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      03-06-2012, 02:26 PM   #1
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Another question from me who is having trouble finding my way around the car, I have a 116 sport with Auto air con pack (interior comfort pack) I think. Does voice control work as standard? Or was it an extra I have not got?

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      03-06-2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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It might be an extra when you add any of the phone options. Perhaps the best is just to try it on your steering wheel on the right, just below the volume + & - is a button with a stylized face on it. Press it and teh F20 should talk to you and ask you to speak your command It's far from perfect though...

BTW - didn't you get an explanation of your car when you got it? I got a course of about an hour.
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      03-06-2012, 11:35 PM   #3
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Tried but no tone at all I understand that it controls the idrive, got a hand over but it was the basics but only 20 mins or so. Might have to give the dealer a call
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That's additional even u find the voice control button on the steering wheel, that button just does not work.
I thought I have this function too when I first picked up my 118i Sport and see that button.
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      03-08-2012, 10:22 AM   #5
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I either dont have this option, or the 1 series can't speak Yorkshire!
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I either dont have this option, or the 1 series can't speak Yorkshire!
Haha that explains it I'm from Yorkshire as well. Must just be us
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Haha that explains it I'm from Yorkshire as well. Must just be us
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As brought up in Yorkshire, shan't even try pressing the button :-)
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      03-09-2012, 05:09 AM   #9
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Its an Option to have voice control, Used to have it on my F10 5 series was a little hit and miss to get it working...
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      03-13-2012, 07:48 PM   #10
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It might be an extra when you add any of the phone options. Perhaps the best is just to try it on your steering wheel on the right, just below the volume + & - is a button with a stylized face on it. Press it and teh F20 should talk to you and ask you to speak your command It's far from perfect though...

BTW - didn't you get an explanation of your car when you got it? I got a course of about an hour.
I got the hands-free phone option with Communication Package, but that button is not working. It seems I should have added another option.
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      03-14-2012, 03:02 AM   #11
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I think it is integrated in the Nav system professional (option 609). Its actually quite good for changing between menu screens and radio, but not so good with phone dialing, etc. eg., I can't make it dial a Greek name contact from my phonebook..
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I can't make it dial a Greek name contact from my phonebook..
It is quiet funny all the suggestions the voice is giving you when commanding a name in your own language.
Try pronounce it with an English touch, at least that helps for my (Norwegian) phonebook
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