1. Fmrnyer32's Avatar
    Is anyone else having trouble with voice control understanding you? Or is it assuming it knows whats best for me and plays what it thinks i want to hear and calls who it thinks i want to speak too??? LOL
    07-02-2009 04:43 PM
  2. kpurcell's Avatar
    It is spotty. I have had it work great at times and terrible at others. Not sure what is the difference. Seems totally random.
    07-02-2009 04:53 PM
  3. Fmrnyer32's Avatar
    voice controls need controls!
    07-02-2009 04:55 PM
  4. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Yeah, it needs work, but it's pretty good.
    07-02-2009 07:58 PM
  5. BradM73's Avatar
    I've also had bad luck with voice control. So bad that I have stopped using it.
    07-02-2009 08:49 PM
  6. Jellotime91's Avatar
    It works awesome for me most of the time but I find it funny that it doesn't recognize the name Beyonce.. Even with the accent on the e... Pretty hilarious considering she is one of the biggest names in the world.
    07-02-2009 09:07 PM
  7. rknowlt's Avatar
    I only use it to call people while driving, and have pretty good luck with it. I really hope it improves to be even better over time though as well.
    07-03-2009 03:09 PM
  8. jhamilton3's Avatar
    It takes a little bit of practice, talking slow enough to be heard correctly.. etc..

    But once you get used to it, it comes in handy.
    07-03-2009 03:31 PM
  9. Jellotime91's Avatar
    It takes a little bit of practice, talking slow enough to be heard correctly.. etc..

    But once you get used to it, it comes in handy.
    Except for the fact that it simply will not ever recognize the names of certain very popular artists :P This is something Apple needs to address. It's not like I'm the only person who wants to listen to BEYONCE, or MILEY CYRUS (which voice control calls "Bee-ince" and "Milly")..
    07-03-2009 04:49 PM
  10. jhamilton3's Avatar
    Except for the fact that it simply will not ever recognize the names of certain very popular artists :P This is something Apple needs to address. It's not like I'm the only person who wants to listen to BEYONCE, or MILEY CYRUS (which voice control calls "Bee-ince" and "Milly")..
    Haven't heard of that problem..

    I never use it for music, which is probably why.
    07-03-2009 07:33 PM
  11. ryrycalguy's Avatar
    It works awesome for me most of the time but I find it funny that it doesn't recognize the name Beyonce.. Even with the accent on the e... Pretty hilarious considering she is one of the biggest names in the world.
    You have to pronounce it as you think a computer would render the word. After several tries, I figured out that "Beyonce" is pronounced /be-yunts/. haha.
    07-04-2009 12:30 AM
  12. ryrycalguy's Avatar
    It takes a little bit of practice, talking slow enough to be heard correctly.. etc..

    But once you get used to it, it comes in handy.
    I used to work as Linguistic Transcriber for a voice recognition company (Tellme) and the worst thing you can do for any speech-to-text technology is talking slowly. You should speak at normal speed without over-pronouncing anything but you should try to say something as the computer would say it. Instead of saying "Play songs by Ar-E-Em (REM)", say "play songs by rem".
    07-04-2009 12:35 AM
  13. Watcher's Avatar
    That's some interesting, helpful information, ryrycalguy!
    07-04-2009 04:18 AM
  14. jrsrebelde's Avatar
    One more great thing
    07-05-2009 08:46 AM
  15. Jellotime91's Avatar
    @ryrycalguy
    I know I realized that because I asked what song is this and heard it say beyunts :P and I tried to say beyunts back to it and it doesn't understand that for me.
    07-05-2009 09:43 AM
  16. tevetorbes's Avatar
    I too have not used Voice Control for playing music, but it seems to work great for dialing friends, even with all their wonky names.

    I used to have an old Samsung clamshell that did speech-to-text for txt messages, and while it sounded really awesome, it never worked right. The iPhone is a breeze in comparison. Now if it would only let me speak a text message...
    07-05-2009 09:49 AM
  17. Tramain's Avatar
    I too have not used Voice Control for playing music, but it seems to work great for dialing friends, even with all their wonky names.

    I used to have an old Samsung clamshell that did speech-to-text for txt messages, and while it sounded really awesome, it never worked right. The iPhone is a breeze in comparison. Now if it would only let me speak a text message...
    Maybe 4th gen iPhone will have speech to text but I don't think I would use it.
    07-05-2009 11:02 AM
  18. Phoebe's Avatar
    For best results you should say "Play artist <artist name>" Also works for songs and albums. It finds what your looking for a little bit better. When ever I say "Play artist Beyonce" I got 98 degrees once and Piotta twice. Wish there was a way to tell it how to pronounce something. For me, it's more of a hinderence than anything else because 80% of the time I ask it to do something it does it wrong.
    07-05-2009 11:16 AM
  19. Jellotime91's Avatar
    @Phoebe: it's so true. It gets artists wrong all the time. Every time I say beyonce it picks the gossip..

    and yeah it would be really nice to tell it how to pronounce things. I think apple should update the software though to recognize popular artist names.
    07-05-2009 02:14 PM
  20. Duvi's Avatar
    Mine works perfectly... I use it for calls, no music as I don't use the iPod portion of my device.
    07-05-2009 02:48 PM
  21. traylorc's Avatar
    Voice control works great for making phone calls, but trying to use it for your ipod is an exercise in futility.
    07-05-2009 08:34 PM
  22. hobanma's Avatar
    I think it works great. But then, I went from Razr V9 to iPhone 3GS. If you think the iPhone voice control is bad, I'll send you my old Razr - see if you can get it to do anything right.

    I only use it to place calls while driving - have no need to control iPod function with it.

    M
    10-03-2009 11:52 AM
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