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Introduction to Advanced Voice Recognition

Toyota features an advanced voice recognition system that allows you to control many multimedia functions through voice commands.

The voice command switch is located on the steering wheel. When you press the button, a command list appears on the screen to prompt you for a response.

The Toyota system uses natural speech information (English only). This means the voice command can be less structured and still be understood. For example, instead of saying "stock quotes," you can say, "How are my stocks doing?" The system should be able to recognize the key words and complete your request.

For a complete list of commands, please refer to your Owner's Manual.

Voice recognition commands power the following multimedia functions:

Note: "Press" refers to a physical button on your phone or the multimedia system faceplate. "Touch" refers to a button, command or menu drawn on the display touch-screen.

Using Voice Recognition

  1. Press  on the steering wheel
  2. The system will prompt you for an entry through the vehicle's speakers
  3. The multimedia screen will default to the voice recognition menu screen

Phone Voice Recognition

Note: "Press" refers to a physical button on your phone or the multimedia system faceplate. "Touch" refers to a button, command or menu drawn on the display touch-screen.

Bluetooth®-capable smartphone must be paired and connected before using the voice recognition feature. To pair your phone for voice recognition, please visit Pair Your Phone.

  1. Press the  button on the steering wheel
  2. A list of voice command categories will appear on the screen
  3. Say a command
  4. To place a call, say "call" or "dial", then the name or number (e.g., John Smith)
  5. If more than one of the same name is available, the system will show a list for the driver to choose from. If there is more than one number attached to a name, the list of available phone numbers will show.
  6. To dial by number, say "dial," then the number
  7. Touch the red phone icon button or press the phone hang-up button on the steering wheel to cancel or end the call
  8. Say "Help" at any time to get a list of voice-activated commands


Using Voice Recognition

  1. Press on the steering wheel
  2. The system will prompt you for an entry through the vehicle's speakers
  3. The multimedia screen will default to the voice recognition menu screen


Phone Voice Recognition

Note: "Press" refers to a physical button on your phone or the multimedia system faceplate. "Touch" refers to a button, command or menu drawn on the display touch-screen.

Bluetooth®-capable smartphone must be paired and connected before using the voice recognition feature. To pair your phone for voice recognition, please visit Pair Your Phone


  1. Press the button on the steering wheel
  2. A list of voice command categories will appear on the screen
  3. Say a command
  4. To place a call, say "call" or "dial", then the name or number (e.g., John Smith)
  5. If more than one of the same name is available, the system will show a list for the driver to choose from. If there is more than one number attached to a name, the list of available phone numbers will show.
  6. To dial by number, say "dial," then the number
  7. Touch the red phone icon button or press the phone hang-up button on the steering wheel to cancel or end the call
  8. Say "Help" at any time to get a list of voice-activated commands


How do I know if my vehicle has voice recognition capabilities?

Please refer to your Toyota Owner's Manual to determine if your vehicle supports voice recognition. Voice recognition can be used by pressing the Push-To-Talk button on your vehicle's steering wheel. Advanced voice recognition is available on select model year 2014 and later Toyota vehicles with Entune Premium Audio or Entune Premium JBL® Audio, and can be used to operate most features within Entune® App Suite.

Does the voice recognition system on Entune audio systems recognize different languages?

Entune Audio, Entune Audio Plus systems and Entune Premium systems available on select model year 2014 and later vehicles can recognize English, Spanish and French once the language is changed in the system's setting. For drivers with accents in their speech, the Entune Audio, Entune Audio Plus systems and Entune Premium systems can now recognize different tonality, inflection points and accents. You can learn more through the use of the voice recognition training feature within the head unit. For other Toyota multimedia systems, please refer to your Toyota Owner's Manual to determine languages recognized by your system.

How do I know which commands to use to control a feature?

Advanced voice recognition can recognize a large variety of commands, and you can speak in a free-form sentence and still be understood. There is also a Hint Screen on your vehicle multimedia system that displays sample commands that can be spoken, depending on the feature that you are trying to operate.

How do I use the Push-To-Talk button on the steering wheel?

The Push-To-Talk (PTT) button on your steering wheel allows you to activate available voice recognition commands for your multimedia system. All you have to do is press the button and then give your voice command. For more information on how to use voice recognition and available voice commands, please refer to your Toyota Owner's Manual.

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