How to Fix Google Now Bluetooth Problems on Your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or Other Android Device

Google Now is an extremely intelligent personal assistant that automatically updates and prepares the most pertinent information for you on your Android device. Traffic updates, alternatives routes, weather conditions, and other important data is constantly being monitored and updated for you.

To do this, Google Now must be connected to either a wireless network or a carrier network, 3G, 4G, LTE and so on. But when trying to manage what network to use, the Google Now app has been known to malfunction on occasion, and one of the main culprits is Bluetooth.

Many people use Bluetooth-connected devices in their home or in their car. As Google Now tries to find the most reliable network, it can attach itself to a Bluetooth connection, which messes up the apps notification stream. Since Google Now is passively collecting information, you may not notice anything is wrong until that information is actually needed.

XDA Developer member Radlouni discovered that after connecting his Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to his car's Bluetooth system, Google Now would no longer work. Once disconnected, it began working over the 3G connection, because the app was trying to send and receive data through the car's Bluetooth connection.

To fix this issue on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2, or any other Android device that may be experiencing this glitch, you can simply disconnect the device from the Bluetooth network or modify the Bluetooth settings for audio only. That way you can play your music in your car, but still receive Google Now updates and information.

Perhaps there will be a fix in the next firmware update, but for now, you'll just have to mess with your Bluetooth settings.

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I have this problem as well with my Galaxy Note 2 I discovered an answer on the web that worked for me. I was pretty skeptical but it was like magic. I went to settings -> sounds -> touch sounds (I unchecked touch sounds exited then reentered and re checked it) Google Now has worked today since I did that.

Now I would just like to know how to make Google Now default for the button on my bluetooth headset (jabra wave +) instead of S voice. I also had the problem where Svoice wouldn't save calendar appointments by voice and solved it. I would like to know how to get svoice to save my calendar events to my default Google calendar instead of the phone or Samsung calendar. Let me know if you have any thoughts on these.

You can disable the app either in the settings/applications/all/S Voice press disable or with Titanium Backup. I wouldn't suggest deleting the app though.

Thank you Joe Toren, that worked for me. Been trying to figure this out for a while - my BT headset was constantly connected to my note 2 and the battery depleted in about 2 hours. I couldn't figure it out. Your solution worked perfect. Thanks.

The original solution posted in the post above is not a fix, just a workaround and it doesn't work for those of us who use headsets for music, and other notifications, etc.

Hi, my Samsung galaxy note Bluetooth fails to function. when Its on, its freezes the system operations. Cant even transfer nor any data from another device, pls, help! thanks.

The only problem with this "fix" is that by disabling call audio, you lose hands free calling through your car radio.

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