Andriod auto/notifications

spARTacus

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Can you explain a bit more what you mean?

Are you trying to look at the phone to read the notifications when those are also being sent/displayed on the Android Auto head unit screen of the vehicle, and you are not happy with how those are displayed on the phone when the phone is also Android Auto connected?

Or, is it how those are displayed on the Android Auto head unit screen of the vehicle, that you are not happy with?
 

Donnie Youngblood

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Thanks replying. I'm talking about to have the andrios auto pop up letting me know I have a text I have to have show preview on but if I leave that on then when I'm not using andriod auto for say my phone is at my desk it will pop up on the phone and everyone around clikd read the text. I like where it pops up saying text message but does not show what's in the text.
 

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Where are you setting "show preview - on"?

On the phone or at the vehicle head unit?

If on the phone, a lock screen setting?

I don't seem to be having the issues you are having, but I am also still not yet precisely sure I am fully understanding either.
 

Donnie Youngblood

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On the phone underbtext message notifications. So just got the phone and when connected to andriod auto I was not getting any notifications at all. Until I looked at my phone. So read online you have to turn on show preview under text messages to see them while connected to andriod auto. After I do that now it shows the whole text when not connected to andriod auto. So if it pops up it shows the whole text.
 

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Hmmm. Maybe it's a difference between your Samsung Flip vs my Samsung A21, between my Google Messages App vs the Messages App you are using, or between my vehicle head unit vs yours, but I don't need to set anything specifically in my phone notification settings (or in my Messages App settings in my phone) for me to get the Messages at my vehicle's head unit screen.

There is a "show first line of conversation" setting I have ON in Android Auto settings in my phone. Also, I think there is a "preview" setting I have ON in the settings in my vehicle head unit screen (at/in the vehicle, not in the phone).

Also, what I get at the vehicle head unit screen when I receive a text message when driving (for example) is a notification bell icon indicator that I have received a new message, plus a very short duration pop-up at the top of the screen. Then, I touch the bell icon or I directly go into the Messages App. Then, it shows me a very limited summary of who sent me the new message. Then, I touch the "play" button to have the vehicle head unit read out loud to me the message. I am not sure if I can get to a place on my vehicle screen to where I'd be able to read the actual out message myself, and I am not sure I'd ever want to do that while driving.