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Old June 24th, 2014, 12:28 AM   #151 (permalink)
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I just got the Droid Maxx, and I want to turn off notifications on my Facebook app, but there is no dedicated settings button on the phone. How do I access other settings within the app?
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I just got the Droid Maxx, and I want to turn off notifications on my Facebook app, but there is no dedicated settings button on the phone. How do I access other settings within the app?
When you open the Facebook app, there are a list of four icons just below the blue bar. Tap the one on the right (the "hamburger" icon.) Scroll down that list and you'll find an "app settings" entry that you can tap to adjust notifications.
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When you open the Facebook app, there are a list of four icons just below the blue bar. Tap the one on the right (the "hamburger" icon.) Scroll down that list and you'll find an "app settings" entry that you can tap to adjust notifications.
I found that, but it doesn't contain all the settings I am looking for. I turned off notifications for everything it had available, but it still sent me notifications for every time someone commented on a post of mine, or one I had also commented in, or someone on my "close friends" list updated their status.

I went to the master app list, and was able to select an option to turn off all notifications from Facebook, but I want to be able to toggle message notifications on and off. When I turned off notifications in the master app list, I no longer get notifications about messages, even if I have it turned on within the app.

Really not liking the new Facebook app so far. I also miss having a dedicated settings button.
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I found that, but it doesn't contain all the settings I am looking for. I turned off notifications for everything it had available, but it still sent me notifications for every time someone commented on a post of mine, or one I had also commented in, or someone on my "close friends" list updated their status.
Well, I have all notifications turned off, and I never get a notification (until I open the app, of course, and then I get the badge.) So, I guess I can't help you there...

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I went to the master app list, and was able to select an option to turn off all notifications from Facebook, but I want to be able to toggle message notifications on and off.
There is a separate Facebook Messenger app. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.orca

So you can turn off notifications in the regular app and then toggle them in the Messenger app, if all that you want is notifications for messages. Actually, I think if you have both installed you can turn on the chat heads feature.

The Facebook app is better than it used to be. About a year or two ago, every time the app updated it turned notifications on for me, even though I had them off. It doesn't do that anymore at least. And I find the performance and battery use for the app is much, much better than it used to be.
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I was never interested in the messenger app. I didn't know you could turn off the chat heads though. That's good, because that was one of the most annoying things about the app for me. I don't like the new Facebook app because I feel like they took some control over its functions away from me. Glad it's working better for you though.

Guess I will have to finally install messenger if I want control over my notifications.
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I was never interested in the messenger app. I didn't know you could turn off the chat heads though. That's good, because that was one of the most annoying things about the app for me. I don't like the new Facebook app because I feel like they took some control over its functions away from me. Glad it's working better for you though.

Guess I will have to finally install messenger if I want control over my notifications.
I like messenger. Hate, hate, hate the stupid chat heads. Sometimes I'm chatting with several people so I have multiple heads all over my screen(s), just give me a notification. UG. Yeah, first world problems... whatever. LOL
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Anyone get a chance to answer my earlier question about microphone sound?
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I'm not familiar with Skinomi, but does it cover any of the holes? If it does I'd consider removing it. If it doesn't take it in to Verizon and have them take a look at it. The mic may be bad.
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Anyone get a chance to answer my earlier question about microphone sound?
The muffled sound after installing Skinomi is probably the result of the installation liquid getting into the microphone port on the screen. I don't know how you could clear it out....what does Skinomi say?
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Where are the holes / microphone on the screen?

I have had Skinomi applied twice. Both times by my wife. The first time she used the liquid and I think the sound was okay. The second time is when I noticed the sound problem but she didn't even use the liquid this time to stick it. So it must be covering the hole but I'm not sure where those holes / microphone are.
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Where are the holes / microphone on the screen?

