Start Google Now with your voice on the Note 3
Start Google Now with your voice on the Note 3
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Start Google Now with your voice on the Note 3

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-The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has the ability to actively listen for your voice commands without pressing a single button. It's called Samsung S Voice and when I say, "Hi, Galaxy," the S Voice launcher opens. It's a fine feature, but a lot of Android fans out there would prefer to have their voice commands launch Android's Google Now feature instead of Samsung software. I'm Donald Bell. Today I'm gonna show you how to launch Google Now with your voice on the Note 3 similar to the Moto X. For the first step, we're gonna double tap the home button to launch S Voice and then use the Menu key to select Settings. Scroll down to an option called Voice Wake Up and switch it on, then return to the home screen. Next, download a free app called S for Switch Voice, open it up and make sure it's active. You might also wanna take a moment to set up Google Now and access the settings menu and make sure that the hotword detection is on, though it should be on by default. After that, we recommend giving the whole thing a reboot for the settings to take effect. When it's powered back on, let the screen go to sleep and then say the words, "Hi, Galaxy." You'll briefly see the S Voice screen come on and then it will quickly redirect to Google Now. From here you can just talk. What's the weather like in New York? -It's 23 degrees and clear in New York. -You also notice that a double tap at the home button will now take you to Google Now instead of S Voice. So, there you go, that's how to launch Google Now with your voice on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Now if you change your mind, you can always launch the S for Switch app again and deactivate it. For more How To tips like this including how to further customize which apps launch from your home button, or a list of secret Google Now voice commands, visit howto.cnet.com. I'm Donald Bell. Thanks for watching.

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