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  1. doogald's Avatar
    Does it work through your bluetooth speakers in your vehicle? I have even turned off the bluetooth and tried getting it to read it out loud from just the phone and it will only pop up on the phone. I do have the box checked for reading text while driving. I have restarted the phone. The phone is unlocked.
    How about settings / sound / volumes. Is any of those cranked all of the way down? (I think it uses media volume, actually.)
    11-14-2014 05:16 PM
  2. parkschr1's Avatar
    How about settings / sound / volumes. Is any of those cranked all of the way down? (I think it uses media volume, actually.)
    Everything is all the way up. I'm going to figure with everyone's help.
    11-14-2014 05:36 PM
  3. mightyfacundo's Avatar
    Does it work through your bluetooth speakers in your vehicle? I have even turned off the bluetooth and tried getting it to read it out loud from just the phone and it will only pop up on the phone. I do have the box checked for reading text while driving. I have restarted the phone. The phone is unlocked.
    I don't use it with Bluetooth, but I did have it wired to the aux jack, allowing it to play over the speakers in my truck. Then tonight I was driving to dinner in my wife's Highlander, not plugged in to anything, and it worked again. If you go into Settings, Moto, Voice, Commands while locked, do you have Calls and Notifications checked? I'm sure you probably have done these, but I just wanted to run down my settings in hopes that we overlooked something.

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    11-14-2014 08:20 PM
  4. parkschr1's Avatar
    I don't use it with Bluetooth, but I did have it wired to the aux jack, allowing it to play over the speakers in my truck. Then tonight I was driving to dinner in my wife's Highlander, not plugged in to anything, and it worked again. If you go into Settings, Moto, Voice, Commands while locked, do you have Calls and Notifications checked? I'm sure you probably have done these, but I just wanted to run down my settings in hopes that we overlooked something.

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    Yes. When I get in the SUVs, the phone displays an icon that it is unlocked. Should it be locked in order for it to work? So yours worked without it being paired to the sub?
    11-14-2014 08:29 PM
  5. mightyfacundo's Avatar
    Yes. When I get in the SUVs, the phone displays an icon that it is unlocked. Should it be locked in order for it to work? So yours worked without it being paired to the sub?
    It wasn't paired, and now that you mention it, I never password/pin protect my phone, so I wonder if that has something to do with it.

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    11-14-2014 08:35 PM
  6. parkschr1's Avatar
    Ok. Somehow I got it to read the text out loud without the phone paired to my Bluetooth. Now I will work on the Bluetooth part
    11-14-2014 10:08 PM
  7. macawmatt's Avatar
    I can't say that mine has prompted me to read the text. My old Moto X did and it was a great feature. Not sure if my Moto 360 is having something to do with it or not.

    Posted via the Android Central App on a Nexus 10 running Lollipop
    11-14-2014 10:43 PM
  8. kmf1's Avatar
    I have my Turbo paired with my 2010 Suburban. I have Moto Assist Driving enabled and it works just fine. It reads my texts through the phone speaker, not the car, and gives me the opportunity to reply. Pretty slick. Today I had my phone in my coat pocket. A chime was heard, followed by a prompt to read the text, and reply afterwards. Mind you, the phone was in my pocket, and I heard well, and the phone heard my reply. Again, pretty slick.
    11-24-2014 02:26 PM
  9. Rndcheg's Avatar
    Mine will not read when connected to the car bluetooth. Yesterday, I got in my car and started driving. I got a text which it started to read out, then the phone connected to bluetooth and it stopped reading the text in the middle of it. I cannot get Google maps to read directions either when connected unless I have the stereo playing music via bluetooth on my phone. If I have the radio playing, it won't read out turn by turn directions. Kind of a bummer.
    11-24-2014 03:18 PM
  10. parkschr1's Avatar
    I was able to get it to read the texts through the phone while driving. I had to uncheck the media button while connected to my Bluetooth.
    11-24-2014 05:06 PM
  11. Rndcheg's Avatar
    Can you clarify a something so I can see if I can get the same result? The phone was connected to the car via bluetooth. Were you playing music on your phone through the car's system or listening to the car's radio? I can hear the the voice when I am playing music from the phone but not when I am listening to the car's radio. Google maps directions work the same way. I never had this issue with previous phones where connecting to bluetooth limited the phone's ability to play sound unless I was changing my radios input to the phone.
    11-27-2014 10:31 AM
  12. bfranker's Avatar
    I've read through this thread and have some questions and maybe a "fix" for some of you too.

