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Motorola’s Touchless Control App Receives Update, Introduces “Find My Phone” Command

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Ever set your phone down in a room and then completely forget where you left it a few minutes later? Motorola wants to help you find it with their latest update to Touchless Control. With an added “find my phone” command, you can activate an alarm on your phone that plays until you touch the screen. So if you’ve walked away from your device and can’t seem to find your way back to it, simply say, “OK, Google Now…find my phone.” The alarm (and screen above) should activate.

The new update also fixes bugs and improves accessibility access for the visually impaired. Touchless Control works with the Moto X, DROID MAXX, ULTRA, and Mini.

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  • MrDivaNYC

    OK GOOGLE!!! BBM MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE… 7B725FA9

  • RoadsterHD1

    Update worked perfect on my Droid MAXX

  • RoadsterHD1

    Weird cause find my Droid worked on my from day one.

    • needa

      moto x didnt get the feature. you had to tell it to call you by contact name. which took forever.

  • bboyairwreck

    They really need to just be able to auto and the SMS without touching it. You can say “Text Bob I’m on my way” and it will compile the right text to speech by you still have to press the send. this is not case for making a call

    • needa

      indeed. but in the car i am thankful for it as the background noice always means the text is wrong.

  • Brian

    This is so cool. Works great with my DrUltra. I worried the alarm would be obnoxious, but it’s just a high pinging sound, not too intrusive, but enough to let you locate the phone.

  • Joshua Rewerts

    So, who’s up for seeing this demonstrated while at a movie theater?

  • RAZR_FANN

    I apologize if I’m forgetting something, but how is it supposed to hear you unless you’re in the direct vicinity?

    • Weber

      Idk, because even with a little background noise, it’s super hard to get my phone to activate touchless controls past 5 feet.

      • RoadsterHD1

        Did you do the voice recognition thing

        • Weber

          I did. It works well when I’m close to my phone (obviously), but add a little back ground noise and I have trouble getting it to respond. It has been working a lot better since the update, so there’s that.

          • needa

            there seems to be a sweet spot. talk too soft and anything and everything will activate touchless control. talk too loud and you need to be close to the phone in order for it to hear you. i played around with mine quite a bit. i can now raise my voice a touch and have it hear me pretty well from across the room with the tv on.

          • Weber

            I’ve been trying to use it a lot with the notion that all my recordings will help it understand me better in a louder environment or from farther away. That Droid commercial when the guy uses “OK GOOGLE, CALL MY MOTO!” when his Ultra is in the cab or whatever makes me call bs every time I see it. But I do find it’s getting more responsive.

    • anon

      It isn’t. Its not going to cover 100% of the cases. You’ll have to wander around your house going “OK Google Now….”

      Its still a great idea.

  • MikeSaver

    When I get my moto x i’m going to try to make the command sound a bit more natural, instead of “Ok Google Now ___” I wonder if saying it more like “Ok google, now…” would work

  • kixofmyg0t

    Well that was unexpected. Ahh the joys of using experimental software.

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  • Booyah

    Love the Moto X…

  • Guy Meatdrapes

    This isn’t the Nexus 5

    • Ronald Bernard

      Play store keeps force closing when I try to update this.

      • Blue Sun

        Not taking the hint, eh?

  • ddevito

    This is cute – but didn’t find it necessary to update Touchless Controls with. I still want the ability to use my home WiFi network as a trusted area to bypass my lock screen.

    • Jerrod Schultz

      Taskr?

      • prestone1

        agreed, but it would be nice to have this baked into android or moto trusted device etc.

  • Jerrod Schultz

    So… what happens if you’re not in the same room with the phone? Or if the phone is buried between the couch cushions and can’t hear you?

    I think I’ll stick with the google services version of finding my phone.

    • mec

      it also doesn’t work when the device is locked. lol.

      • Studlee

        Yes… it does.

        • mec

          no… not with pin lock… (not consistently, if you have gotten it to)

    • jnt

      “Ok everybody quiet… hey turn that down…Ok…”

      *clears throat*

      “OK GOOGLE NOW, FIND MY PHONE!!!”

    • needa

      whats the dif. moto has it also.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    *cough*nexus5support*cough*

  • Ty

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t they already have this with the “Find My Droid” command or am I missing something?

    • Shane Redman

      Must not have been on the X.

    • Walter Partlo

      Didn’t work with the Moto X.
      I like seeing this looking like a google thing though rather than a droid thing.

    • Studlee

      Nope. I have a Maxx. That must be why :)

    • jnt

      That was only on the Droids – not the X

    • RoadsterHD1

      YES, it was ” call my droid”

  • Dan

    You can only use this with Moto.. Lame!

    • Walter Partlo

      It would be super helpful if you had to find your phone to manually activate Google Now to ask it where your phone is.

  • sc0rch3d

    “OK GOOGLE, WHERE THE F*** ARE YOU?!?!?”