Google Voice Search has disappeared!

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    Did a factory reset and everything went well...except, I now cannot find Google Voice Search. The app shows in the Play Store as having been installed, and it also show in the 'manage apps' section. But there's no icon for it in my apps, and so I have no way to create a shortcut for it on my home page. Help!!!
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    Did you hide it or disable it in your app drawer? :)
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    It looks like they took that actual app out of the app drawer. If you press the search button it will come up and you can just tap the mic button.

    Also you could make that your double tap home command by going into Settings>Accessibility>and scroll down to the bottom and choose Double tap home launch, make that voice search.
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    Or just hold the search button down and go straight to voice search
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    Here's a workaround I think you'll find more than one use for...
    1. Download QuickShortcutMaker at Play
    2. Click the Activities tab
    3. In the Input keyword to filter box put: Voice
    4. Select Voice Search
    5. Try it out and/or rename it or just click OK
    Voila! :biggrin:
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    I lost mine also

    I went to apps>scrolled thru all the apps until I got to widgets, found it there and moved it back to my home page
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    I had this happen recently, and have the solution...HANG ON!!
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    [​IMG] Originally Posted by 94lt1 [​IMG]
    Go into app settings, disable it, then reboot, enable it, and it should be back.... happened to my sons maxx today :)

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!



    Spot on! Followed your steps, then went into the widgets section of the app tray and there it was.
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    Never mind, covered.
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    That's pretty slick! Thanks, Sally. And thanks for all the suggestions, guys and gals!! :hail:
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    Glad it worked. FoxKat's tip didn't work for me. I use the long press on the search button but was thinking there's got to be another way if you wanted it. That app can make a shortcut to a lot of different things.
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    Long press on the search button for me brings up the option for voice search and take a screen shot with Screenshot UX, that is cool didn't know I could do that!
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    Yes, it's strange, FoxKat's tip didn't work for me either. Tried it three times, but each time I disabled Voice Search and re-booted, Voice Search had re-enabled itself, and still was not available in apps or widgets. Fortunately the Quickshortcutmaker program worked like a charm!
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    Google Voice was in my app drawer but was just named Voice.
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