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  1. Windows phone driving mode is ace. Allows voice calls via Bluetooth and reads out sms allowing voice-transcribed replies but suppresses all other notifications (email, WhatsApp, messenger etc etc) what app do I need for similar functions on Galaxy s8 and iPhone please?
  2. Driving mode on Android or iPhone?

    Right - have sorted it. Driving Mode on Do not Disturb set to Bluetooth; then siri to allow unlocked THEN you have to set in imessage notifications previews: always That was the clincher. I can go back to enjoying the phone now (Do not disturb for overnight is a great feature when on call!)
  3. Driving mode on Android or iPhone?

    “The phone needs to be unlocked to do this and I don’t advise that while you are driving “ wtf am I doing wrong?
  4. The £1k mobile phone

    It’s very slick. Works in low light too im still buzzing over having Apps
  5. Driving mode on Android or iPhone?

    For a change I checked before posting must be some setting I’ve not ticked somewhere as it wasn’t working in my car
  6. Driving mode on Android or iPhone?

    Uuummm unless I’m missing something, not quite. i csn turn on allow all calls and I like suppress all other notifications but there is no “read out sms while in driving mode” feature? Bah. There is a breakthrough feature I see but don’t know if it reads out. oh well i’ll adapt eventually I think useful for nights on call when I need to leave phone on for voice calls only though
  7. Driving mode on Android or iPhone?

    Any way to do this on iPhone? its a small thing but having been used to it for so many years not having on my shiny new iPhone is already driving me bonkers
  8. One of the reasons to get the Outlander was the occasional times we need to take my folks places with us. well turns out while it’s really convenient for my dad, mum REALLY struggles getting into it. so far we’ve even started keeping a collapsible stool in the back for her! going to get side-steps fitted . I’ve seen lots for sale on eBay but will it be straightforward getting a mechanic to fit, or is this a dealer job by?
  9. Getting side steps fitted on an Outlander?

    You have such a way with words
  10. "Relay Crime" reality?

    keep seeing fb posts of keyless entry cars being nicked with a bloke waving a big square receiver in front of the house, "reading" the key and fooling the car etc. Are these fake? Keyless entry seems to need you to be right by the car so can these receivers really pick them up from more than a metre in the house etc?
  11. "Relay Crime" reality?

    I’ve bought an rfid pouch to put wife’s keys in but she already “forgets” (read cba) to do it. mine isn’t keyless entry but I tend to put it in there overnight too. going to buy her a steering lock too for visible deterrent. ive started getting quotes for gates for the driveway (sliding electric) and it’s nearing £16k your very last comment about the posts is what’s putting me off too. No other driveway in our or adjacent street has them (not a reason by itself either way other than drawing attention) but I’m certain one of us will almost certainly forget to drop them one time ......so going off the idea
  12. Post a pic of your car

    Do you have me confused with Woppum?
  13. "Relay Crime" reality?

    That’s exactly how I feel. i will buy the rfid bag for the missus Outlander though as that is keyless entry. the jag is fob button press but key present in car start
  14. "Relay Crime" reality?

    Thanks - good thing to buy; will get a couple for both our cars Do you guys use crook locks too? If so which one?
  15. "Relay Crime" reality?

    Ive already done that. You can't unlock by standing in the porch let alone the house so the range is very short
  16. "Relay Crime" reality?

    They’ve quoted the transmission range of the radios. clearly many factors will influence the sensitivity of the keyfob transmitter but a rough guide : 1m, 5m etc would be useful.....although I guess that way lies complacency
  17. "Relay Crime" reality?

    in trying to get fact from fear about the range of these sensors - and simple tweaks to mitigate. The more complex the solution the more chance of forgetting one night (eg taking keys up to landing etc). metal box to store them in overnight? All seems silly when you type it out though!
  18. "Relay Crime" reality?

    Never even thought of a driveway post - may be easier than sorting electric gates! To be fair to the missus she suggested steering locks. I'll look into those too. worrying indeed.
  19. Anyone know which companies offer this? quotes for the missus are rather high for first policy in own name. Back in the mists of time when I bought my first car a company offered a discount based on my x years of claim free driving. rang a couple now (esure and I’ve already forgotten the other) and they said no.....
  20. Insurers offering honorary NCD to named drivers?

    just to feed back. sorted this with a multi car policy. wife standalone policy on outlander - £1.2k multicar with my current BM insurer for both cars...£1.2k
  21. Post a pic of your car

    Driveway this morning: Mitsubishi Outlander GX4 and Jaguar XE 2l Ingenium Black Edition
  22. Post a pic of your car

    Driveway last week: Honda Civic and BMW 520D....
  23. Trying to get good pix or videos of the badgers that are tearing up my back garden, I’ve seen that the picture in complete darkness is very very noisy. one option might be to get an IR flood lamp perhaps but otherwise I was thinking to swap out the camera that gives the long view over the garden to one with better night quality (all the others have some ambient light access so work better) any recommendations or suggestions please?
  24. Never taken ot anything other than usual compo insurance for any cars we've bought in the past but bought wife a new (used) car today and stealer brought up the usual gap insurance, G3 etc etc So - for a ~£15k purchase would you bother with GAP insurance? Seems like a good idea to me at ~£150 for 3 years cover? Do you tend to get anything else - alloy cover etc? Just interested - whole new thinking from my usual!
  25. Gap insurance for purchase cars? What else?

    You did indeed. I’m hoping it’s confusing click4crap with Ala though.... they're doing a 11% discount at the moment too so I could get both cars for £210! mine for £15k cover for the 2 year pcp and hers for £10k (£14250 invoice ) over 3 years