BMW 5 Series: Possible commands - Voice activation system - At a glance - BMW 5 Series Owners ManualsBMW 5 Series: Possible commands

Most menu items on the Control Display can be voiced as commands.

The available commands depend on which menu is currently displayed on the Control Display.

There are short commands for functions of the main menu.

Some list entries, e.g. Phone book entries, can also be selected via the voice activation system.

Speak these list entries exactly as they are displayed in the respective list.

Having possible commands read aloud

You can have the available commands read out loud for you: ›Voice commands‹ For example, if the "Settings" menu is displayed, the commands for the settings are read out loud.

Executing functions using short commands

Functions on the main menu can be performed directly by means of short commands, nearly irrespective of which menu item is currently selected, e.g., ›Vehicle status‹.

List of short commands of the voice activation system

Help dialog for the voice activation system

Calling up help dialog: ›Help‹

Additional commands for the help dialog:

▷ ›Help with examples‹: information about the current operating options and the most important commands for them are announced.

▷ ›Help with voice activation‹: information about the principle of operation for the voice activation system is announced.

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    Example: playing back a CD
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