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  • eelpout
    Member Since: 01 Jun 2017
    Location: CA
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    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    I was a bit confused about InControl Touch Pro and text support (and it not working with my Android phones), so I did some searching and found this

    Can Touch Pro read out incoming text messages and emails?

    Windows Phone handsets can be configured to read out and reply to text messaging when a compatible device is connected via Bluetooth. However, this feature is not currently supported by Touch Pro for use with Android and Apple devices.

    (This explains why it only works with my old Microsoft Lumia 950XL Smile)


    Last edited by eelpout on 8th Nov 2019 7:27 pm. Edited 1 time in total
  • jimbg
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Devon
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    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    That is an out of date web page, before Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

    With Apple Car Play you can hear texts and dictate them.
  • nebc100
    Member Since: 08 Mar 2019
    Location: Altlinster
    Posts: 73
    Luxembourg 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Namib Orange

    Haven't they thought of us poor souls that don't want to use the useless Android auto or Apple Carplay?

    Also... I don't want to have to plug in my phone every time I get in the car.

    In the D2, my hands-free kit automatically read out the messages over the Bluetooth connection.

    Ac and AA only work over a USB cable.

    Talk about a step back!!
  • Chopsy
    Member Since: 05 Jul 2018
    Location: Warwickshire
    Posts: 136
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    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    I'm using an android phone over bluetooth and my car reads text messages out - or have I missed the point on this thread?
  • Road Runner 2017
    Member Since: 14 Jan 2017
    Location: Scotland
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    My phones android. Any incoming messages are then displayed on the infotainment screen and can be read out at the press of a button. This is just with the bluetooth activated.

    Am pretty sure this also happened before I had the Apple Carplay / Android Auto update.

    Mind you I rarely get text messages, more so because everyone is using WhatsApp.

    I wonder if What's App can be displayed on the infotainment screen?

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  • eelpout
    Member Since: 01 Jun 2017
    Location: CA
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    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    jimbg wrote:
    That is an out of date web page, before Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

    With Apple Car Play you can hear texts and dictate them.

    yes, I should have made the exception clear of Android Auto and Apple Car Play. My point was with JLR InControl Touch Pro software by itself.
  • eelpout
    Member Since: 01 Jun 2017
    Location: CA
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    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    Chopsy wrote:
    I'm using an android phone over bluetooth and my car reads text messages out - or have I missed the point on this thread?

    my guess is you don’t have an HSE with the Touch Pro screen (or you’re using Android Auto, there’s a difference).


    Last edited by eelpout on 8th Nov 2019 7:28 pm. Edited 1 time in total
  • Chopsy
    Member Since: 05 Jul 2018
    Location: Warwickshire
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    Mine is touch pro on a hse lux and reads texts out over bluetooth. Both of my last D5's have.
  • Chopsy
    Member Since: 05 Jul 2018
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    Unless these things are country / market specific
  • eelpout
    Member Since: 01 Jun 2017
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    Quote:
    Mine is touch pro on a hse lux and reads texts out over bluetooth. Both of my last D5's have.

    hmm, which Android phone if I may ask? As I said up above, I don’t text support with any of my Android phones on my HSE Lux and Touch Pro, And i’m on the latest InControl software.
  • eelpout
    Member Since: 01 Jun 2017
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    Chopsy wrote:
    Unless these things are country / market specific
    Maybe (I’m in the US).
  • Chopsy
    Member Since: 05 Jul 2018
    Location: Warwickshire
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    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    Samsung phones. Have used 3. A150, Ace,and S9. Only just had carplay update but don't use it - prob never will.
  • eelpout
    Member Since: 01 Jun 2017
    Location: CA
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    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    well, maybe it's my Samsung S10 then, it is an odd-duck, being a Hong Kong variant (dual-SIM), but I really wouldn't think they would exclude that one from messaging support. And my Sony doesn't work either. Hmmm.
  • Chopsy
    Member Since: 05 Jul 2018
    Location: Warwickshire
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    Perhaps someone from the US on this site could confirm they can get the facility. Or have you had it previously on other cars?

    Not familiar with US laws / restrictions myself.
  • Road Runner 2017
    Member Since: 14 Jan 2017
    Location: Scotland
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    Both my phones are Sony.
    New Xperia 1, and XZ1.
    Both work fine via Bluetooth with regards to incoming texts.
    Maybe your Sony needs a software update?

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