Note 7, Driving Mode?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by theinstructor, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. theinstructor macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2007
    Is there a driving mode where it's plugged in while driving and the screen stays on? It's very annoying and dangerous to mess with it while driving to wake it up, change songs, do something with GPS etc.

    On the GPS screen it stays on but that's the only one. Thanks in advance, I just switched from iPhone. Maybe I just need to increase my screen timeout.
  2. Mxbzz macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2012
    I would recommend the app "AutoMate" from the Google Play Store. You'll have to play with the settings a bit, but it allows the screen to stay on while adding Car Mode features (speed limit, navigation, access to your music, reading texts, etc). It's a pretty refined app and apparently even integrates with Torque to get realtime data from your car if you've got an ODBII connector.

    I also like how it has general IF connection statements (Open AutoMate if BT is connected to X and or Y, AND phone is charging, Turn off AutoMate if BT is disconnected, etc).

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