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  1. Erica Fletcher's Avatar
    Turn Now cards on or offOpen the Google Settings app*.Touch*Search & Now > Now cardsTurn "Show cards" on.Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the setup.

    Note:*If you skip turning on the Google Account settings that make Google Now work best, you might be prompted to turn them on later. For example, if you try to say "Ok Google," you'll be prompted to turn on the Voice & Audio Activity setting.
    02-12-2015 04:58 PM
  2. Damon Oribello's Avatar
    "Turn Now cards on or offOpen the Google Settings app*.Touch*Search & Now > Now cardsTurn "Show cards" on.Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the setup."

    FYI, this didn't work. Only a restart of the device is a temporary fix. I am sure there is an additional update that needs to be done somewhere, either through an APP or the phone's software.
    02-12-2015 05:51 PM
  3. susan tiss's Avatar
    I had the same problem. Restarting the phone didn't fix it for long. So, I went to the Play Store, found the Google Now App and uninstalled it. Because it is a system app, it doesn't really uninstall the app, but it did uninstall the latest update to the app and that seems to have fixed the issue. I can still get Google Now with a long-press of the home key, but the short press is now back to functioning like it should (taking me to the actual home screen on my phone). Perhaps Google will let us know when they fix the issue so that we can update Google Now again.
    Brad Sale and clintkirk like this.
    02-12-2015 07:24 PM
  4. HeatherMC13's Avatar
    I just got my phone a week ago, I updated it the next day and suddenly a few days ago this started happening to me. It has been driving me insane, since it was new, I thought I did some sort of setting. Restarting now in hopes of my home key working.
    02-12-2015 07:50 PM
  5. Trevor Rester's Avatar
    Hey guys, just read the forum looking for answers of why my S5 was being annoying with my home button as well, I don't think AT&T will be taking this feature away for obvious reasons. AT&T just isn't the telecom company that I thought it was 2 years ago. I see they've slowly been declining in service, yet raising their prices in the process. No Lollipop? My gf (Verizon S5 owner) has had 4.4.4 since she got her S5, and that was around Nov14. I'm sorry to say this, but it seems that AT&T won't be getting better. Verizon had the jump on AT&T for a while now. Thinking of rooting?? :/
    02-12-2015 08:13 PM
  6. cdgilmore's Avatar
    Hey everybody, this is my first post on the forum.

    On my galaxy S5 recently, over half of the time that I want to go home, and i hit the button, it just takes my to google now instead. Is there a way to change this setting?

    Thanks
    02-12-2015 08:43 PM
  7. cdgilmore's Avatar
    this needs to get fixed ASAP or I'll be ditching android this weekend. So annoyed!!!! If I wanted google to be my home page I would have set it up that way.
    02-12-2015 08:50 PM
  8. Brad Sale's Avatar
    Yeah uninstalling/stopping the updates for the Google app from the Play Store did the trick.for me...it was wrecking the experience for me. At least so far I ought to say...thanks susan tiss
    02-12-2015 11:15 PM
  9. josha94's Avatar
    Figured it out!! Go to your apps page, (not apps store) find the Google app,(white "g" in a blue box) select and hold it, then drag it to disable at the top of your screen. Fixed mine, hope this helps everyone!
    karatikis likes this.
    02-13-2015 12:48 AM
  10. Catron5's Avatar
    My phone automatically updated after repeated ignoring notification to do so. Now with a short tap it goes to the Google search. Sometimes I have to press it 4 or 5 times Seems that. That doesn't work always either & I have to hit the back button to get to home screen. Extremely frustrating. Hopefully there will be a fix for this soon!
    02-13-2015 06:58 AM
  11. karatikis's Avatar
    "Figured it out!! Go to your apps page, (not apps store) find the Google app,(white "g" in a blue box) select and hold it, then drag it to disable at the top of your screen. Fixed mine, hope this helps everyone! "

    Thanks Josha94! That did the trick for me, too.

