Voice Control

iOS 5 iPhone Voice Control Feature 'Assistant' Leaks

Sure the iPhone already has voice control commands, just hold down the home button and tell your device to call someone or play a tune. iOS 5 could bring voice control to a whole new level of integration if recent reports from 9to5Mac come true.

iOS 5 voice control integration

Apple has driven speculation that it is bringing improved speech-to-text technology or even voice navigation to iOS 5 since its 2010 acquisition of Siri and recent partnership with Nuance. Both companies currently have free applications in the App Store that heavily utilize voice recognition technology.

Apple iCloud to Bring Streaming Music, Speech Recognition to iPhone

Apple could have a variety of cloud-based services up its sleeve for iPhone owners. The company is expected to announce a complete revamp of its current MobileMe service, possibly at the 2011 WWDC in San Francisco this June. With the recent launches of Google's and Amazon's own streaming media services, the time is ripe for Apple to jump in the game.

Apple iCloud voice control

Rumors have coalesced around the completion of a giant Apple data center in North Carolina as well as a purported email from Steve Jobs claiming that MobileMe is headed for changes. Not only this, but developers have discovered a cloud-based service (codenamed Castle) in the latest developer preview of Lion, Mac OS X 10.7. Apple reportedly even purchased the domain iCloud.com for $4.5 million from a company that has changed its name to CloudMe.

What words are on the list of iPhone 3GS voice control commands?

Here's a list of voice commands:

Say call or dial then say the name of a contact to call them. If they have more than one phone number you can follow this with HOME or MOBILE for example.

Say call or dial then speak a phone number to call the number.

Starts music playing in the iPod app. Say PAUSE or PAUSE MUSIC, NEXT SONG or PREVIOUS SONG, SHUFFLE to control play.

Say play then say ALBUM, ARTIST or PLAYLIST and the name to play the specific selection.

How can I disable voice dialing when the iPhone is locked?

Sometimes it's handy to voice dial when your iPhone is locked with a passcode. You can skip all of the steps required to unlock the phone and call by simply holding the home button until Voice Control prompts you for a command.

This also leaves your contacts open to anyone who finds the iPhone but doesn't know your passcode. To make sure the iPhone will only voice dial when unlocked, follow these steps:

1. Navigate to Settings -> General -> Passcode Lock
2. Enter your passcode
3. Select Voice Dial -> OFF


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