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  1. Gudasau

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    Oh no!
    Scratch that....
    I don't know why my out going volume is muted, but incoming is fine. Don't want to hijack this thread, so I'll go try to figure this out elsewhere.
    Thanks for the heads up @Sajo

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    Just FYI for us Moto phone (Moto Voice) users. The way Assistant works is: once you enable it you have to train a new voice model (custom launch phrase). If you already have a custom Moto Voice voice model in place (a custom launch phrase) the process to setup an Assistant launch phrase will crash & fail. The way I understand it is, the custom launch phrase microphone permission can only be assigned to one app at a time; either Moto Voice or Google Assistant. Not both at once. So if you currently have a Moto Voice custom launch phrase you have to clear all app data from the Moto app (which means losing Driving Mode) and then setup Assistant with a new custom launch phrase (voice model). Once you do that you can't setup the Moto App with voice features; because the mic permission is assigned to Assistant. So no more Driving Mode. So for us, it's one or the other...Moto Voice with Google Now or the Google Assistant. I don't think Assistant can handle all commands from the lock screen like Moto Voice does, so I stick with Moto Voice and Google Now. Future Moto phones should have Moto Voice integrated with Assistant (and I think the Z2 series is already like this).

    All of this could have changed in the past few months, but this is what I learned when trying to use Assistant.
     
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    Good info, @Sajo!



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    I'm running Launcher 3, which I've done since the beginning. @Sajo, do you think I need to switch over to Google Now to make everything place nicely again?

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    You can, but that should have no effect on the Moto app / driving mode. I suspect that functionality will operate the same on a different Launcher as it does on the stock Launcher.

    Have you tried just a cache clear and reboot since you started having volume issues?

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    Hadn't even thought of that, duh... Just did. Thank you!!!
    I'll let you know after my commute tonight.

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    Thanks Dani, and everyone. I'm going to stick with Moto Voice as I like driving mode. I did ruin into want Sajo said when trying to use both.
    Thank you

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    My 2 cents, I have tried commands with the native system of my Grand Cherokee, sucks, Google now, not much better, and Google assistant, half assed. Voice recognition with Moto voice is head and shoulders above the others. A simple command like "call Nancy" will throw the other three into panic and come back with something not even close.
    Moto will turn on my Bluetooth when I ask, read my text order my lunch and pick up my laundry. Dilly Dilly
     
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    I'm on Moto Voice for good. I really like the phone and text alerts and being able to reply via blue tooth devices like headphones, ear buds, and a GOgroove FlexSmart 2 (can use in vehicles without Bluetooth via the cigarette lighter and FM radio-flawless).
    Moto Voice makes it the easiest on me to request info, input navigation, receive and reply to phone calls and texts.
    Thanks for everyone's input. It's a great help to get others input and experiences. ✌
     
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    I agree completely TxDoc and JDH. I have no plans on switching away from Moto Voice (and the integration with Google Now). It provides all the hands free functionality that I want, and use often. Excellent product Moto!

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    why change if it provides all your needs :)
     
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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it!!
    Hate to say it, but when debit cards came out, I never used it for two years. The girls who worked for me kept telling me I was stupid. Finally, they said you would like it. I said I didn't want charges for using it. They said it was like writing a check without the paper. After that, I've not written but about 5 checks since! I pay online from checking, too, now. But, I still don't let THEM withdraw automatically from any account. I had s friend in college. None of us had any money to spare. The.Dallas cable TV company took her $30 monthly bill and tried to withdraw $3000.00! It took her 8 weeks to get it straightened out. We had to help each other buy food, gas, etc., to get thru that.
    So like me resisting change..my brick phone Nokia was all I wanted. The keypad started dying and I tried to buy a new board on eBay and found nothing..I went to Verizon and they took one look and asked WHERE I got the phone. I said from YOU. They informed me that phone model was discontinued like 5 years ago. A friend said, get the Droid. I said what is that? He said it just came out and is Smartphone. I said I don't need that. He said you better get with it or you'll be left behind, it's like a little computer with internet access, too.
    I tried it and was very confused for about three days. I figured out an app was like a computer program...kinda.
    SO! Now I ask and investigate you see if I'm missing out, or can learn something new that could really benefit me or others.
    Sorry for the marathon post
    Thanks to everyone . Your time, your help, your knowledge your expertise and judgment/opinions are all very much appreciated. .

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