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Voice control of iPhone using rav4 bluetooth
Well, I'm a brand new owner of a Rav4 Limited V6 (no nav) and am fiddling with it and readings through the owner's manual.
I like listening to music on my iPhone and pairing it with the car was easy. But I'm having problems with 'hands free' operation. I'm hoping someone here MIT be able to help. My biggest thing is that I operate in a car 'eyes free' (I don't want to take my eyes off then road).
1. I miss my Bluetooth headset because I have one easy to reach button to answer a all. Now I have to reach over to the dashboard and find the 'off hook' button without hanging up on the call (the on hook/off hook buttons are right next to each other, I guess I'll get used to this.
2. The biggest problem how to place a call. I press a button on my headset to put my iPhone in voice control mode. Then I tell it who to call. Works great. Is there ANY way to do this using a car button? Scrolling through a list of phone contacts downloaded to the car is NOT something I'll ever use since it requires I pull off the road and park to use it.
Every Bluetooth headset and wired earbuds I use have a simple switch to trigger voice control on my phone, It never dawned on me to checks this out before buying, even though Bluetooth functionality was a requirement for me.
What fun getting used to a new car. Now if I an find a way to place a call safely, I'll be happy.
Thanks for any help...
Mostly happy owner of silver 2012 RAV4 Limited V6 (400 miles)
2000 Honda Odyssey (175k miles)
Last edited by Janet; 06-26-2012 at 03:35 PM.
Reason: fixed the typos. That's what I get for typing too much on an iPad when I'm a touch typist (*grin*).