Questions tagged [voice-recognition]

Mechanism by which an application or system recognises commands or data input given by voice

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Android voice search doesn't recognize Exchange contacts

So I'm sure this is primarily because the contacts aren't listed in one of the linked gmail accounts. It's killing me because my dad can't use voice commands to call his contacts like he did on his ...
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How can I make a change language shortcut for voice recognition in android 2.3.4?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Phone, I work in English, Spanish and French, and constantly have to change from one language to the other, making a shortcut to change the language of the voice-recognition ...
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Switching Google Voice typing language and force offline mode?

I've been using Google Voice for quite some time as it's fast and convenient compared to typing on the phone keyboard. However, I speak multiple languages and when I use the Google Voice software, if ...
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A more comprehensive list of Voice Actions keywords?

The formal Voice Actions web page lists a small number of Voice Actions keywords: send text to navigate to call map of note to self listen to send email to go to {anything else} fires Google Search?...
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Voice typing in Android for a disabled person with very limited hand function

I have a close friend who is suffering from a neurological disorder similar to ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Over the last year his arms, hands and fingers have weakened greatly to the point where he ...
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Enable OK Google detection when connected to car bluetooth

I have set "OK Google" detection to "in Google app" only. I don't want Google to be listening all the time. However, I would like "OK Google" detection to work when I'm driving. This means that the ...
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Launch google now into listen mode by holding home button like in iOS

I just switched from iOS to android 5.0. With Siri, you are able to hold the home button (from the lock screen or otherwise) and it will immediately start listening for a command. I would like this ...
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Change Navigation Language Google Maps

I got a new OnePlus One recently and have noticed that the Google Maps Navigation Voice is in English (India) ( I bought the phone in India). This is very annoying and refuses to change no matter how ...
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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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Jelly Bean's Offline Voice Typing APK

Is this possible to get Jelly Bean's Offline Voice Typing apk for other Android versions like Gingerbread or ICS???
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How to dictate single letters and number to Android?

at the job we routinely use a web application through our smartphones and on one of its screens we have to input the chassis number of cars, technically called V.I.N.. Just to let you know, a likely ...
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Why does Google Voice Typing transcribe certain words incorrectly, and not offer alternatives?

There are a few words that I use in everyday conversation that Google Voice Typing doesn't seem to want to recognize. The first is "extraordinarily." It always transcribed "extraordinary Lee." The ...
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Allow Google Assistant to be voice activated by more than three people

As a followup to this question: Is it possible to have the Google assistant be voice activated by more than 3 people?
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Add second trusted voice to Google Pixel

Is it possible to add a second "trusted voice" to my Google Pixel so that a second person can say "OK Google" to unlock my phone? I would like to do this so that my phone can act like a substitute for ...
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Getting text to speech to write a . (period)

I have just started to use Googles speech to text on my Sony Xperia Z3+ and it is very precise, both in English and Danish. But I cannot get it to write any punctuation in either language. A period ...
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Google voice having trouble recognising some of what I say

I'm English with a thick southern accent, and while Google voice does quite well about a 3rd of the time, it struggles with words such as slack (thinks I'm saying slap, flac, etc), medium (thinks I'm ...
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Speech to text deletes my sentence

I am trying to use speak-to-type in QuickOffice, and when I try it at the beginning of item number 2 in a numbered list, it types the sentence and then deletes it again! If I go up to the existing ...
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Remapping hardware key on keyboard to trigger voice input

On my Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro running CyanogenMod 10, what I am trying to do is remap a key I never really use, like the capslock key, to trigger voice input. I know keys can be remapped ...
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Poor reliability of voice recognition

My Samsung Galaxy Apollo only recognises voice instructions to dial about once in eight attempts. Is this typical ? Can it be improved ?
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Voice Dial Aliases?

So I frequently use the voice-activated dial feature, wherein you say aloud "Call Jeff" and it will locate "Jeff" in your contacts and dial him. However, I have run into an issue which stems from the ...
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How to store reminders from google now offline?

I find it very convenient to set reminders using voice "ok google" with Google Now. However, I cannot seem to get it to work when I do not have an internet connection. Is there a way I can set ...
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Voice typing is not working when talking onto Bletooth headset

I'm trying to use the "Google Voice Typing" and Gboard dictation, both works fine. However if I'm using my Bluetooth headset neither of them can recognise any words. Only if I hold the phone ...
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How do I keep voice to text active in gboard? Even during silences

I often use gboard's text to speech to do voice typing. However, every time I pause speaking for a few seconds, I have to reactivate this feature by click the microphone on the keyboard. How do I keep ...
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How to add a word to the Voice Typing recognition list?

I need to frequently say the word "olivette". I added it to my keyboard dictionary. Voice Typing ALWAYS interprets it as "all of that". It doesn't learn from my correcting it. A ...
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Google Assistant routine only executing first command?

I have a Google Assistant routine with 2 custom actions: Navigate to home and Play Spotify music. For some reason, only the first action ever completes when I execute the routine via voice command. If ...
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Dictation (Voice Recognition) Function has Stopped Working

I have a Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro whose dictation listening function has recently stopped working.  When I press the microphone button now to dictate, the blue button indicating it is listening to ...
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Google Speech recognition doesn't consistently enter the speech into app text field

I cannot figure out the whole pattern but much of the time these days if I use Google Speech to recognise some text to put into a text field eg Facebook's or Messenger's, it successfully recognises ...
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Accidentally enabling Google voice input, how to switch back to text keyboard?