I have had Skinomi applied twice. Both times by my wife. The first time she used the liquid and I think the sound was okay. The second time is when I noticed the sound problem but she didn't even use the liquid this time to stick it. So it must be covering the hole but I'm not sure where those holes / microphone are.
It's located at the very lower margin of the glass right between the back button and the home button. There are also a couple located right behind that one, on the back side of the body. The owner's manual has a picture of the location. All the holes are very tiny and easily clogged.
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I have a skinomi and it doesn't cover the microphone. There is a very slight cutout for it on the bottom left of the skin, just to the right of the back button at the bottom of the glass, just above the Kevlar chin.
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how do i get into the settings of the current maxx. i had the 1st gen maxx and i got into it by dialing ##PROGRAM.

i cannot do this on the current droid. i want to change the default 4g to 3g and save battery.

also, if there is a different procedure to change the settings than what they were for the 1st gen maxx,,,thx
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You can't get into settings that way. There is an app called LTE on/off for thunderbolt (I think) that will let you toggle that but it gets reset after each phone restart. Fwiw, in my experience, even living in a place with weak LTE signals, toggling makes no difference in battery life for me.
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You can't get into settings that way. There is an app called LTE on/off for thunderbolt (I think) that will let you toggle that but it gets reset after each phone restart. Fwiw, in my experience, even living in a place with weak LTE signals, toggling makes no difference in battery life for me.
there can't be no way to do it? i'll bet if i took the maxx into a verizon store and asked them to disable 4g, they could(whether they WOULD is another story)
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That doesn't let you toggle LTE off - just the GSM radios.
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I use an app called Notification Toggle that allows you to add one touch shortcuts to the top of the pull-down menu. One of the options it has will take you into "Phone Info" and there, you can set the phone to CDMA only which effectively turns off the 4G radio and LTE.

I'm trying to get to that menu on my own but cannot seem to find it...
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I use an app called Notification Toggle that allows you to add one touch shortcuts to the top of the pull-down menu. One of the options it has will take you into "Phone Info" and there, you can set the phone to CDMA only which effectively turns off the 4G radio and LTE.

I'm trying to get to that menu on my own but cannot seem to find it...

i hope you find it because doogald is correct
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Not having any luck...
Need some of the big brains around here to help.

You could try the Notification Toggle app, I have been using it for years and like its flexibility.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.j4velin.notificationToggle&hl=en

However, the LTE On/Off app mentioned by doogald below accomplishes the same thing.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.andirc.lteonfoff&hl=en

Ignore that it says for the TBolt. I just tested in on my MAXX, works fine.
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As per my official DROID MAXX review on Phandroid.com, anyone curious about anything in regards to the DROID MAXX can ask here, and their question shall be answered. Don't be shy!
What are your anticipated specs as far as the next hardware refresh Q4 this year?

I pray it's x8 based with either same size or slightly larger display but smaller bezels. I hope it has a 3800mah+ battery. Micro usb 3.0. Stock Google experience launcher and dialer. Unlocked bootloader. 32gb memory with 3gbs-5gbs ram.

Now if my begging made a difference I'd want lapdock support or at least something like a padfone.

Let's face it. We have the ability technologically speaking to make a cell phone, convert-able to a tablet, convert-able to a laptop, that can also dock to a larger display with keyboard and mouse!

Any who, I'm certain the new Droid will have android lollipop and probably come out with the moto 360 and moto x+1. Right?
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What are your anticipated specs as far as the next hardware refresh Q4 this year?

I pray it's x8 based with either same size or slightly larger display but smaller bezels. I hope it has a 3800mah+ battery. Micro usb 3.0. Stock Google experience launcher and dialer. Unlocked bootloader. 32gb memory with 3gbs-5gbs ram.

Now if my begging made a difference I'd want lapdock support or at least something like a padfone.

Let's face it. We have the ability technologically speaking to make a cell phone, convert-able to a tablet, convert-able to a laptop, that can also dock to a larger display with keyboard and mouse!

Any who, I'm certain the new Droid will have android lollipop and probably come out with the moto 360 and moto x+1. Right?
i was going to get the new maxx. maybe i should wait for the new, new maxx
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i was going to get the new maxx. maybe i should wait for the new, new maxx
I dunno what's going on with the 16gb version but they can be had dirt cheap. They are frequently sold on Craigslist under $200 and under $300 on swappa.com and eBay for brand new.

I would say if you have plenty of upgrades to spare then by all means now is always the time to upgrade. Like I've said before the trade up and comcast promos really make it too good to resist.

If upgrades aren't abundant then you could buy one off contract and resell later for a small loss.

