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By kgeissler, Senior Member on 23rd January 2014, 06:27 PM
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Don't know what is going on, but when I go to Google Now, saying "Ok Google" doesn't work. The microphone icon is sort of greyed out and it doesn't work until I reboot. It will then work for a while, then stop again. See this screenshot... How the microphone icon is greyed out. Any ideas?



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23rd January 2014, 06:56 PM |#2  
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Clear the data from Google Search. That should fix it. If not, do a factory reset

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23rd January 2014, 07:12 PM |#3  
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Don't know what is going on, but when I go to Google Now, saying "Ok Google" doesn't work. The microphone icon is sort of greyed out and it doesn't work until I reboot. It will then work for a while, then stop again. See this screenshot... How the microphone icon is greyed out. Any ideas?

That usually happens when the phone thinks it is giving off a sound, such as playing music. Check to make sure you aren't listening to music, even if using headphones. Also check some of the Accessibility settings like text to speech, speak password, etc.
23rd January 2014, 07:28 PM |#4  
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Ive read a couple of places this possibly has to do with the mic permissions from the Chrome Beta app. I had a similar issue with the hollow mic not recognizing speech or the "OK Google" command until a reboot. Since Ive rooted and essentially restored, I have not had the issue. I have not installed Chrome Beta either, however.
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23rd January 2014, 07:35 PM |#5  
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Ive read a couple of places this possibly has to do with the mic permissions from the Chrome Beta app. I had a similar issue with the hollow mic not recognizing speech or the "OK Google" command until a reboot. Since Ive rooted and essentially restored, I have not had the issue. I have not installed Chrome Beta either, however.

I have just confirmed it to be Chrome Beta. Tested on n4, n5, and n7. Regular Chrome works fine.

I'm so glad others are having this same issue. It really is a pain.

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23rd January 2014, 07:45 PM |#6  
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I just uninstalled chrome beta and restarted. Let's see if that was it.

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23rd January 2014, 08:42 PM |#7  
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I just uninstalled chrome beta and restarted. Let's see if that was it.

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You don't even have to uninstall it. Just don't open it and things will work fine. Open it, and hotword detection stops working immediately.

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