Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Fix S Voice Hands Free Mode Turn On Automatically By Itself in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

A couple days back, an insider named Francois sent me an email to ask me why S Voice hands free mode in his Samsung Galaxy S4 ran with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat automatically turned on by itself. It's quite annoying for him since he had to turn off S Voice hands free mode manually several times a day. After some further investigations, I figure out that S Voice hands free mode will be turned on automatically if we are connected to the Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth device that we, may have accidentally, set as the method to recognize location for the car profile within My places menu. Given to that fact, to stop S Voice hands free mode automatically turn on by itself, we have to set none as the method for the car profile within My places menu.

Disclaimer: the steps and the screenshot within this post are written or taken based on my Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. But, I can confirm that it can also be used to fix the same problem in Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat.

How to turn off method for the car profile within My places menu?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notifications panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.
  2. Tap More tab.
  3. Tap Location.
  4. If needed, scroll the screen to the very bottom and then tap My places.
  5. Tap Car.
  6. Tap Wi-Fi (in case you have set a Wi-Fi network as the method for car profile in My places menu).
  7. Tap None and then tap OK button.
  8. Tap Save button to save the changes.
  9. Done. Now, S Voice hands free mode won't turn on automatically by itself.

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