1. JohnnyGui's Avatar
    Hey all,

    So I received my Galaxy S4 a few days ago and so far I'm enjoying the hell out of it. There is however one thing that concerns me regarding S Voice. I just can't seem to let S Voice's wake up command ("Hi Galaxy") let my GS4 go ON from its sleeping state (i.e. when the screen is OFF). My GS4 only reacts to this command either when I'm in the S Voice app itself or when the lockscreen is showing.

    Now, I have literally tried EVERY combination of settings to let this work but alas, no results. I have turned on the Wake up command in the S Voice Settings as well as in the Lock screen settings. I turned on Voice commands in My Device settings. I have added the S Voice app to the App Administrators List in the Security settings and I have cleared the data and cache of the S Voice app but none did the trick.
    It seems quite weird since it DOES state clearly in the S Voice Settings app that "You can say "Hi Galaxy" when in S Voice or while the screen is off to automatically wake up S Voice".

    Does anyone else have this problem or got a solution to this??

    Also, I noticed that you cannot change the wake up command to something else than "Hi Galaxy" while I read on forums that this should be possible on the S4. Is this possible for you S4 users?

    I'm running Android 4.3.
    12-21-2013 04:42 PM
  2. JohnnyGui's Avatar
    Anyone who can test this out on their S4 device running Android 4.3?
    12-22-2013 03:56 PM
  3. thomas jackman's Avatar
    I used to have problems using S Voice, so switched to just using Google Now. When i was using S Voice, I could never get it to turn on by voice unless I was either in the app or sometimes on the homescreen.

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    12-22-2013 07:32 PM
  4. Rashawn29's Avatar
    Hey all,

    So I received my Galaxy S4 a few days ago and so far I'm enjoying the hell out of it. There is however one thing that concerns me regarding S Voice. I just can't seem to let S Voice's wake up command ("Hi Galaxy") let my GS4 go ON from its sleeping state (i.e. when the screen is OFF). My GS4 only reacts to this command either when I'm in the S Voice app itself or when the lockscreen is showing.

    Now, I have literally tried EVERY combination of settings to let this work but alas, no results. I have turned on the Wake up command in the S Voice Settings as well as in the Lock screen settings. I turned on Voice commands in My Device settings. I have added the S Voice app to the App Administrators List in the Security settings and I have cleared the data and cache of the S Voice app but none did the trick.
    It seems quite weird since it DOES state clearly in the S Voice Settings app that "You can say "Hi Galaxy" when in S Voice or while the screen is off to automatically wake up S Voice".

    Does anyone else have this problem or got a solution to this??

    Also, I noticed that you cannot change the wake up command to something else than "Hi Galaxy" while I read on forums that this should be possible on the S4. Is this possible for you S4 users?

    I'm running Android 4.3.
    The galax s4 doesn't have that functionality, the only phone that I know to do this is Moto X it has a chip dedicated for that.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 via Android Central App
    12-22-2013 09:10 PM
  5. JohnnyGui's Avatar
    Rashawn29: Are you sure about that despite the phone clearly saying this should be possible?

    Regarding changing the wake up command I did read on forums that people are able to do this on the S4: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...p-command.html

    Here it is stating that it should be possible: Galaxy S 4: Change Settings on S-Voice - For Dummies

    Also, the image below shows the option:
    Galaxy S4: S Voice Wake up while screen is off impossible???-pic_8_how_to_control_your_samsung_galaxy_s4_with_your_voice_using_s_voice.png
    12-23-2013 10:21 AM
  6. Rashawn29's Avatar
    The only way is to turn on the phone and then say the wake up command, but you can't have a pin or password protection.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 via Android Central App
    12-23-2013 11:54 AM
  7. JohnnyGui's Avatar
    Just a heads up, I just found out that the option to change the wake up command has been removed since the 4.3 update of Android: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/sam...-before-2.html

    Don't know why this has been done
    12-26-2013 03:10 PM
  8. OverLordOfYou's Avatar
    Yeah they removed it on 4.3
    Luckily or unluckily counting on how you see it my custom command is still there even though the option was removed after the update. But now I'm stuck with having to say "wake up War Machine". The "hi Galaxy" won't work for me.
    12-26-2013 11:59 PM
  9. UJ95x's Avatar
    Just a heads up, I just found out that the option to change the wake up command has been removed since the 4.3 update of Android: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/sam...-before-2.html

    Don't know why this has been done
    I don't think it was ever an option on the S4...even prior to the 4.3 update.
    Only the Moto X and Note 3 can do it...

