1. AC Question's Avatar
    On my previous Samsung phones, a double tap of the home key brought up S Voice, because I set the option. Currently a double tap of the home key starts the camera. I'd like to start S Voice. Not an option in S Voice anymore. Any thoughts?
    03-11-2016 02:47 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! From what I can tell in reviews, the Home button double tap is only to Quick Launch the camera now. The only app I could find in Google Play to reassign the Home button is from 2011, so it's almost certainly not going to work--but you can still give it a try: https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=5_wYwFyC
    03-11-2016 11:27 PM
  3. Wogga300's Avatar
    On my previous Samsung phones, a double tap of the home key brought up S Voice, because I set the option. Currently a double tap of the home key starts the camera. I'd like to start S Voice. Not an option in S Voice anymore. Any thoughts?
    Hey, Did you ever get to the bottom of this? I want to do the same if possible!! Thanks
    07-19-2016 07:53 PM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    Using Nova launcher, you can do this for single press. However you need to be in the homescreen for it to work.
    07-20-2016 06:06 AM
  5. anon(749368)'s Avatar
    First disable the double tap to open camera in the Camera Settings. Then, there must be a way in sVoice to enable double tap to wake. I don't use sVoice as I find Google Now to be superior

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    07-20-2016 02:31 PM
  6. chanchan05's Avatar
    First disable the double tap to open camera in the Camera Settings. Then, there must be a way in sVoice to enable double tap to wake. I don't use sVoice as I find Google Now to be superior

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    There's none when I checked S Voice. Seems it was removed.
    07-20-2016 05:19 PM
  7. JBeef's Avatar
    You can set it up so a long press of home button launches s voice. Not sure the double tap is possible though.
    07-21-2016 05:53 AM
  8. kittenfuud's Avatar
    How do you set up long press to open apps?

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    07-22-2016 07:53 PM
  9. TJA3500's Avatar
    I just texted my wife about this and she said try this:
    Settings > applications > default applications > device assistance app > device assistance app > S Voice app
    razzell2 likes this.
    07-22-2016 08:21 PM
  10. TJA3500's Avatar
    How can I change the Samsung S7 home key (double tap) to S Voice-1469233521922.jpg
    Using Package Disabler Pro, I just enabled S Voice on my Note 5 and and tried it. Mine says phone assistant app not device assistant app.
    Now when I long press the home button it goes to S Voice instead of Google.
    My wife uses S Voice on her S7 and I use Google on my Note 5.
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    07-22-2016 08:26 PM
  11. mikeys7772's Avatar
    These instructions worked great. However, on occasion I need to clear all running apps. The long hold previous showed me the apps and allowed me to stop them. Can I add that show/stop command to an icon or something?
    razzell2 likes this.
    07-24-2016 01:59 PM
  12. TJA3500's Avatar
    The recent button, located to the left of your home button, will show the apps that are open and will allow you to close some or all of them.
    07-24-2016 02:13 PM
  13. CROCIATO's Avatar
    Hi mikeys7772

    Here is what I have done on the latest Android OS on my NOTE to get easy access like you are after and to manage the phone better to improve privacy and RAM usage (DATA) is never an issue for me as I am disabled and never reach my 20GB mobile data allowance from spending a disproportionately large amount of time at home compared to others my age/other parents/DEDICATED full on SAMSUNG NOTE users. My NOTE can suffer all the issues on home key etc discussed above, but mainly it is my 13yr olds S7 that "suffers" from his type of usage with high YOUTUBE and Gaming time.. (I set the long press to use S Voice for his S7 as described above, worked great )

    Hold a finger on your home screen and bring up the screen settings options, tap widgets and you'll find a widget for the smartmanager app, you can drag this onto any of your screens or home screen etc.... this app actually has security scan amongst its options too, but mainly (for you) it has: "close all" as an option in that app at the base of the app screen, in the widget you just do a 1 tap clean all to free up RAM .

    In all fullest honesty this wont close everything being used that you don't need.
    Get the startup manager app for setting up the starting apps and it will help you keep apps from auto running in the backroung by running from startup unless you use the app and start them that way, it can also disable system app startups IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING in the selection of what functionality to prevent from autostarting. This app is a huge help in keeping RAM clear to start with, and then the pre-installed smart manager is there to help you clear it periodiclly while the phone is on. CCleaner is also a useful "phone on for a long time" app to clean up your system of "debris" I use ccleaner daily as well to help as it is low RAM useage and is easily forcestopped after anyway.......

    In my case, I rarely turn my phone off at all. usally I just do it every 5 days or so to "freshen up my phone" though I now have apps so well managed individually as explained below, that my RAM runs below 50% almost all the time. It is actually below 40% when I start/restart my phone until I use call/text or FB Messenger which are my main comm' apps

    Accessing "applications" via the settings screen is a great way to set up apps to be more efficient within your own phone by blocking permissions (In a few apps try tapping the MORE option (top right) and you'll be staggered at the TRUE FULL ACCESS apps have!). Accessing each app this way lets you block background data by going into the data usage option of an app and flick the screen up to reveal the "hidden" bottom part of that screen where you can disable background data. You also block permission easily from the applications choice which is essentially "APPLICATION MANAGER" on the older/prior Android OS set ups

    I simply blocked ALL permissions on ALL 3rd party apps and then if they are needed you'll be asked to give permission when using them. Plus I blocked all background data on 3rd party apps and preinstalled apps too unless it is obviously needed (like email for instance). blocking startup is easily reversed in start up manager if you find you did something wrong in system apps, I did a few at a time and tested my understanding by rstarting my phone and using as usual for a few days then doing some more until I reached the limit of what I could disable at start up for my own needs. Again, this will be different for each individual dependent on your apps installed and how you use your phone and whether you switch it off every day et;

    You should be "pleasantly" surprised at how few apps do ask for permissions after you block them all.

    This keeps the RAM a bit cleaner, lowers data usage and considerably improves privacy.

    It is not a "quick fix" as in: in takes time to disable permissions and background data for each app, but do a section of the alphabetised list per day until youve done them all if it is a huge task for you, or just set asidie some time (took me 30 mins for 3rd party apps) and have a coffee break while setting the permissions and background data to be blocked on each 3rd party app.

    Next step is to do the same for system apps IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING, and that can really boost phone performance

    Hope this helps

    Croc'
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    08-06-2016 06:50 PM
  14. CROCIATO's Avatar
    Feel free to PM me if needing screenshots etc;
    08-06-2016 06:52 PM
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    Using Package Disabler Pro, I just enabled S Voice on my Note 5 and and tried it. Mine says phone assistant app not device assistant app.
    Now when I long press the home button it goes to S Voice instead of Google.
    My wife uses S Voice on her S7 and I use Google on my Note 5.
    Brilliant! Thank you. Was trying to figure out how to change this to Alexa Listens instead of Google Tap. You nailed it. Thanks for sharing...
    08-17-2016 04:39 PM
  16. razzell2's Avatar
    Awesome. Thank you and thank your wife for me. I had no need for google to open on long press but now I can open s voice with long tap of my home button and I need that. So, thanks so much for this!!
    10-12-2016 02:12 PM

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