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Support Does Google Now work with bluetooth headsets?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bon1380, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Bon1380

    Bon1380 Active Member
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    I have a SGS III on AT&T. Recently updated to 4.1.1. Every time I try to use Google Now with my bluetooth headset, my screen can't get by "Initializing". Anyone else with this issue? Any resolutions? Thanks.
     

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  2. Pappy35

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    This happens to me in my car. I posted a workaround which I'll repeat here:

    Lauch GN
    Touch the mic button
    Hit the Back softkey
    Touch the mic button again

    In my car, this works.

    The keyboard-based mic key (for voice-to-text) does not respond to this though. Try it and post your results here.
     
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  3. Bon1380

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    I gave it a try. Same result. Thanks
     
  4. n_i_x

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    In the Bluetooth settings for your headset, uncheck media audio. Should fix it.
     
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  5. Pappy35

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    Yes. This works but its not a "fix" if you want to continue streaming music. Its a workaround. I hope Samsung actually fixes it with the next update (assuming there will be one that is).
     
  6. hm7292

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    I'm only responding to this and resurrecting the thread becuase it was one of the top results of my search....

    I had the same issue, and fixed both GoogleNow and VTT (via my keyboard button) by going into GoogleNow Settings, selecting "Voice" and unchecking "Bluetooth Headset".

    I think this means the phone will pick up my voice, rather than my vehicle's microphone.

    That's it. I'm amazed how well GN works now.

    For my Swype keyboard, when I click the mic button, I do have to click "Done" before it starts recording (ow *that* is intuitive) and then I can record perfectly, and click Done gain to finish recording.

    I hope this helps some of ya'll out!
     

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