Set up always-on, always-listening Google Now with your Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Set up always-on, always-listening Google Now with your Samsung Galaxy Note 4
As has become typical with Samsung devices, extra functionality is not at all missing with its devices. But nowhere is that as true as with the company's highest of high-end smartphone lines -- the Galaxy Note family. 

Indeed, the Note 4, for example, is chock-full with extra features -- so much so that Samsung has even included an alternative to the Google Now personal assistant, called S Voice.

This is obviously not exclusive to the manufacturer's latest phablet, but it has been loaded on it, and it is there should you wish to make use of it. That said, we'd honestly suggest you steer clear of it and instead set up Google Now so that it starts when you speak out the "OK Google" trigger words. The procedure takes about 5 minutes, and it's absolutely straightforward -- most of the time is spent waiting for downloads. It's well worth it, though, as in the end, you'll be able to activate Google Now from any screen on your Note 4, and even if it's locked with the display turned off.

Take a look. 

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

this is a nice feature however i bet no one will complain about NSA blah blah blah with this like they did with the kinect and xbox one

2. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Isn't this gonna drain the battery? (Running in the background) Don't think the Note 4 has a battery saving core like the Moto X... Maybe the Snapdragon processor is able to run this at extremely low power?

6. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Yes, it does, if it is the same as the Note 3 But you can stop this by 1. Rooting 2. installhttp:// forum.xda-developers .com/showthread.php?t=1584508 (you can choose the clock speed of individual cores. 3. Set One core to 500 Mhz / 0.5Ghz (maybe more, you can test) 4. Dedicate this core to Google Now etc. 5. should work. PS. this works on all androids (I think) with OK Google Functionality PPS. You won't need this with the Moto X (both Gens), droid turbo and other select Motorola androids

3. sasch

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

doesnt work it must have said 100 times ok google and it never recognized it

5. Blazers

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

It does work. You're doing something wrong.

4. LuckyS

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

IPhone cant do this.

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