1. TOGgledShot's Avatar
    What I want to do it keep the Default Keyboard as Samsung Keyboard, but use the Google Voice Typing.

    One Example is I am currently using Apps like the Messenger app and when trying to Voice-to-text, it uses Samsung Voice Input (which is Bixby powered). This voice input app is very clunky. It doesn't input correctly and is slow.

    Google Voice Typing is FAR faster and FAR more accurate. I can be in my car, window down on the highway with the radio slightly on and it still picks up my words accurately.

    I go into Settings > Language and input > On-screen keyboard > Manage Keyboards. From here I disable the Samsung Voice Input. After doing this, it sets the default to Google Voice Typing. This seems to work for a little bit.

    The problem I have is that after an undisclosed amount of time the Samsung Voice Input feature re-activates itself and reverts back. It's very frustrating. I never had this problem on my S6 or S7 Edge.

    Is there any way to permanently disable the Samsung Voice Input?
    05-08-2017 10:51 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Moved from the Nougat forum to the S8 forum for more specific traffic.
    05-08-2017 05:09 PM
  3. TOGgledShot's Avatar
    Anyone have any specific information about how to Permanently Disable Samsung Voice Input?
    05-09-2017 06:23 PM
  4. Lodingi's Avatar
    Package Disabler Pro. It's in the app store.
    05-09-2017 06:36 PM
  5. TOGgledShot's Avatar
    I shouldn't have to download an app to disable a feature that is being disabled then re-enabling itself. Furthermore, I shouldn't have to pay another company for an app that does something I shouldn't need an app to accomplish. It's not like the Bixby feature where Samsung took away the ability to disable it all together. Like I said in the post, I didn't have to do this on the Galaxy S6 or S7 Edge. Why does a feature re-enable it self and how do I permanently disable it?
    hummingbirdhill likes this.
    05-10-2017 10:31 AM
  6. PJRed2008's Avatar
    I think you've already been given the answer to your questions. it re-enables because Samsung wants you to use it evidently. If you can't go with that, suggest you contact Samsung support or possibly look into rooting the phone. Personally I'd think less than a buck fifty is a much better deal. And I agree, you shouldn't have to do that, but welcome to the world of bloatware and forced use of stuff we don't want.
    05-10-2017 10:44 AM
  7. Lodingi's Avatar
    I shouldn't have to download an app to disable a feature that is being disabled then re-enabling itself. Furthermore, I shouldn't have to pay another company for an app that does something I shouldn't need an app to accomplish. It's not like the Bixby feature where Samsung took away the ability to disable it all together. Like I said in the post, I didn't have to do this on the Galaxy S6 or S7 Edge. Why does a feature re-enable it self and how do I permanently disable it?
    You shouldn't have to, but you do. So......
    05-10-2017 11:01 AM
  8. al3azim's Avatar
    I shouldn't have to download an app to disable a feature that is being disabled then re-enabling itself. Furthermore, I shouldn't have to pay another company for an app that does something I shouldn't need an app to accomplish. It's not like the Bixby feature where Samsung took away the ability to disable it all together. Like I said in the post, I didn't have to do this on the Galaxy S6 or S7 Edge. Why does a feature re-enable it self and how do I permanently disable it?
    Are you using the theme store by any chance? I am not sure if that has anything to do with it being turned back on. Honestly I have the Samsung Voice with texting and it is actually very accurate, almost as good as the Google voice typing. It seems to work well.
    05-10-2017 11:11 AM
  9. TOGgledShot's Avatar
    Are you using the theme store by any chance? I am not sure if that has anything to do with it being turned back on. Honestly I have the Samsung Voice with texting and it is actually very accurate, almost as good as the Google voice typing. It seems to work well.
    No, I haven't used the Theme store.

    My experience is unlike yours as far as how well it works. I have lag time for the words being input and completely different words being entered into the field. It also has problems abbreviating and capitalizing.
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    As far as I know, there is no definitive evidence that, "That's just how it is with Samsung.", is the answer. I'll keep testing, but i'm not going to purchase an app that fixes something that probably wasn't intended to work like that.

