Jun 14 2011

Voice Controlling your iPhone


“HAL, I won’t argue with you anymore. Open the doors.”

Did you know that the iPhone has built in voice commands?

The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) recently featured ‘Voice Control’ as part of its iPhone 101 series.

To activate ‘Voice control’, hold down the Home button for 2 seconds, and state your command after the beep.

The iPhone understands the command ‘Call’. You can say ‘Call Home’ or ‘Call Julia Gillard’, or any other contact on your phone.

You can also control the iPod feature. Try ‘Play Jack Johnson’.

If you are enjoying the song that is playing, Try ‘Genius Play more songs like this’.


Like Dave found out in 2001: A Space Odysey, you may find that your iPhone has a mind of its own.

When I asked it to play Cat Empire, my phone decided to ring Ian Lennon, instead.

Perhaps I need to review the instructions at TUAW and read the tips at Apple Support.




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