1. billykac's Avatar
    My Note 5 connects flawlessly via BT in my car. Audio works great. But, when I want to use Google voice commands, my Note 5 hears me say "OK Google" and responds just fine by going into "listening" mode, but as it listens for the actual command, the microphone seems to not be operational - no audio is passed back to Google, and the app times out.

    Any idea why this is? A BT setting I've overlooked?
    05-25-2016 11:35 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Open Google Now, swipe in from the left, tap Settings>Voice, and make sure Bluetooth Headset is switched on. Also tap Hands-free in that menu and make sure For Bluetooth Devices is switched on. Does that help?
    05-25-2016 12:26 PM
  3. billykac's Avatar
    That's how I had it set.
    No dice.

    On a forum for my particular car, a fellow owner suggested turning off the Bluetooth Headset feature. I am trying that next.
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    05-25-2016 07:40 PM
  4. billykac's Avatar
    Yup - damn!

    Turning off the Bluetooth Headset feature under "Voice" in Google Now did the trick.

    Do this if you are having issues with Google Now Commands via BT in your car!!
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    05-26-2016 06:52 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Excellent! I'll have to keep this in mind. That's a bit counterintuitive, since I would have thought the car's Bluetooth system was acting as a Bluetooth headset!
    05-26-2016 12:08 PM
  6. dllrogers55's Avatar
    Cool!! Can't wait to try this!
    05-26-2016 09:30 PM
  7. billykac's Avatar
    I learned this trick in a forum for my specific car, my specific head unit. So, clearly, YMMV.
    Good luck!
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    05-27-2016 10:14 AM
  8. dllrogers55's Avatar
    It worked! Hooray!
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    05-27-2016 10:23 AM
  9. billykac's Avatar
    05-27-2016 10:48 AM

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