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      08-31-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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I have a 330d 08 and I am having great difficulty in using the voice commands to dial a name from my blue toothed iphone 4s.

I press the button on the steering wheels and naturally say "dial name" and the address book appears.

I have some friends names like Anita, Paul so I say "dial Anita" and it comes back with someone completely different. I am saying the names as naturally as possible but it is not working as expected. Also, when idrive repeats the name it is in a very robotic womens voice, different to the voice of the Sat Nav.

Any ideas?

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All,

I have a 330d 08 and I am having great difficulty in using the voice commands to dial a name from my blue toothed iphone 4s.

I press the button on the steering wheels and naturally say "dial name" and the address book appears.

I have some friends names like Anita, Paul so I say "dial Anita" and it comes back with someone completely different. I am saying the names as naturally as possible but it is not working as expected. Also, when idrive repeats the name it is in a very robotic womens voice, different to the voice of the Sat Nav.

Any ideas?

Msuk
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      11-07-2012, 03:08 AM   #3
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Hello,

I have found that if I say the person's name within 2secs iDrive will 99% of the time select the correct person to dial. Give that a ago. Also, say it as natural as possible.
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Yes, do the delay command. Address book 1st, then say the name. That works for me.
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Yes, do the delay command. Address book 1st, then say the name. That works for me.
do the delay command = what is the delay command?

I normally do the following:

1. Press button and say "dial name"
2. iDrive then prompts for a name
3. "dial fred" within 2 secs
4. iDrive dials fred.

This works 99% of the time for me. There is the odd occasion where iDrive gets it completely wrong.

If you have an iPhone 4s with Siri you can do the following:

1. Connect iPhone 4s via Bluetooth to iDrive.
2. Press and hold the home button on your iPhone to activate Siri
3. Say whatever command you like and this will be routed through the speakers in the car.

For example "what is the time right now?" - response will be routed through bluetooth

Now, if you could link one of the sterring wheels buttons to Siri that would be brilliant!
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