1. Dustinthewind1991's Avatar
    Apparently, Google just launched an update to all Android devices that now makes you unable to unlock your phone with your voice. I constantly use my phone hands free especially when I'm busy doing hair or cooking. I say, "OK Google, text so and so" then Google will go, "Sure, what's the message?" But now, when I tell Google to text someone, it just goes to my lock screen and I have to manually unlock my phone even with just Swipe as a lock screen choice. I also use it to set timers when I finish applying color to hair because my gloves are covered in color and now I have to manually unlock my phone. It's just so stupid. Google says it's all for "Enhanced security" but I call is BS. I personally don't care about security because my phone is never away from me ever so this is extremely inconvenient. I swear, if Google keeps pulling this crap they know we all hate, I may just start using Bixby. Anyways, is there any workaround for this? I have a Note 9
    07-01-2019 04:05 PM
  2. kct1975's Avatar
    My suggestion would be to enable Smart Lock and choose your Home as on of the Trusted Places and there are other options available also...
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    07-01-2019 04:39 PM
  3. Dustinthewind1991's Avatar
    I had all of that enabled and it still will not work. It's this stupid new "security update" they sent out. You can no longer unlock your phone using Google. I even disabled all security and just had SWIPE SCREEN TO UNLOCK enabled so No pin or fingerprint was needed and it STILL will not unlock my screen. I then disabled all screen locks so when I press the home button when the screen is off, it takes me straight to the home page of my phone as there is no longer a lock screen. Now my screen just stays dark while google does the task but I cant see what is shown because my screen stays off. This new update really messed it up for me and I am really starting to hate google.
    07-01-2019 06:20 PM

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