    I'm not a smart phone expert so bear with me

    I have my phone paired with my car's Bluetooth radio. I do not use my phone for listening to media in my car... I listen to FM radio via my Pioneer car radio 99% of the time. I have my phone paired with my radio primarily for making and receiving phone calls. I've had the phone for about 2 weeks and did not originally setup Moto Assist but did the other day. Previous to this I have been using MacroDroid (very nice program like Tasker but much more user friendly) to read my texts when my phone is connected to my car's Bluetooth. This works even while connected to Bluetooth so for you guys who don't want to keep turning your media on and off in order for the phone to read your texts, MacroDroid may be an option for you. Now that I have Moto Assist setup and driving mode set to ON, I'm not even sure what driving mode is doing for me since I'm using MacroDroid to read my texts and notifications? Maybe nothing? I'm pretty sure MacroDroid is "over-riding" Moto Assist because my phone is reading texts even when connected to BlueTooth.

    My only gripe about my setup is that the phone speaking texts via the phone's speaker while in a moving car with the FM radio playing is rather pointless because you can't hear it! I've been trying unsuccessfully to get the car's speakers to output the text message (while listening to FM radio) instead of just the phone's speaker.

    1) Is it even possible with the Turbo to have the car's speakers output the text when listening to FM radio or something OTHER than the car radio using the phone's media like Pandora or playing the music on the phone? I know it works over the car's speakers if listening to phone music in my car but I'd like it to work while listening to FM radio.

    2) Does ANY phone do what I'm wanting to do? I did some Internet searching and it seems like some Bluetooth devices like headsets WILL play back texts over the Bluetooth device's speakers but that could be because it is constantly connected?

    3) If the Turbo won't do this by itself, do you know of any third party apps that will make this function happen?

    I think I am "close" to getting this to work but haven't quite got it figured out. I have noticed that while using Moto Assist if I press the button on my car radio which makes my phone listen for a command (like when I want to voice dial somebody from my phonebook) that the car radio gets put in a mode where I CAN hear texts being read from the phone. If there were an App that could activate this command automatically when a text/notification is received, read the text/notification, then cancel the action, I do believe I'd get the function I'm looking for to where I can hear the text messages on my car's speakers while listening to FM radio. Any comments on this? I think MacroDroid may be able to do this I just need to play with it some more to see what command (if any?) will activate my radio's "listen to your phone" mode.

    Thanks!
    11-27-2014 06:27 PM
  13. smokie11's Avatar
    I have not received a text message while driving yet, I have received phone calls and the phone is on my side in a case with my shirt over it, the radio is on and I hear the phone ringing; I mute the radio and I hear the phone telling me who is calling and the number, then it asks me if I want to ignore or take the call. In a normal speaking voice I say take the the call and then I say hello ( the truth is I did not expect this to work) behold I clearly hear this guy asking me if I was "Ralph" so I said no you have a wrong number, he apologizes and I end the call. I was very impressed; never took my eyes off the road or my hands off the steering wheel...I thought it was amazing.
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    11-27-2014 07:46 PM
  14. stateofdesign's Avatar
    Only once did the phone tell me I had an incoming text and read it aloud. I've never had a phone call announced in the 2 weeks I've had it. Sometimes it doesn't even pick up that I'm driving. Usually my location is set to Battery Saving. Is that why?

