Skip to main content

Samsung Galaxy Alpha S Voice app [Complete Guide]

Similar to its forerunner Galaxy devices, Samsung's Galaxy Alpha also comes with the S Voice application.

This content is aimed at helping those who are trying to use the S Voice on their new Galaxy Alpha.

Quick Overview on S Voice

S Voice is a tool that allows you to use your voice to perform operations normally done by your hand like dialing a phone number, sending a text message or playing music on your phone. Moreover, the S Voice will also let you ask your phone questions like "What's the weather?" and then it will search for your requested information and show it on screen.

How to activate S Voice on the Galaxy Alpha

To use S Voice on your device, you will need to activate the feature beforehand. Follow these steps to setup and use S Voice.

1. Tap on Apps from the Home screen, then select S Voice. Alternately, you can just quickly double-press the Home key.

2. When prompted with the Welcome screen, tap on Next to continue to the next screen.

3. The next thing you'll see will be the S Voice Disclaimer and Terms of Service screen. Read and review the information and then tap to mark the checkbox next to I agree, then tap on Next to continue.

4. To learn the basics of using the app, tap Tutorial. Otherwise, tap on Start S Voice to start using the application instead. If you chose to Start S Voice, speak to your phone.

Using S Voice app via Home key shortcut

Again, you can quickly access the S Voice feature by double-pressing the Home key on your device. If you can't, then you may need to enable this option beforehand, to open S Voice using the Home key. Here's how:

a. Tap on the More options icon (three-vertical-dots icon).
b. Select Settings from the given options.
c. Tap on Open via the Home key.

Common S Voice commands

Among the recognized S Voice commands or phrases include "What is the weather?," "Play," "Drive home," and "Wake me up at (desired time)," to name a few.

Saying the "Drive home" command will let the application help you quickly navigate home. But you need to define your home address first, with these steps:

a. Tap on the More options icon.
b. Select Settings.
c. Tap on Home address.
d. Enter your home address, and then tap OK to save it.

To view more settings options on S Voice, tap on the More options icon, then select Settings.

Among other important S Voice settings and options you can use or configure would include the following:

  • Language - lets you change the language used in S Voice.
  • Hide offensive words - lets you configure your phone to hide potentially offensive words with asterisks.
  • About S Voice - lets you view quick information about the application like its software version.
  • Open via home key - lets you double-press the Home key to open or launch the application.
  • Voice wake-up - lets you open S Voice by saying your wake-up command. Say or use "Hi Galaxy" by default. One downside of enabling this option though is fast battery power consumption.
  • Auto start speakerphone - lets you turn the speakerphone on when using S Voice to make a call.
  • Show body of message - lets your phone show the content of a new message.
  • Check missed events - lets your phone check for missed events by the time you connect your headset.
  • Personal briefing - lets your phone read a brief review of your schedule aloud when you open S Voice.
  • Erase S Voice data - lets you remove or delete any S Voice data stored on the stored.
  • Home address - lets you define or change your home address for Driving home and Navigate Home voice commands.
  • Log in to Facebook - lets you log in to your Facebook account and post status updates/messages via S Voice commands.
  • Sign in to Twitter - lets you log in to your Twitter account and tweet messages via S Voice commands.

More S Voice features can also be accessed via More options.

Among the available features include Disable/Enable Voice Feedback, Example commands, Tutorial and Help.

  • Disable/Enable Voice Feedback is used to enable/disable the voice that S Voice uses in response to your commands. 
  • Example commands is used to view a list of actions S Voice can take and perform. To view different ways to ask your phone to take that action, simply tap on the action.
  • Tutorial is used to view or display information on how to use S Voice app on your device.
  • Help is used to get additional help or assistance in using S Voice.
And that covers everything in this guide. Hope this helps.


Popular Posts

How to Fix Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 that Runs Very Slow

This post will walk you through discovering what makes your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 runs very slow or perform poorly.
Just like any other smartphone or tablet, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has a tendency to slow down a bit after months of use. Some owners revealed the performance of their device deteriorated noticeably. Others said there are times when it hangs or freezes while they’re using it. It’s not really a serious problem but if you were used to using a fast device, it would annoying to experience some lags especially when you’re in the middle of doing something important or watching media.

How to Fix Samsung Galaxy S6 Screen Flickering Issue

This content is intended for those who are experiencing screen flickering issues with their Samsung Galaxy S6.

Screen flickering problem is typically caused by a faulty hardware like when a device was dropped and/or physically damaged after a strong impact. Mobile devices like tablets and smartphones are prone to this problem given their sizes. As a matter of fact, two of our readers have relayed to us similar problem on their Samsung Galaxy S6 screen which according to them flickers and the display colors turned pink with almost inverted display.

In most devices, pinky colors and black spots on the display usually occurs when there's a loose cable or LCD wiring faults on tablets. Same thing can also occur on smartphones including the S6.

Unfortunately, hardware problems like this can only be resolved by a technician. This means you need to take your phone to a repair shop for hardware checkup and repair. But if you are highly skilled on such tech-stuff and possess enough guts to …

My Samsung Galaxy A3 screen is unresponsive [How to Fix]

This post is purposely created to address a problem on Samsung Galaxy A3 with unresponsive screen. Those who have emailed us with this display issue on the same device may refer to the solutions and workarounds I have recommended in this content.

Problem:"Cannot unlock my Galaxy A3 because the screen is not responding to touch. Performing a soft reset several times did not make a difference."
Possible causes: Display issues are mostly tied to hardware problems. One of the common culprits is a dysfunctional or damaged screen digitizer. In cases like this, your only option is to take your phone to a technician for repair or contact your phone carrier for a replacement request, if possible. However, other cases of unresponsive touch screen are triggered by some glitches on the software. You're a bit lucky if you fall in the latter case because you can still do something to save your device without paying for a tech fee.
Possible Solutions and Workarounds: After digging through…

How to Fix Smart Switch Error "Unsupported Device" on Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Having trouble transferring files with Samsung Smart Switch on your Galaxy Alpha? This content might be the answer to your problem.

In this article, we elaborate some recommended workarounds used to deal with a Smart Switch problem in which the user is prompted with an error message, "Unsupported device" while attempting to use the application with their Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone.

The aforementioned error prompt is usually encountered by users whose devices do not meet the Samsung Smart Switch requirements.To find more details about the Smart Switch system requirements  and relevant information, please visit Samsung Support website and navigate to the Smart Switch Support page.

Another potential solution is using the software update feature found in the Smart Switch for PC/Mac application. However, performing the said software update procedure will result to the deletion of all data stored on your device. In this regard, the following steps should only be performed onl…

My Samsung Galaxy A3 is not charging [Troubleshooting Guide]

Learn how to troubleshoot and fix your Samsung Galaxy A3 that is not charging using the methods highlighted in this content.

When troubleshooting a device that won't charge, you need to look into the possible culprits including a faulty charger, damaged charging ports, and dead battery, to name a few. Considering these possible causes, you can go straight to isolating the problem.
Here are a few things you can do to troubleshoot charging issues with your Galaxy A3 handset:
1. Check and ensure the charger is working fine.
The use of original charging accessories is highly recommended to prevent any possible charging issues to occur on the device. For example, Samsung devices like the Galaxy A3 should only be charged using the Samsung (OEM) charger or cable that came with it.
Other chargers may have different voltage ratings than the original. But if you really need to change the original charger with a third-party charger, be sure to pick the one that complies with all the relevant sa…