I gotta say tho, if the refresh only has 2gbs of ram I'm probably not going to waste an upgrade even though we are sitting on 3. Well, unless we finally get clarification that being in contract prevents 4g throttling then we may just upgrade regardless.
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I lost my calendar that I put on my droid Maxx, I don't remember deleting it, but I also do not remember the name of the calendar I chose. How can I find out or how can I get it back I did not back it up thank you.
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In Calendar go to Settings and see what calendars you have enabled. In my case there is a Device Calendar and a Google Calendar for one account that has two sub-calendars.

Your Google Calendar is probably backed up to Google. Your Device Calendar is not.

Did you setup the Google Calendar?

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yes please excuse me for my ignorance but I'm don't know where the "calendar settings" are, if I'm not mistaken I do not think it was a Google calendar because I did not like Google Calendar format.
but I do not know ( remember) where I got it from and when I look at the apps, the only ones that are indicated in the app section is the calendar that I do not like. And no I did not back my calendar up,nor did I set up the Google Calendar. Very very lost. :-(
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I'm a little lost.

Launch the all Calendar
Touch the tree dots in the upper tight corner
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The calendars defined are listed ... in my case
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2 - One listed with my Google account

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I lost my calendar that I put on my droid Maxx, I don't remember deleting it, but I also do not remember the name of the calendar I chose. How can I find out or how can I get it back I did not back it up thank you.
If you mean a different calendar app, go to the Play Store, My Apps - most everything that you ever got will be listed there.
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Ok, I officially quit,lol I am technologically impaired, therefore I think I will give up on the whole looking for my calendar idea. But I am grateful you guys took the time and tried to help me. but if you don't mind I do have another question,if I do a factory reset on my phone number 1 what exactly does that do? And number 2 will I lose all my books, pictures, stuff on my phone? curious about that. And again I thank you very much for your patience and attempt to help me with my phone problems.
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Ok, I officially quit,lol I am technologically impaired, therefore I think I will give up on the whole looking for my calendar idea. But I am grateful you guys took the time and tried to help me. but if you don't mind I do have another question,if I do a factory reset on my phone number 1 what exactly does that do? And number 2 will I lose all my books, pictures, stuff on my phone? curious about that. And again I thank you very much for your patience and attempt to help me with my phone problems.
Yes, if you do an FDR your phone will restore back to it's original settings - like when you first bought it. Backup your data before you do one. Now, with your apps, you'll still have them on the play store and you'll just have to reload them onto your phone. But photos, contacts, etc will be lost unless you back them up.

It sounds like the calendar you used was an app that you downloaded? If you did it from the Play Store, then you should still own it. Otherwise, your phone comes with a default calendar which should be in your app drawer. Select which one you want to use from the settings (the 3 little dots in the corner). For example, I can share my google calendar with my partner so we can co-ordinate our lives. Well, we can try anyway.....
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I agree with everything LizMac said with one addition.

If you are running under 4.4.4 on the Droid Maxx it is correct.

If you are running 4.4 on the Droid Maxx the Factory Data Reset did not wipe the Cache Partition and you need to do that manually. This is where temporary data is stored and not your apps and not your data.

This can be important for two reasons ...

- The partition can become corrupted over time and result in degraded performance.

- If you transfer your phone to someone else the Factory Data Reset you did as a last step before turning it over left the temporary data in the cache if you were under 4.4.

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Oh my, lol I quit ! lol All I am trying to do is get a calendar on my phone, somehow somewhere I must have messed something up because when I go to the Play Store to look for calendars I see what appears to be one or two that I must have try to put on my phone but when i open them up to review them they are nothing like the calendar that I have had for the past 6 to 8 months.So as of right now the only semblance of a calendar I have on my phone is the one I got from Google Play Store im trying to sync with. so I really have no clue what happened to that calendar. I went to Google Play store to get another calendar and to see if I recognized any of the calendars I could have had on my phone before none of them look familiar. ( plus out of the hundreds of calendars to choose from I see three that I have accessed) when I downloaded it and I tried to add on an event or even access it it gives me a prompt that says..... "no calendars found please make sure it is there is at least one writable calendar enabled in the calendar screen." so I try to follow the directions it gave me about syncing it, there is a prompt that says "There was a problem communicating with Google servers. Try again later. but when I go to Google account and try to access any of my Google accounts I have NO problems . then I went back to the calendar that I downloaded, I went to the three little dots in the top right hand corner and it gave me 9 options to choose from, calendars, search, go to date, preferences, upgrade " Digical", refresh, show update news, help, and contact us. I select calendars and I get a prompt that says calendars to sync. but it is a blank page there's nothing on it so I choose the plus sign(+) in the right hand top corner, there is a box that says "add Calendar," there are 2 choices. "local calendar" or "calendar account". I have to tell you all I want is a calendar lol I am totally and completely lost. :-( I can totally understandthat everyone who reads this are rolling their eyes and getting a great laugh out of it, it's okay because I am too ! lol
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I suggest that you ignore all third party calendar apps and get the basic calendar operating.

