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30th July 2014, 09:22 PM   |  #1  
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I have the feature turned on where it's always listening for "Okay Google Now." The problem is that about 10+ times a day, especially when driving and listening to podcasts or music, Google Now will kick in, thinking I just said "Okay Google Now" even when I didn't say anything.

When this first happened, I said "Nevermind" to make it go away but it doesn't understand that. I found that "Cancel" works.

So yesterday, I am driving and Google Now asks what I want. I say "Cancel" and then it says "Okay, the event has been cancelled."

WTF! This just deleted something from my calendar, possibly a co-worker's shared calendar, and I have no idea what the appointment was. I do IT consulting so I'm going to have an angry client on my hands if I don't show up and don't call because I have no idea I'm scheduled.
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30th July 2014, 09:46 PM   |  #2  
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I have the feature turned on where it's always listening for "Okay Google Now." The problem is that about 10+ times a day, especially when driving and listening to podcasts or music, Google Now will kick in, thinking I just said "Okay Google Now" even when I didn't say anything.

When this first happened, I said "Nevermind" to make it go away but it doesn't understand that. I found that "Cancel" works.

So yesterday, I am driving and Google Now asks what I want. I say "Cancel" and then it says "Okay, the event has been cancelled."

WTF! This just deleted something from my calendar, possibly a co-worker's shared calendar, and I have no idea what the appointment was. I do IT consulting so I'm going to have an angry client on my hands if I don't show up and don't call because I have no idea I'm scheduled.

You need to retrain it in a completely quiet environment. I have had zero problems with touchless control going off when I don't want it to. The only time it goes off is if someone who has a voice very similar to mine says "ok google now".
30th July 2014, 09:50 PM   |  #3  
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Agreed on retraining. Only one person has ever been able to get it to trigger that wasn't me, and it took him about 15 tries before it finally worked.
30th July 2014, 10:10 PM   |  #4  
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Thanks, will try that! To be fair, I am probably at fault here. I cheated by training it to respond to "Okay Google" instead of the full phrase. I'm just asking for problems with that..

I hope the 2nd gen will let me train any phrase I want! Owned this phone less than a month so far, and overall I am happy with it. It's a little sluggish compared to my iPhone 5 and LG Optimus G, so I'm hoping for a spec bump to match the other flagships. If it's successor is going to be another midrange device I might just hop over to a Nexus or something.

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30th July 2014, 10:36 PM   |  #5  
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There is already an Xposed module which will support a custom phrase for the touchless control I believe.
31st July 2014, 02:00 AM   |  #6  
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Thanks, will try that! To be fair, I am probably at fault here. I cheated by training it to respond to "Okay Google" instead of the full phrase. I'm just asking for problems with that..

I hope the 2nd gen will let me train any phrase I want! Owned this phone less than a month so far, and overall I am happy with it. It's a little sluggish compared to my iPhone 5 and LG Optimus G, so I'm hoping for a spec bump to match the other flagships. If it's successor is going to be another midrange device I might just hop over to a Nexus or something.

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I had the same problem when I had trained it for "OK Google". Problem went away when I changed back to "OK Google Now".

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Originally Posted by r0b0m1nd

Thanks, will try that! To be fair, I am probably at fault here. I cheated by training it to respond to "Okay Google" instead of the full phrase. I'm just asking for problems with that..

I hope the 2nd gen will let me train any phrase I want! Owned this phone less than a month so far, and overall I am happy with it. It's a little sluggish compared to my iPhone 5 and LG Optimus G, so I'm hoping for a spec bump to match the other flagships. If it's successor is going to be another midrange device I might just hop over to a Nexus or something.

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Yep, the likelihood for false positives goes up quite a bit when using just "Okay Google" for TC.
31st July 2014, 03:41 AM   |  #8  
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There is already an Xposed module which will support a custom phrase for the touchless control I believe.

What module are you talking about?
31st July 2014, 04:39 AM   |  #9  
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There is already an Xposed module which will support a custom phrase for the touchless control I believe.

I wanna about this module too

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31st July 2014, 07:01 PM   |  #10  
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you could install OKCommandr and train it to respond to commands OK Google can't do. like if Google Now pops up, you could say OK Commandr, lock my phone.

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