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  1. ansextra's Avatar
    Is there a way to have OK Google work with the screen off? I've tried and get no response.
    Murtuza Shaikh likes this.
    06-06-2015 03:54 PM
  2. maxburn's Avatar
    Generally only if it's charging and that "from any screen and charging" setting is on.
    06-06-2015 04:15 PM
  3. ansextra's Avatar
    Actually I just found it under "language and input" settings...
    06-06-2015 04:23 PM
  4. maxburn's Avatar
    That works even if not charging?
    06-06-2015 08:19 PM
  5. ansextra's Avatar
    Yep. Not sure why they would ever limit Ok Google with the screen off to when it's charging. The whole point of Ok Google is to get things done hands-free. What would you need to get done only while charging?
    06-06-2015 08:27 PM
  6. maxburn's Avatar
    Being on all the time listening for a command would seemingly kill the battery standby time. Far as I know only phones with dedicated hardware do that. If the G4 has the stuff to do that it would be great.
    06-06-2015 09:20 PM
  7. vor's Avatar
    Is this something that works with the default launcher or only when using the Google Now launcher?
    06-06-2015 09:22 PM
  8. vor's Avatar
    Being on all the time listening for a command would seemingly kill the battery standby time. Far as I know only phones with dedicated hardware do that. If the G4 has the stuff to do that it would be great.
    The moto x had special hardware with low power cores, but since then Qualcomm has integrated that sort of performance.
    Peter Odogwu likes this.
    06-06-2015 09:24 PM
  9. maxburn's Avatar
    Is this something that works with the default launcher or only when using the Google Now launcher?
    The "from any screen when screen on or charging" setting implies the launcher doesn't matter. Nova also has some settings to specifically enable it too if it wasn't enabled in the search app.

    The moto x had special hardware with low power cores, but since then Qualcomm has integrated that sort of performance.
    If the G4 has it that would be fantastic.
    06-06-2015 09:39 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    Being on all the time listening for a command would seemingly kill the battery standby time. Far as I know only phones with dedicated hardware do that. If the G4 has the stuff to do that it would be great.
    Even my note 3 has that capability. Haven't used it on my g4 but I suspect it would work. Worse case if battery drain is too high, just turn it off

    Sent from my Verizon LG G4
    06-06-2015 10:05 PM
  11. ansextra's Avatar
    Ok. Just tried it again. Does not seem to work with the screen off but it does work from the lock screen. Maybe it was just a fluke somehow that I got it to work with the screen off earlier. Apologies.
    06-06-2015 11:03 PM
  12. chevuri's Avatar
    It used to work before not anymore after update. Now the only way i can use is either thru S voice or google voice using airwake (may the force be with you) wave hand and followed by google voice command.
    S voice still is in development stage and cant do all things google voice can do so maybe activate s voice first and command google voice.

    These are all the options i make use of as for the rest please let me know if you know a better way. Thanks hope this helps.
    12-31-2015 05:50 AM
  13. erwaso's Avatar
    Don't think so. I use my g watch for OK Google tasks
    12-31-2015 10:36 AM
  14. Awbrey50's Avatar
    Here is what I have been able to do as a work around for always listening ok Google.

    You will need s voice, Google now, and tasker.

    1. Configure s voice to respond to wake commands. I use "ok google" at this point you can make it whatever you want.
    2. In Google settings disable OK Google detection, (really need to do this if you use s voice with hotword ok google, if not your mic will have conflicts) but enable hands free. ( we will be using s voice wake to trigger google voice search via tasker)
    3. Tasker create profile and task
    Profile: Variable Set %WIN, Value S Voice
    Task: 1. Go home 2. Launch app Voice search

    Done

    What will now happen is SVoice is programmed to respond to your wake command, it will wake causing tasker to follow its programming of going to home screen then launching voice search. Not a flawless fix but it works. Let me know if this helps anyone.
    srikat and grovolis like this.
    01-22-2016 12:12 PM
  15. Eli Shirk's Avatar
    Can you send me a screen shots of your tasker profile and actions? It's not working for me on my new Galaxy S7.
    03-11-2016 12:45 PM
  16. Steel Helix's Avatar
    Just get an iPhone 6s, 6s Plus or SE, and 'hey Siri.' The M9 coprocessor has special DSP hardware to listen at all times with almost no extra power usage.

