1. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I travel quite a bit. My car doesn't have Bluetooth. My phone is on the dashboard. How can I answer the phone by voice? I don't want to be distracted by reaching for the phone to answer it. Thanks.
    08-02-2019 04:36 PM
  2. mrpackerguy's Avatar
    Even if you could answer hands free without Bluetooth, how are you going to turn on the phone speaker to hear the caller without touching the phone?
    08-02-2019 06:09 PM
  3. mrpackerguy's Avatar
    Get a Bluetooth ear piece
    elvee68 likes this.
    08-02-2019 06:09 PM
  4. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Even if you could answer hands free without Bluetooth, how are you going to turn on the phone speaker to hear the caller without touching the phone?
    Good question. I'll work on that. Step 1 will be to answer it. Any ideas?
    eric002 likes this.
    08-02-2019 07:01 PM
  5. foxbat121's Avatar
    It is illegal in many places.
    08-02-2019 08:20 PM
  6. IMANUT46's Avatar
    It is illegal in many places.
    I didn't know that. Where can I find that law?
    08-02-2019 09:55 PM
  7. foxbat121's Avatar
    It is written in law in increasing number of jurisdictions that forbids call and text without hands free devices. Some even tried to go further to ban any call or text even with hands free devices. So, it is naturally not a thing Google is interested in adding to its voice assistant.

    Your best bet is investing in some Bluetooth handsfree devices.
    08-02-2019 10:02 PM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I travel quite a bit. My car doesn't have Bluetooth. My phone is on the dashboard. How can I answer the phone by voice? I don't want to be distracted by reaching for the phone to answer it. Thanks.
    You could as an option use Google Assistant to return the call
    08-02-2019 10:28 PM
  9. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Strange. I can, with Assistant, say "Call Steve" and the Pixel makes the call. Why can't the Assistant answer the call?
    08-02-2019 10:28 PM
  10. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Good question. I'll work on that. Step 1 will be to answer it. Any ideas?
    Get something like this. Not only is it hands free to solve that concern, but this one has voice activated answering.

    https://www.blueparrott.com/on-the-r...50-xt#/#204010

    That's the one I use and is awesome in every way. Not all of their models have voice activation, so read the descriptions before buying a cheaper/older version. Even on headsets without voice activation, pressing the power button will answer and end calls.
    08-02-2019 11:47 PM
  11. J Dubbs's Avatar
    That's the one reason I haven't got rid of my Moto x pure edition.... Moto voice. When I turned it on it would read out over the speaker phone who was calling, and ask me if I wanted to answer the call, dismiss it, or send a message letting them know I couldn't talk at the moment. It basically let me do everything, and I mean everything by voice. It blows Google Assistant, Siri, and Cortana out of the water in the hands free department. Too bad Moto moved away from that version of Moto voice in it's newer devices. That's the main reason I won't own any more Moto phones, that and their complete lack of fulfilling promised updates for their phones.
    08-03-2019 06:56 AM
  12. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Strange. I can, with Assistant, say "Call Steve" and the Pixel makes the call. Why can't the Assistant answer the call?
    It's by design
    08-03-2019 11:04 AM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    Strange. I can, with Assistant, say "Call Steve" and the Pixel makes the call. Why can't the Assistant answer the call?
    Because they didn't program that?
    08-04-2019 12:36 PM
  14. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Can I have ASSISTANT ANSWER THE PHONE AND TURN ON THE SPEAKER. THANKS
    08-04-2019 10:19 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    Can I have ASSISTANT ANSWER THE PHONE AND TURN ON THE SPEAKER. THANKS
    Your already made a thread on this .
    I'll link you back to your original one
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/go...one-voice.html
    08-04-2019 10:23 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    Please stop remaking threads for no reason. You ask questions.. get responses.. then seem to just make a new thread. It makes no sense.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    08-04-2019 10:30 PM
  17. Rukbat's Avatar
    Threads merged. since they're both basically about the same thing.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    08-05-2019 03:15 PM
  18. J Dubbs's Avatar
    can i have assistant answer the phone and turn on the speaker. Thanks
    No you can't as everyone here has already told you. If you want that feature you bought the wrong phone..... so I suggest you buy a different phone.

    Is that clear enough for you?
    08-06-2019 04:26 AM
  19. IMANUT46's Avatar
    This thread was created for involvement of the Assistant. I'd be happy to have the speaker turned on automatically without having to turn it on manually.
    12-13-2019 05:39 PM
  20. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Give Auto Speaker a try.
    12-13-2019 05:43 PM
  21. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Give Auto Speaker a try.
    I've downloaded the app. I don't get many calls but I can only use one hand with the smartphone. I'll try it for a while and let you know how it works out. Again, thanks as always. You have no idea how much you have helped me over the past few years.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    12-13-2019 06:22 PM

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