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Cannot activate Google Voice from Headset on NEXUS4

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by rontuwilson, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. rontuwilson

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    Hello,

    I have never used Android before, today I received my Nexus 4. I was very excited thinking Voice/GoogleNow was far superior then Siri on iPhone. How can I activate voice/GoogleNow while the phone is on lock screen using my headset. It is a 3 button headset, and yes it does work.

    While unlocked
    Music Playing works
    Activating google search works

    While locked
    Only music features work.

    I mainly use my phone when walking, or driving. On iPhone it was easy to activate Siri, I hold the button, it asks me what I want even when the screen is locked and reads back the SMS messages I would like to send using voice. On my nexus, not only does it not read back my messages to me, I cannot seem to activate it while its locked and in my pocket. Making it almost useless when it comes to driving and walking with phone in my pocket. I must be missing something, doing something wrong and I definitely feel I am not alone with this issue. Android must be equipped to do the necessary functions I need.

    Thanks ahead of time!
     

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    Please note "Google Now" and "Google Voice" are two different products.

    Google Now and Google Voice Search are both fors sof "Google Search".
    Google Voice is alternative telephone number:

    Here is an over view of Google Products: Google Mobile
    Here is an overview of Google Voice: Google Voice - Features

    If you have a security lock screen, then you can't use google now.

    If you are not using a lock screen password, you can add a shortcut to your lock screen to activate Google Search.
     
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    thank you for the reply, I have no removed the lock screen, but still when holding down the middle button of my headset, I get no form of feedback

    i am not asking for full siri like features, i would like to itleast make voice calls from my headset in the car, how would i do so?
     

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