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

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.

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

Updated 9/17/2019

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.

Use the phone

Note

Before the voice commands for the mobile phone's functions can be used (text message, phone calls and media player) a mobile phone must be connected to the car. For information on how to connect a mobile phone to the car, see Connect your mobile phone to the car via Bluetooth.

Once your phone is connected to the car, you can use voice commands to e.g. call a contact or phone number, or to listen to a message.

Using voice recognition control to make a phone call.

Note

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

To activate a command

Press the steering wheel button for voice control.

Say the command for the function you want to activate.

Common commands/phrases

  • "Call [First name][Surname]" - calls the selected contact from the phone book.
  • "Call [First name][Surname][number category]" - calls the selected contact from the phone book when the contact has multiple phone numbers.
  • "Call[phone number]" - calls the phone number.
  • "Recent calls" - displays the call log.
  • "Message to [contact]" - you are prompted to speak a short message. The message is then read back and you can choose to send it or re-record the message. For this function to work, the car must be connected to the Internet

    Requires Sensus Connect to have the software version released in May 2017.

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Note

Numeric commands are entered differently depending on the function to be controlled.

Telephone numbers and post codes must be stated individually digit by digit, e.g. zero three one two two four four three (03122443).

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.

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 responds with commands that can be used in the current situation, a request 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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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.