Windows 10 Mobile / Windows Phone And Voice Commands

Windows 10 Mobile / Windows Phone And Voice Commands


I know I'm a minority of people driving a Model S, and of that I'm even a smaller population of people who uses Windows 10 Mobile but I'm just wondering by some small chance if there are any others out there who use Windows 10 Mobile on their cell phone and can get the voice commands working to dial out a call?

I can successfully make a call using voice commands on my 3 year old Mercedes E350 from my Windows 10 Mobile phone and I can also do it on my 2015 Buick Enclave, but not the Model S. My Model S can make calls on an iPhone 6S though, so I'm not sure but I think it's just an incompatibility between Windows Mobile and the Model S. I also tried to enable the "Use Alternative Speech Recognition" feature on Windows 10 Mobile with no luck.

On my dashboard it just says "unknown command" as an error message when I try to dial out with voice commands.

Anyone else having this problem?


rxlawdude | January 11, 2016

Sounds like you are trying to "pass through" voice commands via the steering wheel control.
AFAIK, can't be done.

Captain_Zap | January 11, 2016

If you go through Bluetooth with your phone and use the steering wheel, your voice calling should work. The car will simply mirror what is in your contacts list, etc.

I used an older version of Windows Mobile without problems. I'd report a bug if it doesn't work. I'm going back to Windows phones, so do it soon! ;-)

virtualswp | January 11, 2016

Thanks everyone, I don't think I'm really passing any commands through the car to the phone, it should just be a contact lookup. Anyway I'll load the 7.1 update tonight on the car and if that doesn't work report a bug and post back on this thread if it helps other.


virtualswp | January 15, 2016

OK just an update for anyone else - the 7.1 update did correct the issue with Windows 10 Mobile. I'm on build 10.0.10586.29.

Also - if there are any other Windows 10 Mobile users - there is an awesome app called Tesla Connect for Windows Mobile that's probably as good or even better than the iOS version. (I'm not the developer) This app also can be ran from your desktop if it's running Windows 10. Kind of nice to be able to run on desktop or phone.