Maps iOS 6 question

Fatboy71

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Having seen the spoken turn by turn demos. It got me thinking what would happen if you were getting directions to somewhere and then you received a phone call. Would the maps app, directions disappear due to the incoming call or is there a way of setting up Maps to not allow incoming calls whilst getting directed to your destination.

I realize that I could use Airplane Mode but this would make the Maps app not work as it needs mobile data access.

Just wondered if anyone with iOS 6 and the new maps app could help answer my question.

Thanks in advance.
 

0000757

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You just take the phone call and the turn-by-turn voice is off. Directions are still given.
 

Sky Blue

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before you use turn-by-turn, just call everybody and tell them not to interrupt you until you reach your destination.
 

Fatboy71

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You just take the phone call and the turn-by-turn voice is off. Directions are still given.
Thanks a lot for the help.

So basically the Maps app screen remains on and showing the directions etc, but the spoken turn by turn instructions are off?

So I take it there's no setting that would stop the ability of receiving calls whilst using the Maps app?
 

MrBudgie

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Thanks a lot for the help.

So basically the Maps app screen remains on and showing the directions etc, but the spoken turn by turn instructions are off?

So I take it there's no setting that would stop the ability of receiving calls whilst using the Maps app?
I imagine you could use do not disturb mode...but you'd have to turn it on manually and remember to turn it off when you get there ("Siri, remind me to turn off do not disturb when I get to x")
 

Fatboy71

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I imagine you could use do not disturb mode...but you'd have to turn it on manually and remember to turn it off when you get there ("Siri, remind me to turn off do not disturb when I get to x")
Good point I forgot about the do not disturb feature, I can remember seeing it on the Apple Keynote now you've mentioned it. Appreciate the help all.
 

mrapplegate

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Good point I forgot about the do not disturb feature, I can remember seeing it on the Apple Keynote now you've mentioned it. Appreciate the help all.
Do not disturb only works when the phone is locked. It's purpose is to not light up the phone's screen or to prevent some calls from ringing. It won't help when you are navigating as the screen will be on.
 

docmagoo2

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Surely you'd pull over, answer said phone call and then continue on your journey once it was finished?
 

MrBudgie

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Do not disturb only works when the phone is locked. It's purpose is to not light up the phone's screen or to prevent some calls from ringing. It won't help when you are navigating as the screen will be on.
Navigation takes over the lock screen during a trip, so I think DND mode would still help keep calls hidden (unless they called twice in 3 minutes, then DND would e overridden)...I am just speculating though, I have no access to ios 6, maybe it's something a registered dev can confirm on his next road trip.
 

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Navigation takes over the lock screen during a trip, so I think DND mode would still help keep calls hidden (unless they called twice in 3 minutes, then DND would e overridden)...I am just speculating though, I have no access to ios 6, maybe it's something a registered dev can confirm on his next road trip.
Yes, I had not thought of that. I'll check the next time I'm out.
 

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Do not disturb only works when the phone is locked. It's purpose is to not light up the phone's screen or to prevent some calls from ringing. It won't help when you are navigating as the screen will be on.
Really? I've seen lots of reviews of the iOS 6 beta and many have DND turned on. I assume this is to prevent notifications while filming....
 

Fatboy71

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Do not disturb only works when the phone is locked. It's purpose is to not light up the phone's screen or to prevent some calls from ringing. It won't help when you are navigating as the screen will be on.
Thanks for help mrapplegate much appreciated.

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Surely you'd pull over, answer said phone call and then continue on your journey once it was finished?
More often than enough I would be on the Motorway when I would be using this, and you are not allowed to pull over/pull over onto the hard shoulder unless you breakdown or in an emergency.

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Yes, I had not thought of that. I'll check the next time I'm out.
Thanks for that mrapplegate, I'd really appreciate it if you could do that :)
 

Fatboy71

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Navigation takes over the lock screen during a trip, so I think DND mode would still help keep calls hidden (unless they called twice in 3 minutes, then DND would e overridden)...I am just speculating though, I have no access to ios 6, maybe it's something a registered dev can confirm on his next road trip.
I was just wondering if anyone with iOS 6 installed has had a chance to try the above out whilst on a trip. Thanks.
 

Fatboy71

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If you close maps during navigation the current instruction is shown in the status bar. :)

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That seems a really good thing to happen.

I don't suppose you know what happens if you receive a phone call, text message whilst you are using the Maps app to give you turn by turn spoken instructions?

If you have tried it, does the maps app, directions disappear due to the incoming call or is there a way of setting up Maps to not allow incoming calls etc (such as with the Do Not Disturb feature) whilst getting directed to your destination?
 

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That seems a really good thing to happen.

I don't suppose you know what happens if you receive a phone call, text message whilst you are using the Maps app to give you turn by turn spoken instructions?
I gave navigation a good test yesterday on a 3 hour round trip but I didn't get any calls or texts. I'm not very popular hehe.
 

Fatboy71

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I gave navigation a good test yesterday on a 3 hour round trip but I didn't get any calls or texts. I'm not very popular hehe.
:D Thanks. I suppose someone will test it at some point and receive a call, just interested to see what happens.
 

Djs621

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What about listening to and controlling your music while navigating? Can you control the iPod via controls embedded in the maps app or can you double tap the home button to bring up controls.
 

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What about listening to and controlling your music while navigating? Can you control the iPod via controls embedded in the maps app or can you double tap the home button to bring up controls.
Doesn't appear to be any embedded controls. You can double click home and swipe to the right to get the controls in usual way.

I've only tried it with Spotify though, I don't have any iPod music.
 

Djs621

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Surely you'd pull over, answer said phone call and then continue on your journey once it was finished?
Yes there ya go because that's realistic and forward thinking

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Doesn't appear to be any embedded controls. You can double click home and swipe to the right to get the controls in usual way.

I've only tried it with Spotify though, I don't have any iPod music.
Ok, that's what I'm used to doing with the tomtom app even though Tomtom does give you embedded controls.

Now, how about when voice navigation instructions are given. Do the instructions fade and interrupt the music (which I would prefer) or are the instructions given over the music? (which sucks)
 

MonkeySee....

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An incoming call covers the whole screen. You would need to decline it to go back to the Maps. I'm not sure if they still "pop" up at the top if it needs to tell you about your next turn.
 

Djs621

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How about pressing the home button while on a call and just opening up the maps app. That's what I do now With tomtom, this way I can navigate and talk at the same time. If I want to return to the phone screen I just tap the green glowing bar on top.
 

0000757

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I'm curious how CDMA devices will handle it since CDMA currently doesn't support Talk and Data. Of course this will only affect the iPhone 4S users or 6th Generation iPhone users on CDMA networks without LTE (Which in the US is only Cricket). Later tonight I'll be testing this out to see what happens to the directions and let you guys know.
 

8a22a

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How about pressing the home button while on a call and just opening up the maps app. That's what I do now With tomtom, this way I can navigate and talk at the same time. If I want to return to the phone screen I just tap the green glowing bar on top.
Active navigation works the same way as an active phone call then. Except its a glowing blue bar. :)
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