BMW Voice Commands – A Complete Guide

The voice control system only recognizes programmed commands that must be said in their correct word order. however, you can command to a certain limit more than the programmed BMW voice commands to newer models later than 2016 and above.

Here is the list of BMW Voice Commands

Dialing a Telephone Number

You say Voice output Display output
>>Dial phone (number)<<        >Please speak number<                             SPEAK NUMBER
>>One, eight, zero, zero<<       >One, eight, zero, zero, continue?<        TEL 1800
>>Three, eight, two, four<<     >Three, eight, two, four, continue?<      TEL 18003824
>>One, six, eight<<                    >One, six, eight, continue?<                     TEL 18003824168
>>Dial phone (number)<<        >Dialing<                                                      TEL 18003824168

Correcting or Deleting Inputs

You say Voice output Display output
>>Dial phone (number)<< >Please speak the number< SPEAK NUMBER
>>One, eight, zero, zero<< >One, eight, zero, zero, continue?< TEL 1800
>>Three, eight, two<< >Three, eight, two, continue?< TEL 1800382
>>Four, one, six<< >Four, one, six, continue?< TEL 1800382416
>>Correction<< >One, eight… eight, two, continue?< TEL 1800382
>>Correction<< >One, eight, zero, zero, continue?< TEL 1800
>>Clear<< >Please speak the number< SPEAK NUMBER

Short Form for Dialing a Telephone Number

You say Voice output Display output
>>Number<< >Speak the number< SPEAK NUMBER
>>One, eight, zero, zero<< >One, eight, zero, zero< TEL 1800
>>Three, eight, two, four<< >Three, eight, two, four< TEL 18003824
>>One, six, eight<< >One, six, eight< TEL 18003824168
>>Dial (phone) number<< Dialing< >TEL 18003824168

Storing a telephone number with a name

You say Voice output Display output
>>Store name<< >Please speak the name< SPEAK NAME
>>Taylor Susan<< >Please repeat< REPEAT NAME
>>Taylor Susan<< >Please speak the number< SPEAK NUMBER
>>One, eight, zero, zero<< >One, eight, zero, zero, continue?< TEL 1800
>>Three, eight, two, four<< >Three, eight, two, four, continue?< TEL 18003824
>>One, six, eight<< >One, six, eight, continue?< TEL 18003824168
>>Save<< >Name and number are saved< NAME SAVED

Deleting an Individual Telephone Number

You say Voice output Display output
>>Delete name<< >Please speak the name< SPEAK NAME
>>Taylor Susan<< >Would you like to delete the name?< TEL 18003824168
>>Yes<< >Name and number are deleted< NAME DELETED

Clearing the Entire Phonebook

You say Voice output Display output
>>Clear phonebook<< >Would you like to clear the phonebook?< CLEAR PHONEBOOK?
>>Yes<< >Are you sure?< CLEAR PHONEBOOK?
>>Yes<< >The phonebook has been cleared< PHONEBOOK CLEARED

Dialing a Telephone Number in the Memory

You say Voice output Display output
>>Dial name<< >Please speak the name< SPEAK NAME
>>Taylor Susan<< >Taylor Susan, are you sure?< TEL 18003824168
>>Yes<< >Dialing< TEL 18003824168

Short Form for Dialing a Telephone Number in the Memory

You say Voice output Display output
>>Name<< >Speak the name< SPEAK NAME
>>Taylor Susan<< >Taylor Susan, are you sure?< TEL 18003824168
>>Yes<< >Dialing< TEL 18003824168

Dialing from the Phonebook

You say Voice output Display output
>>Read phonebook<< (Reads out the entries) (Display numbers)
>>Dial (number)<< >Dialing< (Display number)

General commands

You say Voice output Display output
>>Volume up<< VOLUME – ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚ +
>>Volume down<< VOLUME – ❚ ❚ ❚ +

Other Short Commands

Function Command
Opening a music collection Music collection
Opening the tone control Tone
Opening the settings Settings
Opening the computer Onboard info
Opening the contacts* Contacts
Displaying the phone book* Phonebook
Opening services* Assist
Opening BMW Assist* B M W Assist
Opening the home address* Home address
Opening destination entry* Enter address
Opening destination guidance* Guidance

CD / DVD Drive Commands

Playing back a CD C D on
Selecting a CD Select C D
Selecting a CD and track C D .. track… e.g. CD 3 Track 5
Selecting a track C D track… e.g. track 5
Opening the CD and Multimedia menu C D and multimedia
CD and DVD* CD and DVD
Displaying entertainment details on the split screen* Entertainment detail

Music Collection Commands

Calling up the current playback Current playback
Opening a music collection Music collection
Playing back a music collection Music collection on
Searching for music; opening the menu Music search
Playing back the most frequently played tracks Top fifty

 

Radio Commands

FM

Calling up the radio Radio
Calling up an FM station F M
Opening manual search Manual search
Selecting the frequency range Select frequency
Calling up a station Select station re.g: W-PLJ

AM

Calling up an AM station AM
Opening manual search Manual Search
 

Satellite Radio

Calling up the satellite radio Satellite Radio
Switching on the satellite radio Satellite radio on
Selecting a satellite radio channel Satellite radio channel… e.g. channel 2
Opening the stored stations Presets
Choosing a stored station Select preset
Selecting a stored station Preset… e.g. stored station 2
 

Telephone

Opening the Telephone menu Telephone
Displaying the phone book Phonebook
Redialing Redial
Displaying accepted calls Received call
Dialing a phone number Dial number
Displaying the list of messages Messages
Displaying Bluetooth devices Bluetooth
 

Navigation

General information

Navigation menu Navigation
Opening destination entry Enter address
Entering an address Enter address
Opening destination guidance Guidance
Starting destination guidance Start guidance
Ending destination guidance Stop guidance
Opening the home address Home address
Opening the route criteria Route preference
Opening the route Route information
Switching on the voice instructions Switch on voice instructions
Repeating a voice instruction Repeat voice instructions
Switching off the voice instructions Switch off voice instructions
Displaying the address book Address book
Displaying the last destinations Last destinations
Opening the traffic bulletins Traffic lnfo
Special destinations Points of interest

Map

Displaying the map Map
Map facing north Map facing north
Map in the direction of travel Map in direction of travel
Perspective map Map perspective view
Automatic map scaling* Map with automatic scaling
Changing the scale Map scale

Split screen* settings

Split screen Switch on a split screen
Switching off the split screen Turn off split screen
Adapting the split screen Split screen content
Split screen, current position Split screen current position
Split screen, map facing north Split screen map facing north
Split screen, the direction of travel Split screen map in direction of travel
Split screen, perspective Split screen perspective
Expanded intersection zoom on the split screen Splitscreen Exit ramp view
Split screen scale … meters* Split screen scale … meters e.g. split screen scale of 100 meters
Split screen scale… kilometers* Split screen scale … kilometers e.g. split screen scale of 5 kilometers
Split screen, highlighting traffic bulletins Split screen, Traffic info map
Split screen, computer Split screen onboard info
Split screen, trip computer Split screen trip computer
Automatically scaling the split screen Split screen automatic scaling

BMW Assist

Opening BMW Assist BMW Assist
Opening BMW Search BMW Search

Settings

Opening the main menu Main menu
Opening the settings Settings
Opening the options Options
Settings on the Control Display Control Display
Opening the time and date settings Time and Date
Opening the language and unit settings Language and units
Opening the speed limit settings Speed
Opening the light settings Lighting
Opening the door lock settings Door locks
 

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