Car Mode in iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by itismadhan, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. itismadhan macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Hey guys,

    I have a HTC ONE X and I am planning on switchign to the iPhone 5. My major concern is just the Navigation. I use my One X as the GPS for my car and I love car mode. Is there something similar to car mode on iphone 5/ios 6? Please let me know!

  2. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    It might help if you explained what car mode is.
  3. jtp098 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2010
    There is a new Do not disturb feature so that you get no notifications from calls or texts
    I take this back.. this is only when locked not sure how it works when you have the apps open.
  4. itismadhan thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012
  5. stuaz macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    I can't understand what they are saying, but is the gist of 'car mode' basically bigger buttons lol?

    If so no I don't believe the iPhone has a feature like that. But then I guess the OS is simple enough to not warrant it IMO.
  6. itismadhan thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Has anyone been using their iPhone 5 with apple maps as their daily driver GPS? All works fine?
  7. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    The iPhone does not have a car mode, like used on the Galaxy Note or S3. Nothing dedicated opens up when placed into a car mount/cradle. While I have found Apple's maps to be adequate, there are still alternatives in the market that are mostly better. Waze is a personal favorite of mine and works very well. Sadly, in the end, there is no car mode.
  8. itismadhan thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Is it possible to listen to music and do turn by turn navigation? i.e. does siri stop music and warn if there is an exit or turn up ahead?
  9. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    I haven't had any experience with that situation on my iphone 5, but on my 4 running iOS 5, whenever waze updated my route with info, the music either paused or the volume decreased. I can't remember which it did. Sorry. I did notice that while Siri connected to my car's Bluetooth, turn by turn did not play through my car speakers using Apple Maps. Might be isolated with my car, others it might be different for. Going to try waze tomorrow and see if its the same.
  10. tmoney468 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2007
    Yes, the music fades out and Siri tells you the directions. After, the music fades back in
  11. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    Yep! Your music will fade and then resume after Siri has spoken!
  12. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I use Navigon as a turn-by-turn GPS (no data connection required; all maps stored on the phone) and the music will also fade so you can hear instructions.
  13. Dieg macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2013
  14. falkedup macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    Yes but the music source has to be your phone. If you want to listen to the radio and have apple maps cut in, it will only play out of the iPhone speaker. Siri will override the radio but Siri on apple maps navigation won't. Can't figure this out myself.

    Bottom line, the car audio has to be on whatever input the iPhone is connected to or it won't play through the car.
  15. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Car Stereos with IOS7-ready integration is said to provide more functionality.
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  17. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
  18. Manesh macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2013

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