One of the coolest things you can do while playing Gear VR is spend some time on the internet. This is also entirely possible with the Samsung web app. This means you can watch 360-degree videos or check out the latest SNL clip to enjoy. However, some users have reported an issue where they can open the Samsung Internet virtual keyboard but cannot close it or access voice search. Fortunately, there is an easy solution to this problem!
The problem that arises is quite simple. Although you can open and search using the virtual keyboard in Samsung Internetyou cannot access voice search. This is an immediately frustrating problem, as voice search is much easier to use than the virtual keyboard. However, this is not the biggest problem. No, the biggest problem is that once you’ve entered a query, you can’t close the keyboard and see the search results. You can hit the close button dozens of times, but the keyboard will stay exactly where it is.
How to fix it
Although this problem is extremely annoying, there is a solution that will get you back to enjoying virtual reality in no time. This problem usually occurs if you don’t have the Google app installed on your phone. This is because the Samsung web app requires the Google browser to function properly. Luckily, all you have to do to fix this problem is install the Google app on your phone. At this point, you should be able to access the voice search features as well as close the virtual keyboard without any issues.
Step by step instructions
- Remove your phone from the Gear VR headset
- Go to Play Store
- Download and install the Google app
- Restart the Oculus App