1. matt3166's Avatar
    Is there a way to get ok google with the screen off on the GS7? It doesn't seem to be an option in the Google Now options. Coming from the Nexus 6p, I thought that was an option for all phones?

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    03-30-2016 09:35 PM
  2. LanceAllan's Avatar
    Open Google now app, settings >voice >"OK google" detection

    Sent from my Chrome™ Samsung S7 edge
    03-30-2016 09:48 PM
  3. dadathepanda's Avatar
    When the screen is off it only works while charging.

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    03-30-2016 10:04 PM
  4. matt3166's Avatar
    When the screen is off it only works while charging.

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    Oh really? That's a bummer.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-30-2016 11:56 PM
  5. LanceAllan's Avatar
    unless you use the trusted voice option, then it will work even from locked
    03-31-2016 09:35 AM
  6. pjniez's Avatar
    unless you use the trusted voice option, then it will work even from locked
    I can't find this option on my S7. Can you let us know where it is?
    03-31-2016 08:12 PM
  7. LanceAllan's Avatar
    Under OK google detection

    Sent from my Chrome™ Samsung S7 edge
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    03-31-2016 08:30 PM
  8. LanceAllan's Avatar
    https://support.google.com/websearch.../6031948?hl=en

    Sent from my Chrome™ Samsung S7 edge
    03-31-2016 08:35 PM
  9. shanesaccount's Avatar
    I've been searching and searching to find out if the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge allows "Okay Google" searches while the phone is sleeping (locked or unlocked) - and NOT charging. Nexus phones have an "Always On" setting. The GS7 seems to only have from any app and trusted voice.

    I'd really love to be able to say "Okay Google"to do a search at any time -- not just while charging. Is this possible on the GS7?
    04-09-2016 05:29 PM
  10. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I'd really love to be able to say "Okay Google"to do a search at any time -- not just while charging. Is this possible on the GS7?
    If you choose the appropriate option in Google Now settings, you should be able to do this as long as the screen is turned on.
    04-10-2016 04:53 PM
  11. shanesaccount's Avatar
    Understood -- however, what I'm hoping to do to do is do a search at any time WITHOUT the screen on (and without charging) -- e.g. "Always On" listening.... not just when charging.

    This is a feature for nexus devices. And frankly with "Trusted Voice" turned on, and S-Voice disabled -- one would hope that this would work. (Especially with "Always on Display" selected.)

    If it's not possible - it's a real miss.
    04-10-2016 05:05 PM
  12. TJA3500's Avatar
    If you turn on trusted voice it should work.
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    04-14-2016 09:03 PM
  13. supersam64's Avatar
    If you turn on trusted voice it should work.
    It does not work. The OP is trying to activate Google Now with the screen off, and while the phone is not charging. Trusted voice will not activate it unless it is charging or the screen is on. The curious thing is that S Voice can be activated when the screen is off. You can even activate S Voice and have it open Google Now, but that's rather clunky. Seems that if S Voice can be activated with the screen off and the charger disconnected, Google Now could do the same thing, but as far as I can tell, Samsung won't allow it.

    04-21-2016 11:55 PM
  14. digitalbreak's Avatar
    I am seeing this behavior in my S7 edge as well.

    Although, if you use Google Now Launcher as your default launcher, then it works even if the phone is locked, provided you have enabled Trusted Voice option in the Google Now settings.
    missmotta likes this.
    05-18-2016 04:03 PM
  15. jshaw42's Avatar
    Thanks for the tips above. I now have more control of my S7.
    05-19-2016 09:27 AM
  16. anon(9126477)'s Avatar
    Exactly how do you set it to work?
    10-02-2016 09:56 PM
  17. MKairys's Avatar
    I have Personal Results but not Trusted Voice in my settings. I'm on Verizon.
    10-03-2016 01:54 PM
  18. Rosslyn3's Avatar
    When the screen is off it only works while charging.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    What's the point of that, that the screen wakes up when you say "okay Google", only when it's charging? Dumb idea!
    03-09-2017 09:21 AM
  19. bennett22's Avatar
    mine doesn't work either with the screen off and while charging, just tried it. i reset the trusted voice, it said successful, tried again and no dice
    03-09-2017 07:06 PM
  20. Rlin5741's Avatar
    What's the point of that, that the screen wakes up when you say "okay Google", only when it's charging? Dumb idea!
    I think it's a battery thing, the phone has to stay alert and process all sounds for "OK Google" so it's limited to screen off when plugged in. The Nexuses may have low power hardware designed to do this, much like the old "X8" co-procesors on the original Moto X.
    03-10-2017 03:50 AM
  21. OperaNowPodcast's Avatar
    That doesn't work, even with Google Now Launcher
    03-28-2017 12:46 PM

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