1. RichHowerton's Avatar
    Anybody see this:

    Soon, iPhones will block texts while driving - Jun. 5, 2017

    IPhone is so far ahead of everybody else. Lol
    06-10-2017 10:55 AM
  2. T Moore's Avatar
    Kinda like driving mode or Cortana quiet hours since 8.1.
    06-10-2017 12:25 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    Moved to Phone Wars.

    The feature isn't anything new.
    libra89 and Guytronic like this.
    06-10-2017 12:40 PM
  4. Keeptechcoolandsimple's Avatar
    and of course, apple will claim it invented the driving mode.
    06-11-2017 09:49 AM
  5. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Anybody see this:

    Soon, iPhones will block texts while driving - Jun. 5, 2017

    IPhone is so far ahead of everybody else. Lol
    Samsung already does this, one of the many features written off as a gimmick until Apple does it.
    Rainar Angelo likes this.
    06-11-2017 04:41 PM
  6. PerfectReign's Avatar
    06-11-2017 10:19 PM
  7. Rainar Angelo's Avatar
    Anybody see this:

    Soon, iPhones will block texts while driving - Jun. 5, 2017

    IPhone is so far ahead of everybody else. Lol
    Pretty much what Apple does. Take a feature and market it as their own. Ugh...
    06-12-2017 09:55 AM
  8. wcshane's Avatar
    Blackberry had this 6+ years ago.
    07-05-2017 03:10 AM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I've had it my entire life. It's called will power and common sense.
    07-05-2017 02:49 PM
  10. xandros9's Avatar
    I've had it my entire life. It's called will power and common sense.
    What new technological marvel will RumoredNow discover next?
    07-05-2017 04:25 PM
  11. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I've had it my entire life. It's called will power and common sense.
    Lucky you. I've got the common sense part down pat but the willpower is sadly lacking.

    Sent from my Elite x3 on mTalk
    07-06-2017 12:01 AM
  12. Drael646464's Avatar
    So, ios can't read your texts out to you?
    07-06-2017 09:14 AM
  13. xandros9's Avatar
    So, ios can't read your texts out to you?
    If you ask it to it can.
    libra89 likes this.
    07-06-2017 09:52 AM
  14. Ray Picone's Avatar
    so Windows phone has had that feature for a while and it replies with a message that you are driving or you can have the text message read to you and you have the option to reply back by voice
    07-06-2017 11:24 PM
  15. Drael646464's Avatar
    If you ask it to it can.
    So why would you need to block texts?
    07-06-2017 11:35 PM
  16. nate0's Avatar
    The messed up part is with Windows BB or Android it is voluntarily turned off. My suspicion is iOS won't allow the user to toggle it off even if they wanted. Maybe not until the consumers complain enough, then Apple might lighten it up a little. Because we all know Apple knows better than you when your stuck in an emergency situation...
    07-06-2017 11:36 PM
  17. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Hey I've got an idea. How about we just wait until we get somewhere safe and reply. There are no such things as "emergencies" that require us to immediately reply to a text. If it really is an emergency, dial 911.
    07-07-2017 01:48 PM
  18. xandros9's Avatar
    So why would you need to block texts?
    To minimize distraction, you don't have to worry about the temptation of looking at that latest blip if you don't know it's there.
    Guytronic, libra89 and TgeekB like this.
    07-07-2017 06:41 PM
  19. Drael646464's Avatar
    To minimize distraction, you don't have to worry about the temptation of looking at that latest blip if you don't know it's there.
    Oh, so its like snapchat. It operates as willpower for people that have none. Makes sense.

    Still if ios can read the text out, like windows10m can, then you don't need to look at the latest blip, or take your eyes off the road.
    07-07-2017 10:21 PM
  20. nate0's Avatar
    Hey I've got an idea. How about we just wait until we get somewhere safe and reply. There are no such things as "emergencies" that require us to immediately reply to a text. If it really is an emergency, dial 911.
    Ehh it was a mood point to try to figure out what Apple is really trying to accomplish by controlling that...I suppose it was a bad example.
    07-08-2017 01:09 AM
  21. rhapdog's Avatar
    I think it would be better if Apple took a page from the Microsoft playbook and allowed you to have Siri read the text to you, then allow you to reply hands-free.

    From the article:
    Passengers who are just riding will have the ability to indicate that they are not driving and disable the feature.
    Offensive drivers (which are 90% on the road) will just disable the feature.
    07-08-2017 07:08 AM
  22. TgeekB's Avatar
    I don't understand why it's necessary to receive texts in any form while driving. If someone needs to get ahold of you in an emergency, they can call you and you answer via Bluetooth over your audio system. Otherwise pay attention to driving. JMHO.
    07-08-2017 09:48 AM
  23. xandros9's Avatar
    Oh, so its like snapchat. It operates as willpower for people that have none. Makes sense.
    I don't understand this part, could you elaborate?
    07-08-2017 11:17 AM
  24. Drael646464's Avatar
    I don't understand this part, could you elaborate?
    Snapchat prevents teenagers from saying or doing things in social situations, adults have learnt to avoid. It operates as their commonsense, by making private and temporary all their online interactions, so they don't have to vet themselves, like a person does in normal adult social situations.

    This is similar. It prevents people from looking at texts on their phone, so that they don't have to self-regulate that behaviour themselves.

    It's sort of a nanny feature.
    07-08-2017 12:14 PM
  25. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Offensive drivers (which are 90% on the road) will just disable the feature.
    You mean "o-fensiv" drivers and not "off-ensiv" ones, correct?


    fatclue_98 likes this.
    07-08-2017 02:42 PM

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