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How do you use the voice feature

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by wallstreet123456, Nov 12, 2009.

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    To call someone in your contacts that has two numbers?

    For example John cell and John home?
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    You can just say call john home, or call john cell.
    If you just say call john, it will pull up options for that contact and you can choose which one.
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    So if I am driving and want to use the voice feature can I just press and hold the magnifying glass?
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    yes.... hold it for about 2 or 3 seconds then it will come up with the speak now box
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    when using that feature can you say navigate to john doe (Instead of call john doe) and if his contact address is in your phone it will navigate you there?
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    Wow, this is so much better than "Voice Dialer" which I've been using.

    It doesn't seem to find contacts for navigation. If I say just my name, it pulls it up in contacts but there is no way to get to the address. However, if I say, "Navigate to Lucille's restaurant" it pulls up navigation and gives me google search results. Would love to be able to combine them!
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    I get the "speak now" message, but it is for Google search. What am I not doing correctly? Thanks
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    The Google search that the long hold brings up will also search your phone, though it can be a bit flaky.

    I would love any hints for making it work better...mine is to use "Navigate to" or "Phone" rather than just the name of what you are looking for so that it specifically looks for a place or number.
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    For the life of me I can't get it to voice dial my wife's mobile. I've tried:

    "call Julie cell"
    "call Julie's cell"
    "call Julie at cell"
    "call Julie mobile"
    "call Julie's mobile"
    "call Julie at mobile"

    I've also tried adding our last name to all these options. It always pulls up the right person, but only the home number. Seems to work for some other contacts in my list, which is strange.
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    Mine won't call anyone, it just brings up a list of google searches. What gives?
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    I have first and last name of everyone in my contacts. I just say, "Call Name Mobile" or "Call Name Home" and it dials up and goes.
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    when I do that it gives google search results for "Call Name Mobile"

    (obviously in place of name it comes up the exact contacts name I spoke)

    This is messed up, I just tried to use the "navigate" prefix and its just searching google including that word in the search.. just like "call"
    Navigate voice search worked when I first got it.
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    Mine behaves the exact same way. If I say "Call John Norris" if will perfectly recognize what I'm saying. However, it will google it in the web browser rather than voice dial. I've been trolling the forums looking for answers. Haven't found one yet.
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    Same here - It even google searches the correct spelling of some contacts I have tried! Must be something we are missing.
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    I called Motorola's android help and talked to a level two tech about it, the best advice he had was to stop all Google services under settings application and restart the phone.. this got navigation voice commands working again but call still searches Google. The only other option he said was a factory reset which is under privacy settings, I haven't tried that yet.
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    For grins, would some of you try "Call Lastname Firstname" and see if it helps?

    I think some of my contacts got entered backwards - I wonder if that could be it.
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    Tried it with similar results, (google search result "call john doe") all of my contacts are entered correctly (given name first, family name second)

    I also can't use the "dial" prefix, some other people reported being able to say "dial" then a phone number and it would call.. all I get is the google search result.

    the dedicated voice dialer app works fine though.
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    I didn't realize there was a dedicated voice dialer app pre-installed. I tried it; it works fine. I can certainly live with a separate voice dialing button until they come up with a real bluetooth solution.
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    I am having the same issue. It just seems to google search rather than search my contacts. I have contacts checked in the search setting.
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    Hmmm if I say "Call" slow and clear then the name it always either gives me the option to call the contact or to pick between several contacts that sound similar. If I say call fast sometimes I get the straight google search. So maybe it isn't recognizing the word "call"? other than that mine pretty much works everytime...
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