    Not trollin'. I heard there's a patent on it. I actually thought OK Google is a bit nicer than Siri, but then again, it spies on you way too much. *shrug*
    05-04-2016 09:46 PM
  17. TheChosenDoge's Avatar
    I use Google Now with Nova Launcher and when my phone has its locked screen removed and it's just set to "Swipe" it will work when screen is off

    But when i put any security on it stops working unless phone is unlocked and screen on

    I guess it's to prevent people from doing stuff with your device when it's Locked
    05-07-2016 11:09 PM
  18. TheChosenDoge's Avatar
    Just get an iPhone 6s, 6s Plus or SE, and 'hey Siri.' The M9 coprocessor has special DSP hardware to listen at all times with almost no extra power usage.

    Not trollin'. I heard there's a patent on it. I actually thought OK Google is a bit nicer than Siri, but then again, it spies on you way too much. *shrug*
    He likely doesn't want to give up the ultimate customization and power user friendliness of Android. Lol and I'd be worried with it listening all the time....<.< lol
    05-07-2016 11:10 PM
  19. Harshal 27's Avatar
    Just get an iPhone 6s, 6s Plus or SE, and 'hey Siri.' The M9 coprocessor has special DSP hardware to listen at all times with almost no extra power usage.

    Not trollin'. I heard there's a patent on it. I actually thought OK Google is a bit nicer than Siri, but then again, it spies on you way too much. *shrug*
    actually moto x is using that way before than iphones....
    which uses X8 processor which contains contextual and natural language processors..
    that triggers moto voice
    05-24-2016 10:08 PM
  20. chezm's Avatar
    I configured this setting on my G4 and it won't work with the screen off...yes I selected all the correct options in Google settings but only works past lock screen.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-24-2016 11:21 PM
  21. Michal Kujawa's Avatar
    Same here. OK when charging, nothing happens when screen off.
    10-03-2016 10:24 AM
  22. exit30's Avatar
    Here's the easiest way around this issue that I've found. Activate both Okay Google and S Voice, use S voice to turn phone on, and once on and S Voice is listening, simply say S VOICE OFF, and S Voice immediately turns off, you can now say OKAY GOOGLE without any conflict.

    This DOES NOT deactivate S Voice permanently, it remains active in the background for the next use. I have an S6 Active and it works everytime.
    10-16-2016 09:32 AM
  23. mike shevlin's Avatar
    I have found an app to fix the issue. Open Mic plus. It's fantastic and no root necessary..hope that helps. Just follow their directions.
    03-10-2017 12:33 PM
  24. webvan's Avatar
    Open Mic+ works ok with the screen off but not with "Smart Lock" unless I'm missing something ?

    Here's the easiest way around this issue that I've found. Activate both Okay Google and S Voice, use S voice to turn phone on, and once on and S Voice is listening, simply say S VOICE OFF, and S Voice immediately turns off, you can now say OKAY GOOGLE without any conflict.

    This DOES NOT deactivate S Voice permanently, it remains active in the background for the next use. I have an S6 Active and it works everytime.
    That sounded pretty promising, unfortunately deactivating "Smart Voice" does disable it permanently on my phone (Lenovo K6) and I can't find any setting to restart it automatically, like enable on lock for instance, which would work for our purposes.
    05-02-2017 09:00 AM
  25. Kazey's Avatar
    Try this it worked for me. Go into settings -> accessibility -> Switch Access -> toggle to on position. Follow prompts to pick switch like the down-volume button. Test it and then it should work
    05-11-2017 01:30 PM
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