Make S-Voice defaultSupport

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  1. Grizzz

    Grizzz New Member

    Hey all. When I first paired my SENA motorcycle bluetooth to my phone, S-Voice worked like a charm (except when there was no network connection - another problem for another day). Now every time I connect Google Voice comes on and I find that it does not work near as well as S-Voice.

    How can I make S-Voice default again?

    Thanks in advance

  2. mydian

    mydian Well-Known Member

    Hello welcome to the forums.

    Since I had a similar issue with my S3 and no one has answered I'll take a stab at this. Open the Google search app, go to settings, voice, then make sure blue tooth headset is not checked. That fixed my problem where my headset kept defaulting to google search instead of S voice.
  3. Grizzz

    Grizzz New Member

    Thanks for the reply, unfortunately, no help :(
  4. ewarren29

    ewarren29 Well-Known Member

    I don't know if this will help, but when I drive I pop the handset into driving mode via the two finger pull down notification bar. Then I open S-Voice and it stays on in hands free mode allowing me to operate the device with my voice . That way no other apps such as google voive interfere.
  5. Grizzz

    Grizzz New Member

    Sorry, that is no help either... when I press the "phone" button on the headset, it opens Google voice (google search). Even if I force stop it in App Info, it will pop right back in - almost like it has 100% control of the phone.
  6. allanlaw

    allanlaw Well-Known Member

    Turn off Google Search in the App Manager and see what happens. My problem some time ago was that the phone defaulted to S-Voice using bluetooth and it wouldn't work when my screen was locked (with a pin). I turned off S-Voice, the phone then would default to Google's voice control, and all was well.

    Good luck.
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  7. Grizzz

    Grizzz New Member

    That worked.... Took a while to find the setting, but when I turned it off, all is good. Thanks
  8. Holydoc

    Holydoc Well-Known Member

    I had the same problem as the OP. Today I tried it for "grins-and-giggles" and S-Voice is now the default again for Bluetooth. I am not sure why S-Voice works again.

    S-Voice Version
    Android Version 4.4.2
  9. allisonfranz

    allisonfranz Member

    I have found S Voice completely unusable when not connected to WiFi, and so after some searching I have managed to completely replace S Voice with Google Now, including having Google Now activated by the voice dialing button on my bluetooth headset. While my S4 is rooted, I do not believe root is required to do this on the S4.

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