Voice Commands and 3.1

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  1. Surely Guest

    Surely

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    I expected some new Voice Commands when 3.1 was released.

    I've tried: "What time is it?", but no dice. At the least, I expected that one.

    I really like this feature, and was hoping that Apple would expand on the number of commands.

    Anyone discover any new VC's?
     
  2. JoshVB macrumors regular

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    I tried what time is it too!

     
  3. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    I think Apple is still in negotiations with Morris Day so the response to that question would be in the proper voice. :D
     
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  5. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't tried this yet as I am updating my iPhone 3GS at this moment, but OS 3.1 should enable Voice Commands through Bluetooth. I can't wait to test it. :)
     
  6. JoshVB macrumors regular

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    Yes, and it works as advertised! Nice safety feature for those of us with a 3GS.

    JVB
     
  7. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    Can you activate it by holding down the button on the BT headset, or does that part have to be done on the iPhone?
     
  8. JoshVB macrumors regular

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    I tested it with a Plantronics Bluetooth headset and I was able to briefly press the button on the headset to activate Voice Control.

    JVB
     
  9. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I just tested it with my Motorola S305. Pressing the button on it will start/stop music like it used to. I wonder if there are specific BT products that work with this new feature...
     
  10. JoshVB macrumors regular

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    That I don't know. Believe it or not, I don't really use my iPhone for tunes - I have music on it but never end up listening.

    JVB
     
  11. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks anyway. It seems like Voice Control can *officially* only be activated by pressing the Home button on the iPhone. Some BT headsets may be luckier than others, like in your case, though. :)

    Anyhow... once I press the Home button to activate Voice Control, then I can speak into my BT headset to give voice commands, so it's better than nothing. :)
     

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