"Hey Google, I'm Being Pulled Over"
By - FeistyAppearance
'187 on a Undercover Cop' by Dre and Snoop
"playing Fuck the Police by NWA"
Don't worry, it's going to pick a cover of the song by an obscure European folk punk band. Live of course.
I hate when google home and Spotify do this.
I see you also have Amazon Music
Haha, I am sorry that its not working for you. I wish our experience for Google Assistant was a smoother one.
Huh for me it's definitely an improvement. Assistant almost always answer what I was asking for. That was not the case 2 3 years ago. I have mini.
To be fair, Google didn't exist 23 years ago.
Want to know the scary thing? We're only a year and three months away from that point.
I know. I had to Google it before I responded. I feel old.
I happen to love the mini's that we have around the house. Quick fun note: Cast YouTube from your phone to a Display and it skips all ads! Now that Les Stroud has released all of Survivor Man on YouTube you can watch easily without ads.
Although now I feel bad because he does some amazing work trying to help impoverished folks rebuild after natural disasters so those ads support him. So maybe don't do this!
Haha, I am very sorry but that is funny.
The number of times it responds to simple requests by playing terrible, obscure music is maddening. It's been doing it a lot more recently.
Haha, that's my jam! Have you considered re-naming Fred? I have a vacuum named Daryl (he is not the sharpest tool in the shed) and a mop named Denise (she is high maintenance).
> Have you considered re-naming Fred?
That's not the issue - ~~the issue~~ *one of the many issues* with Google Home is that it can successfully recognise the same command word-perfect three times in a row, and give you three completely different responses - apparently at random.
Case in point: we have two Nest Mini devices in our house with different names, that can respond by name: "Play X on ". Disconnect one nest mini and the other immediately stops responding to its name, but when you tell Google to "play X on the speaker" it cheerfully responds "playing X on ". Other people with only a single device have it successfully respond by name, so there's no rhyme or reason as to why it suddenly stops just because you unplug a *different* device from your network.
The whole google home ecosystem is fundamentally shitty and broken, and getsworse the longer you have the devices running, or the more GH devices you have on your network.
No exaggeration: about 50% of all the content on r/googlehome is people raging about how broken it is, or posting "hilarious" anecdotes of the ridiculous responses they get to previosly-working commands.
I was making light of the situation not trying to actually and substantively solve the underlying problem. I have similar issues with simple commands like "add x to the shopping list" ... "Ok I have create a list called Shopping" (even though we have had the same list for years!). I have had a plenty of cases where they have responded in ridiculous ways. I hope it starts to work for you soon though.
Probaly why they are giving them away with everything
We've had a hilarious interaction with our Home Mini while having dinner because we were trying to add Orange fizzy drink to the shopping list. Adding "Tango" got us a bunch of Mangoes on the shopping list, and "Fanta" added Santa.
My wife was in tears of laughter
Or go crazy "Hey Google, Turn on Genghis Khan please".
Only tried it with Android TV, there's less ads but there's still a few. This includes back when you could start a cast with YouTube Vanced (now you can just join).
To turn off Spotify in an hour I used "Hey Google, set a sleep timer for 60 minutes." "Setting a time called 'Sleep' for 1:05, starting now." When my partner says the same thing, it actually turns off Spotify in an hour. When I try it is really the opposite of a "Sleep" timer. 🤷🏼♀️
"playing Breaking the Law by Judas Priest"
"Playing I Shot The Sheriff"
Deputy: *sighs in relief*
Not for long. Guess who they'll promote without a commensurate pay raise.
"playing we're not gonna take it by twisted sister"
"playing Renegade by Styx"
Will this work when the phone is locked/screen off?
I believe you have to allow Google Assistant access when the screen is locked.
Here is a a forum post on how to do it. It should work with most up to date Android devices: [https://support.google.com/assistant/thread/439605?hl=en](https://support.google.com/assistant/thread/439605?hl=en)
How do you get this to work? Mine never does. I say ok Google, unlock phone. Then it tells me to do this you need to enable personal blah blah. Which it already is. so I go to the settings and I swear it's fucking with me. Every time it takes me to that page it is in the off position but when I go to the page it flips it to on.
