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    Thread: sad, lonely voice command button.

    1. 05-09-2012 08:36 PM #1
      it just sits there.

      i have an android phone. oops. bye-bye voice dialing. (yes i can say "call number" and rattle off each digit, but give me a break)

      vw pulled the nav commands.

      oh sure, i can press the button.

      "main menu"

      and then i can say "help"

      and it will tell me about 2 things it can do.

      music? sounds interesting...

      "music"

      no player connected. oh... it's not for the... MUSIC... in my car stereo... that would be too... intuitive.

      it's for your stupid i-pod they assume you own.

      (sigh)

      so... the voice command button just sits there. oh look, i have a hazard button... bet that will get more presses now.

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      05-10-2012 08:27 AM #2
      I use mine to voice dial on phone calls and it works just fine.

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      05-10-2012 09:17 AM #3
      Me too. It works perfect for me. "Call Joe Blow on Mobile".

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      05-10-2012 10:27 AM #4
      I got the firmware update last week, but I still have all my commands (nav, radio, telephone, MDI). I don't really use the voice calling though, but I have an android and the last time I used it (before the update) it worked, just usually got the names wrong.

      Oh, and to access the radio, you have to say "Radio" or "Media". That works for me.
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      05-10-2012 10:28 AM #5
      Galaxy Nexus connected via bluetooth working fine here, too. "call Jane Smith at home" works very well.

      Bought a less expensive usb adapter from ebay to replace the ipod cord too, in case I want to charge the phone or play media from the device.

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      05-10-2012 10:30 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by writeb View Post
      Bought a less expensive usb adapter from ebay to replace the ipod cord too, in case I want to charge the phone or play media from the device.
      You don't use the MDI? That charges the iPod while it's playing.
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      05-10-2012 10:53 AM #7
      i have it all.... do I use it? never!!!! its much quicker to just go to the phone....

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      05-10-2012 10:54 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by capclassicv2 View Post
      You don't use the MDI? That charges the iPod while it's playing.
      Sorry for the confusion, I use a six inch mdi to usb cable adapter on my Galaxy Nexus, precisely because I don't use an ipod/iPhone :-)
      The Peoples Car inexplicably didn't provide a dealer option to choose non Apple when purchasing, so I went third party. Was much easier to go mdi to regular usb female (versus mdi to micro usb), this way, I can use my phones usb cord in the car. I believe I can now also connect thumb drives to it as well (haven't tested this yet, though).

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      05-10-2012 03:50 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by writeb View Post
      Sorry for the confusion, I use a six inch mdi to usb cable adapter on my Galaxy Nexus, precisely because I don't use an ipod/iPhone :-)
      The Peoples Car inexplicably didn't provide a dealer option to choose non Apple when purchasing, so I went third party. Was much easier to go mdi to regular usb female (versus mdi to micro usb), this way, I can use my phones usb cord in the car. I believe I can now also connect thumb drives to it as well (haven't tested this yet, though).
      Oh ok, that makes sense. Honestly, I thought VW should have included a kit with the different MDI cables, instead of assuming people only use apple products. Or at least offer the option at no-charge during the buying process.
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      05-11-2012 12:27 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by teknokrat View Post
      it just sits there.

      i have an android phone. oops. bye-bye voice dialing. (yes i can say "call number" and rattle off each digit, but give me a break)

      vw pulled the nav commands.

      oh sure, i can press the button.

      "main menu"

      and then i can say "help"

      and it will tell me about 2 things it can do.

      music? sounds interesting...

      "music"

      no player connected. oh... it's not for the... MUSIC... in my car stereo... that would be too... intuitive.

      it's for your stupid i-pod they assume you own.

      (sigh)

      so... the voice command button just sits there. oh look, i have a hazard button... bet that will get more presses now.
      Voice button on steering wheel or star button on radio?

      There are ways to have both... Can you post a VCDS autoscan? I will look and tell you where... Either radio or telephony or both. The long code helper won't show this all the way... But there are other forums that helped me change the operation on my 2012 Tig (no voice for nav...until I was done). My 2012 passat, was early build before the 'rolling change'. And I did not lose voice nav phone or music control with te firmware upgrade.
      Last edited by pbafire; 05-11-2012 at 12:53 AM.

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      05-11-2012 11:51 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by pbafire View Post
      Voice button on steering wheel or star button on radio?

      There are ways to have both... Can you post a VCDS autoscan? I will look and tell you where... Either radio or telephony or both. The long code helper won't show this all the way... But there are other forums that helped me change the operation on my 2012 Tig (no voice for nav...until I was done). My 2012 passat, was early build before the 'rolling change'. And I did not lose voice nav phone or music control with te firmware upgrade.

      I *do* find it annoying when you get caught up in that voice command menu and you just want to quickly exit. (And yes, saying "music" is definitely an annoying issue when you want to just exit back to the radio). Me & the car often have disagreements with us talking over one another when I just want it to shut up and play the radio.

      Is there a button to press to just kill the mode immediately?

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      05-11-2012 01:05 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by writeb View Post
      I *do* find it annoying when you get caught up in that voice command menu and you just want to quickly exit. (And yes, saying "music" is definitely an annoying issue when you want to just exit back to the radio). Me & the car often have disagreements with us talking over one another when I just want it to shut up and play the radio.

      Is there a button to press to just kill the mode immediately?
      I usually just say "Cancel" or have to hit the button again and then say "Cancel" and it shuts up quickly.
      Last edited by mtbsteve; 05-11-2012 at 02:36 PM. Reason: or

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    14. 05-14-2012 10:39 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by capclassicv2 View Post
      Oh, and to access the radio, you have to say "Radio" or "Media". That works for me.
      Dang: Was wanting this^^ to work, but not in my car.

      I too just sit there and look at the voice command button wishing it controlled more "in-car" features rather than mainly the phone.

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      05-14-2012 11:47 AM #15
      Then I guess I'm lucky to have an early built car then. It's a really nice feature to have, when you and the system can understand each other.
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      05-14-2012 01:57 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by capclassicv2 View Post
      Then I guess I'm lucky to have an early built car then. It's a really nice feature to have, when you and the system can understand each other.

      Yeah my system works great;

      Display off, Dial number, Mix mode on, Dial (name), cancel, and even with the update i still have nav commands

      I actually find it quicker now that the update has been done.

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