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Re: Voice Commands reference (US?)

Postby AndyPoms » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:05 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:The secret in the phrasing, is to say "closed lane" and not "lane closed." When Waze reports back what it is reporting, it specifically says "reporting closed lane" and not "reporting lane closed." After listening to the phrase upon successfully getting Waze to report a lane closed, I now get a 75% success rate for reporting a closed lane.


Can you specify which lane is closed (and how many)? i.e. When the construction sign says "Right Two Lanes Closed", can you say "Closed Lane Right Two"?
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:00 am

KuniaKid wrote:Now it only works when I'm sitting in my house. Doesn't do me any good there. I have use a Composite AV cable and never have used BlueTooth. I've submitted a bug report for my issue.

I would not be surprised if this bug causes Waze to be unable to use anything except the built-in microphone for voice command input.
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:34 am

q326nn wrote:The phone must be in the portrait position for the wave and tap to work. If the phone is positioned landscape, it will not start the voice commands. I am using an iPhone 5S.

This is correct. It is an iOS limitation: it disables the proximity sensor when the phone is in landscape mode.
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:11 pm

mr5picker wrote:Voice commands have completely stopped responding for me. Haven't seen anyone else mention these symptoms yet.

Are you using iOS and bluetooth?
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:35 pm

sketch wrote:Is there a command for "sleep"?

There is nothing that I see which can be used to sleep/shut down the app.
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:36 pm

I do not see these commands as valid in the current iOS 3.7.7 release:
  • Exit/turn off Waze
    • Shut down
    • Turn off
    • Stop waze
    • Switch off
    • Close app

Thanks for heads-up, @majorben. Again, I'm sorry for jumping on you prematurely.

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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:23 pm

majorben wrote:Thank you for your no help AlanofTheBerg. I did search the forums for hours and did not find anything on the topic. I was not intending to highjack this thread. I simply asked a question about a Voice Command that I thought that this topic - Voice Command Reference - was appropriate. Sorry for disturbing you. You could have at least posted a link to one of the "dozens and dozens of times" my question was asked.

My apologies. I did speed-read your post and jumped to a response before fully understanding. :oops: The subject about iOS not shutting down aka complaints about the sleep and not quitting to the springboard is what has been overly-discussed, with users complaining that it is Google's fault. In fact, nothing to do with the shutdown or voice commands has anything to do with Google. Google has, and will continue to have, extremely little to do with anything Waze does until the end of the 3-year agreement.

It is possible that the shut down command has been removed/changed. I will do a little research.
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Re: Voice Commands reference

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:30 pm

majorben wrote:I noticed recently that when after Google took over and changed the app slightly by going to sleep mode, that the commands to close the app like "shut down", "switch off", etc. no longer worked or can no longer be recognized. Is there a working voice command that shuts down the app?

Unrelated to this thread. Don't hijack please. Search the forum. It's been posted about dozens and dozens of times.
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Re: Voice Commands reference (NA only)

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:34 am

dborn62 wrote:However, when I try to give it a voice command, it doesn't seem to understand anything anymore. I tried both english and french words/phrases and nothing get recognized.

Some of the translation files were not built correctly by the community members working on it. There was something to do with capitalization of some characters which screwed things up. I'm not sure when this will be fixed, nor whether this fix can be applied live or requires a new app version.
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Re: Voice Commands reference (NA only)

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:57 pm

tckma wrote:My Bluetooth headset apparently will only let you use it if you're making a call. I can't really afford to get another at this point so it will have to wait. Voice control seems to work OK for me if I have the radio off.

If you use iOS, selecting Prefer Bluetooth will initiate a "phone call" which will activate your headset when you activate voice commands.
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