the button on my BT headset to activate S-Voice. Again, music pauses and I am prompted. I ask her to send a text to my wife, which is completed without issues. Once done the music resumes.

    This is a short test sitting in my driveway, but it seems to work. I will get a better sense of it tomorrow when I am on the road for 4 hours. If I find something different I will report back again.
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    12-16-2012 01:27 PM
  19. jneusch's Avatar
    Long drive test proved positive. Worked as I described above.

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    12-17-2012 06:32 PM
  20. Boba7523's Avatar
    Thanks!
    12-18-2012 10:21 PM
  21. Boba7523's Avatar
    Hi guys, just wondering, this works for bluetooth headset. How do we activate S-Voice if we're not using BT headset? Would we have to manually unlock out phone and hold the S-voice activation button? There's no one button phone shortcut?
    01-22-2013 02:58 PM
  22. jneusch's Avatar
    Hi guys, just wondering, this works for bluetooth headset. How do we activate S-Voice if we're not using BT headset? Would we have to manually unlock out phone and hold the S-voice activation button? There's no one button phone shortcut?
    Correct, unless someone else has figured out something different.
    01-22-2013 09:30 PM
  23. Bamagirl1234's Avatar
    I see this question is a few years old, but I have googled and googled for a solution. I could not find one but finally figured it out myself. I have a Samsung Note 3 so not sure if it works same for Note 2 or 4. Here is how you do it on the note 3:

    Go to Settings
    Controls
    Language and Input
    Under Speech go to Voice Input
    Each option has a radio button but to the right of the option selected then go to the settings for that option
    Make sure bluetooth headset “Records audio through Bluetooth headset is available” is on

    I also have a Platronics blue tooth.
    08-12-2015 12:15 PM
  24. timcarey's Avatar
    I have a blu products studio 5.3 s running ice cream sandwich and I did find that check box to enable voice to text through bluetooth and it works fine. But now I have lollipop on Zenfone 2 and I cannot find the check box or find a solution
    11-13-2015 05:28 PM

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