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SlimboyFat
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:47 pm    Post subject: Open In Background, Android Auto Reply with quote

Hello,

I have just setup the following procedure...

- Phone connects to BT hands-free kit.
- This opens "Android Auto" app which switches phone to "Car Mode".
- CA detects "Car Mode" and opens.

The problem is that CA opens over "Android Auto", is there a way to force CA to open in the background?

Ive not yet tested it on the road but is there a way to get the notifications from CA to be displayed on the "Android Auto" screen?

TIA
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AliOnHols
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never used Android Auto, in fact, I'm not even sure that I know what it is but I do use an app on my phone to automate what happens when I connect to my car's Bluetooth.

To get CA to run in the background I assign another task to happen a few seconds later such as a navigation app or radio, etc.

Just wondering if this could be a solution for you?
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SlimboyFat
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Unfortunately I don't have any other app I would want to run and I don't use any of the automation apps.

Android Auto is just a simplified screen that just gives the bare requirements when driving, Navigate, call, play music buttons at the bottom and large messages on the main screen such as time to travel to work which if clicked will open the navigation. This is set to auto open when it pairs with the BT kit. It also sets the phone to "Car Mode".

Cameralert has a setting to open when the phone goes in to Car Mode.

So it has to be that way round Sad

Now that I have tested it on the road the CA notifications do show up in front of the Android Auto screen so that bits fine.

For a new question, why does Android Auto insist on showing you the current weather for the current location, I can see that through the windscreen Smile

Thanks
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dickins
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you get the camera alerts to appear on your Android auto screen?aa
I only get the voice notification.
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