- 11-10-2012, 03:25 PM #8
What kind of car do you have. I have a Ford with Sync and a WP7. I assume you have turned on "read aloud incoming text messages". If you are not sure how to do that below is a link to the MS site. The instructions are at the bottom.
Use Speech on my phone | Windows Phone How-to (United States)
Let me know if you get it to work.
- 11-10-2012, 05:04 PM #9
I have a Kia Optima 2012 and the messaging worked with the default system. It also worked with the way the guy above me described as well. The latter was better because I could talk my response to the car and it sent the message.
- 11-11-2012, 12:34 PM #11
Other people have confirmed that Sync works perfectly with WP8. I would make sure you have your setting turned on for "read aloud incoming text messages" for bluetooth.
Please let me know if you get it working.
Last edited by pvcleave; 11-11-2012 at 12:40 PM.
- 11-11-2012, 02:53 PM #12
- 11-11-2012, 04:44 PM #13
Same thing happening to me. My 920 with my Ford Gen1 Sync system will not work with Sync's text messaging. The phone's read/reply to text messaging over Bluetooth does work. But, with my 900, both methods worked.
Last edited by Sequel2k; 11-12-2012 at 06:50 AM.
11-14-2012, 01:39 PM #15
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With WP7.5 on Bluetooth my car would say "Message from XXXXX", You can say read it or ignore" If I would stay read it, it would read the message. Then after that it would say "Reply or im done?" If i said reply i could speak me text message and it would send.
With WP8, after it reads the message it says "call or im done". What happened to the reply option?
I just went to speech settings and checked "Enable Speech Recognition Service", so maybe that will help?
Anyone else seen this?
- 11-14-2012, 01:59 PM #16
There's two different things being discussed here.
"Read aloud incoming text messages" via Bluetooth just uses the A2DP headset protocol. The text message stays within the phone the whole time, just the phone plays out the audio of the message via the car's system.
The Message Access Protocol (MAP) Bluetooth profile will share the content of the actual text message with the car, and the car decides to do with it. Some cars display it on their console, others read it aloud.
There's a lot of confusion of the two options going on here.
11-14-2012, 02:29 PM #17
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I just got this feature on the IPhone 4 with the IOS 6 upgrade.
It would be a big step backwards if a phone touted to support BT 3.0 didn't support this.
When I tried to use it my newer vehicle the IP4 worked fine in, I got a message saying "Messages cannot be transferred"
- 11-15-2012, 06:35 AM #18
When i used the lumia800 the ability to dictate a message back and send it without touching the phone was excellent and it worked with no issues on my car. I can confirm this feature has been removed with wp8. Im in the same car and im now not able to reply to messages. All i can do is call the contact or delete the message.
This is a massive step backwards for me as i spend many hours everyday in a car...
- 11-15-2012, 10:38 AM #19
11-20-2012, 11:31 PM #21
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As far as I can tell, WP8 does not include the Bluetooth MAP profile. This means that a number of in-car infotainment systems will no longer have the ability to read your text messages aloud or reply. I'm really disappointed that this decision was made and have posted my concerns on the Microsoft community site. This basic profile needs to be added back in, or there are going to be a lot of irritated Ford, Acura, Honda, and I don't know how many other car company owners.
- 11-21-2012, 02:09 AM #22
- 01-16-2013, 12:51 PM #23
Whenever I've paired any WP7 devices to my laptop, the Broadcom utility lists Messaging Access Profile and downloads the drivers. The SMS editor comes up and downloads messages but will not send. Same thing happens with my work-issued iPhone 4S.