Samsung’s own “S Voice” personal assistant has improved a lot in the last few years. Still, many people Android’s built-in Google Now search or some other app from the Play Store. Luckily there is a way to disable S Voice completely, and also speed up your Galaxy S5 in the process. It’s very easy to do if you know what you’re looking for. We’ll show you how it’s done.
By default S Voice is launched with a double-tap on the home button. Not only does this make it easy to accidentally launch S Voice, but it also creates lag. When S Voice is enabled and you press the home button it pauses ever so briefly to wait for the second press. Disabling S Voice will remove the delay and take you to the homescreen instantly.
- Double tap the home button to open S Voice.
- Press the menu button in the top right of the app.
- Tap “Settings.”
- Uncheck “Open via the home key.”
That’s it! You are now free from S Voice. This also works with other devices that come with S Voice.