    I have no clue what my settings were that one time it worked (BT on or off? But if it was on, it was almost certainly connected with the media on. GPS on or off? But if it was on, it was almost certainly on Device Only mode) and now I'm stuck in a city w/o my car for 3 weeks, so no way to test.

    Kind of frustrating. Has anyone figured out the formula to make it work? This was one of the bigger sells for me for this phone.

    Thanks for any help!
    12-01-2014 08:00 PM
  15. DOOG9517's Avatar
    I wonder if the VZW messaging app is the problem.
    12-02-2014 06:16 PM
  16. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    a word to the wise, if you have your daughter in the car and the wife sends a dirty text... you will regret it, only complaint about this feature.
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    12-10-2014 09:06 AM
  17. parkschr1's Avatar
    a word to the wise, if you have your daughter in the car and the wife sends a dirty text... you will regret it, only complaint about this feature.
    That is so funny!
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    12-10-2014 08:47 PM
  18. smokie11's Avatar
    I don't know if the Battery Saving mode is the reason, I know that my phone is set to Location On and High Accuracy mode and both incoming calls and text are called out to me for screening and response if I choose to without failure, I don't use BT in my work truck, considering I cannot kill the battery in one day even if I wanted to; why not allow your phone to use all of it's features? Unless you have found a way to kill your battery in one day, why worry about the battery? it is the Turbo's strongest asset. (-:
    01-24-2015 09:27 AM
  19. Cajun_Mike's Avatar
    It reads my texts through the navigation unit on my 2015 jeep grand Cherokee.

    I need to disable that feature though. As a single guy could cause huge trouble if a girl is riding shotgun. ;-)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-24-2015 10:54 AM
  20. Rndcheg's Avatar
    Assuming you set Moto to read texts aloud, I found it only reads aloud when I have the stereo set to my phone as a source, via Bluetooth pairing. That means paying music from the phone and not the car radio. It does not work otherwise, phone issue! I have only been able to hear voicemails over the car speakers otherwise. Definitely irritating and haven't found a solution anywhere.
    01-24-2015 12:07 PM
  21. doogald's Avatar
    Assuming you set Moto to read texts aloud, I found it only reads aloud when I have the stereo set to my phone as a source, via Bluetooth pairing. That means paying music from the phone and not the car radio. It does not work otherwise, phone issue! I have only been able to hear voicemails over the car speakers otherwise. Definitely irritating and haven't found a solution anywhere.
    This is annoying, I know, but in the BT settings for the pairing, turn off "media audio" if you're not going to play music to the BT device from the phone. That should direct the texts through the phone speaker anyway.
    01-24-2015 12:50 PM
  22. lovecars's Avatar
    Assuming you set Moto to read texts aloud, I found it only reads aloud when I have the stereo set to my phone as a source, via Bluetooth pairing. That means paying music from the phone and not the car radio. It does not work otherwise, phone issue! I have only been able to hear voicemails over the car speakers otherwise. Definitely irritating and haven't found a solution anywhere.
    If you enable it on your MOTO app, it will read, announce calls and texts through the phone speaker if the bluetooth you have in your car supports only calls like my 2013 Chevy Silverado, they will play through the phone speaker anyway.

    It works either way, doesn't make any difference which app you are using for messaging or phone calls. I use Google Messenger. It's good and stable and much better then the G+ one and the Verizon one that comes with the phone.
    02-12-2015 07:21 PM
  23. XanderCrews12's Avatar
    I don't use Moto Assist.
    I use the app Out Loud: (can't post a damn link because I need 10 posts first...seriously??)

    It's fantastic.
    It will read texts or notifications from any app you specify and broadcast the announcement via bluetooth to headphones, car stereo, etc.
    If you are playing music it will pause the music, then announce the text and play the music again when it is done reading the text or announcement.

    This is especially great when cutting the grass...since it takes me 2.5 hours to cut my 5 acres. My wife doesn't have to walk outside and wave me in when it is time for dinner...she can just text me and my phone reads it to me through the headphones.

