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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tthai826, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. tthai826

    tthai826 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi everyone. I love the Google voice to text feature. I use it for most of my text messaging. The problem I'm having with it, is that every once in awhile it won't connect. Has anyone ever had this issue?

    Please help!

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  2. dave1812

    dave1812 Android Enthusiast

    its simply a connection issue that happens with all of my android devices. at one time or another there is a momentary lapse in data connection and that causes the voice transcription to be inactive.
  3. tthai826

    tthai826 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    this happens actually a lot though, I would say 50% of the time.
  4. Corki2

    Corki2 Android Enthusiast

    I have that issue with any voice to text except SVoice if I'm using a bt headset.
  5. SupperDroid

    SupperDroid Member

    I love that you used your Note to illustrate your question. I only see this happen then I wake the phone and try to send a text too soon after, since I have Juice Defender set to turn data off while sleep.
  6. tthai826

    tthai826 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I don't think that's the problem. i'm albe to surf and in navigation to type in the address to gps. Any other ideas? It's fantastic when it works...

    btw: I love my note 2.
  7. lcneed

    lcneed Android Enthusiast

    I get it sometime when there is really no internet connection or when connection is really bad. It never happens when I am at my home with wifi.
  8. tthai826

    tthai826 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    so this doesn't seem like it's a wide spread problem for anyone.. ?
  9. Serpentine

    Serpentine Member

    Happens to me a lot. Same problem, doesn't want to connect. Even took it down to the Verizon store and it didn't connect. They did something and it was working great, then I had to do a factory reset to correct a user error and the problem is back.

    I'll head down to the VZW store again today and ask them what they did to make it work. I'll tyr to have answer back here this afternoon.

    I am in a "fringe" service area, but that has not affected any other phone app or function. Even Wi-Fi hot spot works just great.
  10. topshelf95

    topshelf95 Member

    There is a know problem with Jellybean when trying to use Google Now and Voice to Text while connected to something via blue tooth. If you are in your car and connected to bluetooth phone, you can enable "touch sounds" (settings / sounds / touch sounds) and google now will function. If you want to use voice to text, you will have to disable the bluetooth audio function. The bluetooth phone can still be connected but voice to text does not work while bluetooth audio is on. Hope this helps
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  11. lcneed

    lcneed Android Enthusiast

    Ah. Every time I have problem with Google Now voice input is when I was driving. And my car auto connect BT (both phone and audio) to my Note II. So enable "touch sounds" would fix this? Kind of strange and seem unrelated, but I will try it next time! Thanks!
  12. tthai826

    tthai826 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Interesting, my wife doesn't seem to have this problem, her note2 works with no issues. =(
  13. ijhutch

    ijhutch Newbie

    Here we go...bluetooth causes an interference with Voice commands, notably on Google Voice, speech-to-text (like text messaging), or S-Voice. This is clearly a bug.

    My setup: T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 2 running Android 4.1.1 (JellyBean), Bluetooth headset RF-MAB2 (supports HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCR, and Bluetooth 2.1)

    There are two known workarounds for these bugs:

    1. Hit the volume up or down button (only one click needed) on the phone (not from the bluetooth headset). Yes, it should be totally un-necessary, but it does work--magically, the microphone will pulse again with life and the Note 2 will take input from your bluetooth. This works for Speech-to-Text, Google Voice, and S-Voice. Kudos to Renthorin in this thread.

    2. Activate Touch Sounds (Settings->Device->Sound->System->Touch sounds). This adds a(n annoying) "beep" when making any selection on a screen. This only works for Google Voice (headset fully enabled). For me, it does not fix the other two issues. Credit to topshelf95 in this thread

    Please visit: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=35737, register, and STAR the issue. It is currently about 140th on the list of most squawked items (234 stars). If we can get more people to star it, it will move up the ranks and hopefully get fixed sooner than later.


    * ijhutch *
    Original thread of mine that went unanswered with lots of screenshots
  14. casarosa

    casarosa Android Enthusiast

    Have not seen this Google voice to text feature on my phone am I missing something

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