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BMW X5: Activating the voice control system - BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant

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Activating the voice control system

General information

There are various methods for activating the voice control feature:

Then say the command. The activation word and the command can be spoken without pause in one sentence. No other commands may be available.

In this case, operate the function via iDrive.

Button on the steering wheel

1. Press the button on the steering wheel briefly.

2. Say the command.

Wake word

General information

Speaking the wake word ›Hello BMW‹ or the personal wake word will start the system.

Preset wake word

The preset wake word ›Hello BMW‹ can be activated and deactivated.

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. If necessary, "Personal assistant".

5. "Voice control".

6. "Wake word".

7. "Wake word".

Personal wake word

In addition to a preset activation word ›Hello BMW‹, a personal activation word can be set up in the active driver profile. The personal activation word can also be changed or deleted.

The activation word should consist of multiple syllables to ensure good recognition. An addition, such as ›Hello‹ is not necessary.

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. If necessary, "Personal assistant".

5. "Voice control".

6. "Wake word".

7. "Personal wake word".

8. "Set wake word".

9. Select the desired setting.

Activation word from third-party providers

Depending on the national-market version, some third-party providers provide digital voice assistants, e.g., Siri, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

Supported voice assistants can be used with a connected smartphone in the vehicle. In addition to the preset or personal activation word, the activation word from connected third-party providers can be used.

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "General settings".

4. If necessary, "Personal assistant".

5. "Voice control".

6. "Third-party providers".

7. Select the desired setting.

Ending voice control

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