When it comes to browsing the web in virtual reality, Samsung has made it easy with the Samsung Internet App for Gear VR. Being able to surf the web and see everything you come across is usually pretty easy, although reading isn’t always the best experience.
A key part of this experience is voice search, which means you don’t have to type every character by pointing your face at a key on a virtual keyboard. Sometimes this feature can be interrupted by other apps on your phone. Luckily, this is an easy fix and can be dealt with in just a few minutes.
How to fix voice search
Many people have encountered a problem when trying to use the voice search function on the Samsung Internet App. For some, this is a problem from the start, while others have reported it after using voice search for days and weeks. If you’re trying to use voice search and the app isn’t registering your voice, then luckily there’s an easy fix. Samsung Internet actually uses Google Voice Search to power its engine, so you need to start by making sure this feature is working properly.
There are two things you can do to make sure voice search works. First, make sure the Google app on your phone is installed, enabled, and updated to the latest version. In addition, you’ll want to go to your phone’s settings and then select language and input. From there, click on Text to Speech. If it’s not already enabled, switch to Google Text-to-Speech Engine.
For now, if you go back into VR and open up Samsung Internet, things might look a little different. Don’t worry though. At this point, you should be able to use voice search without any problems, and it should be a little more accurate.
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