1. EmanC19's Avatar
    Just wondering why the Google bar App doesn't make a noise when you click on it and then speak into the phone?
    02-19-2017 06:21 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Try going to Settings>Accessibility​, and turn Switch Access on.
    02-19-2017 12:22 PM
  3. jimd1050's Avatar
    Try going to Settings>Accessibility​, and turn Switch Access on.
    I think the OP is talking about that damned "Google Now" Tone that let's you know it's listening, that disappeared months ago that a lot of us have complained about Diddy, am I correct "EmanC19"?
    02-19-2017 12:39 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I think the OP is talking about that damned "Google Now" Tone that let's you know it's listening, that disappeared months ago that a lot of us have complained about Diddy, am I correct "EmanC19"?
    Yep, that's what I understood as well. The thing I suggested is known to bring the tone back.
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    02-19-2017 12:53 PM
  5. jimd1050's Avatar
    Yep, that's what I understood as well. The thing I suggested is known to bring the tone back.
    Funny, I can't find it - I'm running Nougat on my S7 Active so I though that was the problem. I just fired up my old Note 5 running MM and it had the same Menu structure. I get to Accessibility and don't see "Switch Access" either directly or under any of the other choices there... at least, listed like that. ???
    02-19-2017 01:13 PM
  6. jimd1050's Avatar
    Google bar App-screenshot_20170219-141514.jpgGoogle bar App-screenshot_20170219-141547.jpg

    Here's what my choices are...
    02-19-2017 01:19 PM
  7. jimd1050's Avatar
    Headed out for Dinner Diddy... will check back later, thank you!
    02-19-2017 01:24 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is your TalkBack disabled? If so, the Switch Access option goes away -- do re-enable TalkBack, then check the menu again.

    Thanks to someone else on the forum, I learned that it also works if you have Nova Launcher installed, and turn on the Nova Launcher option in Settings>Accessibility>Services. In this situation, you can keep TalkBack disabled.
    02-19-2017 04:17 PM
  9. jimd1050's Avatar
    Is your TalkBack disabled? If so, the Switch Access option goes away -- do re-enable TalkBack, then check the menu again.

    Thanks to someone else on the forum, I learned that it also works if you have Nova Launcher installed, and turn on the Nova Launcher option in Settings>Accessibility>Services. In this situation, you can keep TalkBack disabled.
    O.K. B. Diddy, now I am really starting to feel like a dummy here - what the heck is TalkBack (I remember TalkBack as being similar to CrossTalk as a form of interference but that's obviously not what you're talking about)? When I search for it in my S7 Active Manual, I get "Not Found"! As for Launcher, I actually went back to Touchwiz just before Marshmallow came out after reading a really great article about how to make Touchwiz work smoothly and efficiently... I tried all of the tips, got rid of Nova and have been using Touchwiz ever since! No more lag, no more weird issues, just a smooth, native launcher!
    02-20-2017 12:36 PM
  10. EmanC19's Avatar
    Yeah was talking about the tone that it's listening
    02-20-2017 01:00 PM
  11. Javier P's Avatar
    It seems that with some Samsung devices you need to enable 'lookout' and/or 'optical reader', probably under services or vision. Worth a try.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh....php?p=5644522
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    02-20-2017 01:01 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    what the heck is TalkBack
    No need to feel that way! There are lots of features in Android, and I still learn about new ones from time to time.

    TalkBack is one of Google's accessibility features -- it acts as a screenreader, intended primarily for those with visual impairment. https://support.google.com/accessibi..._topic=3529932. Since I never use it, I often Disable it in the App Manager (like many others do) -- but this ended up impacting the "Ok Google" tone. You can look for it by going to Settings>App Manager, tapping the More button, then Show System. Now look for TalkBack. Does it show up as Disabled? If so, re-enable it.

    Or you can try Javier P's suggestions as well!
    02-20-2017 03:46 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yeah was talking about the tone that it's listening
    Did any of the suggestions help?
    02-20-2017 03:46 PM
  14. myandroidgs6's Avatar
    Did any of the suggestions help?
    Nope ..,. I even set Permission - phone ... in Talk back ... Still ..No go
    02-20-2017 04:56 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Nope ..,. I even set Permission - phone ... in Talk back ... Still ..No go
    Just to be sure -- you went to Settings>Accessibility​ and turned on Switch Access?
    02-20-2017 05:12 PM
  16. myandroidgs6's Avatar
    Just to be sure -- you went to Settings>Accessibility​ and turned on Switch Access?
    I don't have that "Switch Access"option ...?
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    02-20-2017 06:34 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm not sure if it's in a different place on a Note5. Try the Dexterity and Interaction option, and see what happens if you tap the Universal Switch option there.
    02-20-2017 07:36 PM
  18. jimd1050's Avatar
    No need to feel that way! There are lots of features in Android, and I still learn about new ones from time to time.

    TalkBack is one of Google's accessibility features -- it acts as a screenreader, intended primarily for those with visual impairment. https://support.google.com/accessibi..._topic=3529932. Since I never use it, I often Disable it in the App Manager (like many others do) -- but this ended up impacting the "Ok Google" tone. You can look for it by going to Settings>App Manager, tapping the More button, then Show System. Now look for TalkBack. Does it show up as Disabled? If so, re-enable it.

    Or you can try Javier P's suggestions as well!
    Not sure if Nougat is the reason or not but I did what you said and even with "Show System", there's no "TalkBack". I even went into "Package Disabler Pro" to make sure I hadn't disabled it way back when I got the phone... no sign of it. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active? No, it's got to be AT&T - I just looked on my Marshmallow Note 5 too and it's not there either Diddy!
    02-21-2017 08:41 AM
  19. myandroidgs6's Avatar
    Not sure if Nougat is the reason or not but I did what you said and even with "Show System", there's no "TalkBack". I even went into "Package Disabler Pro" to make sure I hadn't disabled it way back when I got the phone... no sign of it. Samsung Galaxy S7 Active? No, it's got to be AT&T - I just I looked on the my Marshmallow Note 5 too and it's not there either Diddy!
    I'm on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 and it's in there .
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    02-21-2017 09:39 AM
  20. jimd1050's Avatar
    I'm on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 and it's in there .
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    'taint on mine... do not know why? Like I said in the previous post, maybe AT&T? Samsung??? Two different phones (Note 5 and S7 Active), two different OS's (MM and Nougat)... same carrier, same manufacturer.
    02-21-2017 12:35 PM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hmm, I'm not sure where to go from here. The tutorials on the AT&T site for the S7 and Note5 do mention TalkBack in the Accessibility menu, but they don't actually show where it is: https://www.att.com/devicehowto/tuto...l=SamsungN920A
    02-21-2017 09:10 PM
  22. jimd1050's Avatar
    Thanks for trying Diddy - I'll keep pluggin' at it and let you know if I find something!
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    02-21-2017 11:09 PM

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