Voice control of text messages

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

Reading out text messages

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

You need to connect a mobile phone to the car before you can use voice commands for a mobile phone's functions (text messages, phone calls and media player).

To read out a text message, press the voice control 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 need to change a setting on your phone so that messages can be sent from the phone to the car.

On your iPhone: Go to Settings.
On your iPhone: Select Bluetooth.
On your iPhone: Click on the info symbol (i) for the connection to your car.
On your iPhone: Switch on Show notes.


Not all system languages support voice recognition. The ones that do are highlighted with the P5–1507–Voice control button 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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