Setup and Use S Voice on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Setup and Use S Voice on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Steps

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    To get started, tap on the Apps button
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    You can also swipe down into the notifications panel to access the Apps button, but we're just going to tap it at the bottom.
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    Scroll through your applications until you find S Voice
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    Tap on that to get it started.
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    This will open up the S Voice window where you will get a welcome message and it will let you know that you can perform tasks just by using your voice
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    It doesn't always work as advertised, but when it does work it's fantastic. Let's tap on Next.
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    Now we have a Disclaimer, the Terms of Service, some agreements and some links you can click on
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    If you don't agree to these things, you can't use S Voice. Read it, then tap I agree at the bottom and tap Next.
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    Now it is showing us a tutorial
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    We can simply skip the tutorial and jump right into S Voice, or we can learn how to use S Voice by taking a quick tutorial. We're going to go ahead and take the tutorial, and I'm going to walk you through that, then show you some examples of how it works. Tap tutorial. If you don't want to take the tutorial, just tap on Start S Voice to skip to the next section.
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    Now we can either say the key phrase "Hi Galaxy" or we can tap on the mic
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    When you say "Hi Galaxy", the phone will pop up and you will get some options
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    You can say Call, Text, Search. Why you would be in a position to search for apes on your Galaxy, I'm not sure, but they seem to feel that that's where you would be. As stated, you can tap on the mic and say "Search for Monkeys"
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    Now the phone says, "Let me do a search for an answer to you can say search for monkeys
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    That's great.
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    You can also say "Text"
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    To get started with that, say "Hi Galaxy, Text Kara, How are you".
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    Then we can say "Send"
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    Now I've sent a message to Kara the Dark. I have not touched the screen, everything is fantastic.
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    You can also tap on the three dots in the top right corner
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    Here you can Disable Voice Feedback, see Example Commands, go to the Tutorial, Settings or Help. Disable Voice Feedback means you're not going to get feedback from her. You can just tell the phone what to do and sometimes it won't exactly do it, so I find the Voice Feedback is quite helpful.
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    If you forget things or want to know what you can do tap on Example Commands
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    There are examples such as Call Charlie Mobile, Text Katie, Look up James, Memo, New Event, etc. There's quite a bit that you can do here.
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    You've also got some Settings, you can change the settings if you want
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    At the moment I've got English (United States), you also can hide potentially offensive words. I have not found that S Voice uses offensive words much, but I do suppose it's possible that an offensive word could slip in here and there. I'm not sure how, but it could happen.
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    You can open with two taps on the home key, voice wake-up, auto start on speakerphone, show the body of messages, check missed events, there's a huge number of options that you have here
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    You can even log into Facebook if you'd like to do that. I find S Voice to be a very helpful and useful feature.
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    There is also an option for Help, but I don't think we need any help
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    If you want to close S Voice, simply press the home button.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to setup and use S Voice on the Samsung Galaxy S5
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Setup S Voice on Samsung Galaxy S5

To be able to use S Voice on your Samsung Galaxy S5, you need to set it up first by following these procedures:

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    Tap on the Home key once to get to your phone's Home screen
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    You can also continuously tap on the Back key until you get to the Home screen.
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    From your S5's Home screen, tap on the Apps icon on the lower-right part of the phone's screen.
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    From the list of applications on your Samsung S5, tap on "S Voice" to open the applications.
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    • Alternatively, you can double tap on the Home key to open S Voice. If you are concerned with the Home key's wear and tear, then you may use the procedures detailed on steps 1 to 3.
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    After opening S Voice and this is your first time opening the application; you will be taken to the welcome page.
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    On the S Voice welcome page, tap on the Next button to proceed to the next page.
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    You will be taken to Samsung's disclaimer page
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    Tap on the Agree check box located on the lower-left part of the screen as an indication that you have agree to Samsung disclaimer notices.
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    You mat tap on the Tutorial button if you want to learn how to use S Voice.
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    Tap on Start S Voice to immediately start using S Voice on your device.
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    You have successfully learned how to setup S Voice on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
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Use S Voice on Samsung Galaxy S5

To use S Voice on your device, follow these procedures:

