blackbeasst
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Sync and iphone text to bluetooth

Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:02 am

i went to the darkside with an iphone 6+ work phone and quickly noticed that the text to speech is not working. the calling works, just not text to speech.

am i missing something? is apple really that big of a pos to not allow it, or is this a sync issue?

jmueller065
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Re: Sync and iphone text to bluetooth

Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:24 am

Go into your bluetooth settings for sync and turn on "Show Notifications" (on your phone).
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Re: Sync and iphone text to bluetooth

Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:05 pm

jmueller065 wrote:Go into your bluetooth settings for sync and turn on "Show Notifications" (on your phone).
And, I believe that you must restart the iPhone after turning this on before the car will read the text messages.
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Re: Sync and iphone text to bluetooth

Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:29 pm

hybridbear wrote:And, I believe that you must restart the iPhone after turning this on before the car will read the text messages.
No you just have to cycle the car (e.g. turn it off and then back on again).

https://owner.ford.com/how-tos/sync-tec ... phone.html
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hybridbear
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Re: Sync and iphone text to bluetooth

Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:33 pm

jmueller065 wrote:
hybridbear wrote:And, I believe that you must restart the iPhone after turning this on before the car will read the text messages.
No you just have to cycle the car (e.g. turn it off and then back on again).

https://owner.ford.com/how-tos/sync-tec ... phone.html
Ah! I knew you had to power cycle something... It's the car & not the phone. Thanks!
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campfamily
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Re: Sync and iphone text to bluetooth

Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:08 pm

This allows the car to read texts, but I'd like to know how to go the other way, in other words, send a text via voice.
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Re: Sync and iphone text to bluetooth

Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:07 pm

campfamily wrote:This allows the car to read texts, but I'd like to know how to go the other way, in other words, send a text via voice.
Huh... I don't think Sync can do that. Unless it is something supported via the phone's voice recognition.
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Re: Sync and iphone text to bluetooth

Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:16 am

Yeah the other way isn't supported by MyFordTouch on iPhones.
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blackbeasst
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Re: Sync and iphone text to bluetooth

Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:15 am

jmueller065 wrote:Go into your bluetooth settings for sync and turn on "Show Notifications" (on your phone).
yup, that got it. thanks!

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Re: Sync and iphone text to bluetooth

Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:57 am

I use Siri to send texts. I usually keep my phone in the pocket of my shirt. I can press & hold the home button without taking my eyes away from the road. Then Siri talks through MFT to send a text. I'll use the car to listen to messages & Siri to reply.
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