I have got an error of “Voice search has been turned off” error from google now which was weird at first and I did not understand how on the earth was that possible.
The options on official website of Google was good but it did not help me much so finally my brain came to my rescue and I decided to research on it. The research part is quite boring but the results are equally exciting and fruitful so I decided to sit down with my pen and paper and decided to solve this issue with a better approach. My research yielded well and today I will share both the solution and also the approach to solve such various types of problem.
So after gathering as much information as I could about the issue I started by debugging and I am here sharing my method with you so that you can also solve Voice search has been turned off error .
It is basically an intelligent and a smart personal assistant (or just an artificially intelligent AI software piece) which was developed by google to give better quality service to their customers.
Google Now has been launched integrated in the Google app for both the Android and also the iOS. This particular service had became available specially for iOS since the 29th of April in 2013 with an exclusion from most of the features available today.
Basically there is a comparison between both that is Google Now Vs Google Assistant .
Google Now is basically a voice responsive personal assistant. But unlike Siri and Cortana like AI’s Google Now is not a platform specific since this app works on both Android and iOS devices. This amazing app lets you quickly and efficiently search the web and perform a variety of tasks(logically you do not have to type and perform operations) such as scheduling events and alarms or adjusting your volume and even posting to social media all this using your own commands in person (or voice commands). You can do Voice search on Google Now .
Whereas Google Assistant is technically a next generation of Google Now meaning it does most of the things similar to Now but including a friendlier and more conversational interface which is better. It basically performs all the same tasks as Google Now which are events and alarms or adjusting your volume and even posting to social media using your own commands directly in person (or voice commands).
When you find that Google Now Voice search Is not working then check out certain things .
There are various methods to check and What I did was basically hook up a microphone and tested it using my favorite operating system windows(do not ask me which version of windows did I use). After a long time I was nearly ready to start yelling out loud like a mad man “OK Google” just so that I could bring up the Google Now screen to perform voice searches but to my surprise it did not work and after that I was pretty sure that the microphone had no issues what so ever and it was something else i was looking for so instead of directly bringing up the search screen I did it manually and the chrome browser threw a message saying that said “Voice search has been turned off”.
At this point of time I was really confused not realizing that the solution was right in front of me. So my view got stuck to details tab and I selected the “Details” link which was not at all useful not really that much, and I was again not able to find the solution of the issue. After banging my head with the floor for quite some time fortunately and finally I was able to fix this problem of Voice search has been turned off with just a few steps and I realized how easy it was to solve this issue.
After my research I was not only able to find a single solution but I developed two solutions after that I was at the top of the world and really happy. So now my friend I will state not one but two methods on how to solve this issue.
When you are on the same google page where you received this annoying message of “Voice search has been turned off” you can observe a bit closely to check that if you see an icon there that has appeared previously in your address bar just next to the bookmark star. All you have to do is put your mouse over it and if and only if it says “This page has been blocked from accessing your microphone“, then you are in no trouble since from there you have to perform these simple steps:
Here you have to open google chrome and select the Menu button which will be located at the upper-right corner and if you do not find it probably it is time for you to wear glasses.
After you have successfully implemented one of the above mentioned methods then you should now be able to use Google Voice commands with Google Chrome without a problem. If there is any error then repeat the above mentioned method once again and refresh your page. At last you have to share this article so that maximum people can read it and comment any suggestions you would like me to include.