iOS4 Voice Commands

So it turns out iOS4 has some fancy new voice controls! You can even ask your phone “What time is it?” – How 2050 is that?! Check them out after the break.

Starting Voice Control

Hold home button or headset middle button for about 2 seconds, youʼll hear a double beep and the voice control feature shows on screen.

Phone Commands

“Call”/“dial” plus name or nickname from address book. May need to add phone number type, such as “home”, “work”, “mobile”. “Call John Smith Mobile”.

“Call”/“Dial” plus the number. “Dial 555 9592”.

Music Commands

“Play”/“Play music”. “Play playlist” plus playlist name.

“Play playlist gym songs”.

“Play album” plus album name.

“Play album The Wall”. Play artist” plus artist name.

“Play artist Pink Floyd”.

“Pause”/“Pause music”.

“Next song”.

“Previous song”.


“Genius”/“Play more like this”/“Play more songs like this”.

“Whatʼs playing?” (general information) “What song is this”, “Who sings this song”, or “Who is this song by” (specific information).

Misc Commands

“What is the time?”/”What time is it?”

“Not that one”/“Wrong”/“Nope”/“No”/“Not that”.

“Cancel”/”Stop” (exit voice control)


Source. (pdf file)

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