1. rspinell's Avatar
    If I say Google now dial wife it doesn't match and tries someone else. If I do same thing from Google search and say dial wife it does match and dials correctly. Anyone else seen this or have any idea what I'm doing wrong?

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    10-09-2013 07:46 AM
  2. mm356's Avatar
    My guess would be that "wife" is too short. I have all of my contacts - even my wife - listed with first and last names and I haven't had any problems using Google Now to automatically recognize the name and dial appropriately.

    But on the difference between Google Now and Google search, I don't know why but the voice recognition I get from hitting the mic button is tons better than after I say "OK Google Now". Especially for dictating an SMS message. I'm not sure why, as I thought they'd use the same engine, but it's a very obvious performance difference.
    10-09-2013 08:03 AM
  3. rspinell's Avatar
    Thanks for the response but I actually made it wife figuring it would work better since full name didn't work either. The weird thing is saying dial mistress works on both. Hey now!! Kidding of course.

    I think your right Google search seems too be better at processing then Google now.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-09-2013 08:21 AM
  4. mm356's Avatar
    Hmm, if full name didn't work then the only thing I can think of is that it's just having trouble understanding you for whatever reason. By chance do you have "Personalized Recognition" checked in the Google Now settings? It supposedly helps GN to better get familiar with your specific voice. I mumble a good bit, and it works pretty well overall for me (not perfect though). If you don't have that checked, you may want to try it. If you do have it checked and it's still not working reliably then I'm out of suggestions.
    10-09-2013 09:10 AM
  5. mhunter6378's Avatar
    If you have not done so already, check for updates to your offline speech recognition. Mine needed updating very shortly after I got the phone and it has been surprisingly accurate in voice recognition. You can check to see if it needs the update by going into your general settings, scroll down and select language and input, then select the settings button beside Google voice typing, on the resulting screen select offline speech recognition. This will open a new screen displaying your language of choice, if you need an update it will be indicated under the selected language. You will also have three tabs at the top (installed, all and auto update). If you go to the auto update tab you can select to have updates downloaded automatically.
    10-09-2013 10:55 AM
  6. rspinell's Avatar
    Thanks I'll give both suggestions a try.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-09-2013 06:02 PM

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