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    Tap on the Home key once to get to your phone's Home screen
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    You can also continuously tap on the Back key until you get to the Home screen.
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    From your S5's Home screen, tap on the Apps icon on the lower-right part of the phone's screen.
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    From the list of applications on your Samsung S5, tap on "S Voice" to open the applications.
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    • Alternatively, you can double tap on the Home key to open S Voice. If you are concerned with the Home key's wear and tear, then you may use the procedures detailed on steps 1 to 3.
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    With S Voice opened, tap on the microphone icon or use a wake up command to launch S Voice.
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    Speak an acceptable voice command and S Voice will perform it
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    As an example, speak "Weather" or "What is the weather today?"
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    S Voice will then display results based on your command
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    For this example, S Voice will display the weather of the current location you are in.
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    You have successfully learned how to use S Voice on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
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List of S Voice Commands

These are the list of S Voice commands that you can use:

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    Voice dial - allows you to call a contact using your voice
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    Accepted commands:
    • "Call Mom home."
    • "Call Mom mobile."
    • "Dial 12345678."
    • "Redial."
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    Message - allows you to create an SMS message and send it to your selected recipient using your voice
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    Accepted commands:
    • "Text Mom."
    • "Text Mom message I will be home late."
    • "Send message to Mom I will be late, eat your dinner.
    • "Read my messages."
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    Memo - allows you to create a memo using your voice
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    Accepted commands:
    • "Memo Meeting at Joyce's tomorrow."
    • "Note to self-Get on a diet."
    • "Show me my diet plan list me".
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    Schedule - allows you use to use and adds entries to your calendar using your voice
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    Accepted commands:
    • "New Event Tutorial classes with Mike on May 3rd at 8 p.m."
    • "What's on my calendar today?"
    • "Add Event Go to church on Sunday at 3 p.m."
    • "Check schedule on Sunday."
    • "Cancel tutorial meeting."
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    New - allows you to listen to the news
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    Accepted commands:
    • "Read the news today"
    • "Let me hear the news."
    • "Next/Previous news."
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    Music - allows you to play your music files using your voice
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    Accepted commands:
    • "Play playlist Mellow Music."
    • "Play Funny album."
    • "Play next/previous song."
    • "Play mellow music."
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    Hands-free mode - allows you to enable and disable hands-free mode using your voice
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    Accepted commands:
    • "Hands free mode on."
    • "Hands free mode off."
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    Navigate - allows you to navigate to places using your voice
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    Accepted commands:
    • "Navigate to the nearest shopping mall."
    • "Direction to the nearest diner."
    • "Give me the map of New York."
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    Weather - allows you to check on the weather using your voice
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    Accepted commands:
    • "What is the weather right now?"
    • "What is the weather forecast for the week?"
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Change S Voice language

You can change S Voice to a supported language. To change language on S Voice, follow these procedures:

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    Tap on the Home key once to get to your phone's Home screen
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    You can also continuously tap on the Back key until you get to the Home screen.
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    From your S5's Home screen, tap on the Apps icon on the lower-right part of the phone's screen.
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    From the list of applications on your Samsung S5, tap on "S Voice" to open the applications.
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    • Alternatively, you can double tap on the Home key to open S Voice. If you are concerned with the Home key's wear and tear, then you may use the procedures detailed on steps 1 to 3.
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    With S Voice opened, tap on the "More options" button located on the upper-right part of the screen.
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    From the dropdown menu, tap on Settings to go to S Voice Settings.
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    On S Voice Settings, tap on Language and choose the language of your choice.
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    You have just learned how to change your S Voice's language.
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Change S Voice's wake-up command

Be default, S Voice's wake-up command is "Hi Galaxy". If you want to change that, follow these procedures:

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    Tap on the Home key once to get to your phone's Home screen
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    You can also continuously tap on the Back key until you get to the Home screen.
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    From your S5's Home screen, tap on the Apps icon on the lower-right part of the phone's screen.
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    From the list of applications on your Samsung S5, tap on "S Voice" to open the applications.
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    • Alternatively, you can double tap on the Home key to open S Voice. If you are concerned with the Home key's wear and tear, then you may use the procedures detailed on steps 1 to 3.
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    With S Voice opened, tap on Voice Wake up and choose your preferred wake-up voice.
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    You have successfully learned how to change S Voice's wake-up command.
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Questions and Answers

Hi, yes please! Can I have my S5 address me by my name like siri does?

