Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Voice recognition system

General information

Applies to: vehicles with voice recognition system

You can operate many functions in the vehicle easily using voice commands.

Using the voice recognition system optimally

  • Speak clearly and distinctly at a normal volume.

    Speak louder when driving faster.

  • Emphasize the words in the commands evenly and do not leave long pauses.
  • To reduce background noise, close all openings, such as doors and windows. Make sure that passengers are not speaking when you are giving a voice command.
  • Do not direct the vents toward the hands-free microphone, which is in the roof headliner near the front interior lights.
  • Only the driver should speak to the system, because the hands-free microphone is aimed toward this seating position.

WARNING

  • Direct your full attention to driving. As the driver, you have complete responsibility for safety in traffic. Only use the functions in such a way that you always maintain complete control over your vehicle in all traffic situations.
  • Do not use the voice recognition system in emergencies because your voice may change in stressful situations. The system may take longer to dial the number or may not be able to dial it at all. Dial the emergency number manually.

Tips

There are no voice guidance* prompts when a dialog is active.

Description

Operating the voice recognition system

Applies to: vehicles with voice recognition system

Description
Fig. 20 Center display: voice recognition system

Requirement: the ignition and the MMI must be switched on. A system language supported by the voice recognition system must be set. There must be no phone calls in progress and the parking aid must not be active.

Operating by button

  • Briefly press the button on the multifunction steering wheel, or depending on the context, press in the center display.
  • Say the desired command after the signal tone.
  • To switch the voice recognition system off, press and hold the button on the multifunction steering wheel, or say or press Cancel (1) > fig. 20.

Operating with voice commands

  • Applies to: MMI: To operate the voice recognition system using voice commands, select on the home screen: SETTINGS > General > (Speech dialog system) > Activate the speech dialog system with "Hey Audi".
  • Say the activation phrase Hey Audi together with the desired command.
  • To switch the voice recognition system off, say Cancel or press and hold the button on the multifunction steering wheel, or press (1) > fig. 20.

Commands and assistance

In the voice recognition system menu, possible commands or help settings are displayed for the current dialog (3).

  • To receive additional help for the current dialog, say or press Help (2).
  • To pause voice recognition, say or press Pause (4) To reactivate voice recognition, press (4) again or briefly press the "€ button on the multifunction steering wheel.

Additional functions

Applies to: vehicles with voice recognition system

Command during voice output

If the function is switched on, you can simply say a new command during a prompt.

  • Applies to: MMI: Select on the home screen: SETTINGS > General > Speech dialog system > Allow commands during voice output.

Online recognizer

Applies to: vehicles with online recognizer

You can activate the online recognizer for additional functions and to improve the results of voice recognition. A supported menu language must be selected. When there is an active Internet connection, the spoken command is evaluated in the vehicle and online.

  • When you switch on the voice recognition system for the first time, a menu for the online recognizer will open, or
  • Applies to MMI: Select on the home screen: SETTINGS > General > Speech dialog system > Consent to online speech recognizer.
  • Read the licensing agreements and accept them.

Amazon Alexa

Applies to: vehicles with Amazon Alexa Integration

You can activate Amazon Alexa to access certain functions. A reduced number of commands for Amazon Alexa are available during this.

Requirement: you must be logged in to your myAudi account in the vehicle. The online recognizer must be activated. A system language that is supported by both the voice recognition system and Amazon Alexa must be selected.

  • Applies to: MMI: Select on the home screen: USERS > Connect to Amazon Alexa.
  • Follow the instructions in the display.
  • Applies to: MMI: To operate Amazon Alexa using voice commands, select on the home screen: SETTINGS > General > (Speech dialog system) > Activate the speech dialog system with "Hey Audi".
  • Say the activation phrase "Alexa" together with the desired command.

Note

Read the information about Audi connect, and be sure to note the connectivity costs section = in General information.

Tips

Audi provides access to services from third party providers. Permanent availability cannot be guaranteed, because that depends on the third party provider.

External voice operation

Applies to: vehicles with external speech dialog system

You can access and control the voice operation on a connected mobile device through your vehicle.

Switching external voice operation on or off

Requirement: the ignition and the MMI must be switched on. A cell phone must be connected to the MMI with the Handsfree profile.

The mobile device being connected must have voice control that can be controlled externally.

There must be no phone calls in progress and the parking aid must not be active.

  • To switch on the external voice operation, press and hold the button longer on the multifunction steering wheel.
  • To switch off the external voice operation, press and hold the button longer on the multifunction steering wheel or press Cancel.

Using external voice operation

  • Say the desired command after the signal tone.
  • To reactivate voice recognition when it is paused, press the button briefly on the multifunction steering wheel or press Resume.

Tips

Audi simply provides access to control your cell phone with voice operation and does not take any responsibility for the contents and commands within the external voice control.

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