Invoke Siri or Voice Control by dialpad Code?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by spamdumpster, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2008
    Probably a long shot, but does anyone know if it's possible to invoke Siri or Voice Control by dialing a dialpad code?

    I'd love to use Siri with my car's bluetooth, but there's no way to do it -- unless you could dial a phone number to access it. There are lots of dial pad codes that work on iphone (like *639# tells you if you're eligible for equipment upgrade). Anyone have a complete list of codes or know if you could invoke an app or function like Siri by dialing one?
  2. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2007
    Canada EH!!!
    Works with my bluetooth. The old voice recognition worked too. I press the little button on the bluetooth and I hear a chime ..... then a second later I get another chime and I just speak and Siri answers.

    Good luck!
  3. spamdumpster thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2008
    I bet it works with most headsets, but not with in-car OEM bluetooth systems. At least none that I've seen has that ability. Too bad, because it would be a blast to have a conversation with Siri while driving.
  4. dx4100 macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2011
    Unless it can work in some way with the cars bluetooth system then its going to be useless for a lot of people...

    Allowing to dial it by some reserve phone number would be a good solution but it seems to have passed Apple by... Very dissapointed as it would have been so useful :(
  5. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    press the BT button down until you hear the beep...
  6. macblaster macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2011
    The problem with car manufacturer's built in Bluetooth systems

    The issue is where the car-kit already has a voice recognition system that is enabled when you push the talk switch. For example, any Toyota/Lexus with built in Bluetooth has a steering wheel phone button, that when you push it, will ask you to state one of a variety of Toyota/Lexus recognized commands (i.e. Dial by number, dial by name, edit phone book, etc.). It doesn't give you an option simply opening Bluetooth voice entry. However, if you were able to assign a certain dial code to the iPhone voice recognition, then you could assign Siri to a particular number that it would try to dial, which would open Siri's voice communication. For example, you would tell your car to "Dial Siri." The car would then dial some number (i.e. #SIRI*, to use AT&T's #* convention), which the iPhone would recognize as simply equivalent to holding the home button.
  7. JAT macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    Reasonably sure Apple does not write the software for Ford, Toyota, BMW, etc. It's up to them to be compatible, and not just with the iPhone. I use a device, not built-in, that simply passes through voice commands. (just like earpieces) It works with pretty much all bt phones, and I'm sure would work with Siri, although I don't have a 4s, so no way to verify at this point.
  8. spamdumpster thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2008
    This is exactly correct.


    No one's attacking the car companies for not being compatible. And, we know that some devices can invoke Siri and voice commands.

    We're looking for a workaround. That's why this is the iPhone Hacks forum.

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