Use voice recognition

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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.

Voice control of Sensus Navigation: Useful commands

The following commands may be useful when you want to control your navigation system using voice commands.

Voice control of media

You can control the media player in your car using voice control. You can start playback from various devices, start playback of music, select radio station, etc.

Getting started with voice control

Updated 9/17/2019

Getting started with voice control

Voice control allows you to control functions in the car, e.g. radio or a connected mobile phone using spoken commands. In cars equipped with Sensus Navigation you can also interact with the navigation system.

What is voice control?

The voice control system allows you to control certain infotainment and climate functions using voice commands. The system can respond with speech and by showing information in the driver display.

Voice control is an aid that can facilitate the use of different commands in your car. In principle, it works like a normal application in which you enter information in a fixed sequence in order to perform a task, but instead of typing on a keyboard you use voice commands. It may therefore be a good idea to learn how, and in what order, a voice command should be spoken in order to achieve the desired result.

Below is an introduction with general instructions on how you can get started with using voice control in your car. By following the links in "Related information" you can read more about more specific use of voice control in five different areas: "navigationIf the car is equipped with Sensus Navigation", "car climate", "phone", "text messages" and "radio and media".

P5–1507–Speech-overview

The voice control system

Note

Not all system languages support voice control. The system languages that do are highlighted with the symbol in the list of available system languages. More information on which system languages are supported can be found at Voice control language settings.

Start voice control

Getting started with voice recognition

Note

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

P5–1507–Voice control symbol

To give commands via the voice control system, you have a "dialogue" with the system. Briefly pressing the voice control button on the right-hand side of the steering wheel starts a dialogue. When you have pressed this button, you will hear a beep and the voice control symbol will be shown in the driver display.

This shows that the system has started listening and you can now start to input commands via speech. As soon as you start to talk, the recognition is trained to understand your voice, this takes several seconds and is performed automatically, which means that you do not need to start voice training manually.

Use voice control

When you have a dialogue with the system, speak at a natural pace and using a normal conversational tone. In general, the system works by listening for a basic command which is then followed by more detailed data that specifies what you want the system to do.

To change the system volume, turn the volume knob while the voice is speaking. You can use other buttons while using voice control. However, other sound will be muted during dialogue with the system, which means that it is not possible to execute any functions linked with sound using the buttons.

Cancel voice control

To stop voice control, do so in one of the following ways:

  • Hold down the voice control button until you hear two beeps.
  • Briefly press the voice control button and say ”Cancel”.

Voice control is also stopped if you do not reply during a dialogue. The system will first ask for a reply three times and if there is still no response then the system will be stopped automatically.

Updating voice control

The voice control system in your car is under continuous improvement. You can download update files yourself. For more information, see Updating voice control.

General commands

The following commands can frequently be used regardless of the situation:

  • "Repeat" – repeats the last voice instruction.
  • "Cancel" – terminates the dialogue.
  • "Help" – starts a help dialogue. The system replies with the commands available in the current situation, a prompt or an example.

Car model/model year

XC90 and XC90 Twin Engine of model year 2016 onwards

S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country of model year 2017 onwards

XC40, XC60, XC60 Twin Engine, V90 Twin Engine and S90 Twin Engine of model year 2018 onwards

V60, V60 Twin Engine and V60 Cross Country of model year 2019 onwards

S60 and S60 Twin Engine of model year 2020 onwards

The range of models may vary depending on market.


This article is applicable to

Car model/model year

XC90 and XC90 Twin Engine of model year 2016 onwards

S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country of model year 2017 onwards

XC40, XC60, XC60 Twin Engine, V90 Twin Engine and S90 Twin Engine of model year 2018 onwards

V60, V60 Twin Engine and V60 Cross Country of model year 2019 onwards

S60 and S60 Twin Engine of model year 2020 onwards

The range of models may vary depending on market.


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Getting started with voice control of Sensus Navigation

If your car is equipped with Sensus Navigation you can use voice control to give spoken commands in order to control parts of your navigation system.

Use voice control

Voice control allows you to voice-activate certain functions in the multimedia system, in the radio, in a Bluetooth®-connected mobile phone or in Volvo's navigation system.

Voice control of the phone

If you have connected a phone to the car then you can use voice control to activate commands for the phone and its functions.

Updating voice control

Volvo is working constantly on improving voice control in your car. You can download files yourself for updating your car's voice control. Updating occurs in two stages using an empty USB memory.

Improve your use of voice control

Voice control allows you to control functions in the car, e.g. radio and media or a connected mobile phone. In cars equipped with Sensus Navigation you can also interact with the navigation system. A few tips that might be useful to bear in mind when using voice control are listed below.

Voice control of the car's climate

Voice control allows you to control functions in the car, for example, the climate control in the passenger compartment. Using voice control to control the climate control system means that you can change temperature, activate seat heating or change the fan speed for example.

Voice control language settings

There are various language settings for the voice control system in your Volvo. This article describes the languages available and the language settings possible for these.