1. ansextra's Avatar
    Just wondering if there is any way to initiate a voice activated message while driving? If I say "Ok Google" "Send text to ..." the Hangouts Swiftkey keyboard pops up and I have to press the microphone to start dictating a message. I'd rather not press the microphone key while driving because it's pretty small. Is there a way to avoid having to press that key to start a message?
    11-17-2014 04:07 PM
  2. PapaGary's Avatar
    It works for me when I leave out the "send".

    "Okay Google Now Text Wife" works every time.
    11-17-2014 04:11 PM
  3. ansextra's Avatar
    Ahhh.... If I say use Hangouts then it gives me the keyboard. Otherwise it seems to just let me dictate. I'll test it more when I'm actually in the car.
    Thanks!
    11-17-2014 04:50 PM
  4. hisense's Avatar
    I use Hangouts as my default SMS app. As mentioned, just say OK Google Now Send Text. It will do the rest via voice prompts...all hands free.
    11-18-2014 03:02 PM
  5. benhaube's Avatar
    I also use hangouts for SMS. I always use the "ok Google, sent text" command while driving. It never pops up a keyboard for me. Maybe your voice dictation settings are screwed up?
    11-19-2014 10:52 PM
  6. UncleMike's Avatar
    I usually include the message text in the original voice command - "OK Google now, send text <contact>, I'm on my way and should be there in 15 minutes".

    I just wish it would repeat the message back to me for confirmation (like out dues when you reply to a text while driving) instead of displaying it on screen and asking "do you want to send this?"

    Sent from my 2013 Moto X using TapaTalk
    11-20-2014 06:27 AM
  7. ansextra's Avatar
    I also use hangouts for SMS. I always use the "ok Google, sent text" command while driving. It never pops up a keyboard for me. Maybe your voice dictation settings are screwed up?
    I think the problem was that when it came up with a prompt that said "use hangouts" I said to do that. My "assumption" was that I needed to specify a program to send the message. Apparently that's not so.
    11-20-2014 06:32 AM

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