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Sprint Product Ambassadors: Google Fixes Any Screen Hotword Detection on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

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It's baa-aack!

Google has finally fixed the missing hotword detection feature from any screen that was removed from the S6 and S6 edge several weeks ago.  For those of us that use Google Now on a regular basis, this was crippling to the functionality because you were required to be on the screen with the Search bar and the voice prompt would not work on any other screen.  In the search app under settings>voice, several menu options were completely missing and I'm happy to say, they're back and better than ever, now with the ability to give yourself a trusted voice option which allows your recorded OK Google voice command to unlock your device.  Very cool and yet another way that biometric authentication continues to grow.

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There's a little bit more information in this Greenbot article, but essentially, as I said, the capability has automagically re-appeared and should once again be available on your S6 and S6 edge.  If you are not using voice search and want to learn about it, check out this help article:

"Ok Google" voice search & actions - Search Help

Happy "verching"!

Until next time,

The Product Ambassador Team

Disclaimer: The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. sprintemployee