    This is one app that I recommend to everyone.
    05-19-2015 03:41 PM
  24. bfranker's Avatar
    I've read through this thread and have some questions and maybe a "fix" for some of you too.

    I'm not a smart phone expert so bear with me

    I have my phone paired with my car's Bluetooth radio. I do not use my phone for listening to media in my car... I listen to FM radio via my Pioneer car radio 99% of the time. I have my phone paired with my radio primarily for making and receiving phone calls. I've had the phone for about 2 weeks and did not originally setup Moto Assist but did the other day. Previous to this I have been using MacroDroid (very nice program like Tasker but much more user friendly) to read my texts when my phone is connected to my car's Bluetooth. This works even while connected to Bluetooth so for you guys who don't want to keep turning your media on and off in order for the phone to read your texts, MacroDroid may be an option for you. Now that I have Moto Assist setup and driving mode set to ON, I'm not even sure what driving mode is doing for me since I'm using MacroDroid to read my texts and notifications? Maybe nothing? I'm pretty sure MacroDroid is "over-riding" Moto Assist because my phone is reading texts even when connected to BlueTooth.

    My only gripe about my setup is that the phone speaking texts via the phone's speaker while in a moving car with the FM radio playing is rather pointless because you can't hear it! I've been trying unsuccessfully to get the car's speakers to output the text message (while listening to FM radio) instead of just the phone's speaker.

    1) Is it even possible with the Turbo to have the car's speakers output the text when listening to FM radio or something OTHER than the car radio using the phone's media like Pandora or playing the music on the phone? I know it works over the car's speakers if listening to phone music in my car but I'd like it to work while listening to FM radio.

    2) Does ANY phone do what I'm wanting to do? I did some Internet searching and it seems like some Bluetooth devices like headsets WILL play back texts over the Bluetooth device's speakers but that could be because it is constantly connected?

    3) If the Turbo won't do this by itself, do you know of any third party apps that will make this function happen?

    I think I am "close" to getting this to work but haven't quite got it figured out. I have noticed that while using Moto Assist if I press the button on my car radio which makes my phone listen for a command (like when I want to voice dial somebody from my phonebook) that the car radio gets put in a mode where I CAN hear texts being read from the phone. If there were an App that could activate this command automatically when a text/notification is received, read the text/notification, then cancel the action, I do believe I'd get the function I'm looking for to where I can hear the text messages on my car's speakers while listening to FM radio. Any comments on this? I think MacroDroid may be able to do this I just need to play with it some more to see what command (if any?) will activate my radio's "listen to your phone" mode.

    Thanks!
    Just FYI, I took the LP update and was pleasantly surprised today while driving my car and listening to FM radio that alll of a sudden my car radio acted like I got a call from MYSELF then OVER MY CAR SPEAKERS told me that I had a text and if I wanted to hear it. I said Listen or whatever it told me to say and it read the text over the car speakers then asked if I wanted to reply. I said yes and spoke my text through my installed car stereo sun visor mic, it repeated it back to make sure it was correct then sent it and then my FM radio came back on! Excellent!

    With MacroDroid I should now be able to get other notifications to "activate" my car's bluetooth connection to the phone and read notifications over the car speakers. While I haven't verified it 100% yet, it appears the wants I spoke of above have happened in this new LP update. Very happy... now if only my camera would stop causing the phone to reboot I'll be good. LOL
    07-13-2015 07:47 PM
  25. RETG's Avatar
    It reads my texts through the navigation unit on my 2015 jeep grand Cherokee.

    I need to disable that feature though. As a single guy could cause huge trouble if a girl is riding shotgun. ;-)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Don't you get a notice about the text and if you want to ignore or read? On my 2015 Silverado, it beeps, then a message is displayed in the driver info center asking if I want it read or to dismiss.
    07-14-2015 06:51 PM
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