Voice Activated Dialing
I can't seem to get my voice activated dialing to work. I launch the the voice recognition (either by mic or long press magnifying glass) and speak "call home" it does a google search on call home? Home is a contact. I speak "call amy rice" it does a google search on call amy rice? Amy Rice is a contact. It doesnt even launch anything to do with the phone? What am i doing wrong or whats up?
I am having the same issue. The only voice dialer that seems to work reliably is the voice dialer app that came preloaded. Any other voice commands launch in a browser.
I cant even get google to search after my voice command....not even if i tab the glass long...how is that done?
I just long press the magnifying glass in the bottom right of the screen and say "call mom home" and it opens a browser with all the wonderful call mom home search results that you get when you enter the same in google. I have tried using the word dial as well.
Originally Posted by RinTinTigger
Go to Settings --> Search
You can modify what is searched for.
I hope I am understanding the issue at hand correctly.
Your using the wrong app for voice dialing. I was doing the same thing, then noticed there is an app in the Applications folder called Voice Dialer. This app does the voice phone calling.
I guess either I'm lucky or there's some other difference. Note that I've not changed any of the search settings from whatever their default values are. If I:
- Touch the microphone on the home screen
- Hold the phone next to my mouth
- Say "Call Marcia" (my wife's name)
It places a call to my wife.
I just tried it and that's exactly what it did.
Here is a link to a video on setting the Google voice search function, should be able to bring up your contacts once you set it.
Pick the Google search by voice video
Online Learning Center - Motorola Droid
works good for me too....weird.
I dont think you are understanding. My selected searchable items are Browser, apps, contacts & music, and all it searches is the browser. Even if I am in the phone app and long press the magnifying glass all it ever searches is via the browser. I can use the voice dialer just fine, but I would think the main search glass would pick up on the keywords like CALL, DIAL, & NAVIGATE and search accordingly. Some people this seems to be working just fine for, and others not so much.
Originally Posted by ss13