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    12-27-2013 12:01 AM
  10. STARGATE's Avatar
    I don't think it was ever an option on the S4...even prior to the 4.3 update.
    Only the Moto X and Note 3 can do it...

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    It was when we had 4.2.2. Mine was "STARGATE, activate".

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    12-27-2013 12:10 AM
  11. STARGATE's Avatar
    Just a heads up, I just found out that the option to change the wake up command has been removed since the 4.3 update of Android: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/sam...-before-2.html

    Don't know why this has been done
    I guess it's true, I stopped using that feature a while ago and now have the 4.3 update and haven't mess with it yet.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    12-27-2013 12:12 AM
  12. UJ95x's Avatar
    It was when we had 4.2.2. Mine was "STARGATE, activate".

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    With the screen off? I didn't know that worked before. I thought only the Snapdragon 800 was able to do this
    12-27-2013 12:27 AM
  13. JohnnyGui's Avatar
    With the screen off? I didn't know that worked before. I thought only the Snapdragon 800 was able to do this
    I think he meant being able to change the wake up command. Not about waking up the phone while the screen is off.
    STARGATE likes this.
    12-27-2013 10:20 AM
  14. STARGATE's Avatar
    I think he meant being able to change the wake up command. Not about waking up the phone while the screen is off.
    You're right, I don't remember been able to wake up the phone with the screen off.

    Sent From My Galaxy Tab 3
    12-27-2013 10:45 AM
  15. troshs's Avatar
    The only way to do any of this now on 4.3 is to use hands free mode. When you switch to that screen it stays on and waits for a command. Taking the creativity out in 4.3 by removing the custom wake up command just smells like marketing to me. They want people to know you have a galaxy...which coming up with a creative wake up command would draw me in more than anything....but thats just me.

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    12-27-2013 11:41 AM
  16. JohnnyGui's Avatar
    The only way to do any of this now on 4.3 is to use hands free mode. When you switch to that screen it stays on and waits for a command. Taking the creativity out in 4.3 by removing the custom wake up command just smells like marketing to me. They want people to know you have a galaxy...which coming up with a creative wake up command would draw me in more than anything....but thats just me.

    Posted via Android Central App
    You may have a point there. However, as shown in the previous posted link (http://www.droidforums.net/forum/sam...-before-2.html), a forum member contacted Samsung about the lack of changing the wake up command and they responded that they will fix it in the next update.
    12-27-2013 12:05 PM
  17. garublador's Avatar
    I've never heard the claim that S-Voice would work when the screen is off. Even that picture that was posted suggests that you have to be on the lock screen to get it to work.

    You can use Tasker and AutoVoice to get continuous voice recognition, but you'll have to figure out how to get the functionality you want (which sometimes can be better than what you get out of S-Voice or Google Now) and unless you're plugged into a charger it will do a pretty good job of draining your battery.
    12-27-2013 04:04 PM
  18. UJ95x's Avatar
    I think he meant being able to change the wake up command. Not about waking up the phone while the screen is off.
    I was really tired when I posted that, didn't read that post correctly lol

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    12-27-2013 04:12 PM
  19. STARGATE's Avatar
    I was really tired when I posted that, didn't read that post correctly lol

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    Ah, it happens, no big deal. 😉

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    12-27-2013 06:07 PM
  20. troshs's Avatar
    You may have a point there. However, as shown in the previous posted link (http://www.droidforums.net/forum/sam...-before-2.html), a forum member contacted Samsung about the lack of changing the wake up command and they responded that they will fix it in the next update.
    Awesome. That made me feel so much better!

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-28-2013 09:58 AM
  21. STARGATE's Avatar
    Awesome. That made me feel so much better!

    Posted via Android Central App
    I also hope they fix it on the next update.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    12-28-2013 10:22 AM
  22. Tara Vann's Avatar
    The S3 has the same problem. Says it is able to be woken up with S voice when the screen is off but I've never been able to get that to work.... even prior to the 4.3 update. Still have to turn the screen on then use my command to unlock it.
    04-05-2014 12:22 AM

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