Update 1: 2015/05/31 10:07am PDTHere’s Google’s response, indicating they’re moving the fix to users now. It appears to become implied there would be a compatibility conflict with Samsung’s S Voice
A few days back, we reported on the prevalent trouble with OK Google “From the screen” (Also known as “OK Google Everywhere”) around the Universe S6 and S6 Edge. Namely, it had been gone. As the hotword still labored in the Google Now Launcher along with other 3rd party launchers with your functionality hacked in, most S6 and S6 Edge proprietors were not able to make use of the “from the screen” functionality since the option simply disappeared.
Now, it’s reappearing! Yay! A lot of you’ve tipped us to tell us you are seeing the choice back in your devices. I checked my Sprint Universe S6 today, though, and that i still did not view it – however i did get it back anyway, also it only required a few minutes.
If you are having the same problem, I’d recommend doing the next: if you are on the form of the Universe S6 where it’s possible, uninstall updates towards the Google application, update the applying, after which visit the voice settings and “OK Google” recognition. On some variants from the S6 on purchase in the usa, though, this is not possible – the application on the newest firmware updates may be the newest version, so there’s no “factory” version to revert to. If that is the situation for you personally, keep studying.
When the above method does not work or is not open to you, you can test a complete data obvious around the Google application itself, that will sign you from your device (warning: this may temporarily break some stuff), after which you will need to sign in. You’ll be able to look for the OK Google recognition features within the search application.
In the event that does not get it done, the final factor you can test will the application manager and disabling Google Play Services (that will revert it towards the factory form of the application), re-enable it, then update Google Play Services to the newest version. You need to get lots of Play Services errors to lead you to experience Store page for that application, so doing this ought to be fast and simple. Then enter in the Google app’s settings for “voice,” then “OK Google recognition,” if the from the screen option has came back.
I believe google’s Application “reset” ought to be enough (since many of these settings are controlled with that application), but when that does not work, you have the marginally more nuclear options above.
Update 1: 2015/05/31 10:07am PDT
Here’s Google’s response, indicating they’re moving the fix to users now. It appears to become implied there would be a compatibility conflict with Samsung’s S Voice application (surprise!). If you would like ‘OK Google’ from the screen, which will mean S Voice hotwording is disabled except once the screen is switched off.
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