Siri and In-Car Bluetooth

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Punkwaffle, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Punkwaffle macrumors regular


    Apr 12, 2004
    So does anyone here know if you can use one of the buttons on the steering wheel on a built-in bluetooth system can activate Siri?

    It's a 2011 Hyundai Sonata if that helps.
  2. bisonthrow macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2010
    I really hope so

    Im wondering the same thing. It would be awesome to be able to hit the phone button on my car and say "siri" and be able to talk to my phone. I have a feeling though that it will be necessary to use either the iPhone headset or another with inline controls.
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    Should work OK, your car is acting as a headset - so no different from voice dialing is with the IP4, which works fine in my car. I suppose not all Bluetooth implementations work the same way so you'll need to test it to be sure.
  4. Phatzer macrumors regular


    Nov 3, 2007
    I'd have thought so too, though if I hold in the call button in my car, it doesn't activate the voice commands so I wonder if Siri now responds to it when voice commands didn't...
  5. brian540 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    using the chevy cruze if I say bluetooth and then voice command it launched my iphones voice command... with a slight delayed voice response
  6. Mazda 3s macrumors 6502

    Mazda 3s

    Oct 29, 2006
    I can't even get it to work with my 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0t. When I press the home button, the Siri screen comes up on my iPhone, but the Nav screen on my Sonata shows it dialing my own phone number as if it's trying to dial voicemail (if I go to the actual Recent Calls screen on my iPhone afterwards, it doesn't show that the phone dialed at all).

    The Siri "prompt" plays through the speakers, but it doesn't respond to any voice commands that I say.

    Now if I just use the standard voice commands using the call button on the steering wheel, it will dial numbers normally. But Siri is a complete bust which is really disappointing.

    I'm using iOS 5.0.1 BTW.
  7. Nachoconqueso macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2011
    On my headunit, if I have the iPhone bluetoothed, the home button activates the Siri, but Siri won't be able to hear me because the microphone on the iPhone is turned off (because its Bluetoothed) and since I've activated siri via the phone (and not the car) the microphone on the headunit is not turned on either.

    So to make it work I can go through my headunits menu to hit the voice dial button or there's a hidden shortcut where if I hold down the menu button on the faceplate the voice dial (which is just Siri in my case) activates. It's really weird that my remote doesn't have a button for that, but it does have the phone button where it goes through the headunits dial methods. Look at the manual so you can double check all the buttons different functions in your vehicle. Its probably hidden in there like mine was.
  8. fins831 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2011
    Its really interesting you all are talking about sonata's, my car just crapped out on me and I was going to get a 2012 sonata...

    how are they, and let me know if you make any headway on the siri issue
  9. magicbrain macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008

    not sure on the hyunday integration, but on VW, when i press the home button on the iPhone, siri comes through the speakers

    but ... when i just press steering wheel button, vw's system comes on (different then siri - thus sux, 100% more)

    apple - take note, an option either way in the future pls?

    ps: i found the bluetooth integration to be better with siri (then dock connector), but ... it's ******* up on iOS vr 5+ - the volume is either off or all the way up (supposedly 5.1 fixes this). i've decided to stick to 4.3.3 on my ipad & it works perfectly: ff / rw, volume control, etc
  10. pilot1226 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2010
    On my Subaru Outback Siri does come over the speakers, but I have to press and hold the home button for a second or two to activate. When it does activate, it uses the car's bluetooth speakers/microphone.

    I'm not sure if there's a "Voice Command" to activate Siri like was mentioned above. I'll play around.
  11. LaunchpadBS macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    I use mine with a Sony bluetooth enabled unit, works quite well most of the time, well for siri at least :p
  12. Fynd macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2010
    I have a JVC headunit, with the bluetooth adapter and mic under my steering wheel. Siri works like it should, but it's not near as good as using it on the phone itself. The noise cancelling, etc, just isn't there. Really need to stress words and talk in an unnatural way for it to be understood.
  13. GAUG3 macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2010
    I have a Pioneer head unit. I press the Home button on the phone, I see SIRI and then my HU starts calling my voicemail.
  14. Mac?Daddy macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2008
    Siri works just fine through the Bluetooth on a Civic, but has to be activated from holding the button down on my iPhone itself, which isn't really much of a nuisance.

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