1. hevenz1's Avatar
    im coming from the nexus 6 (ive already installed google launcher---- ok google would turn on the phone--awesome while driving because i can start a song on spotify. ive dug through the settings any im not seeing it--i read the s6 didnt have it at first?? this really sucks if i cant get it to turn on! help!
    03-05-2016 09:04 PM
  2. brava27's Avatar
    No. The phone can't turn on with ok Google unless it's plugged in or screen on
    03-05-2016 10:36 PM
  3. hevenz1's Avatar
    no...was told if charged in it would (im at work cant test)..nexus it didnt matter
    03-05-2016 10:41 PM
  4. brava27's Avatar
    no...was told if charged in it would (im at work cant test)..nexus it didnt matter
    That's what I said!
    03-05-2016 10:51 PM
  5. LeoRex's Avatar
    Mod note : there's no need to chastise anyone for using different sites. I cleaned things up a bit, so please keep it in topic.

    As for the OP's question, not every phone has the always listening features for that command... There are hardware and software licensing issues in play, so it's not just a matter of not allowing the feature.
    03-06-2016 05:43 AM
  6. KahneFan's Avatar
    Settings --> System (tab) --> Language and Input --> Google voice typing --> "OK Google" detection

    This will allow you to simply say "OK Google" from any screen - including the lock screen.
    03-13-2016 03:02 PM
  7. lterry913's Avatar
    If you have it plugged into charger it may work from screen off. I haven't tried since not near charger. Plug charger into it in car would be an option. There is also a toggle for hands free in the menu mentioned above but you have to be connected via bluetooth for it to work. I'll give that a try too when I go somewhere. Or maybe someone will report back if they try sooner.
    03-13-2016 04:37 PM
  8. Bryant Laney's Avatar
    Go to the Google App and then go to setting settings click "OK Google detection" it's the 3rd option on that screen for screen unlock with Google now.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-13-2016 04:51 PM
  9. dane_gasio's Avatar
    Settings --> System (tab) --> Language and Input --> Google voice typing --> "OK Google" detection

    This will allow you to simply say "OK Google" from any screen - including the lock screen.
    Thanks for the instructions! Worked perfectly
    05-20-2016 08:35 AM

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