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  1. americangame's Avatar
    I notice that when I pared my Lumia 920 to my car that it doesn't send text messages via Bluetooth. I know my old Win7 phones could so is this an anomaly on my part or did they get rid of the MAP protocol?
    11-09-2012 09:24 PM
  2. jhoff80's Avatar
    I think you're misremembering.
    11-09-2012 09:46 PM
  3. americangame's Avatar
    I think you're misremembering.
    misremembering? I just switched from a focus flash to a Lumia 920 and I know that my focus sent the text messages to my car.
    11-09-2012 10:36 PM
  4. jhoff80's Avatar
    Must've been a Samsung specific thing then, because none of the devices I've used have ever had support for that.
    11-09-2012 11:00 PM
  5. bill257's Avatar
    I hope this isn't true or there just is a setting that needs tweaked. I found this incredibly useful. I used it all the time on my 2 year old Samsung Focus
    11-09-2012 11:04 PM
  6. gladesmellzgood's Avatar
    Must've been a Samsung specific thing then, because none of the devices I've used have ever had support for that.
    Not just a Samsung thing because I was able to do that with my Lumia 800. I hope the 920 can do it properly with my vehicle!
    11-10-2012 05:07 AM
  7. jhoff80's Avatar
    Huh, maybe I'm thinking of a different device then, but I could've sworn I tried it on my 900 and my Dell Venue Pro and it didn't work on either.

    Sorry if I gave false information myself though.
    11-10-2012 10:49 AM
  8. pvcleave's Avatar
    What kind of car do you have. I have a Ford with Sync and a WP7. I assume you have turned on "read aloud incoming text messages". If you are not sure how to do that below is a link to the MS site. The instructions are at the bottom.

    Use Speech on my phone | Windows Phone How-to (United States)

    Let me know if you get it to work.
    11-10-2012 04:25 PM
  9. gladesmellzgood's Avatar
    I have a Kia Optima 2012 and the messaging worked with the default system. It also worked with the way the guy above me described as well. The latter was better because I could talk my response to the car and it sent the message.
    11-10-2012 06:04 PM
  10. Kwantz's Avatar
    My HTC Surround (WP7) read text messages via bluetooth to my 2012 Ford Sync. Nokia Lumia 920 with WP8 not supported for this feature. Hopefully either Nokia or Microsoft will support this on their flagship phone.
    11-11-2012 01:25 PM
  11. pvcleave's Avatar
    My HTC Surround (WP7) read text messages via bluetooth to my 2012 Ford Sync. Nokia Lumia 920 with WP8 not supported for this feature. Hopefully either Nokia or Microsoft will support this on their flagship phone.
    Does WP8 give you the option to have text messages read over bluetooth? If so is that option turned on? I know I had to turn that on for it to work on my car, when I upgraded to 7.5.

    Other people have confirmed that Sync works perfectly with WP8. I would make sure you have your setting turned on for "read aloud incoming text messages" for bluetooth.
    Please let me know if you get it working.
    Last edited by pvcleave; 11-11-2012 at 01:40 PM.
    11-11-2012 01:34 PM
  12. Kwantz's Avatar
    Does WP8 give you the option to have text messages read over bluetooth? If so is that option turned on? I know I had to turn that on for it to work on my car, when I upgraded to 7.5.

    Other people have confirmed that Sync works perfectly with WP8. I would make sure you have your setting turned on for "read aloud incoming text messages" for bluetooth.
    Please let me know if you get it working.
    Yes, I went to the speech settings on my Lumia 920 and under "Read Aloud incoming text Messages, " I selected "Bluetooth and Headsets" . Still does not work for text messaging. Bluetooth with Sync works for phone and music but not texting. I get the error message from my Ford Sync/Nav display screen that says "Currently connected phone does not support text messaging via bluetooth."
    11-11-2012 03:53 PM
  13. Sequel2k's Avatar
    Same thing happening to me. My 920 with my Ford Gen1 Sync system will not work with Sync's text messaging. The phone's read/reply to text messaging over Bluetooth does work. But, with my 900, both methods worked.
    Last edited by Sequel2k; 11-12-2012 at 07:50 AM.
    11-11-2012 05:44 PM
  14. gladesmellzgood's Avatar
    This is discerning...I really want this feature to work! It was one of my favorite things about the Lumia 800. I'll still buy it and hope it works with my Kia UVO system.
    11-11-2012 10:50 PM
  15. ind1g0's Avatar
    With WP7.5 on Bluetooth my car would say "Message from XXXXX", You can say read it or ignore" If I would stay read it, it would read the message. Then after that it would say "Reply or im done?" If i said reply i could speak me text message and it would send.

