How to disable Voice Control?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by AdamLikesMusic, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    My old iPod headphones died, so I began using the ones that came with my iPhone. I've never had a problem with voice control until using them, and I assume it has something to do with the microphone on the headphones. Is there a way to disable the feature? I now can't go 30 seconds of running without my music stopping and the damn voice control screen appearing, which is beyond annoying.

    I have a 3gs, if that is of any use.

    Thanks

    (I tried Google searching as well as locally searching these boards, but couldn't get a clear answer)
     
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    JamesMB

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    You can turn "Voice Dial" off...Settings>General>Passcode Lock>Voice dial
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've done that, but the problem persists. It happens when my phone is locked, too, which I find rather bothersome.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    I tried using the voice control and now it pops up every time I start up my computer. How do i disable it. I know the msconfig thing but I cant figure out what application is suppose to be disabled.
     
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    JamesMB

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    What are you talking about?:rolleyes:
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bump. Anybody know if it's possible to disable?

    Problem still persists, and now my phone has begun randomly fast-forwarding thanks to apparent voice commands. :mad:
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Maybe try restoring your phone. If you do that and it still happens then maybe you have a hardware problem
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Restoring to what, though? I'm sure this is a problem I would've always had, but I've only just realized it as I've just begun using headphones that have a microphone on them.

    I disabled voice dialing as was mentioned in this thread, however I'm not sure of how to disable voice controls altogether.
     
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    JamesMB

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    That translates into..."I don't know what is wrong so restore it and then take it to Apple.:D
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well then, I suppose I'll be making a trip to the Apple store this weekend. I just figured I'd see if there was an on/off switch or something for voice controls, rather than make an appointment with them only to find out it was as easy as toggling a setting. Y'dig? ;)
     
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  12. macrumors regular

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    Are you sure it's not the headphones? It's not likely the microphone in the headphones, but the buttons. Sometimes they short out or something and act like you're pressing the buttons when you're not, that would explain activating the voice controls. Try a different pair.
     
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    JamesMB

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    Sure sounds like the problem is with the earbuds and not the phone....If it were me and I was close to an Apple store, I would probably take it there, but if you are closer to BestBuy, it might be cheaper to just buy a new pair.
     

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