August 26th, 2012, 02:08 AM
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Originally Posted by RaffiM
I have a Samsung Nexus S 4G (Sprint) and I am running Android ICS v4.0.4
After being upgraded to ICS/4.0.4 just a few days ago I removed my Voice Search (NOT Voice Dialer) icon from my screen. After doing so, I disabled Google Search via "Manage apps" so that the search bar will no longer appear on my screens.
Today I decided to add the Voice Search icon back and it is no longer available for me to add!
I confirmed Voice Search is still installed. I am not sure if disabling Google Search had anything to do with the Voice Search icon going away but that is the only major change I made after removing the icon. All other changes I made were basic changes, i.e. adding and removing other icons and such.
Solutions I tried:
- I rebooted the phone: No change!
- I enabled Google Search and rebooted again: No change!
- With Google Search still enabled, I disabled Voice Search and rebooted and then enabled Voice Search: No change!, so I then rebooted the phone again: No change!
Also, in addition to making sure the Voice Search app is still installed, I did confirm it is still working. I am able to launch it via the new search bar that came with ICS.
So people, how do I get that darn icon back??? :-)
I found this. I did it & it works perfectly ; It's gone in ICS - but don't worry, there's a workaround.
1. Download QuickShortcutMaker at Play 2. Click on the Activities tab 3. In the Input keyword to filter box put: Voice 4. Select Voice Search 5. There's a few Voice Search options, I think you'll want the 2nd one but you can click on Try to try it out. 6. Rename it or just click OK