S for Switch Voice Free
by: DYNA Logix • 763
"Start Google Now with your voice on the Galaxy Note3" - No root necessary
(does not work with security locks, including finger ID on the S5, see FAQ section for a possible solution)
going towards 100,000 installs!
cnet video: http://www.cnet.com/videos/start-google-now-with-your-voice-on-the-note-3
cnet article: http://www.cnet.com/how-to/start-google-now-with-your-voice-on-the-galaxy-note-3/
Daily Note II/3: http://youtu.be/VcChz_Bs0B4
If you can't get my app to work: before leaving negative reviews...
please see FAQ at http://sfsv.dataglobe.eu
write to dev's email: email@example.com
I respond quickly. We have solved many problems (usually with the Samsung software and not my app) If you can't get your phone to wake to your voice w/o my app, neither Free nor Pro will fix it :-( Try Free before buying Pro
S5 owners: enable car mode for voice wake up to work. Now switching from Drive Link too!
Dear disappointed users, Please don't rate my app low because voice wake-up doesn't work on your device. My app has little to do with that, it's a decision of Samsung and/or your carrier. It's more practical to express our frustration over this towards them maybe they will change it in an update.
Your Galaxy Note 3 or S5 does always listening voice wake-up similar to the advertised "Okay, Google Now" Motorola Touchless Control on the Moto-X Moto Voice
#1 Say "Hi Galaxy" (while the screen is off)
#2 SVoice will try to service you, which is much less capable than Google Now
No way to fix #1 on Note3 (you can set your own command on S5,Note4), but #2 can be solved with my little app: whenever S Voice would start, you are redirected to Google Voice Search
How to set up (see video)
0Before install: start Samsung S Voice
1MENU / Settings
2enable "Voice wake-up"
3[optionally enable "Open via the home key"] (S5,Note4: long press HOME for Google)
4test if your phone can wake to your voice
5install this app S for Switch Voice
7Lollipop (Android 5.0) enable Accessibility Service!!!
8activate: ON (top right)
You get to support an independent app developer who is devoted to apps which put YOU in control
All premium features of Bubble Cloud Widgets get unlocked if SfSV Pro is installed http://goo.gl/0PzVQi
The app Extra Time is included in Pro version for free! http://goo.gl/7GVJWJ
Option to hide notification icon
Stays enabled at the end of the *week* The free version has a reminder built in, it needs to be re-enabled on every Sunday morning
Offline announce mode: Instead of Google Voice Search, you can have the phone announce pre-selected information, when you wake it up by saying "Hi Galaxy". It's convenient when offline, when either S Voice or Google Search could do little. Select Offline announce mode in Settings, or have it auto enable while offline.
It can announce: time, battery or any notification using the app Touchless Notifications http://goo.gl/bXVWFB I used this mode while doing sports, I could just say "Hi Galaxy" (or "Time Galaxy") to hear the time from the phone in my pocket.
Frequently Asked Questions
Phone doesn't wake to "Hi Galaxy"
Device Admin? I cannot uninstall!
How to wake Galaxy S5 using voice?
Does it work if I use Security lock (pattern/pin/fingerprint)?
Does it work with S Cover? Gear?
Hiding the notification (icon)?
"Hi Galaxy" when the screen is on?
What is Offline Announcement mode? Touchless Notifications?
Impact on the battery?
What's the eye icon?
Answers at dev's page: http://sfsv.dataglobe.eu
KEYGUARD=persistent notification keep in RAM