View Poll Results: What happens when you hold down home button

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  • Goes to Google Voice Search for immediate voice command

    1 14.29%
  • Goes to Google Now where I have to prompt it for voice search.

    6 85.71%
  1. TheLastPanda's Avatar
    When I first got the phone, when I hold down the home button from anywhere (even locked with screen off, I think) it would directly go to Google Voice search. I would then be able to just start talking.

    I then started to disable stuff trying to optimize the phone. I think it was when I disable one of the Google apps, then re-enabled it when I lost this function. Now the best I could do when I hold down the home button is have it go to Google Now, then say "ok Google" before I could do a voice search.

    Did something change in an update or something so I can't use this function anymore?

    How do I get it back!?

    Edit: if your Note 5 does something different, please post it. I can't edit the poll.
    10-28-2015 10:37 AM
  2. TheLastPanda's Avatar
    186 views and no one can take the time to participate in the poll? Seriously??
    10-29-2015 07:59 AM
  3. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I never hold down my home button so I have not idea what it does. Maybe this is why the poll has no action?
    10-29-2015 08:04 AM
  4. pool_shark's Avatar
    When I hold the home button s-voice starts.
    10-29-2015 08:07 AM
  5. Kyle Hartman's Avatar
    Goes to Google search on home screen. Black screen just unlocks phone since I use fingerprint lock

    Posted via the Android Central App
    32GB Note 5 Verizon
    10-29-2015 08:09 AM
  6. OldTrader's Avatar
    Just goes to home screen for me and you don't have that choice in your poll.
    10-29-2015 08:25 AM
  7. Glock23-G4's Avatar
    Mine opens google search. And I'm on Tapatalk, so no poll.
    10-29-2015 08:28 AM
  8. Uncle Eliot's Avatar
    Opens Google Search with Google Now.
    10-29-2015 08:37 AM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    Google search for me. But why not just set always listening?

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    10-29-2015 08:51 AM
  10. TheLastPanda's Avatar
    Google search for me. But why not just set always listening?

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    I disable it to save battery life.

    I thought mine used to directly go to this screen when I held down the home button

    10-29-2015 09:09 AM
  11. TheLastPanda's Avatar
    Opens Google Search with Google Now.
    Does it go to the screen that I posted on my above post?
    10-29-2015 09:14 AM
  12. franko515's Avatar
    When I hold down the home button I get the Google Now screen, from there I can say ok Google

    When I press the mic button on the Google widget (circled below) I get the screen you posted (with the text that says listening).

    From the home screen with the Google widiet I can say ok Google and the listening screen will also appear. This can only be done from the screen with the widget as I have always detect set to off.

    I'm with Sprint
    10-29-2015 11:23 AM
  13. TheLastPanda's Avatar

    forgot to ask, what carrier do you guys have?
    10-29-2015 11:32 AM
  14. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Mine goes to google

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-29-2015 11:38 AM
  15. zmann's Avatar
    Goes to Google app
    10-29-2015 09:40 PM
  16. Cwey55's Avatar
    Screen off: doesn't do anything but turn screen on.

    Screen on and unlocked: launches google app/google now (search bar indicates listening)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-29-2015 09:51 PM
  17. rainyboy7's Avatar
    Nothing. Google voice is disabled
    10-30-2015 02:23 AM
  18. TheLastPanda's Avatar
    Okay. Thanks all. I guess it doesn't work the way I think I remember it.
    10-30-2015 06:57 AM
  19. bigredgonzo's Avatar
    Just tried and I got a "Choose a Program" pop-up that listed Google and, oddly enough, Tasker. I choose Google and now it goes to Google Now when held after unlocking the phone.

    10-30-2015 07:50 AM
  20. BarfingMonkey's Avatar
    10-31-2015 09:40 PM

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