I have a Vodafone (VFD 610) Android phone - I seem to have picked up Google voice input (microphone next to the text box), and so I have no keyboard and I can't send messages. It's never happened ...
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Is there a way to improve voice to text results?

Lately, I've been doing quite a bit of dictation using the voice-to-text functionality. For the most part, it's all right but it's developed some annoying behavior. Regular words are getting ...
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How to force voice recognition into writing out numbers or just printing numerals?

One edge case I've found when transcribing notes is that, if I say 1, 2, 4 or 8, it's never clear if they will come up as numbers or as one, two, four, eight or one of their homophones. Using Dragon ...
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How do I spell out period using Google voice recognition?

While using voice-to-text to transcribe notes to Google Keep, I realized whenever I said "period" it would put out the punctuation mark. This is great 99% of the time, but sometimes I need to say ...
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Voice Typing stops abruptly

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. At some point in the last 6 months or so, voice typing just stopped working for longer than a couple of seconds of dictation. It doesn't matter if I talk very fast ...
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Custom Voice Action

Can i make the google assistant of my android phone to perform custom actions? For example: Ok google. open barrier via "AppName"? I have tried the system actions, but neither one matches my need. So ...
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Setting option for speech to text on Huawei mobile?

As we know, Android comes with an in-built feature, speech to text. But I failed to find any setting options for speech to text on my Huawei Mate 9 phone. Does my mobile use online speech recognition ...
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Can I get Voice to Text to spell my daughter's name correctly?

Let's say my daughter's name is Danny. But she/we spell it Dani. Every time I use her name in VTT it is misspelled Danny and I have to correct it. PITA. I've tried adding the name correctly spelled ...
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Is there a fully secure way to do speech-to-text?

Is there a secure way to do speech-to-text that ideally uses end-to-end encryption and guarantees my privacy on an android phone? A solution that requires root access is acceptable, as is a solution ...
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Custom voice commands

I'm looking for an open source way to specify custom voice commands that use the Google voice recognition backend. It has to be open source and work offline. (I already managed to get the Google app ...
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Voice Unlock Problems on Android Lollipop(Lenovo A6000)

Recently,I had heard about the voice unlocking mechanism in Android,which lets us unlock our lock-screen using our voice. As shown in the first screenshot, I have enabled all options: Screenshots:...
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Google Now doesn't listen for answers

I sometimes have an issue where I launch a command using a Google Now, and it asks for follow-up info (for instance, "What's the message?" when my command was "Send a message to xxx"), but it doesn't ...
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Google Now integration with Ford

I am attempting to get my Android Phone (not Google Auto) to cooperate more with my Ford. At the moment, I can use the phone to connect by Bluetooth to play music, do voice calls and the usual things....
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Allowing requests for Google Voice Search with a Bluetooth headset when the device is locked?

I enabled Allow requests with device locked For Bluetooth devices For wired headsets in Settings for Google Voice search. However, none of my devices ( Sky Vega racer3 and Samsung Galaxy ...
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Command to delete full sentences or dictation session?

Is there a way to delete entire sentences when using voice recognition? Perhaps the functionality I am asking about doesn't even exists?
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Tasker offline speech recognition

Anyone knows whether this is possible? Allegedely this is possible from Android 4.2 onwards. (I have 4.4.2, Kazam Tornado 348, no mod) I do find a "Offline Voice Recognition" setting in Settings > ...
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Speech recognition not working in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

Has anyone experienced it before? The speech recognition (Google Now and speech input) is not working in Redmi Note 4G at all. I've tried cleaning cache, re-training, re-authentication, etc. but every ...
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How can I do a "next track" command in Apollo music player using speech recognition such as utter!?

I know that the Apollo music player can perform the "next track" command when requested by external programs, e.g. when connected to bluetooth devices, or when I use the "Media Button Overlay"-app. ...
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Can I make S-Voice use my Exchange server contacts?

Unfortunately, S-Voice doesn't recognize any of my friend's full names. When I say "Call [First Name] [Last Name]", it recognizes "Call [First Name] [Some dictionary word that sounds similar to Last ...
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Is there a quicker way to change languages for speech-to-text?

I really love using speech-to-text in my swiftkey keyboard, but I can't use different languages unless i go to Settings>speechtotext>language. This is quite boring and I hope there's a way to change ...
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AT&T Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket running jellybean update, Voice Dialer issues with BlueAnt

I upgraded my phone using KIES through a USB connection and now when ever I try to use my BlueAnt Q2 bluetooth headset it starts the new Voice Dialler that just doesn't work at all. Can't recognize a ...
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Android speech recognition - how to get access to the audio files?

When doing speech to text using android mobile phone application, I've heard that the files are temporarily stored in /data/data/com.google.android.voicesearch/files after the user makes a recording. ...
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I have an HTC desire C and want to turn off Google voice typing

The keyboard is so small that I keep hitting the voice typing microphone icon but I don't want to use that feature ever. It's too slow and lags. So, I want to turn it off completely. Under settings>...