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11-14-2014 08:12 AM
lewisra
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Originally Posted by frizz View Post
Does this only work on the Touch screens?
I used it on MFT, so I'm not sure if it works on the basic SYNC.
11-13-2014 10:49 PM
frizz Does this only work on the Touch screens?
11-13-2014 09:36 PM
frizz
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Originally Posted by lewisra View Post
Try this:



First Step... on your PC

Open Notepad in Windows... or any pure text editor NOT a word processor.

Create a list of 15 and ONLY 15 text messages.

No blank lines at beginning or end of the file.

Do NOT use word/line wrap and press Enter at the end of each message only.

I assume there is a funky length limit... like 140 characters, but none of mine busted it so not sure.

Save the file as text message.txt and then copy it to your USB drive. I use one for my music collection so I just put it on that one. Any USB thumb drive will work. BUT... remember the other Sync "bug"... it MUST be formatted at FAT32... exFAT and NTFS do NOT work in Sync.



Next... in the Car

Insert your USB drive and give it a minute to load/index.

Go to Phone, Messaging and either Send or Reply.

To set mine up, I just started to Send a message to anyone, cause you can just cancel out without sending once you've finished updating the list.

You will see an "Update" button at the bottom-right below the Send, Edit, etc.

Press the Update button.

A screen will pop up listing your USB drive. Click that and select your text message.txt file you just created.

A few status pop ups later... COOL... new messages!







Found this on another forum.

Thanks, I think I must try this.
10-13-2014 03:28 AM
Billium28 Is or was there going to be a major update for the 2012 Focus by the end of the year? I remember back in Jan or so they announced a major update for us by the end of the year. It is so hard to search for this specific update so i am asking on here. Thanks.
09-23-2014 08:37 PM
focus14se
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Originally Posted by yellowcord View Post
I don't think there is anything at this time. I *think* Siri works exactly the same way (I may be wrong).

Right now I think the only option is to call Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 update 1 (in beta still?). I could be wrong though and there might be other options.

You can but it's not "elegant". I'm sure you can do the same with an Android as you can with an iPhone. I just hit the voice button on the steering wheel, and say "Hey Siri....", the sync system says wrong command (or something) and then you will hear Siri take over. I do this for navigation via my iPhone without touching the car. I did this by accident one day, and now do this to talk with Siri. But honestly holding down the home button on the phone is just as easy.
09-23-2014 07:39 PM
yellowcord
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Originally Posted by danbfree View Post
I know I can do that through my phone, but how about through Sync using the voice activation?
I don't think there is anything at this time. I *think* Siri works exactly the same way (I may be wrong).

Right now I think the only option is to call Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 update 1 (in beta still?). I could be wrong though and there might be other options.
09-23-2014 01:34 AM
danbfree I know I can do that through my phone, but how about through Sync using the voice activation?
09-23-2014 01:21 AM
yellowcord
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Now THAT's a nice feature, can those of us with Android (latest Kit Kat) do that?
You can see something about how to turn it on here

After that, you just say "OK Google, text Dan I'm bringing the sausages" or "OK Google, destination butcher".
09-22-2014 01:12 PM
Woggy64 Well, I know when I first got my Focus, the iPhone only was good for calls, no texts while in the car. And the Apple store genius bar folks said that would be the case.

Same in the Benz too - the iPhone only does calls, no reading of texts or replying to them.

But the bigger news is I found someone who was in the same situation, and he resolved it by deleting the phone in both cars....then doing a factory reset on the phone.

automatic reading of texts and able to reply back is now back working in both cars for me.

The reset of the phone did however render a few apps to become dead...no longer supported on 8.1.
09-20-2014 01:19 PM
danbfree
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Originally Posted by focus14se View Post
??? My iPhone works great! And now with iOS8, after I tell Sync to read me my text message, and I say "Hey Siri, reply to ... and can send texts this way. Perfect!
Now THAT's a nice feature, can those of us with Android (latest Kit Kat) do that?
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