1. AV8's Avatar
    Voice commands ("Call Bill") not working when paired to my 2014 Ford Taurus. 950XL worked fine.
    02-12-2017 02:40 PM
  2. dov1978's Avatar
    When you say not working do you mean Cortana has trouble hearing and making out what you're asking? I have similar issues in my work van and it's basically caused due to the fact when I'm connected to the Bluetooth system, Cortana is using the vehicle microphone and not the phone itself and it's picking up background noise etc or poor quality microphone
    fatclue_98 and mark233 like this.
    02-12-2017 04:00 PM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    When you say not working do you mean Cortana has trouble hearing and making out what you're asking? I have similar issues in my work van and it's basically caused due to the fact when I'm connected to the Bluetooth system, Cortana is using the vehicle microphone and not the phone itself and it's picking up background noise etc or poor quality microphone
    Yes, this is a problem that Microsoft has to address. If you turn down the volume on the stereo to avoid crosstalk you're also killing the mic. My simple solution was to use my Band 2 for Cortana commands but I realize not many have this option. Headsets maybe?
    mark233 likes this.
    02-12-2017 05:02 PM
  4. anthonyng's Avatar
    Hmm maybe he's got a point, cause my 950xl I can just say "Hey Cortana" and then engages the car audio system to await my command.

    I've done it in my 2013 buick and also rental cars
    02-12-2017 11:23 PM
  5. AV8's Avatar
    The car, 2014 Taurus, is very quiet. Pushing the "talk" button on the steering wheel mutes the radio. My 950XL worked perfectly. I haven't tried this device in a different vehicle, but I will as soon as I get a chance. Although Cortana is working fairly well on the device, saying "Hey Cortana" does not wake up my device when it is asleep. In other words, if my display is dark, "Hey Cortana" will not wake up the device.

    Q: When I push the talk button on my steering wheel, am I talking to my car, or my X3?

    My 950XL worked fine.

    Thank you for the responses!
    02-13-2017 08:22 AM
  6. anthonyng's Avatar
    In my case, on my 2013 Buick, pushing the talk button means I'm talking to the car and not Cortana, so I try to get Cortana to initiate the car system.

    I can't remember well, but I think I had some rental car with more simple audio systems where pressing talk did engage Cortana. I know the behavior is not consistent from car to car
    02-13-2017 10:47 AM
  7. yipsan's Avatar
    Press and hold for a second should trigger Cortana.
    anthonyng likes this.
    02-13-2017 12:19 PM
  8. anthonyng's Avatar
    Omg I have to try that!
    02-13-2017 12:31 PM
  9. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    I have a 2014 c-max energi with sync and a Lumia 650. I hit button on steering wheel and sync says say a command. I say call wife mobile, picture of wife shows up on screen and call starts.

    One thing I find interesting is If text comes in, car says text from person and reads it. Then asks for reply or done, I can do either. But I cannot initiate a text from the car. Also wifes android phone will not do any voice commands for text to sync.
    02-13-2017 01:19 PM
  10. Kerry2112's Avatar
    Also wifes android phone will not do any voice commands for text to sync.
    Tell your wife to try the ReadItToMe app for Android. It will read texts and supports voice reply. You can't initiate a text but at least you can hear and reply when someone texts you.
    02-13-2017 02:42 PM
  11. seventeenapg's Avatar
    The car, 2014 Taurus, is very quiet. Pushing the "talk" button on the steering wheel mutes the radio. My 950XL worked perfectly. I haven't tried this device in a different vehicle, but I will as soon as I get a chance. Although Cortana is working fairly well on the device, saying "Hey Cortana" does not wake up my device when it is asleep. In other words, if my display is dark, "Hey Cortana" will not wake up the device.

    Q: When I push the talk button on my steering wheel, am I talking to my car, or my X3?

    My 950XL worked fine.

    Thank you for the responses!
    Cortana simply does not work well on mobile. I am insider on build 15035 and still it will not respond to hey Cortana even when the phone is alive. Also, it will Radley respond when, ad you say, the phone is locked; by that I mean the display is either running glance screen or black. I have a Samsung car charger windscreen mount for my 950 and, through a Nokia CK100 car kit, I would love it if it would play an artist or album but it will not. MS need to sort out Cortana to make it reliable either directly or via Bluetooth.

    Sent from mTalk
    02-13-2017 03:02 PM
  12. PerfectReign's Avatar
    On my 2016 Malibu, I use "call Cortana" to start the app. Not sure if it is using the car mic or the phone.


    Sent from mTalk
    02-13-2017 03:10 PM
  13. anthonyng's Avatar
    On my 2016 Malibu, I use "call Cortana" to start the app. Not sure if it is using the car mic or the phone.


    Sent from mTalk
    Are you calling the cortana number then from your address book? 555-555-9876
    02-13-2017 03:48 PM
  14. anthonyng's Avatar
    I have a 2014 c-max energi with sync and a Lumia 650. I hit button on steering wheel and sync says say a command. I say call wife mobile, picture of wife shows up on screen and call starts.
    That one is because when you paired your phone to your car, you downloaded your address book and pictures to it right? So it's the car you're talking to and then the car passes the request to Cortana
    02-13-2017 03:49 PM
  15. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    Yes, i downloaded address book.
    02-13-2017 03:52 PM
  16. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    Originally posted by Kerry2112
    Originally Posted by Palm_forlackofchoice
    Also wifes android phone will not do any voice commands for text to sync.
    Tell your wife to try the ReadItToMe app for Android. It will read texts and supports voice reply. You can't initiate a text but at least you can hear and reply when someone texts you.
    Thanks, I will have her down load that
    02-13-2017 03:56 PM

Similar Threads

  1. i have just upgrade to windows 8.1
    By zombiephone in forum Windows 10 Mobile
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-27-2017, 09:08 AM
  2. can not uninstall candycrush on phone
    By brian770 in forum Windows 10 Mobile
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-12-2017, 02:25 PM
  3. How to split audio between VR and PC speakers
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-12-2017, 08:42 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-12-2017, 08:08 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD