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How To Enable Ok Google from Anywhere on your HTC One M8

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By scott500, Senior Member on 9th July 2014, 07:03 PM
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OK...so if you are interested. Here are the steps you need to do to enable the "OK Google" voice command to be used from any screen on your HTC One M8

1) First, from your Google Now homescreen, simply say “OK Google” to bring up the voice search window

2) Next Say say “OK Google Everywhere”. Google will display a search results page, simply click on a link (any link) ...this unlocks the settings you’ll need to adjust in the next section.

3) Next, go to Settings, Language and Keyboard, then select Voice Search.

4) Select “OK Google” detection, and check the boxes next to where you want to be able to search from the Google Search App from (any screen and even from the the lock screen).

5) Google will have you run through a quick training to teach it how you say “OK Google”

Thats it.I am still testing the effect on the battery but it doesn't seem too bad. Having the ability to use "ok Google" from the lock screen is a big time saver.

Enjoy!
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10th July 2014, 06:27 PM |#2  
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Haven't noticed any significant battery driain. Has anyone else?
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been using this for about a week now,seems to have no big affect on my battery..I love that saying ok google works even when the phone is off and charging
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been using this for about a week now,seems to have no big affect on my battery..I love that saying ok google works even when the phone is off and charging

Yea...me too !
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This isn't working on mine. I clicked any link. The options don't show up. It's on the OK google hotword detection right?

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3rd August 2014, 02:26 AM |#6  
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I've followed the instructions. Is there something wrong I'm doing?

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I've followed the instructions. Is there something wrong I'm doing?

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are you running a custom rom?
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are you running a custom rom?

I'm not. Is this only for rooted phones?

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I'm not. Is this only for rooted phones?

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Oh no..I just asked given I am running ARHD and that rom has an issue with this as well, but the fix was as simple as removing the old search, and flashing a different one from recovery. I guess the apk was not in the right spot
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Oh no..I just asked given I am running ARHD and that rom has an issue with this as well, but the fix was as simple as removing the old search, and flashing a different one from recovery. I guess the apk was not in the right spot

I'm not really familiar with rooting but done a bit of research on it. Well I tried and it still won't work. Do you think I'm missing something?

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I'm not really familiar with rooting but done a bit of research on it. Well I tried and it still won't work. Do you think I'm missing something?

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Well by now the staged rollout should be completed...this may sound dumb but ....did you activate it? It doesnt happen by itself and needs to be enabled within the Google app itself

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