1. randian's Avatar
    I have a BT-enabled car, but it's really annoying to have to manually turn on Bluetooth on the phone to connect to the car, and turn it off when leaving the car. When drive mode is enabled the Moto X should have an option to automatically turn on Bluetooth and pair with the car, and turn off Bluetooth when drive mode stops.
    01-02-2014 04:58 PM
  2. UncleMike's Avatar
    It would be nice if it did that, but it looks like they're planning on Bluetooth driving mode detection (i.e. switch to driving mode when connected to a specific Bluetooth device), and I'd be surprised if they did both. In the meantime, Tasker can do this for you, but it would require a few profiles to make it work.
    01-02-2014 06:08 PM
  3. randian's Avatar
    That's pointless. It's still manual. The spirit of drive and sleep modes is that they happen automatically. Turning on Bluetooth when drive mode activates is much more in the proper spirit.

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    01-02-2014 07:26 PM
  4. ShoelerDroid's Avatar
    Leaving bluetooth on is at worst a negligible drain. You'd be hard pressed to see the difference in a day with leaving it on.

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    01-02-2014 07:53 PM
  5. Infinity's Avatar
    Yup, just leave Bluetooth on or create a tasker profile to turn it on for you.
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    01-02-2014 09:19 PM
  6. UncleMike's Avatar
    That's pointless. It's still manual. The spirit of drive and sleep modes is that they happen automatically. Turning on Bluetooth when drive mode activates is much more in the proper spirit.

    Sent from my XT1053 using AC Forums mobile app
    As others have said, you can just leave Bluetooth on. It's only manual if you choose to make it that way.
    01-03-2014 12:44 AM
  7. randian's Avatar
    You'd be hard pressed to see the difference in a day with leaving it on.
    Didn't know that. I figured it would use a lot of juice keeping it on all the time.
    01-03-2014 12:57 AM
  8. V10MPower's Avatar
    What they should really do is to Auto Turn On GPS when connected to certain Bluetooth Devices, such as my car's BT. Before KitKat, I was able to use Tasker to do this and I was able to get into Assist Driving Mode. Since KitKat, you cannot automate the ON / OFF of GPS and I refuse to leave GPS ON all the time. Talk about battery drain.

    So after KitKat, Assist Driving mode is useless to me.
    01-03-2014 05:01 AM
  9. pjo1966's Avatar
    It looks like BT goes into a sort of standby mode when it's not connected to anything. I leave mine on all the time.
    01-03-2014 01:02 PM
  10. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    Leaving GPS, BT and WiFi on is a negligible drain. There's no reason for GPS to use juice if it's not in use.

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    01-03-2014 01:57 PM
  11. jlgraham's Avatar
    This is slightly off topic, but I didn't want to start another thread. I usually leave GPS (and Bluetooth and Wifi) off when not in use. This morning when I arrived at work after my commute, I grabbed my Moto X and saw a notification that said "Cannot detect driving, GPS is off".

    I thought it was pretty funny that it was saying it could not detect me driving without GPS, when obviously (since it appeared while I was driving) it had no trouble knowing I was on the go. I know having GPS off probably makes the driving assist mode non-functional, but I thought the wording of the notification was funny.

    Moto X - Drive mode should turn on Bluetooth-screenshot_2014-01-03-07-44-01.png
    01-03-2014 02:27 PM
  12. mac00l's Avatar
    BT on the Moto X is LE. Meaning that whenever it is not connected it is in a low-energy state. The difference in leaving it on all the time, and turn it off is insignificant.

    Regarding the notification, I guess some sensors trigger the driving mode, but then Assist rely on the GPS to confirm that it is moving faster than by walking. I guess that way they avoid false-positives.
    01-10-2014 02:06 AM
  13. ultravisitor's Avatar
    I refuse to leave GPS ON all the time. Talk about battery drain.
    I always have GPS turned on, even with my last phone. It hasn't affected my battery life in any noticeable way.
    01-10-2014 02:26 AM
  14. sherweed's Avatar
    Leaving Bluetooth turned on doesn't solve the problem when Bluetooth is constantly turning itself off, which my Moto X has been doing since the 4.4.4 update.
    10-10-2014 02:52 PM

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