OK google wake up Android Lollipop

Android Lollipop concentrates on many user friendly concepts, that the new list of features that come with it are so many to tell about in one go. This post is about an improved, rather new, feature of Android Lollipop OS that allows users to wake up their device from sleep by not even touching it.

Without touching it? Yes, that is possible by voice detection, which your Lollipop device is capable of. That is, if you enable it in the device’s settings. Enabling this feature is based on the settings of the device which might change from device to device or from manufacturer to manufacturer.

For  a Nexus 6 or Nexus 9, go to the Google Now App -> Settings -> Voice -> Ok Google Detection and slide the “Always On” toggle button to On.

For a Nexus 5, whose screenshots are shown above, go to Google Settings -> Settings -> Search & Now -> Voice -> “Ok Google” detection.  There you would find three toggle bars :

1) From Google Search app – this by default will be in the On state

2) From any Screen

3) When Locked

To enable voice detection from your lock screen, you need to slide On the “When Locked” toggle, and before doing that sliding On the “From any Screen” toggle is necessary.

If your Lollipop enabled device (Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3 or Moto G (1st and 2nd gen) has this feature, go to the device settings menu and enable the “Ok Google” voice detection from lockscreen.

Do you think other smartphone OEMs should also incorporate this feature to their devices? Let us know in the comments!

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