You have two basic options ... phone only or coordinate through Google.

To coordinate through Google you give it a gmail address and anyone who logs onto with that address will have access to that calendar (a great way to communicate schedules with the home office).

It is not going to find anything scheduled because you have not scheduled anything.

My guess is that a lot of the calendar apps are actually front ends that are manipulating the Calendar app.

As I stated in ... Ask me anything about the Motorola DROID MAXX! ... I have two calendars on my Droid Maxx being serviced by the Calendar app.

If there is a specific calendar app that you want to pursue then you can post questions about it in the Android Applications forum to get other users of that app involved.

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I suggest that you ignore all third party calendar apps and get the basic calendar operating.

You have two basic options ... phone only or coordinate through Google.
I truly believe that anybody with an Android phone *should be using* Google calendar for calendars and Google contacts for contacts, synced with the phone, *or* should be using an Exchange account that does the same. Perhaps you can can do the same with a Yahoo account, but Android is a Google operating system and, like Apple iPhones and Apple iCloud accounts, works best syncing with a Gmail account.

Using calendars or contacts stored only on the phone that are important to you is a recipe for disaster if the phone is lost, stolen, fails, etc.
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Using calendars or contacts stored only on the phone that are important to you is a recipe for disaster if the phone is lost, stolen, fails, etc.
I completely agree. Plus, syncing calendar/contact/etc information with a Google account has a couple of additional advantages:
  • As stated, if you phone is lost/stolen/destroyed, etc, you don't lose your data.
  • Data can be edited on multiple devices. Enter a contact on your phone, it's available on your tablet. Enter an appointment on your pc, it appears in the calendar on your phone.
  • When you get a new device, add the account and all of the information associated with it is copied to the new device automatically. All of your old contacts, meetings, etc will be there as soon as you sign in and sync.
We took it a step further and set up a family Gmail account that we use for family items. There's a "Family Events" calendar, as well as a list of family contacts and things of that nature. All of the Android devices in my family sync to this account, so any updates made to any calendar events or contact lists are automatically pushed to all of the family's devices within minutes. (Plus, each user still has their own Gmail account on their device(s) as well for email and calendar/contact items that don't pertain to the whole family)
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I agree. I never use the Device calendar. It is there. There is nothing that can be done about that that I know of.

I use the two Variants of my Google account calendar ... my name and Holidays in the United States.

Three phones ... one activated ... they all get copies of my calendar from Google.

If there were multiple people on these phones and I wanted to hide some schedule information form the others I could add it to the Device calendar and it would only be available to me. (I don't.)

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I agree. I never use the Device calendar. It is there. There is nothing that can be done about that that I know of.
There is one thing that you can do - install the Google Calendar app from the Play Store, which looks exactly the same as the calendar app that ships on the Droid Maxx, and then disable the stock Calendar app (settings / apps, slide to "All", find the app that says "Calendar" with the icon that has a green top and does not have a "31" on it, tap it and then tap the button "disable" toward the top.)

The Google Calendar app has no visibility to the device-only calendar.
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Is there a way to set certain contacts to ring when sound is off? I need to turn my sound off at night because the notifications from texts, Facebook, chats would have me up all night. But I often fear I might miss an emergency call from my wife or a family member.
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Is there a way to set certain contacts to ring when sound is off? I need to turn my sound off at night because the notifications from texts, Facebook, chats would have me up all night. But I often fear I might miss an emergency call from my wife or a family member.
I'd you make them favorite contacts (star them) and you use the assist app to set sound off time when sleeping, there is an option that allows the phone to ring when favorite contacts call.

