"Google Now" is an intelligent personal assistant available for Google's Android operating system.

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Google Photos Auto-Backup Exclude folder

I have Auto Backup enabled in Google Now for Photos. I also have Local Folders enabled so that photos produced by apps other than the camera get backed up too. However, this then includes photos and ...
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How do I edit my home address for Google Now/Maps/Latitude?

I just upgraded to the Galaxy Nexus. In the new Google Now, the traffic for my home destination is listed incorrectly. I also noticed that the Home address for myself under the People listing is ...
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Where does Google Now get its weather data?

What source/data provider does Google use for its weather data for Google Now (and other services)? I've checked its forecasts against weather.gov, weather.com, accuweather.com, wunderground.com, and ...
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How do I enter commute details in Google Now?

I want my Nexus 7 to know when I'm leaving for work and display the details about traffic and such. But I don't know where I need to add home and commute destination.
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Removed sports team from Google Now keeps reappearing

I added few teams to Google Now to see how it worked. Now I left San Francisco and I don't give a * about the Giants' score. I tried to remove the team by going to settings, clicking on the team, ...
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Network Error when invoking Google Now

When I try to invoke Google Now by swiping up from the Home button, I get the message "Network error. Check your network connections and try again". I have a solid WiFi signal, and searches from the ...
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Google Now and pronouncing/recognising contact names

One of my contacts has an unusual name which Google Now has never been able to understand. How can I get around this (apart from asking the person to change their name)? I'm using "send sms to ...
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How can I make Google Now ignore some calendars for appointment reminders?

How can I make Google Now ignore some calendars? My wife's calendar is shared to my calendar and then synced to my phone through my account and I currently get reminder cards for her events in ...
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Is my phone listening to me?

I've recently received a Nexus 5, which touts very tight Google Now integration. This weekend I've been visiting my parents. We had a discussion about a local restaurant which they went to last night. ...
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Mute Emergency alert in Google Now (without removing it)

Google Now has a neat feature (at least I think it's from Google Now) where it warns you for emergency events. The problem is it's just warned me twice in half an hour with an extremely loud tone ...
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Use Google Now as a Voice Dialer replacement when pushing “call” on car head unit

My Samsung Galaxy S running a CM 10 nightly opens the "Voice Dialer" application when i push the "call" button on my car radio head unit. Both are connected via Bluetooth. As you might expect the ...
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With Google Now, can I ask for directions to one of my contacts?

I understand I can send an SMS or email to a contact, but I can't figure out how to ask for directions to the contact. Is there a voice command for Google Now that will pull up directions to a ...
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How do I get Google Now's Package Tracking to Work?

In Google Search settings -> Google Now, I have "Show cards based on Gmail" checked. "Packages" is on, and the description says "when an order confirmation email is delivered for an online purchase" ...
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How to set Home country for Google Now?

I'm living in UK and all my apps understand it. All except Google Now. It keeps showing me cards about the rate between $ and £ or time in US (supposed to be time at home). I checked all my settings ...
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Multiple Locations in Google Now

With Google Now, more specifically, the "time to home" card, is there a way that you can add more locations than Work and Home? I found it set home by itself, and then later I stumbled upon how to ...
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Google Now gives absurd times for arriving on time

Google Now gives me absurd times in its notifications when it think I should leave the house. Just now, at 9:05 pm, it told me that I have to leave at 6:20 am for an event at 10 pm. 9:20 pm would ...
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Use Tasker with “OK Google” on Nexus 5

OK guys, I have searched and searched but cannot find an answer to this question. I want to link the "OK Google" phrase that starts a Google Now search on the Nexus 5 to Tasker, or more specifically ...
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Shortcut/Widget to set a reminder in Google Now

I use Google Now to set reminders quite often. At times when I'd rather not be talking at my phone to add a reminder, I wish I could have a button on my homescreen that would take me straight to the ...
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Change language for one application (Google Now voice recognition, root available)

I normally run my phone in French. But unfortunately, Google Now will only support voice commands if I set the phone's language to US English. I tried setting Google Now > Paramèters > Voix > Langue ...
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Changing the Google Now voice back to male?

Not sure why, but today the voice on Google Now has changed from a male to a female. I'm in the UK and before I had a male with a British accent but now that's changed to an American female. I can ...
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Siri-like answers in Google Voice Search on 4.2

On my Nexus 7 (4.2, all updates, German), I can start searches using speech in Google Now, but I can't get it to do anything else. In particular: It never opens cards when I ask about the weather for ...
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How Do I Turn Off Google Now Card Notifications?

How do I turn off Google Card notifications? Let's say I search for an address - Google will then show me a card in the notification area with driving directions to that location. I don't want the ...
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Google Now says it's not available in my country

On my Xiaomi M2A, Google Now complains that it's not available in my country. I know for a fact that Google Now is available in the Netherlands, because it works fine on my Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. ...
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Google Now screen is blank (Nexus 7, Android 4.2)

I've got a Nexus 7 upgraded to Android 4.2. When I swipe up from the home button to launch Google Now I just get a blank screen with a search bar at the top. I don't see the "Get Google Now" screen ...
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How to configure Google Now's notification time?

Currently Google Now notifies me 10 minutes before I need to leave the house for an appointment (taking traffic into consideration). How do I change the notification time to some other value?
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How to remove useless space after removing google now search bar?

