Make phone calls and control music playback with Voice Control. (On iPhone 4s or later, you can also use Siri to control iPhone by voice. See Make requests.)

Note: Voice Control and Voice Control settings aren’t available when Siri is turned on.

Voice control screen, showing examples of commands you can use. A wave form appears along the bottom of the screen.
  • Use Voice Control. Turn Siri off in Settings > General > Siri, then press and hold the Home button until the Voice Control screen appears and you hear a beep, or press and hold the center button on your headset. See Use an Apple headset.

For best results:

  • Speak clearly and naturally.

  • Say only Voice Control commands, names, and numbers. Pause slightly between commands.

  • Use full names.

  • Change the language for Voice Control. By default, Voice Control expects you to speak voice commands in the language that’s set for iPhone (in Settings > General > International > Language). To use Voice Control in another language or dialect, go to Settings > General > International > Voice Control.

Voice Control for the Music app is always on, but you can keep Voice Control from dialing when iPhone is locked. Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode (iPhone 5s) or Settings > Passcode (other models), and turn off Voice Dial.

For specific commands, see Make a call and Siri and Voice Control. For more about using Voice Control, including information about using Voice Control in different languages, see