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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Assistant function of the In-Car Bluetooth Commander.

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Below is a table of FAQs about the Assistant function of the In-Car Bluetooth® Commander.

Questions Answers
How to speak to the In-car Bluetooth Commander. To speak to the In-car Bluetooth Commander, follow the steps below.
  1. On the In-car Bluetooth Commander, press the VOICE button.
  2. After hearing Please speak now or I'm listening and a tone, start speaking toward the adapter.
How to stop dialogue?

On the In-car Bluetooth Commander, press the VOICE button.

NOTE: You can also stop dialogue with Assistant by saying Cancel when prompted to speak.

How to change the volume of Assistant’s responses? When Assistant is speaking, push the Volume button on your smartphone or turn the bezel on the In-car Bluetooth Commander to change the volume.
Why will not Assistant start on the In-car Bluetooth Commander? When Assistant does not start on the In-car Bluetooth Commander, check the following.
  • Make sure that your smartphone and device are properly connected via Bluetooth connection.
  • Make sure that the battery of the device is charged. 
  • Make sure that your smartphone is connected to a mobile or wireless network.

If you still have problems after trying these solutions suggested above, check the specifications or supplied operations guide for more information. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

Where does Assistant receive its information from?

The following are the information sources for each function:

  • Date and/or time: Date and/or time of the smartphone
  • Phone call: The contacts saved on the smartphone
  • Alarm: Android™ default alarm
  • Schedule: Google™ calendar, Xperia™ default calendar
  • Weather: AccuWeather
  • Timer: Android default timer
  • SMS: SMS application (Google Hangouts™ communication, Xperia™ default messaging app, Google Chat™ instant messaging service)
  • Battery: remaining battery life of smartphone and the Xperia™ Ear
  • Music: Music app of Sony® or the Google Play™ Music app
  • Notifications: LINE, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Twitter, News Suite
  • News: News Suite

NOTE: For more information and operation method, visit the Assistant webpage.