"When I get in/out of my car" reminders

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by flashflooder, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. flashflooder macrumors regular

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    so, this was one of the features added in iOS9. Does it require CarPlay to work?

    I have a Bluetooth speaker that connects every time I get in my car, but so far these reminders have not triggered for me.

    Hopefully they will let us designate a Bluetooth device as our car in a future update.
     
  2. CaptMarvel macrumors 6502a

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    Only one way to find out. Create a reminder with Siri to do something when you get in the car. Report back your findings.
     
  3. russkn87 macrumors regular

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    I don't have CarPlay but my notifications show on my iPhone & Watch, sometimes, "It will take 20 minutes to get home" etc.
     
  4. Hustler1337 macrumors 65816

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    That's been there since iOS 8 (or 7) and is different to what the OP is referring about. The ETA you're referring to is based on regular journeys. So if you go to work at 7am every Tuesdays and Fridays, iOS will detect this pattern and give you an ETA every Tuesdays and Fridays before that time.
     
  5. CaptMarvel macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to give it a go...to lazy at the moment though. No CarPlay here, but I must admit I'm quite intrigued by OP's inquiry.

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  6. c0LdFire macrumors regular

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    It seems to work alright for me. I don't have CarPlay either, the phone just syncs up via bluetooth to my Subaru's crappy stock stereo.
     
  7. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Mine would always do it whenever I got in the car, not just on a pattern of regular days (at least when I was on iOS 9 beta). Whenever i'm out and I get in the car I get a "x minutes back home" (and it even learned that im staying at a dorm and reprogrammed itself to consider that my "home" even though its not in my contacts), so iOS 9 definitely can give more information than just regular journeys.
     
  8. protobiont macrumors 6502a

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    That's a predictive feature of Siri, he's talking about reminders. Similar to a geofence, but based on connecting to your car's Bluetooth instead of a location. At least I think that's what OP means.

    I hope this is a thing. I will try it today too.
     
  9. flashflooder thread starter macrumors regular

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    As stated in the original post, I have already tried to make this work with the BT module in my car and so far have been unsuccessful.

    I'm afraid this might be CarPlay-only, which seems like a silly restriction to me.

    And yes, I'm talking strictly about geofencing in reminders, not ETA for common routes.
     
  10. protobiont macrumors 6502a

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    According to this: http://m.imore.com/ios-9-faq

    it's CarPlay only. Which, I agree, is really irritating. There's no reason this couldn't be enabled to work when a specific Bluetooth connection is made.
     
  11. flashflooder thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Hopefully they let us designate a BT device as being (in) our car in a future update. I'd really love to be able to use this feature.
     
  12. CaptMarvel macrumors 6502a

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    It actually does work with Bluetooth as I actually tried it today. I guess it depends if your vehicle recognizes your iPhone is in fact an iPhone and not just some random devices through a USB cable and vice versa with your phone recognizing it's connected to a vehicle and not just some Bluetooth device.
     
  13. flashflooder thread starter macrumors regular

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    So you physically hooked it up to a lightning adapter in your car? I guess that's the key then.

    I wish it worked without the power connection (BT only), as I only plug my phone in in the car as needed
     
  14. CaptMarvel macrumors 6502a

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    I tried it without plugging it in, just straight Bluetooth, and sure enough when my iPhone made the connection the alert came on the screen.
     
  15. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Same here. Connected to Ford MySync and the siri-entered reminder came up (siri remind me to get milk when I get in the car).
     
  16. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    How do I get my iPhone to tell me how long it's going to take to get home etc? I have map notifications turned on.. is there something I'm missing here?
     
  17. CaptMarvel macrumors 6502a

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    Initially, I asked Siri for directions go,e a few times and to work, and after a few days it would be there on my today screen. Alternatively I think you don't have to do that, it just learns your frequently visited paces. Locations services must be on.
     
  18. flashflooder thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting. Maybe it's set to work with known car BT systems, then. (sync / handsfree link/ etc)

    Should be fairly trivial for Apple to allow us to designate 3rd party BT solutions as being in our car. I hope they do eventually.
     
  19. flashflooder thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sure enough I tried it with my wife's handsfree link in her Honda and it worked.
     
  20. CaptMarvel macrumors 6502a

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    2013 Accord EX-L here, most of the time I keep Bluetooth in the car off just because of the delay though..but maybe reminders in the car may make me reconsider :eek:
     
  21. Jayson A macrumors 68000

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    I had a lot of my system location services off. Sorry about that guys.
     
  22. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    My "in the car" reminders work when my phone connects to the Bluetooth in my car. As soon as my car shows "connected" on my dashboard when I start it up, my phone starts suggesting music and gives me ETAs to places it expects me to go (either such as work, home, etc.).

    This is false information, my car is a 2012 Cadillac CTS without CarPlay and my "in the car" reminders work fine.
     
  23. AstroDrew macrumors regular

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    I really like this new feature specially the traffic advisory. I'm not sure how accurate it is but at least it gives me an idea what time I can get home. I always worry going home because I have my kids arriving from school and I have to be home at a certain time. It seems like it automatically activates whenever I get in the car and the iphone connects to the radio.
     

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  24. CaptMarvel macrumors 6502a

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    Please tell how you got it to show up on your lock screen like that!
     
  25. macduke macrumors 604

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    It seems like he literally explained it in the post you quoted.
     

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