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Re: Voice Commands reference (NA only)

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:25 pm

gabbs1123 wrote:Is there a way for the waze app on the iPhone to verbalize the fact that there is upcoming traffic, upcoming cop, etc.? Because having to look at your phone while driving is not the safest thing.

What do you mean by "upcoming"?
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Re: Voice Commands reference (NA only)

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:37 pm

cigator wrote:The only voice command that I can get to work is drive. I have tried "switch off" and it never recognizes the command. Am I missing something?

Due to noisy cars, voice commands rarely work without the use of a headset or in-car BT integration.
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Re: Voice Commands reference (NA only)

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:42 pm

tckma wrote:Does "wave" mean "wave the phone" or "wave your hand in front of the phone?

Wave your hand or finger in front of the phone to activate the proximity sensor.
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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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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

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

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 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.

Submitted: https://bugs.waze.com/show_bug.cgi?id=6186
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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 » 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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