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Car mode without the Car Dock

2012-03-31, 1:04 AM

Is it possible to use Smart Action to detect/trigger that I'm in the car without using the Motorola Car Doc (just the charger)?


I would like to turn on bluetooth, and leave the display on all the time while it is in the car and charging from the car charger..

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Re: Car mode without the Car Dock

2012-04-04, 18:19 PM

There is an app in the Play store called "Car Mode Control" that toggles "car home" mode.  Normally, you tap the app, then tap the Home button and the phone goes into the built-in "car" mode.


I just tried it with Smart Actions and it worked fine.


Trigger: Bluetooth device


Action: Launch Application --> "Car mode".


 


The phone appeared to stay in car mode after I turned off the bluetooth device, but actually the car mode was toggled off automatically. I just had to tap the home button for it to show the normal home desktop on the phone.

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Re: Car mode without the Car Dock

2012-04-02, 20:47 PM

Automatically - If you have Blue Tooth built into your car Smart Actions could trigger off of that. 


Manually - You could use the head phone jack to trigger a rule. For example, when you sit in the car plug in headphones and have maps, gps, and music launch.

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Re: Car mode without the Car Dock

2012-04-04, 18:19 PM

There is an app in the Play store called "Car Mode Control" that toggles "car home" mode.  Normally, you tap the app, then tap the Home button and the phone goes into the built-in "car" mode.


I just tried it with Smart Actions and it worked fine.


Trigger: Bluetooth device


Action: Launch Application --> "Car mode".


 


The phone appeared to stay in car mode after I turned off the bluetooth device, but actually the car mode was toggled off automatically. I just had to tap the home button for it to show the normal home desktop on the phone.

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Re: Car mode without the Car Dock

2012-04-04, 18:52 PM

XXPepper said:

There is an app in the Play store called "Car Mode Control" that toggles "car home" mode.  Normally, you tap the app, then tap the Home button and the phone goes into the built-in "car" mode.


I just tried it with Smart Actions and it worked fine.


Trigger: Bluetooth device


Action: Launch Application --> "Car mode".


 


The phone appeared to stay in car mode after I turned off the bluetooth device, but actually the car mode was toggled off automatically. I just had to tap the home button for it to show the normal home desktop on the phone.



Great info!  Thanks!

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Re: Car mode without the Car Dock

2012-06-22, 21:26 PM

My Maxx will connect to the bluetooth in my Honda and automatically trigger car mode once it detects the HandsfreeLink.  It may depend on how your Bluetooth interacts with your phone.

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Re: Car mode without the Car Dock

2012-07-02, 17:50 PM

Does car mode control still work for people in ICS? It doesn't for me.

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Re: Car mode without the Car Dock

2012-08-07, 14:42 PM
Does not work for me. There is not a car mode listed in the app list.
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Re: Car mode without the Car Dock

2013-06-30, 15:25 PM


Is there an alternate trigger one can use besides a bluetooth onnection? My car does not have bluetooth and my bluetooth headset is connected more often than only  when I am driving. I have a retrofitted D3 car dock but with my new case my Razr Maxx HD doesn't sit firmly/deeply enough for the dock to be recognized.

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Re: Car mode without the Car Dock

2013-06-30, 15:58 PM
Car dock mode is turned on by particular wiring in the car dock's USB plug. Not by magnets.

You can set the car dock mode on with script tools like "Tasker".
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