I have Nexus 4 running on Lollipop 5.0. Everytime I input a command via voice, or typing to set a reminder in Google Now, I get

Can't reach Google at the moment

I've changed languages from English (US) to English (IN) with no results.

Does anybody know a fix for this? Alternatively, is there another way to set reminders via voice command just like Google Now?


I had issue with reminders not working and that was "fixed" by going into app settings and then Accounts & Privacy, turn ON Search with Google.com

Now commands work properly? Must be a local server issue.

  • I didn't do anything. It just automatically started working after some days. Idk what was wrong. – aandis Jan 27 '15 at 10:01
  • Wow. I'd tried nearly everything short of throwing the phone at the wall but this worked. What's the best way to make GOOGL aware of this crazy bug, given it'll be outside the AOSP? – contrebis Feb 11 '15 at 1:28
  • I don't have a "Search with Google.com" option. Is this in the "Google Settings" app > "Search & Now" > "Accounts & privacy"? – wersimmon Apr 19 '15 at 22:22
  • @harbichidian In google now, the app drawer icon (three stacked lines) next to google search box, Settings,Accounts & Privacy, Search with google.com = ON – user91784 Apr 20 '15 at 8:36
  • @Darren unfortunately all I get are some Google Account options like SafeSearch and Nicknames (i.imgur.com/p43vltr.png) – wersimmon Apr 20 '15 at 14:12

I only had this problem while connected to my home wifi. It would only work once in a blue moon. The other voice to text functions worked fine though.

I decided to log into my router and change the default DNS servers to some free opendns servers. Fixed the problem right away. Hope this helps someone.


I have the note 4 and I had to go into settings >> Accounts >> Google >> Search. There the option 'Voice & Audio Activity' was paused. I selected and turned the switch on 'On' and google voice search is back into action.


In Google now cards...Settings>Now Cards>Delete card preferences

This will disable now cards.

Re-enabling will bring it back.

  • Does this fix the issue or is it just for disabling Now? – Matthew Read Jul 15 '15 at 14:21

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