On Samsung Galaxy S2 (not rooted) everytime I accidently double press the home button, the voice command app comes up.

How can I disable this?

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For a non-rooted phone, this is the best I have found:

  • Double-tap, select Menu, Settings
  • Voice Talk Seetings -> Speak Prompts: uncheck

Now if you double-tap, a short sound will be heard, but you won't hear the "What would you like to do?" anymore.

  • So double tab started the voice input, right? I need to ask, because I have Cyanogen Mod now. If this setting is inside the voice input app, I had to accept some terms of use from Samsung, but I didn't want to. – Martin Aug 4 '12 at 10:32
  • Yes, that's right. That setting is inside Voice Input so you need to open it in order to change that setting as far as I know. – Carl Aug 4 '12 at 13:59
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    So I have to accept terms of use for the software I don't want to use to disable it. Good job, Samsung ... – Martin Aug 4 '12 at 15:45

I have disabled it using App-Freeze on Titanium Backup. This works well, and is entirely reversible, but appears to require both the Pro key (paid) and root.

A possible alternative would be removing it using either the terminal or ADB. The apk in question is /system/app/VoiceToGo.apk (com.vlingo.client.samsung), and my phone hasn't had a problem with it having been disabled. I would recommend backing it up, though, on the off chance.

  • Unfortunatly my phone is not rooted :/ – Martin Apr 16 '12 at 20:09
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    This totally disables the voice input. OP only wants to disable launching of it by double pressing the home button. – roxan Jun 13 '12 at 3:28
  • Excuse my ignorance, but how would one go about "removing" the apk? Does this also require root? – Joe Dec 16 '12 at 13:47

From an article on WordPress,

  1. Install Go Launcher from Google Play.
  2. Open the app drawer.
  3. Press and hold on the blue voice command icon until it starts shaking.
  4. Click on the "X" button and choose uninstall. Follow the instructions.
  5. Optionally, you can uninstall Go Launcher.
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    This totally disables the voice input. OP only wants to disable launching of it by double pressing the home button. – roxan Jun 13 '12 at 3:28

You can follow the following steps to disable Voice Command on ICS:

  1. From the home screen go to Settings then Applications.
  2. Find and select Voice Command in the Downloaded or All tabs
  3. If the Disable option appears - select and then ok. It will not prompt again.
  4. If not, select Clear data and then ok. The next time you mistakenly double click do not confirm the Samsung Disclaimer but select the back button instead.

Double press the menu key in the S Voice application, go to Settings, and disable starting S Voice via double pressing the home button.

  • In the voice command settings there is no option to disable starting voice command via double pressing home button. – Joe Dec 16 '12 at 11:10

I just upgraded my S2 to ICS and continued facing the same problem.. The solution for the problem is Settings -> Language and Input -> Keyboard and input methods. Make sure Google voice typing is unchecked... Problem solved...

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    This totally disables the voice input. OP only wants to disable launching of it by double pressing the home button. – roxan Jun 13 '12 at 3:28
  • Totally disabling the voice input would be okay. I can't remember I ever used it. – Martin Jun 13 '12 at 5:24
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    this doesnt work – P-double Jul 5 '12 at 15:37

Now I have installed Cyanogenmod 9 and this does not happen anymore. I don't think, this problem can be solved via settings of Samsungs Android version


I don't know about the S2, but I've just discovered that for the Galaxy Note, there's a setting "Launch voice talk" (launch by double-tapping home) that only appears when Vlingo is set as the voice recognition engine. If you choose Google, the option goes away.


Inside the voice command:

  • open settings → voice talk settings → motion
  • then uncheck double tap option or
  • uncheck motion activation altogether.
  • This "double tap" option has nothing to do with double pressing the home button – Joe Dec 16 '12 at 11:14

On Droid Razr, running ICS, it is under Accessibility, in the system settings menu:

Scroll to the bottom and you should see a double tap home launch field, click it and it will allow you to set it to "none".

  • On the Samsung SGS2 with the original OS there was no setting like this. – Martin Jul 12 '12 at 5:04

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