Text message voice recognition

Voice recognition allows you to control functions in the vehicle, e.g. reading out text messages from a connected mobile phone.

Reading out text messages

Settings and menus in the center display vary depending on software version.

Before voice commands for the cellular phone's functions (text messages, phone calls and media player) can be used, a cellular phone must be connected to the vehicle.

To read out a text message, press the voice recognition button on the right-hand side of the steering wheel and say "Read message".

Reading out text messages from an iPhone

To read out text messages from an iPhone, you must change a setting in your phone so that messages can be sent from the phone to the vehicle.

Go to Settings.
Select Bluetooth.
Click on the info symbol (i) for the connection to your vehicle.
Turn on Show notes.


Not all system languages support voice control. If a language supports voice control, it is marked with a P5–1507–Voice control button symbol in the list of available system languages. Read more about where the information is found in the section on voice control settings.