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Waylander

Driving mode on Android or iPhone?

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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?

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S8 : You could try "Out Loud". Can have one app read out for free/testing then a mighty £1.99 fo full app.

Can activate when on bluetooth etc.

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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

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32 minutes ago, Mac said:

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

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Hey Siri, Google Do not Disturb :)

 

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For a change I checked before posting :roflmao:

must be some setting I’ve not ticked somewhere as it wasn’t working in my car

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On 08/12/2017 at 5:13 PM, Mac said:

Hey Siri, check my messages.

 

“The phone needs to be unlocked to do this and I don’t advise that while you are driving “

wtf am I doing wrong?:wacko:

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11 hours ago, Waylander said:

“The phone needs to be unlocked to do this and I don’t advise that while you are driving “

wtf am I doing wrong?:wacko:

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!)

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*sigh*

I rarely ever touch my phone in the car.  I use Siri for everything and it tells me stuff.  Such as "You should know better than to read iPhone related threads from Waylander on TSN". :roflmao:

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