DMA Wake-up Phrase FAQs

How do I speak to DMA?

Whenever DMA is the front application, you can invoke DMA either by pressing the microphone button, or by speaking your Wake-up phrase.

Does DMA need to be the front application?

If “Attentive Mode” or “Driver Mode” is switched on, you can speak the Wake-up phrase at any time, even if DMA is not the front application.

How can I tell if DMA is listening to my voice?

When you speak to DMA, the microphone changes color from blue to white while it is listening.

Can I speak while DMA is talking to me?

If DMA is talking to you, the microphone is blue and flashing; DMA is not listening for your voice.

Can I use DMA when my phone is locked?

Yes.  If “Attentive Mode” or “Driver Mode” is switched on, just say your Wake-up Phrase.  For some commands, after recognizing your voice command, Android will ask you to unlock the phone to complete the task.

How do I change the Wake-up phrase?

Look under DMA’s “Settings” -> “My assistant”.  Click the Wake-up phrase and you can type in a new phrase, one just for you.

What is a good Wake-up phrase?

Good wake-up phrases are long enough to be easily distinguished, but not so long that you have trouble remembering it or speaking it!  A phrase with 4-5 syllables is recommended.  Short phrases are prone to false wakeups, as they may be easily confused with real speech. If your name is “Emily”, then “Hello Emily” is not a good wakeup phrase, as everyone you meet will be saying this!

How do I turn on “Attentive Mode”?

Look under DMA’s “Settings” -> “My assistant”.  Click the “Attentive mode” check-box.

Will “Attentive Mode” run down my battery?

Attentive Mode uses a little extra battery, which is much less than navigation or even displaying the screen.  Users report more than 24hours usage on a single charge, though it will depend on the power efficiency of the phone and the quality of the battery.

I sometimes have trouble waking up DMA by voice.  What can I do to make it better?

You can create a personal Voiceprint. Look under DMA’s “Settings” -> “My assistant”.  Click on “Create Voiceprint” and you will be prompted to say your Wake-up phrase 3 times.

I sometimes have trouble with DMA waking up too often.  What can I do to make it better?

First check that your Wake-up phrase is a good Wake-up phrase, 4-5 syllables, not a phrase used a lot by other people.  Then you can create a personal Voiceprint. Look under DMA’s “Settings” -> “My assistant”.  Click on “Create Voiceprint” and you will be prompted to say your Wake-up phrase 3 times.

How do I turn on “Driver Mode”?

Look under DMA’s “Settings” -> “In the car”.  Click the “Driver mode” check-box.