How to implement and use Voice Control on the iPhone 4

User guides 12:46, 30 Jun 2010

We show you how to set-up and use Voice Control on the iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 has Voice Control capabilities and, if you've never used it before, it's probably time you gave it a try!

Follow these steps to talk full control of your iPhone 4 with the power of your voice alone:

To activate voice control press and hold the Home button for two seconds until you hear a double-beep. Then speak clearly into the iPhone or headset microphone.

Hold the iPhone 4 the same way as you would when making a call. If using the headsets with built-in mic then let the cord hang freely rather than pulling it up to your mouth. If your iPhone 4 has a case and you are experiencing problems then try removing the case as it may be obscuring the mic.

Reminder: You can hold down the hold button or the handset button to activate voice controls even when the iPhone 4 is asleep and locked

Below is a full list of the recognized voice commands:

To call someone in Contacts... Say "Call" or "Dial" and then the name of whoever you want to call. If the person has more than one number listed you can add "Home" or "Mobile". Full example: "Call Dave Crane Mobile" or "Call Dave Crane on his Mobile"
Dial a number... Say "Call" or "Dial" and then the number. Full example: "Call 0208 675 2762"
Correct a mistake... Say "No" or "Not that" or "Not that one" or - really - "Nope"
Music playback controls... Say "Play" or "Play music". Other controls are "Pause" or "Pause music", "Next song", "Previous song"
Play a specific album artist or playlist (not song)... Say "Play" then "Album" or "Artist" or "Playlist" then the name of the album/artist/playlist. Full example: "Play album Born to Run"
Shuffle the current playlist or album... Say "Shuffle"
Get info about the current song.. Say "What song is this" or "Who sings this song" or "What's playing"
Play similar songs... Say "Genius" or "Play more like this" or "Play more songs like this"
Get Voice Control help Say "Help"
Exit Voice Control Say "Cancel"

 

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I think this is all a bunch of crap. The only thing that works is the ability to call a number, or a name providing that there are no multiple listings. &#13
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As for using it to play music; forget it. What's the purpose of having to hold down the voice control button all the time? Why can't it just be active once and then be idle in the background? &#13
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I tried "shuffle", "Next song", "No" yet it kept playing the same song. Bummer; I am not impressed at all. &#13
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I once taught Voice Recognition and know that if a system is not voice trained for that speaker, it will have difficulty recognizing a person's voice tones and inflection.&#13
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Voice Recognition has come a long way since my teaching days back in the 80's; Apple has a long way to go in my book.

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