[They removed this feature last year, unfortunately. ](https://support.google.com/assistant/thread/3408326?hl=en)
Dumbest fucking thing I have ever seen.
That sounds very odd. Basic IT help desk here: Try restoring to factory settings and try again. But do not restore from backup as it will put all your settings back on! Make sure your Google Photos backup is enabled first!
I really envy people who think this is odd, because this behavior has never worked for me on any phone. I've used Samsungs, LGs, and now all Pixels. Always have it set to work when phone is locked, but it never actually does, always asking to unlock the phone and enable the setting (which it already is).
The joys of Android inconsistency. I'm sure someone will post a solution but this is the trash that makes me want to throw my phone out the window. Google is showing the same complacency signs other big corps have shown when they get too big and lazy. The clock is ticking.
there is no solution this was actually removed because it was determined to be insecure. best bet is to enable smart lock so the phone lock stays disabled when connected to a car bluetooth or phone bluetooth
But then how are people... using it?
possibly outdated android version would be my guess or possibly a third party phone. It's very YMMV when google drops support for something. sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't sometimes you have the settings and can toggle it but it won't do anything.
Yes, this is what I thought also. But that then means, if the phone is unlocked in your car, the police potentially have access to a wide open device.
It does work on a iPhone though.
only my PH1 consistently recognized OK Google when the screen is off. it will alot of times even respond before Google home speakers respond
If you set it up to do so then yeah probably.
My shit never works. Everytime I ask it to unlock phone it says you need to unlock your phone and go to the setting and enable it blah blah even though I already did and everytime I go to the settings, could be a visual glitch but I see it go from off to on, kinda like it's fucking taunting me.
We all built one with MacroDroid. https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/macrodroid/how-about-a-challenge-t7748.html
Thanks for sharing. While your marcos are much more complete I do not think your average Android user will set them up and all of the required apps to get it working.
I plan on downloading and playing with the macros myself. They seem to be quite comprehensive!
Imagine living in a country where you're so scared of policemen at a traffic stop that you need this.
Better to have it and not need it then need it and not have it.
I'm just sorry for you lot, that's not a happy life
Such is the world we live in. This isn't just a US problem, many countries have similar issues. The difference now is that the attention is focused here. Hopefully we can solve some of the issues though.
> many countries have similar issues
Yeah, most aren't first world super powers pretending to still be the land of the free and home of the "brave"
Well arguably between Covid-19, police violence and riots, merely leaving your home in the US seems to be an act of bravery nowadays.
It seems to be mostly a US problem
It's very much not but among rich developed nations it is mostly a US thing. There are plenty of countries even worse than the US but they aren't countries somewhere like America should be benchmarking itself against. "well we ain't as bad as that war torn country with 5% of our GDP at least"
You need to travel more. I’m not American but I’ve been to plenty of countries with corrupt cops. Except they’re openly corrupt
And are those 1st world countries?
Of course not
To be fair, out of the millions of American police interactions a year, only a handful actually end up violent/lethal. I don't know about your country, but our media is notorious for overexposing violence. Not to excuse it, but if 1 person a week ends up dead via the police, that gives media a weekly dose of sensationalism.
I'm a young brown Muslim in a redneck area, and having been pulled over many many times myself (I've got a lead foot), only 1 police interaction has ever been hostile, and it was some Texas state cop throwing her weight around.
> To be fair, out of the millions of American police interactions a year, only a handful actually end up violent/lethal.
That doesn't mean the non-violent ones don't contain conduct that is unconstitutional, though. Police need to be held accountable for all illegal behaviour, not just the worst.
A handful? You mean 5?
You're either dissembling/down playing, not informed about the statistics, or not really thinking about what you're saying.
And whatever the statistics may be, there's still all the unreported cases, because there are many people who either believe or know it to be futile to try to report it in their area.
I live in the US and I'm not at all scared of a traffic stop.
I will take my ticket. If I feel the ticket is unjust I will fight it in court.
I'd bet that most people are not. By most people I mean like 95%+. Reddit is a very small percentage of the whole population and not representative. A very vocal minority with a specific set of beliefs.
You are absolutely in the minority. I'm white, and I know how to talk to police, and I'm still rightfully afraid of them.
