Great use of voice control. Post yours!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by msavwah, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. msavwah macrumors 6502

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    I upgraded from a 3G so voice control is a new experience since getting iPhone 4.

    Here's my current favorite use of it.
    When I'm working my iPhone is in my shirt pocket, faced in, speaker up.
    I'm usually really busy and most of the times my hands are in use so I can't always take the phone out when I need to.
    So mines a really simple one.
    I'm really loving play and pause for iPod controls via voice command.
    Pinch the home button with my thumb and forefinger, wait for the beep, give the command.
    No need to remove the phone fRom the pocket.
    And the volume -+buttons work well in this scenario as well.

    That's mine I think it's great, really cool way to enjoy music while working.

    Share your little gems about how voice command does something really cool for you in specific situations.

    I would enjoy reading them and learning more about voice control and how you are enjoying it.
     
  2. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    People use front shirt pockets? :p

    What you listed is the extent of voice control's function. I guess I like to show people I can ask my phone for the time once and a while...

    Sometimes do change voice control's language and test out my different languages to see if it understands me. I can confirm that Chinese, French, Korean, and Italian all work well (and of course English).
     
  3. msavwah thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Lol English doesn't work so well for me cretins times when I say play megadeth and it plays something else.

    Ya shirt pocket while I'm working so I can hear the speaker best.
    When I'm not working it's in my front pants/shorts pocket and in standby.
     
  4. Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a

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    Although I find it extremely cool that I can tell my phone to play certain music, pause, skip, ask for the time etc., it seems much faster to just do it all manually.
     
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  6. jap1198 macrumors 6502

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    I know I'll be using the "Ask the Time" feature on the iPhone once school starts.
     
  7. KameronBriggs macrumors 6502

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    Personally, I don't use Voice Control. I mean, it's cool. But I'd rather go through and select my own songs and stuff...half the time the phone thinks I'm saying something else.
     
  8. w3iiipu macrumors member

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    i kinda hate the voice control...
    i mainly use it to call someone....but since most of my contacts have weird names, asian names, long names etc, the voice control always call the wrong person :(
     
  9. xMastemah macrumors member

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    You can set phonetic names if you edit the contact and press "add field."

    I had particular trouble trying to get it to recognize my girlfriend's name -- Nguyen -- and I set the phonetic name to what it sounds like.
     
  10. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    i love megadeth
     
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    So, if you do this, voice control knows to use the phonetic name? I've had a he'll of a time getting it to understand easy names. Also, it says I have multiple options, but then I have no way to pick one.
     
  12. xMastemah macrumors member

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    As far as I know, yes! :)

    Are you referring to what it wants to call? 'Cause you'd just say "cell" or "home" or whatever. :confused:.
     
  13. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I'll get stuff like two options with:

    Laura's mom
    Laura's mom cell

    I wanted the cell.
     
  14. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    I use it daily for calling people. I ask the time sometimes, mainly as a novelty. I asked it which song was playing for fun today. I've never tried play/pause--something to do tomorrow. It ALWAYS messes up when I ask it to play a playlist, or song, or artist. Every time. I really don't know what I'm doing wrong since everything else is perfect, but whatever.

    And I have contacts like "My Dad" and "My House" so I can say "Call my house" or "Call my dad's work" :D
     
  15. Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a

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    I find it odd that it won't tell me the date. If I ask, it just tells me the time.
     
  16. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    How do you pronounce that name. Everyone tells me different things :confused:
     
  17. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Gwen
     
  18. Azure571 macrumors newbie

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    I have dozens of friends with the Nguyen last name, but I've never heard it pronounced that way, ever, except for maybe the occasional inexperienced supply teacher. It is always pronounced "New-yin" or "New-wen"
     
  19. Slip Jigs macrumors 6502a

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    Did you cut a little hole in the pocket protector?
     
  20. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    voice control is not accurate for me at all

    ill say play Bush and it will say calling Samantha so and so
    wtf

    way glitchy
     
  21. Lotso macrumors 6502

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    I use it to make calls all the time while driving. I have to pronounce some of the names funny though. Like instead of saying "Leiser"(pronounced lee-zer) I have to say "liezer" lol. Ive gotten it down to a science, sort of.
     
  22. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    You do know that you can press on the button of your remote to make it play/pause and skip to the next/previous songs, right?

    That way you don't have to wait for the phone to activate voice control...
     
  23. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    I'm having mixed results.... when I go out I'll hold the button down on my earphones and say shuffle, phone comes back "calling <name>" lol
     
  24. skunk macrumors G4

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    Thanks for that. That's really handy to know. I'm a bit tired of trying to mimic the clumsy interpretations of foreign names in my address book.
     
  25. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I can only imagine what fantastic foreign names from all corners of the globe you'd have in your address book skunk :)
     

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