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

Updated 11/25/2019

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

Voice commands facilitate the experience and can help you to concentrate on your driving and focus your attention on the road and traffic situation. You can also use voice control to interact with Volvo's navigation systemApplies to cars equipped with Sensus Navigation..

Voice control is available in the following languages: English (UK), English (US), French, French (Canada), Italian, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin America), Dutch, Swedish and German.

Warning

The driver always holds overall responsibility for driving the vehicle in a safe manner and complying with all applicable rules of the road.

Connecting a mobile phone

Before voice commands to a mobile phone can be used the mobile phone must be registered and connected via Bluetooth® handsfree. If a telephone command is given and no mobile phone is connected, the system can provide you with information about this. For information on registering and connecting a mobile phone, see Pair your Volvo with a Bluetooth® device or Pair a Bluetooth® device with your Volvo.

Getting started with voice control

Press the voice control button on the steering wheel in order to activate the system and start a dialogue with voice commands. The system then displays common commands in the centre console screen.

P3/P4 - Support site - Voice control buttons on the wheel

Steering wheel keypad.

Bear the following things in mind when you use the voice control system:

  • For a command - speak after the tone, with normal voice at normal speed.
  • Do not speak while the system is replying (the system cannot understand commands during this time).
  • The car's doors, windows and sunroof

    Option/accessory.

    must be closed.
  • Avoid background noise in the passenger compartment.

Note

If the driver is unsure of which command to use, he/she can say "Help" - the system then responds with several different commands which can be used in the current situation.

Voice recognition can be disabled by:

  • saying "Cancel"
  • Press EXIT or another main source button (e.g. MEDIA).

Multimedia system functions

For examples of functions in the multimedia system which can be accessed via voice control, see the video tutorial below.

Use voice control

Interactive guide for Sensus Connect

If you want to explore the options that Sensus Connect has to offer more closely, please take a look at our interactive guide that you can find here Sensus Connect Guide.

Car model/model year

S60, V60, XC60 of model year 2014 (week 46) equipped with Sensus Connect

Car models of model year 2015 onwards equipped with Sensus Connect

System

Sensus Connect


This article is applicable to

Car model/model year

S60, V60, XC60 of model year 2014 (week 46) equipped with Sensus Connect

Car models of model year 2015 onwards equipped with Sensus Connect

System

Sensus Connect


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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.