How to customize Voice Control commands on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

With Voice Control, you can review the full list of commands, turn specific commands on or off, and even create custom commands. 

Voice Control is available only in the United States.

View a list of commands

To see the full list of Voice Control commands, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Accessibility, then select Voice Control. 
  3. Select Customize Commands, then go through the list of commands.

Commands are divided into groups based on their functionality, such as Basic Navigation and Overlays. Each group has a list of commands with the status listed next to it. 

Turn a command on or off

To turn a specific command on or off, follow these steps:

  1. Select the command group that you want, such as Basic Navigation.
  2. Select the command, such as Open App Switcher.
  3. Turn the command on or off. You can also enable Confirmation Required to control how the command is used.

Create a custom command

You can create custom commands to perform various actions on your device, such as inserting text or performing a series of recorded commands. To create a new command, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings and select Accessibility.
  2. Select Voice Control, then Customize Commands.
  3. Select Create New Command, then enter a phrase for your command.
  4. Give your command an action by choosing Action and selecting one of these options:
    • Insert text: Lets you quickly insert custom text. This is a good option for information like email addresses or passwords since the text that’s entered doesn’t have to match what is spoken.
    • Run Custom Gesture: Lets you record your custom gestures. This is useful for games or other apps that require unique motions. 
    • Run Shortcut: Provides you a list of Siri Shortcuts that can be activated by Voice Control. 
    • Playback Recorded Commands: Lets you record a series of commands that can be played back with a single command.
  5. Go back to the New Command menu and select Application. Then choose to make the command available on any app or only within specified apps.
  6. Select Back, then choose Save to finish creating your custom command.

To delete a custom command, go to the Custom Commands list, select your command. Then select Edit, then Delete Command.

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