    With WP8, after it reads the message it says "call or im done". What happened to the reply option?

    I just went to speech settings and checked "Enable Speech Recognition Service", so maybe that will help?

    Anyone else seen this?
    11-14-2012 02:39 PM
  16. jhoff80's Avatar
    There's two different things being discussed here.

    "Read aloud incoming text messages" via Bluetooth just uses the A2DP headset protocol. The text message stays within the phone the whole time, just the phone plays out the audio of the message via the car's system.

    The Message Access Protocol (MAP) Bluetooth profile will share the content of the actual text message with the car, and the car decides to do with it. Some cars display it on their console, others read it aloud.

    There's a lot of confusion of the two options going on here.
    kyderr likes this.
    11-14-2012 02:59 PM
  17. philxor's Avatar
    I just got this feature on the IPhone 4 with the IOS 6 upgrade.

    It would be a big step backwards if a phone touted to support BT 3.0 didn't support this.

    When I tried to use it my newer vehicle the IP4 worked fine in, I got a message saying "Messages cannot be transferred"
    11-14-2012 03:29 PM
  18. uktivo's Avatar
    When i used the lumia800 the ability to dictate a message back and send it without touching the phone was excellent and it worked with no issues on my car. I can confirm this feature has been removed with wp8. Im in the same car and im now not able to reply to messages. All i can do is call the contact or delete the message.

    This is a massive step backwards for me as i spend many hours everyday in a car...
    11-15-2012 07:35 AM
  19. jhoff80's Avatar
    When i used the lumia800 the ability to dictate a message back and send it without touching the phone was excellent and it worked with no issues on my car. I can confirm this feature has been removed with wp8. Im in the same car and im now not able to reply to messages. All i can do is call the contact or delete the message.

    This is a massive step backwards for me as i spend many hours everyday in a car...
    You need to go into settings, and enable Speech Recognition. It works the same way in WP8 as it did in WP7, with the added bonus that after you finish a sentence you can say "Add more."

    But again, that has nothing to do with the MAP Bluetooth Profile.
    11-15-2012 11:38 AM
  20. uktivo's Avatar
    You need to go into settings, and enable Speech Recognition. It works the same way in WP8 as it did in WP7, with the added bonus that after you finish a sentence you can say "Add more."



    But again, that has nothing to do with the MAP Bluetooth Profile.

    Just wanted to say thanks for the advice. It works fine now..
    11-15-2012 06:03 PM
  21. VinceCL's Avatar
    As far as I can tell, WP8 does not include the Bluetooth MAP profile. This means that a number of in-car infotainment systems will no longer have the ability to read your text messages aloud or reply. I'm really disappointed that this decision was made and have posted my concerns on the Microsoft community site. This basic profile needs to be added back in, or there are going to be a lot of irritated Ford, Acura, Honda, and I don't know how many other car company owners.
    11-21-2012 12:31 AM
  22. fullfat's Avatar
    As far as I can tell, WP8 does not include the Bluetooth MAP profile. This means that a number of in-car infotainment systems will no longer have the ability to read your text messages aloud or reply. I'm really disappointed that this decision was made and have posted my concerns on the Microsoft community site. This basic profile needs to be added back in, or there are going to be a lot of irritated Ford, Acura, Honda, and I don't know how many other car company owners.
    I noticed that my head unit wasn't displaying my text messages any more (it used to with my HD7 and Omnia) I've been hunting round in the settings for something to kick it into life but this explanation makes sense. Lets hope we get an update soonish to add the protocol back in/
    11-21-2012 03:09 AM
  23. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Whenever I've paired any WP7 devices to my laptop, the Broadcom utility lists Messaging Access Profile and downloads the drivers. The SMS editor comes up and downloads messages but will not send. Same thing happens with my work-issued iPhone 4S.
    01-16-2013 01:51 PM
  24. kyderr's Avatar
    It's a shame but it does appear Microsoft does not support Microsoft. If you'd like a feature added, I found this location supported by MS.
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    01-16-2013 02:02 PM
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