    Again, go to "Application Manager" (under "Applications" in "Settings"), swipe over to "All", scroll down to the "Google" app (as Josha94 said...white "g" in a blue box"), click on it and then choose "Turn off."

    Of course, this is for those who just don't care to use it. I already have google as my main search engine in all my browsers...and now they want my home button, too. Sheesh.

    T
    02-13-2015 08:05 AM
  12. tina111271's Avatar
    Following
    02-13-2015 09:05 AM
  13. Tamloo's Avatar
    Joining in on the band wagon. I can not stand this. Unacceptable.... and the problem is I actually like using Google Now... just not every time I press my home button.
    02-13-2015 09:54 AM
  14. Steven Fricke's Avatar
    "Figured it out!! Go to your apps page, (not apps store) find the Google app,(white "g" in a blue box) select and hold it, then drag it to disable at the top of your screen. Fixed mine, hope this helps everyone! "
    Unfortunately this was a very bad idea for me. I have Mercury Browser installed, so instead of asking me if I wanted to complete with Google or Mercury, it simply loaded Mercury with no way out. I had to turn Google back on. However, turning Google off and back on again seems to have cleared the problem... At least temporarily.

    Has anyone tried a different launcher like "dodol", "Cheetah" or "Hola"? I am curious if this happens with them or just "TouchWiz"
    02-13-2015 09:59 AM
  15. bigmacfrys's Avatar
    Yeah so I ran through this last night, uninstalled Google and it seemed to resolve the issue. Now the home button has ceased to work at all.
    02-13-2015 10:00 AM
  16. karatikis's Avatar
    Unfortunately this was a very bad idea for me. I have Mercury Browser installed, so instead of asking me if I wanted to complete with Google or Mercury, it simply loaded Mercury with no way out. I had to turn Google back on. However, turning Google off and back on again seems to have cleared the problem... At least temporarily.

    Has anyone tried a different launcher like "dodol", "Cheetah" or "Hola"? I am curious if this happens with them or just "TouchWiz"
    I just turned it off in the application list and it worked fine. No issues here. I use Nova Launcher.
    02-13-2015 10:09 AM
  17. KTRinda's Avatar
    Just joined to find answers about the same problem. Very annoying!!!! NOT a useful feature. AT ALL. Restart worked for now. Thanks!
    02-13-2015 11:42 AM
  18. David Bernal's Avatar
    Same here. I tried restarting and it worked for 2 days only. Got ride of Google and still happening.
    It is very annoying. Any news on a permanent fix?
    02-13-2015 02:48 PM
  19. AmberL95's Avatar
    Same issue since the update with AT&T on S5 Active. Joined just to vent and hopefully get a resolution... soon!!! Going crazy, I use my home button constantly.
    02-13-2015 03:13 PM
  20. shadowsbane's Avatar
    Registered just so I can agree and say how infuriating this is I was starting to think my home button was physically broken, but I see they just didn't test properly and broke it at the software level. Fantastic.
    02-13-2015 03:14 PM
  21. Hydroplain92's Avatar
    Joined today as well to join in on the rant. Turning Google off just made my home button work half the time. I just thought I had dropped my s5 active too many times.
    02-13-2015 03:44 PM
  22. joeyags21's Avatar
    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and this is my first post. I am having the same issue with the home button taking me to google, it's beyond frustrating!

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    02-13-2015 03:58 PM
  23. mldewey's Avatar
    Thought the button on my phone was acting up. Glad I searched. Also seems to have affected the left button on my S5 active as well...single tap and hold both are erratic.
    02-13-2015 04:19 PM
  24. jvargas388's Avatar
    Same thing is happening to me. Very annoying!
    02-13-2015 04:57 PM
  25. Lonny Blank's Avatar
    Reverting Google (play store) back to original version fixed for me. Obviously something wrong with the update. Thanks for giving us crapware google!
    02-13-2015 07:09 PM
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