2012 prius pkg3 txt msg/email settings

Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Audio and Electronics' started by Gilbert, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Gilbert

    Gilbert Member

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    Hi, i noticed that on my car settings theres an option on the screen that says "text messages" and another one for "emails", however they are greyed out and i cannot access either one of them. My iphone4 is paird to the car with internet access.

    Anyone know whats this about?
     
  2. _tran

    _tran New Member

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    I have the same problem with my iphone4 as well. However, I feel as though this is in part due to Apple and not Toyota. Anyone with an iPhone and 2012 Prius able to correct me on this??
     
  3. Gilbert

    Gilbert Member

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    wow, no one else is having this problem or maybe just dont care about it? :)
     
  4. pacohaas

    pacohaas Junior Member

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    If you search, you'll see this is a known issue, and as tran mentioned a limitation of the iPhone OS. I feel your pain, it would be nice to have this and bluetooth internet functional. We could all buy Android phones and these things would work...
     
  5. mathan

    mathan Junior Member

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    And this looks like it answered the question I just posted. :/

    Hopefully Apple under Tim Cook will open up a bit more.
     
  6. jon_lancaster_toyota

    jon_lancaster_toyota Nate Riesen

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    Nah, keep your iPhone. I haven't seen an Android device that shares the messages yet. I have to admit that I pair 5 iPhones to one Android device so it's absolutely possible that my lack of Anroid experience was why I couldn't make it work.
    Truth is, neither iPhone or Android have the bluetooth profiles to share emails/text messages. I have heard the blackberry does, but you only get a 2-3 line preview of the email. Text message response are pre-programmed limited responses.
    I've said it before, I don't think these are functions that would change our lives. If they were, Apple would have found a way to sell us yet another device that would to it awesomely and make our lives more wonderful than they already are
     
  7. cnynracer1

    cnynracer1 Junior Member

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    I have the Motorola Razr MAXX and my Prius III does read my text messages.

    However the bluetooth connection is flaky. I often have to repair it just to get audio and phone to work. :(