Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Long press home button to activate "OK Google" (like Siri on iphone)

Samsung S7 Edge users (and probably other Samsung models too) might enjoy this small workaround to activate "OK Google" with a long press of your home button, very much like how Siri is activated on the iPhone.


[Previously, my long press was opening Google Now cards—not useful].


Step 1: Make sure both of these apps are downloaded. (Available for free at the Play Store).

 

Step 2: Setup your phone to trigger Home Launcher

Go to Settings -> Applications -> Default Applications -> Device assistance app and select "Home Launcher"


         

Step 3: Set Home Launcher Up

Open "Home Launcher" and add "Voice Search" [And remove whatever app might be already setup]


         


Go to "Home Launcher" settings and check "Auto start mode if only one single app selected" and click "Save"


         


Enjoy!


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