Is it possible to disable the voice control?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Apple-NoEscape, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way to disable voice control on the iPhone? I'm running a 3Gs (decided I didn't like the iPhone 4 and am waiting till 5) running 3. something. I haven't updated to the 4.0 as I don't want it, but I haven't even updated to the last version of 3.X as I haven't plugged my phone into iTunes in ages (scared of losing all my music/photos/games etc when I do).

    Basically when my headphones are plugged in, which is almost always, I seem to lean on the headphone controls when sitting and either dial someone, which has ended really badly, or just skip songs etc, which is just a nuisance.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    I've never seen anything to disable voice control. So I'm guessing it's a "don't hold it that way" situation. Maybe you should look at dedicated headphones (without the controls)?
     
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    Apple doesn't like to give the end user the option to disable features.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Problem is I use the controls constantly. It's easier to skip songs etc using the headphones then having to get the phone in and out of my pocket.


    Figured as much 2bh :( this is one of the reasons apple will never hold the position as my favorite tech company. While I love some of their products they seem to like holding themselves back in terms of user freedom.

    Looks like I will just have to suck it up and hope I don't call someone I really don't want to speak to (again...).
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    I unchecked all of the Voice Control options to tie in the voice control to. The Voice Control on my iPhone 4 kept getting triggered somehow, since I've disabled the options to Voice Control, I haven't had Voice Control get activated.

    But, would be nice to disable Voice Control in the settings.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Try setting your voice control language to one other then English.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    there IS a way to do it, but unfortunately you have to be on ios 4.. i googled for hours (2 months ago) and found a little trick where you need to SSH into your phone and edit one of the hex values.. i'll post later

    Edit: hope i saved someone hours of google searching!

    http://ihackmyi.com/forum/index.php?topic=24774.0

    enjoy!
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    Does disabling voice dial when locked not help?
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    Where are these "Voice Control Options" you are talking about?
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I feel like and idiot right now, I have no idea how to get to these options.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    It's under...

    settings | general | passcode lock
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    i looked in that settings area and all it has is a on/off for voice dial and says voice ipod control is always enabled. but i guess if you put it off you wont call someone by mistake at least it should just control your ipod
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! Not exactly an obvious area to look to turn off the voice dialing...
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    i turned off voice dialing,, but when i tested it and said "call office" it called my office. lol so i guess it doesnt work,
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

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    Why do Mac users always have to be spoonfed? Voice DIALING is the act of DIALING a phone number by DIALING its digits by voice. Saying "Call office" is not dialing, it's calling.

    And OP, Jesus Christ, there's a Cydia tweak that's called Disable Voice Control. Yes, that's literally what it's called. You couldn't find that with your thorough searching? Oh wait, people on this forum don't know what Google is.
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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    Um, I daresay the majority of iPhone USERS are not jailbroken. So unless you say something along the lines of "jailbreak and use XYZ" the assumption is that you are talking about the standard firmware.
     
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  18. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Seeing as my phone isn't jailbroken that isn't going to really help me.

    Thanks I will see if that helps at all. Would of never thought to look there.
     

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