Voice control issue when on calls

iOS and iPadOS

Hello all,
I have run into an issue with voice over repeating "voice control not listening" when i am on a call. Has anyone else run into this, and or found a fix?



Submitted by Remy on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Absolutely. It was the first thing I noticed about Voice Control. Only way is to silence voiceover, for now at least. Kind of counter-productive. You could also just tell it to go to sleep before answering the call. I love the idea of voice control, but at the moment it's still got a few kinks to work out. Such as not ignoring voiceover. Have you ever tried dictating with voice control with voiceover on, announcing everything you've just typed? I have, and it's a complete loop of never-ending text entry. It also tries to input commands it hears from Voiceover. SO the only real way to use Voice control at this time is to use Voiceover with earbuds or the like, or keep the volume so low your microphone can't pick it up.

Submitted by joshl on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

In reply to by Remy

Thanks, glad to know I'm not crazy at least.
I have really hated this update so far. All it has done is rendered flicktype and blidfold games useless, in exchange for adding no features.
The only reason i haven't removed it yet is there doesn't seem to be a convenient way to do so.

Submitted by Remy on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

I do like some of its new features. Dark Mode is extremely nice for instance, and I do think voice control has a lot of potential - making me feel all cyberpunk if nothing else. The issues presented with the update have made it not worth it though. Luckily I only updated on my Ipad so far. I will wait.