• Welcome to the all-new Android Central Forums! - We're still moving some things around, so you may see a few quirks here and there, but we're working on getting things fully completed as soon as possible. For now, take a look around, and if you run into any major issues, please let us know in this thread!

OK Google - get back to previous app after setting reminder

Vincent Gilbert

New member
Sep 11, 2013
Hey all. I've done some searching, but I'm not having any luck. I hope you power users can help me.

When I use OK Google from anywhere to do anything like send a text or Set a reminder, when it completes the action, it never goes back to what I was doing before. It just stays at the OK Google screen. This kind of defeats the purpose of hands-free if I then have to manually navigate back to my previous app.

E.g. I'm driving and I'm in Maps navigation and decide to use OK Google to set a reminder. Once the reminder is set, I'm left at the OK Google screen and have to look away from the road to tap back to navigation.

I used to have an iPhone, and Siri would just do whatever and then get off the screen. An I missing something? Is there either a setting to change, or way to get back to the previous app using voice command?


B. Diddy

Senior Ambassador
Mar 9, 2012
Welcome to Android Central! What if you tell Google Now to Open Maps?