The voice control system in the car allows you to control some types of infotainment and also the climate functions using your voice commands. The system will be able to respond to you with speech and show the information on the driver display board. Voice control is a helpful tool that can facilitate the use of commands in your car. It works like a regular application where you enter information in a certain sequence in order to carry out a task. But instead of typing it out, you make use of voice commands. It is a good idea to learn how and in what order you can use voice command in order to get the results that you want. Here are some general instructions on how you can start using the voice control function in your Volvo car.

Start Voice Control

In order to give commands using the voice control system, you need to start a "dialogue" with it. Press on the voice control button on the right-hand side of the steering wheel briefly to start a dialogue with the system. After you have pressed the button, you will hear a beep and you see the voice control symbol being displayed on the driver display. This means that the system is listening and you can input your commands through speech. When you start to talk, the recognition is set to understand your voice. This takes a few seconds and it is done automatically, so you do not have to do manual voice training.

Use Voice Control

When you are having a dialogue with the car system, talk at a natural pace and use a regular conversational tone. The system generally works by listening out for a basic command which is followed by detailed data that is more specific. If you want to change the system volume, you can turn the volume knob. Other buttons can still be used while you are using voice control.

Cancel Voice Control

If you want to stop the voice control, you can use the following methods:

  • Press the voice control button until you hear two beeps
  • Press the voice control button briefly and say "Cancel"

The voice control is also stopped when you stop replying during the dialogue. The system will ask for your reply three times before stopping automatically if there is no reply.

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