SOVLED: Offline Mode Unavailable Error in Voice Command on Android Samsung S6 and S7

If your voice commands (aka voice typing and voice keyboard) on your Android cell when you are:

  • creating a text
  • creating an email
  • asking Google a question

and you see OFFLINE MODE UNAVAILABLE, it may be that you do not live in the United States and that is apparently a problem for Google.

In my case this problem started showing up as soon as I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S6 from Android 5 to Android 6 (Marshmallow).  Eighty percent of the time, my voice commands would fail with OFFLINE MODE UNAVALABLE appearing.

I found a simple solution was to change my VOICE LANGUAGE from ENGLISH (CANADA) to ENGLISH (US) by:

  1. Tap the cog on the OFFLINE MODE UNAVAILABLE error
  3. UNcheck your local language which in my case was ENGLISH (CANADA)
  4. Check ENGLISH (US)
  5. Tap SAVE
  6. Have a nice day



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    Matt June 17, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Doing this, everything will be spelled incorrectly now though, won’t it? Colour = color, honour = honor, etc.

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews June 21, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      It is obnoxious but that is the “fix” I have found 🙁

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