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Support Camera voice activation

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ziani, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Ziani

    Ziani Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Sep 20, 2009
    Norfolk, UK
    I am sure I have set everything up correctly but it just does not work...any ideas anybody?



  2. shmn

    shmn Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Marine Diesel Mech
    WA State
    I've had a lot of trouble with this feature too. I can say "shoot, "capture" or "cheese" ten times and maybe it will work once. Others have reported that this feature works well for them but I find it to be very finicky and frustrating to use. I try to enunciate and speak slowly and clearly and that seems to help...but not every time. And I'm usually in a noise free environment. I think it is one of the more useful "smart" features that Samsung has implemented...but too bad it's not very smart.
  3. TheyCallMeBT

    TheyCallMeBT Well-Known Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    It works well for me. It's probably at least partially a dialect thing. I'm southern US, and I, in particular, tend to mumble occasionally. I find "shoot" to be the easiest since you don't really have to annunciate for it. It sometimes take a second try for me. I've almost exclusively gone to using voice to take pictures. It probably comes out closer to "shOOdt" with the way I talk.

    "Cheese" is probably the next easiest for the phone to recognize. In my way of thinking, it seems like the sustained middle vowel sound is probably what it picks up best on. But that one sounds a bit "cheesy" if other people are around. And if you're taking a picture of people, then they're going to think you're wanting them to say "cheese". lol.

    "CAP-ture", if enunciated properly, would be next on my list. "Smile", I would think is the most difficult for the phone to understand.

    Of course, background noise doesn't help. But I've actually had it work pretty decent with background noise going on.

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