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    • phoenix1837
    • By phoenix1837 15th Jan 20, 12:19 PM
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    Connecting phone to car and google maps
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    • 15th Jan 20, 12:19 PM
    Connecting phone to car and google maps 15th Jan 20 at 12:19 PM
    I'll try and give as much detail as possible but this has me stumped.

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, I frequently use Google Maps for directions on it and love this but, when I am in my car and my phone is connected via bluetooth to it (Hyundai i10) I can make and receive calls via the car's hands-free but Google Maps will not give me spoken directions. If I want spoken directions I have to switch off the phone's bluetooth which means I then can't take calls or make them via hands free.

    Anyone have any ideas please?
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    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 15th Jan 20, 12:55 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 12:55 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 12:55 PM
    One of the multitude of sound settings...but which one... try...
    google maps -> settings -> navigation settings. what's voice over bluetooth?
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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 15th Jan 20, 1:10 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 1:10 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 1:10 PM
    as above but turn on MEDIA button on car. (not RADIO)

    I have a Hyundai and it works perfectly
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 15th Jan 20, 1:13 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 1:13 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 1:13 PM
    As grumpy says check that the phone is set for voice over BT in the Navigation settings.
    While you are there, you can turn off directions during phone calls if you want.....Nothing more annoying for me...
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    • phoenix1837
    • By phoenix1837 15th Jan 20, 2:05 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 2:05 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 2:05 PM
    Thanks guys, I will give these things a go on my way home from work today.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 15th Jan 20, 2:07 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 2:07 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 2:07 PM
    let us know
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 15th Jan 20, 4:54 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 4:54 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 4:54 PM
    I take it that you're using the phone in a cradle, rather than connected via USB and using Android Auto in the car's Infotainment system?

    The suggestion in post #2 (possibly also #3) should see you right.
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    • phoenix1837
    • By phoenix1837 15th Jan 20, 5:34 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 5:34 PM
    Well, it kind of worked, I managed to get Google maps to voice directions via my speakers but couldn't listen to radio at same time so it was a little boring lol. To get it to work I had to select media on the car radio which means no am/fm radio. I could've played music from phone but I don't have any. It's very odd and frustrating.

    Phone stays in my handbag, no lead involved.
    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 15th Jan 20, 5:38 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 5:38 PM
    I had to select media on the car radio which means no am/fm radio.
    Originally posted by phoenix1837
    Got a good data allowance? Play radio on phone...
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 15th Jan 20, 7:21 PM
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    Well, it kind of worked, I managed to get Google maps to voice directions via my speakers but couldn't listen to radio at same time so it was a little boring lol. To get it to work I had to select media on the car radio which means no am/fm radio. I could've played music from phone but I don't have any. It's very odd and frustrating.

    Phone stays in my handbag, no lead involved.
    Originally posted by phoenix1837
    If I need to use google maps I cant listen to DAB/FM so I put a podcast/music on over bluetooth.
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 15th Jan 20, 7:45 PM
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    What car do you have?
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    • phoenix1837
    • By phoenix1837 15th Jan 20, 9:37 PM
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    Hyundai i10
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 15th Jan 20, 11:40 PM
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    Hyundai i10
    Originally posted by phoenix1837
    Sorry, missed that in the OP..
    If it's the older model without the built in SatNav screen etc. I'm not sure you can achieve what you are attempting.
    Last edited by RumRat; 15-01-2020 at 11:59 PM.
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    • phoenix1837
    • By phoenix1837 16th Jan 20, 9:53 AM
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    Sorry, missed that in the OP..
    If it's the older model without the built in SatNav screen etc. I'm not sure you can achieve what you are attempting.
    Originally posted by RumRat
    Thanks, yeah I don't have the built in sat nav screen. I think I'll just have to take the suggestion and use my data to play music or radio (have unlimited anyway). I actually listened to War of the Worlds (Jeff Wayne musical version) on the way in to work this morning and loved every second of my journey lol

    Thanks to everyone who tried to help me, at least I have got something workable.
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