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4.3 Jelly Bean S Voice bloat?

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by JimSmith94, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. JimSmith94

    JimSmith94 Android Enthusiast
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    I came from a Sprint Note 2 to a Sprint Note 3. I liked S Voice on 4.1.2 in combination with Driving Mode, but I don't like the long waits for it on the 4.3 version. Instead of just saying "What would you like to do?" it says something like "I hope you are having a wonderful day" blah blah blah. It takes forever to make a simple phone call from my Bluetooth headset.

    Has anyone figured out how to get rid of all the extra stuff or even better, how to overwrite this version with the old one from 4.1.2?
     



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  2. eLCruz

    eLCruz Lurker

    @jimsmith94

    I'm still on 4.1.2 on an SGS2 but try this:
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    Good luck!
     
  3. JimSmith94

    JimSmith94 Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks, but Samsung's S Voice doesn't have the option to disable voice prompts or customize the prompt. Telling me that she hopes I am making the most of my day was cute the first time, but I'm tired waiting through her spiels before I can give my command. Then wait for her to process the command, wait for her to ask if I want to do what I said, another wait for the talk to become active again so I can answer, and another wait for her to finally dial the number.

    If Google would get off their butt and fix Google Now so that it dials the person I say instead of random numbers from my contacts list, I would switch to it in a heartbeat.
     
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  4. eLCruz

    eLCruz Lurker

    Sorry to hear it. I'm still using the old SGS2. Surprised to hear S-Voice has gotten worse not better. Good luck!
     
  5. tweazer

    tweazer Lurker

    I don't find S-Voice very good compared to Google. I am on a GS3 with 4.3 and use a tiny app called Home2 Shortcut available in the app store. You simply disable S-Voice and replace it with Google voice search. The app has a few other options which may be good for you owners of Notes. It was free on the Play store and there are no ads that I have seen.
     
  6. JimSmith94

    JimSmith94 Android Enthusiast
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    I didn't see it listed in the description of Home2 Shortcut, does anyone know if this will also replace the long press from a Bluetooth headset? That's the only way I initiate calls. I never use the double tap of the Home button.
     
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