Please tell me there is a way to get rid of that blank space that was left after I removed the google now search bar from my Moto G running 4.3. I managed to deactivate it via the apps' settings, and ...
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How do you force Google Search App to keep Safe Search Filtering on

My son just got a Nexus 4. I installed K9 Web Protection which does things like blocking other browsers, forces Safe Search to be on, but it also blocks Google Now by default. He really wants Google ...
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How can I fix Google Speech Recotnition misbehaving: When it starts SR it freezes

Symptoms If I launch Google Now it seems OK (I can scroll the list of Cards, etc.) but if speak "google" it does not start voice recognition and it freezes (can't scroll the 'cards' down, etc.) or ...
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Is there a way to sync a WebCal to “My Calendars” in Google Calendar

Currently I subscribe to a few WebCal links that a sports league I play in provides, so if my games get rescheduled, my calendar will always be up to date. I would like to receive notifications for ...
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Google Now Choosing Weird Route

For at least a month or two, my Razr Maxx HD running the stock firmware Android 4.1.1 (9.1.41.XT926.Verizon.en.US) has done a great job at telling me how long it'll take to get home. I know the route ...
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How can I pipe the input audio of a Bluetooth headset into Google Now?

How can I pipe the input audio of a Bluetooth headset into Google Now? I have Jelly Bean 4.1.1.
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Tasker: How to disable profile while phone is locked

guys, I have started using Tasker,and I absolutely love it. I figured out I could write a recipe for me to start Google Now bt simply shaking the phone, and it worked. One problem, though. If the ...
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Custom Launcher that supports Google Now integration?

I just upgraded to a Nexus 5 and am setting up my launcher + icons. Right now I'm using Nova Launcher, and a like a lot of things about it, but it's lacking in Google Now integration. Two things in ...
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How to access Google Now settings on Nexus 10?

The Google app requires a menu button (like I have on my Galaxy S4) to access options menu and edit Google Now settings. However, on my Nexus 10 I do not have an option button. Most apps have the "3 ...
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How to turn off check-ins?

I have an Android 4.1 phablet. I'd like to turn off the check-in feature. The only way I've found so far is to disable the whole Google Now, but I don't want to do that. I want to turn-off only ...
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Why does Google Now display my “Home” and “Work” locations inaccurately?

I'm in my home all day, every day, as are my internet-capable devices such as phone, Chromebook, etcetera, etcetera. Yet, when I click the magic wand at the bottom of Google Now (settings), it ...
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Google Now on the LG G2

Yesterday I bought a new LG G2 device and I wanted to turn on the Google Now feature, sadly, my Google Search app settings does not show any sign of Now switch. How can I turn on the Google Now ...
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My Google Now App does not speak

I tried out the Google Now feature that comes with Jelly Bean and it's not working as I expected. It answers my questions as a search result but does not show the exact result as a card nor does it ...
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Can't find Google Now in CyanogenMod 10.0 for Galaxy S2

I flashed CM 10.0 (Android 4.1.2) to my Galaxy S2 (i777), and it doesn't seem like Google Now is installed. It doesn't show in the list when I go to Google Play, but I do have Google Search ...
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Google Now time estimation to work

I have an Galaxy SII, and I'm using AOKP JB Milestone 1. That said, I'm experiencing something strange, the Google Now app is running and working just fine, except for one thing, I've set my home and ...
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Can I hide a specific Google Now place card?

Google Now is very cool, and I like how it shows places you may be interested in nearby. I'm wondering though, is there any way to tell it "No, I'm not interested in that place, please don't show it ...
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Google Now voice calling feature only searching local contacts, not businesses

In Google Voice Assistant on ICS I could, for example, say "Call the closest Dominos" or "Call CompUSA West Palm" and Google Voice Assistant would start to dial the correct business almost ...
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“Ok Google” voice action bugs - Reminder voice action gives me a Google search

Ok, so here're my issues with "Ok Google" on the Nexus 5: When I say - "Ok Google" Remind me to call XYZ at Work, the reminder page does not pop up. It does a Google search. On the other hand, if I ...
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No Google Now Hotword Detection on Moto X

I've checked this solution, but it hasn't worked for me. After updating to 4.4, my Moto X Google Now has lost the "OK Google" hotword function. "OK Google Now" on the Moto X system still works, but I ...
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Too many repeat notifications from Google Now

I do appreciate a lot when Google Now tells me when my team plays but the thing is.. every game shows me like 4 notification. I clear it and then it comes back again. I don't like most notifications, ...
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Can I configure Google Now to recognize contacts by their phonetic name?

I have a lot of friends with names and surnames that Google Now cannot recognize, so I added an entry for their phonetic name. When I say "Okay, Google" and then "call (phonetic name)", Google ...
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How to set google now to use the media volume instead of system volume?

For a long time I thought something is wrong with Google now that it doesn't say anything when I ask it questions. Now I've finally found out the reason - it uses the system volume instead of the ...
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Google Now “time to leave” notifications are late

When I first got my Nexus 4, the "time to leave" notifications from Google Now were reasonable. I'd get a notification at 9:30am saying that I should leave at 9:45am for a calendar appointment. After ...
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Gesture typing suggestions in Google Now

With the 4.2 update, I've begun using the default Android keyboard's gesture typing. However, I've noticed that in Google Now, the keyboard behaves as if it were a web browser. That is, it doesn't ...
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How do I remove stocks from the stock card settings in Google Now?

I have added some stocks to the stock card settings that I want to remove, how do I do that? There is no obvious way, I tried long press & swiping but those gestures do nothing.