So, assist app, choose sleeping, set the time when you want the phone quiet, and select silence, then tap the arrow to the right of "silence" to choose the option to allow the phone to ring when a favorite calls.
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Hi- I've got a problem with the 32gig maxx with a plantronics bluetooth-
when i hit the command button on the bluetooth the phone goes to a google search instead of prompting me to call a number or a contact. what the bleep is going on?
i looked for google search in my apps thinking i needed to disable it, but i dont even see that app on the list- any help greatly appreciated.
phone is not rooted- i'm not a technical user
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Hi- I've got a problem with the 32gig maxx with a plantronics bluetooth-
when i hit the command button on the bluetooth the phone goes to a google search instead of prompting me to call a number or a contact. what the bleep is going on?
i looked for google search in my apps thinking i needed to disable it, but i dont even see that app on the list- any help greatly appreciated.
phone is not rooted- i'm not a technical user
I don't have that headset, and rarely use voice commands, but what happens when you say "call John Doe"? (Not actually John Doe, just one of your contacts.) Does it place the call?
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so it might work once, but when i'm done with that call and try again, it goes to a google search instead of voice dialing commands- i'm in the car a lot and like to use voice so i dont look at my phone. to be clear- i say "call doogald" and the phone responds by inserting that command into the google search bar- spoke with plantronics and its not something on their end. motorola support was worthless
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so it might work once, but when i'm done with that call and try again, it goes to a google search instead of voice dialing commands- i'm in the car a lot and like to use voice so i dont look at my phone. to be clear- i say "call doogald" and the phone responds by inserting that command into the google search bar- spoke with plantronics and its not something on their end. motorola support was worthless
Do you have Touchless controls turned on? If not, does turning it on help?

Also, open the google app, scroll to the bottom, tap the three dot control on the bottom right, tap settings, voice, ok google detection, turn all of those options off. (I believe that tapping a BT headset button is the equivalent of saying " ok google", though maybe that's just my headset.) If that stuff was on, does turning it off help?
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Do you have Touchless controls turned on? If not, does turning it on help?

Also, open the google app, scroll to the bottom, tap the three dot control on the bottom right, tap settings, voice, ok google detection, turn all of those options off. (I believe that tapping a BT headset button is the equivalent of saying " ok google", though maybe that's just my headset.) If that stuff was on, does turning it off help?
the good old google- gotta love (hate) those bastards. it wasnt working because i hadnt agreed to let them "use" my contacts for voice recognition purposes. now seems to be working normally. i gotta figure out how to just go back to the motorola dialer. liked it better anyway. thanks for your help!
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the good old google- gotta love (hate) those bastards. it wasnt working because i hadnt agreed to let them "use" my contacts for voice recognition purposes. now seems to be working normally. i gotta figure out how to just go back to the motorola dialer. liked it better anyway. thanks for your help!
You bet. I'm glad that you got it working. If it still wasn't I was going to suggest using Touchless controls ("OK Google Now, call Peter Myers") because that always works when I need it, but you still would have had that pesky permission issue. Troubleshooting these things is hard because there are so many variables it seems...
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In the last couple of weeks, when I'm driving and my Assist tells me I have a new text, it asks if I want her to read it to me, and before I can answer, she says she doesn't understand me. She says that over & over, about 3 times, and then it cuts off. I've cleared the data & cache, and I've force stopped. I can't uninstall the app as it's a Motorola app pre-installed on a Motorola phone.
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In the last couple of weeks, when I'm driving and my Assist tells me I have a new text, it asks if I want her to read it to me, and before I can answer, she says she doesn't understand me. She says that over & over, about 3 times, and then it cuts off. I've cleared the data & cache, and I've force stopped. I can't uninstall the app as it's a Motorola app pre-installed on a Motorola phone.
You can't uninstall but you can uninstall updates and then have it re-update from the play store.

It may be the Google search OK Google detection in all apps blocking use of the microphone. So, go into the Google app. Scroll to the bottom, tap the three dot menu control on the bottom right, tap settings, voice, OK Google detection, and turn off all of the items that might be on. It's possible that will fix it without uninstalling the update, etc.
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