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Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2010 3:09 PM (in response to k3guy)Just wanted to add that I have also experienced this extremely irritating issue. Mostly seems to be a problem on the treadmill. I guess I'll try the plumber's tape trick.
Apple needs to fix this!!!!PowerBookG4
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2010 6:03 AM (in response to iThott)Same problem here on the treadmill. The stupid thing kicks in every 20 seconds...iPhone OS 3.1.2
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2010 8:28 AM (in response to willisdavis)After reading the thread further, I decided to use old ear buds from my iPod. I had no problems today.
The problem here, IMHO, is clearly the ear buds that come with the iPhone.iPhone OS 3.1.2
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2010 3:09 PM (in response to carriev)The problem is not the standard headphones. I use an Altec Lansing BackBeat, which is wireless/bluetooth, and I am having the same problem as everyone else: voice control turns itself on every 10-20 seconds and drives me insane. I seriously almost threw my phone across the room. It is incredibly annoying.iPhone, iPhone OS 3.1.2
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2010 4:56 PM (in response to iThott)I'm experiencing this too. Have bought and replaced 6 different set of 3GS headsets, and all are affected.
I can't believe including the ability to turn off voice control in the settings could be so difficult.iPhone 3GS 32gig, iPhone OS 3.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2010 4:06 PM (in response to iThott)gah I came on to the forums to see if there was a way to turn this feature off beacuse I have the same problem when going for a run with my 3gs. I assumed it was due to my breathing and the mic picked it up as if I was wanting to use voice control??
Obviously I'll just have to use my shuffle as I used to.. is it a microphone thing? The thing is I like these headphones beacuse of the ability to switch songs/change volume while running so if I use non standard ones I can't do this but then maybe the problem won't present itself.
I do actually find the iphone sometimes randomly changing songs without me doing anything, too, and assumed it was the voice control.Macbook Pro, iPhone OS 3.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2010 3:24 AM (in response to tehPickle)My problem seems to be worse. Not only does voice command keep starting without me touching any buttons, but I am unable to use the controls on the headphones to pause/skip songs or adjust the volume. Now I have to physically take my iphone out of my pokcet and open the ipod app every time I want to change songs or adjust the volume.
Very annoying.iPhone OS 3.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2010 6:00 PM (in response to iThott)The problem isn't sound. It's humidity. Despite Apple's amazing talent for hardware design (This is the one area they truly shine. Don't get me started on software/licensing/policy or treatment of third party devs) they didn't make the headset switch --which sits on people's necks while they exercise--waterproof. Thus we get the unwanted "feature" of sweat-sensitive dialing. Needless to say my wife will NOT be happy when complaints come in about the several perverted-sounding "heavy breathing" phone calls my phone has made from the gym on my behalf!!Home built pc, iPhone OS 3.1.2
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2010 7:56 AM (in response to iThott)Hey guys, I think i have a temporary solution to our problem, the Nike+ runners' problem, that is.
I have had this problem for a few days now, so right around 2.7 miles, voice control would go haywire and take over my phone, pausing and restarting my run over and over again, to the point where the system was NO LONGER USEFUL.
Side note, im new to running and a larger frame so 3 miles is about where i hit the wall running wise. So today I did an experiment. Its clear out so no humidity, I didnt use the earphone remote for the IPHONE 3gs, and i kept the microphone on the earphones tucked into my shirt so any sounds could not activate it.
Then i set up a 5 mile run, (knowing I only planned to run 3)! It worked perfectly. Not one problem.
So in conclusion, I think this is a software problem and all the other stuff you have come across is just not helping the issue. So my advice (and Ill try this again tomorrow and see if im not crazy) is to set up your runs or walks a bit longer in time or distance (however you work out) then you plan to do, giving the software room to breathe. And try to keep all the other possible issues at bay by being delicate and not messing with the songs or anything during the run.
If this worked perfectly it would be the best app/system ever, but until we can get a fix or disable voice control, try this way! Let me know.
Hope I helped somebody.iphone 3gs, iPhone OS 3.1.3, using Nike+ app with shoe sensor
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2010 11:41 AM (in response to iThott)I don't care about the headphones. My voice control goes off in my pocket constantly when i'm bending over or squatting down or whatever. I don't have to be listening to music or even have headphones in. My problem is with the button being held down in my pocket. I can't even say how much I hate it. Apple, PLEASE make it an option that I can shut off. I hate it and never use it.Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2010 8:19 PM (in response to wildcatsfb63)I am going to add ANOTHER voice to this problem.
I am using Nike+ on the iPhone 3GS. Two of the biggest companies of the last few decades and this is a bug that shouldn't even pass BETA TESTING.
To express how frustrated I am would take me to places I don't want to go, but I will say this:
APPLE SHOULD LISTEN.
We want the OPTION to de-activate Voice Control. SIMPLE.
I just ordered the older version Apple earphones from eBay WITHOUT remote and mic. I will report back to this thread with my findings.
simply shameful and UNACCEPTABLE.
from a genuine Apple fan.MacBook Pro 15'' 2.4Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2010 8:25 PM (in response to Nicolas Online)
simply shameful and UNACCEPTABLE.
from a genuine Apple fan.
What good does it do to say this to other iPhone users? This is a user-to-user forum and Apple doesn't monitor these posts. If you have something to tell Apple:
http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.htmlMacPro4,1 8 Core, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3GS (3.1.3), AirPort Extreme, 160GB iPod Classic, 5 PCs/WinXP SP3
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2010 8:28 PM (in response to modular747)the good that comes out of me knowing that i can and will do it to get my voice heard. i have also submitted a detailed report on the feedback page. thanks for your concern though modular man.MacBook Pro 15'' 2.4Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2010 5:16 PM (in response to iThott)Glad to read this is a common and well known bug. I get the whacko Voice Control interuption when I'm listening to WiFi radio, WunderRadio or iheartradio. My iPod fires up, plays a bit, the voice comes on, then back to WunderRadio or whatever and then it repeats. Restarting the App or the iPhone worksto fix it for awhile, but it is completely unreliable. First bug I've seen in the iPhone or 3GS. Get on it please, Apple!iMac8,1, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3GS, Mini Mac
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2010 3:34 AM (in response to iThott)Ok, not wanting to cause an argument either, or may be I am?!
Here is my issue with Voice control - my phone is in my pocket - I lean against something or bend down - but my phone is locked then I hear a voice saying "calling Anna Home" or something else, a song plays at full blast when I'm at the Library??!!
Now, surley by the next software update, the brains at apple can have this "minor" software issue sorted - it's not that good of a featre anyway - surley it takes away the whole experience of having a touch screen phone in the first place??!!iPhone 3gs, iPhone OS 3.1.3