If so, could you please walk me through the steps? Thank you!

S Voice does not mention you by name. You can tweak the settings to know your home address or work address in Google Maps for better directions etc and tweak somewhat how you say a command but that is all.

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How can I change the weather unit from F to Celsius on Galaxy S5 S-Voice app?

How can I change the weather unit from F to Celsius on Galaxy S5 S-Voice app ?

Your Samsung Galaxy S5 will announce the weather in the format you have set the weather application up in. In the event you have not set up your weather, it will default to your location. To change this, simply update the weather settings, and S Voice will adjust accordingly.

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To change this, you can go to the S Voice settings (represented in the app by three dots), and click that, to access the settings menu, where you can adjust options to show the correct weather format.

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I want to shut off S-Voice, I don't use it?

Directions say to start S-Voice and then look for the "menu" button on the upper right. There is no menu button on the upper right

There is a method that turns off the home button for S Voice, making the phone work faster.

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    Open S Voice.
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    Tap on the menu button.
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Uncheck the "Open via the home key" option
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To disable S Voice completely, follow the instructions below.

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    Press the home button.
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on "Applications".
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    Tap on "Application manager".
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    Swipe the screen to "ALL".
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    Scroll down to S Voice and tap on it.
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    Tap on "DISABLE".
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How do I use S Voice to dictate e-mails?

I would like to use S-Voice to dictate e-mails or prepare reports min an e-mail . How do I do it?

S Voice will not read an email to you. What you can do though to compose an email is have S voice open the email app. Then go to the Compose email section of the app and enable the microphone. You can then dictate your email.

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How to install the 'voice to text' icon on the Galaxy S5 phone?

Can't get the 'voice to text' icon to appear on the text keyboard, help

There are several ways to get the icon back. You may need to restart your smartphone after each attempt.

  • From the home screen, go to "Apps" > "Settings" > "Language and Input". Enable "Google Voice Typing".
  • From the home screen, go to "Apps" > "Settings" > "Applications" > "Application Manager" > "ALL" > "Google Search". Tap on "Enable" and "Clear Cache". Check if any Google applications are disabled and enable them.
  • From the home screen, go to "Apps" > "Settings" > "Language and Input" > "Text-to-Speech Options" > switch from "Samsung Text-to-Speech Engine" to "Google Text-to-Speech Engine".
  • Bring up the keyboard. Tap and hold the button to the left of the space bar. Tap on the microphone icon when it pops up.
  • From the home screen, go to "Apps" > "Settings" > "Applications" > "Application Manager" > "ALL" > "Samsung keyboard". Tap on "Clear Cache".
  • From the home screen, go to "Apps" > "Settings" > "Applications" > "Application Manager" > "DOWNLOADED". Press the menu button. Tap on "Reset app preferences".
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How to csc code change in Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F in India?

I bought Samsung S5 G900F in Spain, I want to change the csc code and use an Indian firmware

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    Look up your phone's IMEI number.
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    Dial *#272*Phone's IMEI number Here#
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    This brings up a Preconfig screen.
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    INU, IND, INA, INS, IMS, REL are all India CSC options.
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I have a Galaxy S3 with a broken screen. How can I get a list of text's by user read to me using S-Voice?

I have a broken S3 with a blank screen and a bad USB connection. I want to use S-Voice to read me texts. It says I have 30 texts from 15 users. S-Voice asks me which text's to read. Is there a way I can say display 1st text? Thanks

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Say All when it asks you which text's to read. Otherwise, if you know who sent them you can have the texts read per contact name.

Help dialing out using voice on Bluetooth device?

Have a motorcycle headset, want to make phone calls using voice, have paired the two devices using Bluetooth and can listen to mp3 songs alternately stops music and puts phone calls through when someone phones me, just need to work out how to dial out using voice. I have tried: Hit mike icon nothing happens. I think it was caused by: No idea

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The screen has to be activated on the S Voice. You can change the settings for how the app sleeps and wakes up. Also, configure Google Now. Then you can say OK Google Call Mom etc. I have both configured for my device and find I often use one or the other as backup when the first attempt fails while driving.

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