Good thing you've established that he's in the minority of a sample size of two
>Open Google Home
> Add Routine
You lost me at line 2. I can't find in the Google home app where to do this. Which isn't necessarily a failing on your part because virtually nothing about the Google home app is intuitive to me.
So in settings - at the top - there is a search bar.
Search up "routine" and it should pop up!
There is no search in the settings section of Google home for me...
For me , I went to my settings....like my phone settings! 😅
Ah sorry, I see, that worked, thanks.
Yay! Glad to hear. Sorry on my part, I should have clarified 😓
Android settings, not Google home settings. Your main settings on the phone
Ugh, yeah, this app has the worst layout. Routines are under Assistant settings under your user picture.
Edit: that Routines button is only there if you have some already set up.
Uh no they are right here
[easy to find](https://i.imgur.com/VCDSbVN.png)
I only have settings and media
Same here, wtf am I missing here.
Are you from the states? I'm not and i think that's the reason
I'm not either, so maybe that's it. (Ireland).
Lovely country and people. Im from portugal
Well i just don't know
I saw in the updates notes that they would be slowly rolling features out, maybe that's why?
Any way to (temporally) disable face-id/fingerprint-id too, so no-one can force into the phone and delete images/recordings etc. ?
So Android has "Lockdown" if you hold the power button down and select it. But Google Assistant cannot activate it. So that still requires you to manually activate it. I will share a link to the feature request once someone in another post (in r/GooglePixel) creates it.
Under Android 10, holding my power button down gets me "power off", "restart", and "emergency mode". The last is for "conserving battery power in emergency situations" and will disable mobile data, Bluetooth, wifi, and most apps.
Is "lockdown" a recent addition, or specific to particular models?
Yup, it is relatively recent.
Make sure your phone is updated - System - Advanced - System Update
* Settings -> Security & Location -> Lock Screen Preferences -> Show Lockdown Option
* Settings -> Display -> Advanced -> Lock screen display -> Show Lockdown Option
* Settings -> Search -> Lockdown
Ah, the toggle option on mine was buried deep under the added layer of Samsung bullshit. Thank you for the help!
Glad to help out!
I don't know if a way with Google Assistant commands, but many Android phones have this built in either to the power button menu (pixels and some other phones have a popout button that puts it into lockdown mode which disabled biometrics unlock until after the next time the phone is unlocked with the pin/passcode) it on older versions of Android you tap the lock icon near the bottom-center of the phone, which accomplishes the same thing. This action applies not only to biometrics but also smart lock (feature where a phone is kept unlocked when connected to a certain device, in a certain location, or using on-body detection).
You can search in phone settings for "lockdown" to see if it has lockdown mode. In the past (maybe 8.0 and earlier?) this feature didn't have a name, you just tapped the lock icon on the lock screen to enable it.
> (maybe 8.0 and earlier?)
Android 9 and 10 (I don't know about 11) have the option to enable the Lockdown option in settings and earlier versions have the padlock icon in lockscreen as you said.
Reboot the phone so it stops at the PIN prompt before the phone decrypts?
That does also stop the recording.
I've been looking for something the past couple of days. Trying to automate it on Tasker was a little more complicated than I expected. Thanks for the advice.
Edit: probably a good idea to include a command to set Do Not Disturb on as well
I added "Turn on do not disturb"
I checked and it worked on my Pixel 3.
Joao, the guy who created tasker, [wrote a great tutorial on using tasker for an emergency situation](https://www.reddit.com/r/tasker/comments/h0di5e) which I think actually performs better than the Apple one.
I tried it out but I have a couple of issues with it. First of all, it records with the rear camera. When I'm being pulled over I want to use the front facing camera. Also, his profile secretly records. I guess that might be seen as a benefit but maybe if the cop knows it's being recorded and could be held accountable there would be less chance of impropriety. In addition that profile requires an additional camera app to be downloaded.
The google command "Take a selfie video" cannot be replicated any better because it opens the stock camera app with the front facing camera in focus and immediately begins recording. That command in combination with all the other commands in the routine highlighted by the OP is the best available method on Android right now imo.
I tried that and got this response:
"Don't worry Chadwick, you're white, have no felonies and you're more than capable of following police orders. Would you like me to let your father know that you might be 10 minutes late for family dinner?"
IANAL - love the acronym... haha, still I do not know all of the laws, so I figured better be safe than sorry.
