Voice Commands reference

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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby majorben » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:39 pm

I noticed recently that when after Google took over and changed the app slightly by going to sleep mode, that the commands to close the app like "shut down", "switch off", etc. no longer worked or can no longer be recognized. Is there a working voice command that shuts down the app?
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Re: Voice Command for Police on Other Side of Road?

Postby ElliottGreen96 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:42 pm

Hello,

A list of available commands can be found here:
https://support.google.com/waze/answer/6268717
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Re: Screen blanking and hands free?

Postby sketch » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:24 pm

TheHYPO wrote:
vince1612 wrote:If you have an iPhone like I do it's just the phone's proximity sensor which turns the screen dark if it detects something against the screen, like during a phonecall. As far as I know there is no way to turn that off.



It isn't just this, because I can put my hand in front of my phone, or put my phone to my ear or put my phone face down and the screen does not blank on other apps or just on the normal home page. It does when you're in a phone call, but that must be app-specific. This suggests to me that Waze has explicitly selected this option, or at very least has not opted out of it. I don't have issues with any other apps I regularly use except waze, if my hand blocks the camera while trying to tap the screen, it blanks on me and it's really bothersome.

Your analysis isn't exactly wrong, but it is pretty much "just this". The proximity sensor is enabled on a per-app basis. If you have "wave" turned on for voice prompts, then Waze enables the proximity sensor, and as a side effect disables the screen when it detects proximity. So, you are correct that Waze has "explicitly selected this option"; they have done so in order to use the proximity sensor to detect your hand-waving. Other apps don't do this because they don't use the proximity sensor for anything.

If it is such a bother, turn off the "wave" option for voice prompts. Use a 3-finger tap if you must use voice activation.
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Re: Screen blanking and hands free?

Postby TheHYPO » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:23 pm

vince1612 wrote:
TheHYPO wrote:Can anyone tell me 1. How to get that hands-free voice-command dialogue to come up? I seem to randomly cause it to happen, but I'm not sure how to intentionally do it.

Also, if I glance my hand in front of the front camera, it seems to blank the screen in waze. This is particularly irritating given where my phone sits when I drive. Any way to turn this off? Why is this even a feature?

Thanks!

For voice activation, please see the help article here:
https://support.google.com/waze/answer/6268717

If you have an iPhone like I do it's just the phone's proximity sensor which turns the screen dark if it detects something against the screen, like during a phonecall. As far as I know there is no way to turn that off.



It isn't just this, because I can put my hand in front of my phone, or put my phone to my ear or put my phone face down and the screen does not blank on other apps or just on the normal home page. It does when you're in a phone call, but that must be app-specific. This suggests to me that Waze has explicitly selected this option, or at very least has not opted out of it. I don't have issues with any other apps I regularly use except waze, if my hand blocks the camera while trying to tap the screen, it blanks on me and it's really bothersome.
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Re: Screen blanking and hands free?

Postby Nicotunes » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:36 pm

vince1612 wrote:If you have an iPhone like I do it's just the phone's proximity sensor which turns the screen dark if it detects something against the screen, like during a phonecall.


Samsung does that too but I think they use the front camera lens, not the display, as the trigger, so it works better... ;)
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Re: Screen blanking and hands free?

Postby vince1612 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:38 pm

TheHYPO wrote:Can anyone tell me 1. How to get that hands-free voice-command dialogue to come up? I seem to randomly cause it to happen, but I'm not sure how to intentionally do it.

Also, if I glance my hand in front of the front camera, it seems to blank the screen in waze. This is particularly irritating given where my phone sits when I drive. Any way to turn this off? Why is this even a feature?

Thanks!

For voice activation, please see the help article here:
https://support.google.com/waze/answer/6268717

If you have an iPhone like I do it's just the phone's proximity sensor which turns the screen dark if it detects something against the screen, like during a phonecall. As far as I know there is no way to turn that off.
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Not able to find voice command option in waze android app!!!

Postby PraveenKumar_ch » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:54 pm

Hi all,
i want to use voice command option in waze. I use nexus 5 with Marshmallow. For some strange reason, I'm not able to find voice command option in waze app. I use latest version ( Release 4.16.0.1). Please help me where can I find this voice command option.

I have followed below steps but there is no voice command option.

Tap the Menu , then the Settings wheel .
Tap Voice commands.
Toggle on Enable to activate voice commands.
Choose how voice commands are activated:
3 finger tap.
3 fingers or wave.
3 fingers or wave twice.
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Hands free reporting

Postby dshaw11 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:16 pm

How can I make a hands free report
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Android App - How do I use voice commands?

Postby mike20878 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:43 pm

The gestures to invoke voice commands does not work for me. Instead, the voice command prompt will randomly pop up and I have no idea how I did it. Sometimes I think I've brushed the phone with my phone and activated it somehow. But I would like to know how to do it on purpose.

The other annoying thing is that it says tap to cancel, but when I do it keeps coming back to "try again."

Thanks.
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