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      09-12-2012, 03:36 AM   #1
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Voice control not working

When i press the voice control button, nothing happens. I tried it several times but it doesn't seem to work. Do I need to activate it somehow?
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      09-12-2012, 05:23 AM   #2
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Are you giving it a command? For example if you have navigation and you have your home address programmed pressing the button and saying "Home" will tell the navigation system to set home as your destination. Or saying "help" will prompt the system to give you information on how to use it, there are some built in tutorials on what the commands are that can be accessed by saying help.

I will offer that I have played with it a little bit and the voice feature is not very user friendly. The Ford Sync voice system is a lot more friendly to use.
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      09-12-2012, 05:39 AM   #3
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You mean, it doesn't provide feedback (like a beep) and just sits there waiting for you to say something?
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      09-12-2012, 05:50 AM   #4
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I found out now that the voice comand only works if you have selected english language in settings, other languages are not supported. Is it possible to keep english language for the voice command but have another one for the I-Drive?
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You have to activate it by shouting at the b1tch

Mine works fine.

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Is it possible that with only hands-free + usb (without nav) there is no speech recognition, even if the cell phone/mobile phone is capable of it?
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You have to activate it by shouting at the b1tch

Mine works fine.

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Hehe , tried to shout but she didn't listen. I changed the language in settings to english and now it works perfectly, before I didn't even get at beep or anything.
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      09-12-2012, 06:38 AM   #8
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Pages 23 and 306 of the owner's manual might be useful.

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      09-12-2012, 06:47 AM   #9
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Thanks, so far it seems that only English and German is supported for voice command.
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Well ... once upon a time the whole world was either on our side or theirs ... so that kinda figures

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I've discovered that sometimes immediately after turning on my car the voice command system doesn't work. I have to wait a bit, and then I get the beep letting me know I can start talking. It seems it has to boot-up or something. (e.g., I start the car, and want to use voice commands to enter a new address to navigate to. I press the voice button the steering wheel, and nothing. 1 minute later, I press the voice button, and it works. Just have to wait a bit for some reason. Not sure why it doesn't work immediately upon turning the car on.)
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Is it possible that with only hands-free + usb (without nav) there is no speech recognition, even if the cell phone/mobile phone is capable of it?
I think for EU markets, u only need 6NK to have voice control. Nav is not necessary.
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Do you need a special package to have the voice command option? Mine doesn't work (in either English, Spanish or German - my options).
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