    Paying for and downloading an app is not a solution.
    05-10-2017 12:58 PM
  10. hummingbirdhill's Avatar
    What I want to do it keep the Default Keyboard as Samsung Keyboard, but use the Google Voice Typing.

    One Example is I am currently using Apps like the Messenger app and when trying to Voice-to-text, it uses Samsung Voice Input (which is Bixby powered).
    Google Voice Typing is FAR faster and FAR more accurate. I can be in my car, window down on the highway with the radio slightly on and it still picks up my words accurately.

    I go into Settings > Language and input > On-screen keyboard > Manage Keyboards. From here I disable the Samsung Voice Input. After doing this, it sets the default to Google Voice Typing. This seems to work for a little bit.

    The problem I have is that after an undisclosed amount of time the Samsung Voice Input feature re-activates itself and reverts back. It's very frustrating. I never had this problem on my S6 or S7 Edge.

    Is there any way to permanently disable the Samsung Voice Input?

    I dictate a LOT of my texts and emails---and I do NOT use Bixby. Each time i go to SETTINGS and inactivate the Samsung Voice Input, I'm able to use the Google Voice Typing a SINGLE time. This INFURIATES me---on a device as expensive as the S8+ !!

    I dictate so much because my vision is dim due to glaucoma. I don't own the time or inclination to "fix" this for each of the thousands of emails and texts I send each month.

    I agree with the initial poster in this convo that downloading an additional app to fix something that works perfectly in all my Note phones is absolutely unacceptable.

    Very tempting to just go back to my Note 4 on which I'm free to communicate without a lot of extra keypresses every single day . . .
    05-10-2017 07:23 PM
  11. skinnytoo201's Avatar
    I downloaded SwiftKey and it uses Google voice typing not Samsungs.

    On a side note, my Google voice typing and Google voice search stops occasionally and I have to reset the device. Wonder if that has anything to do with any issues as OP is experiencing.
    05-10-2017 08:02 PM
  12. hummingbirdhill's Avatar
    On a side note, my Google voice typing and Google voice search stops occasionally and I have to reset the device. Wonder if that has anything to do with any issues as OP is experiencing.
    I think (but I don't know) that Samsung's Bixby & Google Assistant are competing to be used by S8+ users and therefore each requires more "permissions" than earlier versions of Google Voice Search.

    The latter isn't reliable on my S8+ and that's annoying as I'm accustomed to using it with no probs on all of my Notes.
    05-10-2017 08:44 PM
  13. TOGgledShot's Avatar
    I have found the solution! I didn't even have to contact Samsung. Yes, Samsung Voice Input and Google Voice Typing are competing, but only on a settings level. No special permissions to set this up.

    Go to Settings, then go to Apps, then Apps Manager, click on the 3 dots on top right corner and select Show System Apps. Locate Samsung Voice Input (Should be one with the Microphone icon on it, not the Bixby "B" on it), select it and select Disable.

    This completely removed the Samsung Voice Input from Settings > Language and input > On-screen keyboard > Manage Keyboards.

    The two apps no longer compete and it works without issue now.

    Glad I didn't listen to the "Purchase and Download this app to fix" people. Some people are fine with placing apps on their phone. I am not one of those people.
    05-11-2017 01:50 PM
  14. hummingbirdhill's Avatar
    I have found the solution!
    YOU are my HERO! I will save this info in case I forget it by the time I get the Note8
    Thanks HUGELY
    stircraz1972 likes this.
    05-11-2017 02:40 PM
  15. hummingbirdhill's Avatar
    Do you know what caused this? Purpose or oversight? Just curious because Nougat was on my Note7 but this problem didn't occur on my Note7...
    05-11-2017 02:42 PM
  16. TOGgledShot's Avatar
    I'm not sure why as I do not have my S7 Edge anymore. I will check on it though. I'm just glad I was able to find a fix that didn't involve buying and downloading a third party app.
    hummingbirdhill likes this.
    05-11-2017 03:59 PM
  17. skinnytoo201's Avatar
    Let me try it. Thanks!
    05-11-2017 09:26 PM
  18. stircraz1972's Avatar
    Wow, thanks , that was so annoying, the predictive text and selective words not popping up with the Samsung voice input was what my reservation with that app setup.
    Verses the options with Google voice input
    05-22-2017 12:31 PM

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