How to use Google voice search from anywhere on your iPhone

By , Jul 7, 2012

VoiceSearch is a relatively new jailbreak tweak that allows you to perform Google voice searches from anywhere using a simple Activator action.

Obviously VoiceSearch can’t replace all of the functionality that Siri brings to the table on the iPhone 4S, and upcoming iOS 6 update for the new iPad, but it is a somewhat decent holdover for non Siri-enabled devices…

The reason I say that it’s no Siri replacement, is because all you can do is search Google with your voice. You can’t direct the device to find items or information on your phone, schedule appointments, send messages, and things of that nature.

As its name states, you’re completely limited to voice searches on Google. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, if this is the type of tweak you’re looking for; from my experience, it performed admirably.

VoiceSearch is a free tweak on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Let us know if you have, or plan on trying it in the comments below.

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  • Sina

    Pressing “Done” button manually turn the tweak useless for me…

    • http://twitter.com/DucoHD Duco™

      It doesn’t take that much of an effort to press done. I kinda like it actually. When you’re done talking, you just quickly tap done so that other people’s voices don’t get picked up aswell.

      • Sina

        But at least it should be optional. I prefer using voice search on “Google Chrome App” OR “Google App” because I don’t need it anywhere. But It’s just my opinion dude, anyone else can use tweak and enjoy it ! :-)

  • Dan

    thanks for the heads up! I will definitely get this. I gave up on Spire since it really lags up my phone.

    *edit: just tried it now and it works great, only complaint is that there are no language options, or any options at all for that matter.

    • http://twitter.com/izzuanuddin fitri

      try skyrain..

      • Dan

        what’s skyrain? google not giving me anything

  • http://www.krivi.be Krivi

    When I activate Voice Search and say “what the f*ck” it opens up the messages app (biteSMS) ready to send an empty text to “null”. :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000456392477 James Branham

      It sounds like you need to change some activator settings.

      • http://www.krivi.be Krivi

        This doesn’t occur on your device? Voice Search is the only tweak set to “double tap status bar” on my device. It works fine, excepted for “wtf”, then it opens up messages instead of Google Chrome (Browser Changer). :p Not that it bothers me; i’d never google “wtf”. :p

    • http://adam.hbang.ws/ Adam D

      Google’s speech recognition blocks swear words. Not sure why it would try to send an SMS though.

  • http://twitter.com/Mrarkon Lady Mrarkon

    Perry the Platypus. :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1603181306 Hazem Mounir Alindari

    and the most amazing hing about that is i can use my native language (Arabic)