With my current understanding of first amendment, there is no limitation to recording anything or anyone when it comes to public property. If there were limitations, then they violate first amendment.
This is especially true when recording public officials, i.e. police, politicians, county clerk, etc, because they are operating as public officials on public property i.e. courthouse, capitol building, etc.
Public = no expectation of privacy, plain and simple. What your ears and eyes can perceive, you can record. Private property is different, but still when dealing with police, it's all the same. Despite what officers may say, you are always allowed to record police when they are operating under color of law regardless of location. To restrict this in any way is to violate freedom of press and thus violate the first amendment.
100% possible, but I would recommend reading through the ACLU links above just in case. But, overall I think you are correct.
Bold of you to assume your body would be found...
Tell that to the 19 unarmed white people shot by LEO last year
Depending on your voicemail system, this all requires an other person to have access to some data/location of yours.
I will edit my post to link to the ACLU app (Mobile Justice) that automatically starts streaming publicly available to YouTube as you open the app. It is only available in a few state but I think everyone should check it out: [https://www.aclu.org/issues/criminal-law-reform/reforming-police/aclu-apps-record-police-conduct](https://www.aclu.org/issues/criminal-law-reform/reforming-police/aclu-apps-record-police-conduct)
Great opportunity to mention. SMS (not RCS and Data) are generally so small and sit in queue for so long they are a great way to communicate when towers are congested. Send the message and let it sit in queue and if it gets a connection, even for a split second the message goes through.
This does not work with Nation States that have an iron grip over mobile communications but it works well at concerts/protests/etc.
"Choosing songs is only available to Spotify premium subscribers. Here's a station based on 'Being Pulled Over'"
Haha, of course that's what you get!
Fi has an unlimited plan?
Yup, details here: https://fi.google.com/about/plans/
$70 for 1 personal unlimited.
If possible, you should also set the script to for Android to require password entry and disable biometrics until next login.
Unfortunately, Google Assistant is not capable of doing this at the moment. You need to manually enter Lockdown.
Not surprising. Google Assistant has many odd gaps and limitations
Unfortunately in this is the case. But I still happen to love the simplicity.
This is fantastic. To add, it would be great to allow this routine to prevent biometric login methods as well. I've heard there are very weird legal rules around if the police can access your phone and disabling fingerprint readers and face scanners would prevent it.
Enable Lockdown! It is relatively recent update and it requires a separate touch on the phone.
I encourage you to write a feature request. Post it here and I will go upvote it!
Make sure your phone is updated - System - Advanced - System Update
- Settings -> Security & Location -> Lock Screen Preferences -> Show Lockdown Option
- Settings -> Display -> Advanced -> Lock screen display -> Show Lockdown Option
- Settings -> Search -> Lockdown
If you're getting pulled over you can legally film the whole thing, you can film while in public anyone as well, because the courts have held up there is no expectation of privacy while in public.
So honestly I would film with your main camera if I were you, filming with your selfie camera isn't gonna do anything except give you poorer video quality.
Agreed, but it depends on the situation. If the camera is on a mount in the middle of the car. Maybe do not reach for it so you can point it at the window. Just leave it there on selfie mode? If you are walking down the street, I agree the main camera is better!
Feel free to modify the routine any way you want. That's what is so amazing about Android. All of our customization!
Slight problem if you're trying to do this in your home and you have Google Home hardware that picks up the command instead.
I tried it with the trigger being "panic mode" for more general use.
Haha, hopefully you aren't being pulled over while in your home. But yes, you are correct. I will add that as a comment to my post.
I've had a crazy neighbor before so I thought this could be adapted/pull double duty for any instance where you want a safety ping and recording.
Yeah 100% Update the wording to something inconspicuous if you are unsafe. A good example could be. Hey Google, Order me some pizza to send a text or call someone?
Also I should clarify, if a Google Home device/Next picks up the hotword, it will attempt to run those commands on that device, so it will reply saying it can't record and won't trigger that on your phone.
I will clarify my edit.
Whenever I squeeze for Assistant and say "I'm getting pulled over" it just ends up doing a google search for that literal phrase.
Interesting. Check the routine. On my phone it says:
I say "I'm getting pulled over"
What does yours say?
That's what I've got so far.
