iphone 3G S and bluetooth voice dialing...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by itsjustmeee, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. itsjustmeee macrumors 6502a

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    So did Apple finally take the high road and allow the voice control dialing to be activated by a bluetooth device or do you have to use the actual phone itself to dial??
     
  2. The General macrumors 601

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    Excellent question. I want to know if Bluetooth headsets with buttons can engage voice control. If not, then that's pretty lame.

    I know the headphones button engages it.
     
  3. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    Dialing is only possible through the phone itself. This really annoys too as in the car it is much safer for me to initiate voice control through my headset.
     
  4. The General macrumors 601

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    So if you have your phone in your pocket and you hold down the home button, does the "ding ding" sound go to your Bluetooth headset and are you able to talk using your headset? Or does it only work with the built-in speaker/mic and the headphone speaker/mic?
     
  5. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    As far as I know it will not connect the audio from a BT headset when you initiate voice dialing, it will always try to get the audio from the built in Mic or the wired Mic on the Apple headset.
     
  6. itsjustmeee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That astounds me that with all of these improvements we still can't just hit the dial button on our bluetooth devices and make a call ..... and we still have to have the phone in our hands while making a call in the car. What could Apple possibly be thinking here??
     
  7. Felder71 macrumors member

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    They are thinking that they will license Voice Control conenctivity to BT headset makers themserlves and make some new licensing fees.
     
  8. sweth macrumors newbie

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    Not sure if it's something that was enabled in a software update or not, but my iPhone 3GS running the latest software update allows voice dialing from the Motorola S9-HD bluetooth headset--you hit the "voice dial" button on the S9-HD and you get the voice command prompt and use it as you normally would. (That may be the reason it works, actually--the S9 has a button for triggering voice dialing, and the iPhone does seem to know whether you are initiating the voice command mode from the headset vs. from the phone itself. So maybe other headsets without support for that specific feature built-in can't trigger the voice dialing+accept input from Bluetooth mode.)
     
  9. tico24 macrumors 6502

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    It was fixed in the 3.1 software update in September.
     

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