1. dmlv's Avatar
    Is anyone else having issues with trying to voice dictate a message with the stock Samsung messages app from the watch?
    I keep getting the "voice input fail".

    My Frontier is only a week old I'm wondering if something is wrong with it. I'm within my 2-week Exchange.

    I did a reset already. Everything else is working perfectly. I am able to give a command to S Voice so I know my mic is working.

    Thanks
    04-22-2017 07:46 PM
  2. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Mine did the same after about a week, I changed the English language to English united Kingdom I think it was and now it's working fine, when your in the mic part tap the 3 dots on the right and you'll get your choice to change language just select the other English language assuming that's what your using
    04-22-2017 08:04 PM
  3. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    A couple more good tips for mms

    04-22-2017 10:28 PM
  4. dmlv's Avatar
    A couple more good tips for mms

    Hey, thank you for replying to my questions. I really appreciate your help!

    I'm not sure why voice with settings on US English is not working. It was the first couple of days I had the watch. But this works great thanks again!
    04-26-2017 10:21 AM
  5. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Your welcome, yeah not sure what's up with US English but not enough to to warrant a return or exchange and now I'm outside of that choice so anything now would be warranty but seems OK
    04-26-2017 06:49 PM
  6. kach474's Avatar
    I have the same issue. UK works sometimes but not all the time. It's been a week and multiple resets still no change. Also there is no messaging app on the watch. It shows my text messages as they come in but if they are cleared there is no app to open and look at the thread. If I want to message someone I have to go to that contact and select send a message.
    04-27-2017 05:17 AM
  7. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Look in setting you should see messages there with all the other apps, also you can install a widget/shortcut, from watch face just turn bazel to the right until you see add
    04-27-2017 08:41 AM
  8. keystone_56's Avatar
    Same probelm here. Mine was working fine with my S7E, then paired it with my S8 and this problem started. Anyone had any luck fixing this?
    04-30-2017 12:54 PM
  9. keystone_56's Avatar
    I listed mine on Ebay, I guess I'm going back to my Huawei watch. Very frustrating, but without s-voice in messaging, the watch is worthless to me.
    05-01-2017 04:20 PM
  10. kach474's Avatar
    Still getting voice input failed here. However I have found that if when replying to a message instead of hitting the microphone voice to text button if I go to the keyboard button and turn the dial back one to the globe icon it turns on voice to text and the automatic US English option works. It only works about half the time.
    05-02-2017 06:47 AM
  11. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Well that's not good, I mainly use mine just to read and then respond from my phone, not the most friendly interface for replying to text
    05-02-2017 08:52 AM
  12. dmlv's Avatar
    Your welcome, yeah not sure what's up with US English but not enough to to warrant a return or exchange and now I'm outside of that choice so anything now would be warranty but seems OK
    Well after a week or so back to voice failed like everyone else.
    I would have to think Samsung will be updating S Voice to fix this.
    I'm going to call tech support just to report it not play games with them and reset the watch or anything. I've already done that.
    Honestly coming from Android Wear it's not enough to make me want to switch back. This is by far the best wearable I've ever used. Everything else if spot on.
    05-06-2017 07:45 PM
  13. pteezay's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem. Mine started to act up after the most recent Gear software update. Hope S-Voice updates with a fix soon.
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    05-07-2017 07:15 PM
  14. 11B1P's Avatar
    Are you guys ensuring you have a good cellular signal? I tried inside at work the other day and it failed. Went outside and it worked fine.
    05-08-2017 05:25 PM
  15. pteezay's Avatar
    Are you guys ensuring you have a good cellular signal? I tried inside at work the other day and it failed. Went outside and it worked fine.
    Mine is the non-cellular plus I had it since day one. Worked fine for months until the latest update. Consider yourself an anomaly and lucky. Thanks for the feedback though.
    05-08-2017 06:36 PM
  16. 11B1P's Avatar
    Mine is the non-cellular plus I had it since day one. Worked fine for months until the latest update. Consider yourself an anomaly and lucky. Thanks for the feedback though.
    mine's not a cellular one either, but your cell phone still has to have a good signal
    05-08-2017 09:22 PM
  17. afblangley's Avatar
    mine's not a cellular one either, but your cell phone still has to have a good signal
    Using S Voice requires a cellular signal so that it can connect with Samsung servers. It can use the radio in the watch if it's an LTE model or the phone if it's BT.

    Google and Apple's assistants work similarly.
    05-09-2017 07:42 AM
  18. dmlv's Avatar
    Are you guys ensuring you have a good cellular signal? I tried inside at work the other day and it failed. Went outside and it worked fine.
    Yes, I thought of that as well so have made sure I've had strong cell service. I've even tried while just connected to WiFi. Still errors.
    I'm sure an update will correct things.
    11B1P likes this.
    05-09-2017 08:30 AM
  19. pteezay's Avatar
    mine's not a cellular one either, but your cell phone still has to have a good signal
    Thanks for your perspective, but that's null n void. As stated previously, the feature has worked since day one in all areas I travel, plus I stay with a good signal. For whatever, mine, along with countless others have been hit with a bug ever since the update and request an OTA fix to resolve the issue. Again, consider yourself lucky that you're not impacted by this matter.
    05-09-2017 08:24 PM
  20. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    Same issue here S3 Frontier on S8 Plus. Freaking aggravated!!!
    06-02-2017 08:50 PM
  21. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Reread this thread for solutions also S VOICE just updated a couple of days ago check your gear app to update
    06-02-2017 09:02 PM
  22. mcaspe1's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue. Samsung needs to rectify this. to me it's a major hindrance. When it worked I used it all the time. This isn't a cheap watch and for such an important feature which was a huge selling point for it, this is very disappointing. LETS GO SAMSUNG!!! FIX THIS!!
    06-03-2017 01:32 PM
  23. Outlaw84's Avatar
    Still nothing. Im so pissed. Mine DID work fine. Then the other day it just stopped. My s voice works just fine so my mic is fine. I've scoured the web for answers. Nothing. I called tech support and supposedly they are "unaware" of the problem but for they are sending me a box with return label for warranty repair. I just bought this watch and now I have to send it off for weeks im sure. I turned the language to English UK but it works sometimes not all the time and is kind of laggy at that. Actually it doesn't understand certain us English dialects. I spoke or tried to speak with a UK accent and it was spot on, but how stupid is that. No offence but god damn I shouldn't have to rig the damn thing to work when my wife's apple watch can auto correct your speech and write a damn paragraph. Anyway.... Whats up people any luck?
    06-22-2017 02:44 PM
  24. ClintRo's Avatar
    I wouldn't return it for warranty, too many people are having the same issue, including me. This should be fixed with an update.
    06-23-2017 07:27 AM
  25. Frozen Corpse's Avatar
    I've had the same issues with my gear S2 and Galaxy S8.
    06-24-2017 09:45 PM

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