1. Vmdouglass's Avatar
    Is there a setting that allows the Pixel the option to listen for "Ok Google " command through the mic of my bluetooth headset mic instead of cell phone mic. Please help, it would make my Pixel experience so much better.
    01-16-2017 08:22 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Open the Google app, go to Settings>Voice>Hands-free, and make sure "Allow Requests with Device Locked for Bluetooth Devices" is turned on.
    01-16-2017 09:56 PM
  3. Go42's Avatar
    When I did this recently it drained my BT headset in about 1.5 hours. Normally I can use it for 5-6 hrs listening to audio or music or on a call.
    01-16-2017 10:19 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm not sure if there are any other options. In order to respond to any Ok Google command, the Bluetooth headset presumably has to stay awake constantly, which then drains the battery faster.
    01-16-2017 10:32 PM
  5. gerrya's Avatar
    I found that certain headsets just work without changing any settings when the call or send button is pressed on the headset itself, my Motorola HX550 works this way, when purchasing one, read the reviews, sometimes people say if the headset works with OK Google in the reviews.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    01-17-2017 08:12 AM
  6. Lilybell2's Avatar
    My Jawbone headset works with "OK Google." No changes to settings, it just works.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    01-17-2017 02:46 PM
  7. SupermanJon707's Avatar
    Is there a setting that allows the Pixel the option to listen for "Ok Google " command through the mic of my bluetooth headset mic instead of cell phone mic. Please help, it would make my Pixel experience so much better.
    Just get a headset that supports it and you won't need to turn on setting to drain the battery
    J Dubbs likes this.
    01-17-2017 03:07 PM
  8. nvettese's Avatar
    When in Google Now, I go to Settings -> Voice
    -> At the bottom, turn on "Bluetooth Headset"
    -> Under OK Google Detection -- Make sure it is always on
    -> Under Hands Free -- Turn on Bluetooth Devices
    01-20-2017 03:30 PM
  9. VikingOy's Avatar
    After the updated Google Assistant was released, all of the above is incorrect. Here's how you activate voice control using a wired or wireless headset:
    1. Open Google Home
    2. Click on your account symbol (the circle with a person inside)
    3. Click on 'Settings' in the General Settings section
    4. Select 'Assistant' from the tab row
    5. Scroll down to find 'Assistant Devices' and click on your Phone
    6.Click on 'Other hands-free settings
    7. Select how you want Assistant to allow requests with device (your phone) locked

    You have a choice of Bluetooth or wired headsets.
    (It's amazing that Google managed to hide such a setting 7 levels deep down and away!!)
    10-24-2018 02:05 AM
  10. Eric Says's Avatar
    On my phone it's located Settings Gear icon>Google on the General Tab>Account Services>Search, Assistant & Voice>Google Assistant>Assistant tab>at the bottom is Assistant Devices> click + to Add that device. After that click it to modify more settings for that device, like Always-on Voice command.

    This could be your Bluetooth device goes into power saving mode, and need to be woke with a button press, a more advance model device may always listen for the Google wake up commands, or a setting on the master device.

    If not Try these:
    https://support.google.com/headphone...DAndroid&hl=en
    https://support.google.com/headphone..._topic=7518050
    https://support.google.com/googlepla...r/113412?hl=en
    https://support.google.com/assistant..._topic=7172845
    https://support.google.com/assistant...DAndroid&hl=en
    https://support.google.com/assistant..._topic=7391797
    11-19-2019 05:10 PM
  11. J Dubbs's Avatar
    My Jawbone headset works with "OK Google." No changes to settings, it just works.
    Yep my last 3 phones, one running Android 7, one running 9, and now my pixel 1 running Android 10 work perfectly on the default settings with ok Google and my Bluetooth earpiece. All you have to do is hold down the call button until you hear 2 beeps, then let go and you'll hear a musical tone, after that start talking just like you would to the phone....no difference.
    11-20-2019 03:12 AM

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