iOS6 Maps / calls / music.

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by mac2thefuture, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. mac2thefuture macrumors 65816

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    I'm really quite excited about this addition and as I drive circa 36,000miles a year I might even drop my tomtom.
    Does any one know what happens with the app during phone calls?
    Can you still play/stream music at the same time as running the app?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    It turns the music down during instructions. Calls come through too
     
  3. Fatboy71 macrumors 65816

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    Is there anyway to stop calls coming through whilst using Maps, so as they do not stop the spoken turn by turn instructions coming through and the onscreen instructions been seen?

    I asked this question on another post and someone mentioned about the do not disturb feature of iOS 6, but nobody had, had a chance to try it whilst driving and while receiving a call.
     
  4. el3ktro macrumors regular

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    Maybe you shouldn't drop ypur Tomtom after all?
     
  5. mac2thefuture thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I suppose at worst you could divert all calls to your voice mail box before setting on your journey......
     
  6. Fatboy71 macrumors 65816

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    I haven't got a Tom tom to drop :D, reason been I don't need the use of a satnav all the time, but I do need the use of one some time, and the Maps app on my iPhone would mean that I would have the use of one when I needed it has I always have my iPhone with me :)
     
  7. gavinbuckley macrumors newbie

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    The on screen instructions still appear at the top of the screen during a phone call, and the voice instructions come thorough over the incoming voice call. Really very usable.
     
  8. mac2thefuture thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Voice instructions over the voice call - not good, I hope it gets sorted, I'll hold on to my TomTom for now......
     
  9. danielowenuk macrumors 6502

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    Do not disturb would....... stop you being disturbed :)
     
  10. tn9design macrumors member

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    Turn on the new Do Not Disturb feature. It sends all incoming calls straight to voicemail.
     
  11. Bilemshious macrumors member

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    On iOS 6 beta 4 on a 4S, during calls my navigation stops talking to me and instead dings a bell alerting me to a new instruction. Am I the only one?
     
  12. DDustiNN macrumors 68000

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    This is how Google Navigation (on Android) does it, and it's the same with MapQuest on iOS. It works quite well, actually. I love it. And btw, the person you're talking to doesn't hear the instructions - only you do.

    If you're that worried about it, just decline the call...? :confused:
     
  13. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Does this for me as well.
     
  14. DDustiNN macrumors 68000

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    That sucks... I hope it actually speaks during a call like the others I mentioned above. Otherwise I'll just stick to MapQuest since it's free and I already have it...
     
  15. Fatboy71 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the help, it's much appreciated. From the sounds of it, the Maps app seems well thought out if that's how it handles phone calls.
     
  16. Djs621 macrumors regular

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    What happens if you double press the home button while on a call and go back to the maps app?
     
  17. mac2thefuture, Aug 13, 2012
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    I drive thousands of miles and take many hands free calls each day. It would be good if I could take the call and the instructions just turned to prompts.

    Siri talking out loud would be heard by the person on the other end of the line.

    It's a smart smart phone, I have faith that voice commands will subside during calls.....,,
     
  18. Fatboy71 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the help, it's much appreciated.
     

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