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'Messaging' Option on the Phone Screen

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I have a 500x Cross Plus with the 6.5" centre screen - I noticed within the phone section there is a 'messaging' option which is always greyed out.

Just wondered if it should work to receive (read out) messages ?

Thanks muchly...
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Re: 'Messaging' Option on the Phone Screen

What phone do you have? I have an iPhone but wife has an android phone. Won't do my messages but will when her phone is connected. Think it's a compatibility issue for some phones.
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Re: 'Messaging' Option on the Phone Screen

Ahh - it's an iPhone. No worries I may grab somebody with an Andriod and check.

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Re: 'Messaging' Option on the Phone Screen

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Ahh - it's an iPhone. No worries I may grab somebody with an Andriod and check.

thanks :-)


I don't think this answer is going to help you very much, but I have an Android Phone. When connected via Bluetooth sometimes MESSAGING is greyed out and sometimes it is white and activated. When it is white it reads out my text messages, when it is greyed out it does not. I have spent many long hours trying to figure out the reason why, so far I have failed. Even 3rd party apps only work intermittently with my phone.

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Re: 'Messaging' Option on the Phone Screen

I have an andriod and i get the woman to read em out, works fine.
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Re: 'Messaging' Option on the Phone Screen

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I have an andriod and i get the woman to read em out, works fine.


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Re: 'Messaging' Option on the Phone Screen

I've got it working on iPhone

So - on iPhone go into Settings | Bluetooth | pick Uconnect and click the I icon.

Then simply select 'Show Notifications' -- when connected up 'messaging' is no longer greyed out... so I assume it works, just need to sit in a running car at night and wait for someone to message me

Also - first time I've sat in the car in the dark -- love the mood lighting
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Re: 'Messaging' Option on the Phone Screen

What model IPhone are you using, I have a 5S and whilst all other services & connections work on it I cannot 'un' grey the message button.
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Re: 'Messaging' Option on the Phone Screen

Hey there

Tried it with a 6s and 7, both work. What was interesting was that the 'show notifications' within the Bluetooth setting was disabled when I paired the 6 but was enabled automatically with the 7.

But toggling that setting causes the messages to ungrey / grey out .
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Re: 'Messaging' Option on the Phone Screen

I'm also having this issue with my Android. Usually it's greyed out at the start and gets activated after a while. I think it just needs some time to refresh the messaging data.
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Re: 'Messaging' Option on the Phone Screen

Gave up trying to get the 6.5 Uconnect to show messages, then switching on the next day there it was working perfectly and since. Guessed it all needed turning off for a while then back on , ignition ON/OFF, this allowed the system to reboot I expect

Apple 5S phone and UConnect 6.5 inch screen.

A final point recently had all the maps upgraded along with the operating system, workshop job, Now running 17. something or the other so perhaps this has helped as well.
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