Here is a clever trick that will let you get the “OK Google” voice shortcut set up on all of your Galaxy Note 4 screens. You can set it up for your lockscreen too and control your phone using the hands free launch phrase ‘OK Google’ followed by a command, even when your phone’s screen is locked.


Before you get started with the trick, it might be noted that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is available with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 (APQ8084) processors and Exynos 5 processor. This trick works perfectly with Qualcomm chip based Galaxy Note 4 only, because this processor has always-listening capability, even when your phone’s screen is locked and without draining your battery.

Yes, the Galaxy Note 4 has Samsung’s “S Voice” assistant for hands free operation, but it is far behind the “Google Now” voice assistant. Therefore, by adding OK Google voice shortcut on your Galaxy Note 4 you will get Moto X’s like touchless feature.

How to enable Ok Google voice shortcut on Galaxy Note 4

1. Open Google Search settings -> Voice -> Languages and set it to “English (US)”

2. Then, enable “Audio History”

[Above settings are necessary to start voice search from any screen]

3. Now, select “Ok Google” and enable the option “From any screen”. You will see Samsung’s S Voice popping up,
just tap the mic button and train the app with “Ok Google” hotword.

[Train your Note 4 in a quiet room. Also, keep your phone at least half a meter away from you]


4. Once you have done training voice model, enable “From lock screen” option.

Now you are set up to search from wherever you want. Enjoy!

Note: this tutorial works well with the Galaxy Note 4 variants using Qualcomm’s APQ8084 chipsets listed below:
SM-N910F (International), SM-N910P (Sprint), SM-N910T (T-Mobile), SM-N910A (AT&T), SM-N910V (Verizon), SM-N910R4 (US Cellular), SM-N910W8 (Canada), SM-N910G (India, Australia, Singapore), SM-N910FD (United Arab Emirates), SM-N910FQ (Turkey), SC-01G (Japan), SCL24 (Japan), SM-N9109W, SM-N9108W , SM-N9108V, SM-N9106W and SM-N9100 (China).

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Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.


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