Controlling a telephone with voice recognition

Updated 11/10/2020

Controlling a telephone with voice recognition

Call a contact, have messages read aloud or dictate brief messages with voice control commands to a Bluetooth connected telephone.Applies to certain markets.

To specify a contact in the phone book, the voice recognition command must include contact information that is entered in the phone book. If a contact, e.g. Robyn Smith, has several phone numbers then the number category can also be stated, e.g. Home or Mobile: "Call Robin Smith Mobile".

Press and say one of the following commands:

  • "Call [contact]" - dials the selected contact from the phone book.
  • "Call [phone number]" - dials the phone number.
  • "Recent calls" - displays the call list.
  • "Read message" - message is read out. If there are several messages - select which message should be read out.
  • "Message to [contact]" - the user is prompted to speak a short message. The message is then repeated aloud and the user can choose to send

    Only certain phones can send messages via the car.

    or revise the message. For this function to work, the car must be connected to the Internet.


Not all system languages support voice recognition. The ones that do are highlighted with the symbol in the list of available system languages. Read more about where the information can be found in the section on settings for voice recognition.

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