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10-14-2012 06:17 PM
zehkaiser If you're using an android phone and don't mind flashing a custom ROM, try CM10 (Cyanogenmod). It works very well, and supports all features.
10-14-2012 12:29 PM
oldpueblo
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I've turned message notification off (under phone menu) numerous times and it always seems to revert back to alerting me, so it's probably a bug in Sync regarding this feature.

BTW, reading a text is nice and all, but I'd rather just ignore the message since Sync can't send a reply while you're driving. A canned response like, "Driving, please call me - Sent from Sync" would be nice.
I can reply via voice and it will text it back out, so it's probably phone OS. I'm using Windows Phone 7.5 (Tango). It even asks if it's correct and I can say no and repeat it again if I want.
10-13-2012 11:00 PM
ForTiDude I don't yet have a smart phone but I'm researching features and sync compatibility. Here are a few things I've found:
- Make sure bluetooth MAP is enabled on the phone.
- If you make changes to the setup on the phone, re-pair it to sync so sync rediscovers the phone's capabilities. It may only do this at pair time not each time it is linked.
- You should be able to dictate reply text messages directly with phone, android needs "voice actions" setup a free download if not already installed. I think Siri on iPhone will do this as well. Windows phone? I don't know. Some android phones have a car mode with just a few large buttons (icons) for minimal hand use and lots of voice control. The phone would need to be mounted where the speaker phone function is effective.
-Sync manual says that it has 15 canned responses and room to add custom replies to be stored ahead of time. I don't know if they can be used while driving.

I hope this helps some do their own testing and research to get the most out of sync and the smart phone capabilities.
10-12-2012 11:53 PM
Phokus ok after using this a bit more, I think this feature kind of sucks. Could be a lot better than what it is.. but one day... not too bad of a start
10-12-2012 04:22 PM
zehkaiser I have found that this is a problem with the OS on the phone. I used to flash ROMs on my phone a lot. Some supported messaging over BT, and others didn't. If you're having problems getting messaging to work over BT in the car, ask a developer to add support for you.
10-12-2012 02:28 PM
afinley If you don't regularly get alerted to messages, on your phone go the Bluetooth menu, select the menu settings, go to Advanced, and make sure Message Access is checked.
10-12-2012 11:54 AM
pablo94sc I've turned message notification off (under phone menu) numerous times and it always seems to revert back to alerting me, so it's probably a bug in Sync regarding this feature.

BTW, reading a text is nice and all, but I'd rather just ignore the message since Sync can't send a reply while you're driving. A canned response like, "Driving, please call me - Sent from Sync" would be nice.
10-11-2012 04:11 PM
Phokus Oh so now today of course after I post this I go drive home real quick from work to pick up stuff I receive my messages.
I also noticed this with other things. It's like the features are slowly waking up. First time didn't work and I need to use again until it works once and they will continue to work
10-11-2012 03:57 PM
BlueIce I wish it was more consistent. Sometimes it will alert me and sometimes it wont. I honestly dont even use the messaging feature anymore.
10-11-2012 03:44 PM
Phokus
Messaging on MFT

How does this actually work? I have a Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx and so far everything works flawlessly. I have 3.0.2 from the factory on my 8-27-12 build Titanium.

I was sitting in the car and driving when I received a text message. MFT recognized nothing. This happened a few times so I was like hm oh well. I'll figure it out later.

However today I was comparing with a co-worker's 2012 Titanium and I received a text message before I got into the car. When the phone hooked up it alerted me that I had a message. I was able to access it and have it read it to me. Pretty nifty right?
So what's up with that?

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