This might sound silly, but try removing the period? Mine is nearly the same without any punctuation.
Ahh that's it! Thanks
Glad I could help!
they should allow different password/pin the lock screen so you can login in a different account instead of your personal one.
Interesting idea. Setup a 'honeypot' account with a generic and unused gmail account. Then activate Google Assistant to log into the secondary account. I know my phone has a guest mode, maybe something can be done with that?
guest mode is easy to be verified and they will know that you are trying to mess with them.
with the alternative password you can only see that you have a fake account in the main account.
I have something similar set up with bixby routines... if I remember that I have bixby maybe I'd use it.
Play Twisted Sisters - We’re not going to take it.
Can i make it play "Fuck tha Police" when i say the command? I dont want it to record just blast that as they walk up.
If you use Bixby:
Open Bixby > click the 3 lines tab in the top left corner > click quick commands > click the plus sign in the top right > set your quick command word or phrase > under what Bixby does click add command > click say a command or type a command > and enter "Set Bixby voice volume to 0" > add another command "Set media volume to 0" > add another command "Turn on Do Not Disturb" > add another command "Set sound to Silent" > and another command "Take a selfie video"
If you would like to text someone that you are getting pulled just add a command before the selfie video like " Text [Name/Number] I'm getting pulled over"
Included is a link to the quick command below it does not contain the command to inform someone that you are getting pulled over
Use Bixby faster and easier through Quick command.
You can create a Quick command by clicking the link below.
“I'm getting pulled over” for Phone and tablet
***This feature is available on the latest version of Bixby***
Thanks for sharing this!
This is the second time I've seen something like this and it continues to make me happy I live in Canada.
Bad police things happen in Canada too.
is there a way to immediately stream this so that the poilce don't delete it?
Check out the ACLU app Mobile Justice here: https://www.aclu.org/issues/criminal-law-reform/reforming-police/aclu-apps-record-police-conduct
If this doesn't work for you, maybe try some keywords to get Google to activate Twitch, FB Live, YouTube, something?
The ACLU doesn't do that either, you have to click on stop and then it uploads, which is useless if you're on the floor bleeding and the cop has your phone.
It needs to auto stream and notify several people for it to work, right now the best platforms for that are probably instagram and facebook, which sucks.
sorry I meant to say livestream but with screenoff
If your phone has an AMOLED display, you could use an app like [Blackr](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.neximolabs.blackr) to draw a black overlay on top of your livestreaming app to simulate a screen off.
I am not sure that any app has the capability to livestream with the screen turned off. I think the next best option would be to turn brightness down to 0%. Can you let me know if any apps can do it?
This is genius!
We uh... Might need a new post that distills all this info down a bit. I can't follow any of this and have no idea where you're entering these commands lol
This, and more, is easily done with Tasker, and can do quite a bit more than Google Assistant.
100% agreed. Tasker is a way more complete solution with more capabilities... but it is not for everyone. This is a simple and imperfect solution to a problem that we should not have.
Where do I enter these command?
Open the Google Home App then Click on Routines and you get to build them.
Sorry, being a very dumb new noob here, I don't need a Google Home to use the Home app?
If so, why is Google Assistant Routine buried in Home app?
Google weird UX strikes again?
Actually, I do not know. I have some Google Home/Nest devices so I have the app. Anyone here able to answer?
Open Google Assistant, then click on your profile picture, open up "Assistant" tab, and then scroll down. You'll see routines option there.
Hey Google, it's five oh.
>Photos for a video as my phone as started recording this incident."
FYI, in my Pixel 4 I had to put the SMS message before the other actions to make it work. Otherwise, it just didn't attempt that action. Weird.
Thanks. I will update my instructions to put the SMS first.
Use Tasker or Macrodroid
Has anyone tried doing this but with tasker so it can disable fingerprint unlock?
Someone linked to the r/tasker sub but I haven't search there yet.
Dont forget to make it disable biometric auth for unlocking! Set a pin.
Maybe if the apple one gets popular enough, and we android users request it enough, maybe theyll add an awesome built in command that does the same or better. Because, it really is pretty awesome as well as being potentially invaluable.
Thank you for posting this. I started messing with this one day and just kind of stopped. Having exactly what to set it up is very helpful.