cmfraz
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iPhone Text Messages

Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:26 pm

Hi Everyone!

I just got me Leaf Friday evening and loving it! Installed my 220V charger today too :)

I have my iPhone connected via Bluetooth. When I get a message, it will pop up and tell me. I tell it to read it and it reads the date and time (annoying) as well as the message. It does not tell me who sent it. I can't seem to figure it out! It's driving me CRAZY!

Any ideas?
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Re: iPhone Text Messages

Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:59 am

cmfraz wrote:Hi Everyone!

I just got me Leaf Friday evening and loving it! Installed my 220V charger today too :)

I have my iPhone connected via Bluetooth. When I get a message, it will pop up and tell me. I tell it to read it and it reads the date and time (annoying) as well as the message. It does not tell me who sent it. I can't seem to figure it out! It's driving me CRAZY!

Any ideas?


Hah, and here I thought it would be something I would truly miss (reading text messages through the car is something new for the LEAF, my '12 doesn't do it with an iPhone; but of course my ICE VW does, as well as let me know who its from) so sorry no idea … I'm sure someone with a brand new one can chime in. I would imagine it does at least mention that you have one and then ask you to read it or not … not identifying could be related to pre-loading your phones contacts but could be wrong; if w/o that I would think it would give you the phone number sending the text.

EDIT: one interesting side note -- my company required us to switch from Windows Phone 8 to iPhone 5s a number of months ago; we have 4 cars so had to recall this (new email system) and I wasn't just imaging it but the WP8 phone would automatically ask if I wanted it to read any new text messages through the built-in BT in my '12 SL LEAF (has the navi system, etc.); not so with iOS, not sure why but just won't do it. Also, while driving in today, did notice a 'data' tab looking through some settings (while of course stopped at a light) but believe this is related only to CARWINGS connection as its set to AT&T (automatically).

Perhaps this might also be different depending on the phone's OS (anyone with a '15 LEAF happen to have a WP8 or Android device and has listened to text messages?)
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Re: iPhone Text Messages

Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:23 am

Welcome. Glad you're having fun with it.

I hope to pick up a '15 SV this week, and I'm hoping the manual would tell me what is possible to set for text to voice but I haven't gone looking for a manual online yet.

A time stamp might be useful, the date probably less so.
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Re: iPhone Text Messages

Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:05 am

Anyone have a 2015 with the same issue?
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Re: iPhone Text Messages

Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:48 am

I have a 2015 with an android phone (Sony Z Ultra) and it shows me and reads me the contact info of who the text message is from. So the fault may lie in the way the iphone shares the info with the leaf. However I have noticed that the ability to get text messages is hit or miss. A lot of the time it will tell me that the phone is still syncing, a few times it has told me that this option is not compatible with my phone. The few times It has told me it's waiting I flip my phone into airplane mode then back to force it to reconnect and this sometimes solves it.
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Re: iPhone Text Messages

Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:55 pm

I get no response at all when I recieve a text. If I try to send one, it says I can't if my phone is connected. :evil: Maybe because it's an iPhone 4? Will have to try it with my wife's iPhone 5.
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Re: iPhone Text Messages

Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:37 am

cmfraz wrote:Hi Everyone!

I just got me Leaf Friday evening and loving it! Installed my 220V charger today too :)

I have my iPhone connected via Bluetooth. When I get a message, it will pop up and tell me. I tell it to read it and it reads the date and time (annoying) as well as the message. It does not tell me who sent it. I can't seem to figure it out! It's driving me CRAZY!

Any ideas?


How did you get it to read a text? I tried and failed. Called LEAF support and they say it won't work with Bluetooth on an iPhone. Say they're working on an update to fix it. I grumbled about lost use of a feature and they're sending me a $200 gift card for parts or service. Go figure.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 Ahr

'17 Bolt LT



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Re: iPhone Text Messages

Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:33 pm

DNAinaGoodWay wrote:
cmfraz wrote:Hi Everyone!

I just got me Leaf Friday evening and loving it! Installed my 220V charger today too :)

I have my iPhone connected via Bluetooth. When I get a message, it will pop up and tell me. I tell it to read it and it reads the date and time (annoying) as well as the message. It does not tell me who sent it. I can't seem to figure it out! It's driving me CRAZY!

Any ideas?


How did you get it to read a text? I tried and failed. Called LEAF support and they say it won't work with Bluetooth on an iPhone. Say they're working on an update to fix it. I grumbled about lost use of a feature and they're sending me a $200 gift card for parts or service. Go figure.


Assuming the 'combo' you're mentioning would be on your '15 LEAF and an iPhone 5 using iOS 7.1.2 correct ?
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Re: iPhone Text Messages

Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:42 pm

FYI, the phone reads the text message over Bluetooth - the car isn't reading the message, it just receives the Bluetooth audio from the phone.
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Re: iPhone Text Messages

Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:08 pm

redLEAF wrote:
DNAinaGoodWay wrote:
cmfraz wrote:Hi Everyone!

I just got me Leaf Friday evening and loving it! Installed my 220V charger today too :)

I have my iPhone connected via Bluetooth. When I get a message, it will pop up and tell me. I tell it to read it and it reads the date and time (annoying) as well as the message. It does not tell me who sent it. I can't seem to figure it out! It's driving me CRAZY!

Any ideas?


How did you get it to read a text? I tried and failed. Called LEAF support and they say it won't work with Bluetooth on an iPhone. Say they're working on an update to fix it. I grumbled about lost use of a feature and they're sending me a $200 gift card for parts or service. Go figure.


Assuming the 'combo' you're mentioning would be on your '15 LEAF and an iPhone 5 using iOS 7.1.2 correct ?


Yup, the '15 and my wife's iPhone 5 ver 7.1.2 (11D257), car says text to speech not available for this phone. Manual totally useless. Will have to check google and youtube.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new
@ 36 months, 34k, 270 GID, 57.49 Ahr

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