June 28, 2012

How to remove Vlingo/Voice Command from your Android phone without rooting

Here's an easy way to remove/uninstall "Voice Command" from Vlingo, the annoying app that starts every time the home button is double-tapped on Samsung Galaxy S2. And sometimes when it's just pressed once...

Since "Voice Command" is a system application, it's not easily uninstalled and used to require the phone to be rooted and thus warranty voided.

Unlike the other ways of removing the app, this method works on Android phones that have been upgraded to "Ice-Cream Sandwich" (ICS) and does not require the phone to be "rooted".

Please note that there may not be a way to install it again, should you change your mind later. Maybe a factory reset brings it back, maybe it doesn't. I don't know, and have not tried to get it back.

Follow these steps to remove "Voice Command" from your Galaxy S2 with ICS without root

  1. First, install a launcher app. I used GO Launcher EX for this task.
  2. When you've installed and started the launcher app, go into the app drawer and press and hold the 'Voice Command' icon (the blue one). The icon will shake with a red cross over it.
  3. Press the red cross on the icon to uninstall, and follow the prompts.
  4. DONE! You may uninstall your launcher app at this point, if you don't want it.

I have read that other launchers may also be used to perform the same task, but "GO Launcher EX" was the one I used. When you're done you can simply uninstall the launcher you used to remove Vlingo/Voice Command, if you don't want to keep using it.

Happy double-tapping on your Samsung phone!


  1. Anonymous10/4/13 07:55

    how to remove vlingo or voice talk on samsung galaxy note

  2. Anonymous22/5/13 16:25

    Doesn't work now I've upgraded to 4.1.2! It always worked before.

  3. Anonymous3/9/13 14:29

    This didn't work for me. I didn't see the app drawer (it's probably there, but not sure what I'm looking for. I did find voice command and when I held it down, everything did shake, but no red X on voice command. Any ideas?

  4. Anonymous13/5/14 18:27

    Didn't work for me either no red cross