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

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

Updated 11/25/2019

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.

Tips for improving voice control

If the voice control system does not respond as you expect, this may be due to a number of factors. Tips are listed below to improve your use of voice control.

  • Make sure you are speaking the right language (system language selected) and that the language you have selected is supported by voice control. For more information, see Voice control language settings.
  • Try saying ”Help”. You will then receive guidance on what is possible to say – it is possible that the system does not support the phrase that you think the system does not understand.
  • Speak at a natural pace and using a normal conversational tone. Do not speak more slowly because the system does not understand you, this impairs recognition.
  • Remember that in certain situations, the system has to search through a large database in order to give you the right feedback. In these situations it is more difficult to give you exactly the right response. A list of possible responses is then often shown in the car's display.
  • The voice control system in your car is under continuous improvement. You can download update files yourself. For more information, see Updating voice control.

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.

How do I know what I should say?

The easiest way to find out what you can say is to press the voice control button on the steering wheel and say ”Help”. It is always possible to say ”Help”, no matter where you are in a dialogue. The exception to this is when you have to say search terms for searching in databases (e.g. if you have to enter an address or POI). The system will then search for hits on something which sounds like ”help”.

See the Owner's Manual for information on which voice control commands are available in your car.

Speed and repetition mode for voice control

If you find that voices speaking too quickly, you can change the speed in the voice control settings menu, see the instructions below.

Repeat mode can be enabled so that the system repeats what you said. When you have learnt more about how voice control works and no longer need this help, you can disable repeat mode, see the instructions below.

Change speed or enable/disable repeat mode

Press Settings in top view.

Press SystemVoice Control and select settings.

  • Repeat Voice Command
  • Speech Rate

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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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.