Home

Solved: Directions via Device Speaker instead of Bluetooth

Tags:
directions, GO Mobile for Android, Podcast,

Chaase Author

You can see here how much reputation Chaase has received from other members.

New Traveler
Replies: 0

23 March 2017, 22:56

I raised this issue a couple of years ago and I see there are other threads about this same issue. TomTom are you listening to your users?

I stream a lot of Podcast content from my phone whilst driving which is fine but when I listen to the radio I do not get notifications.

I have seen the workarounds but these are a pain having to continually change setting depending what I am listening too.

I have just started using Waze (free app) and even it has the feature.

Surely it's not rocket science to enable this feature!
Marked as answer: Ajlee7 on 15 August 2017, 05:24

Try the new version 1.17. I'm able to get voice through my phone speaker and steam music via BT!

View original comment
  • 954dk
    Replies: 186

    25 March 2017, 16:23

    It would be good practice, if TomTom ONCE AND FOR ALL could give proper feed back on this request!

    (but I'll bet it will be in my dreams)
  • IanS100

    You can see here how much reputation IanS100 has received from other members.

    Supreme Navigator
    Replies: 268
    Expert (Android App)

    Expert (Android App)

    30 March 2017, 16:17

    954dk wrote:

    It would be good practice, if TomTom ONCE AND FOR ALL could give proper feed back on this request!

    (but I'll bet it will be in my dreams)



    If would be good practice if TomTom started listening to their customers, like 'Chaase' and may others, I have to go through the same rigmarole when charging input, surely this oft requested feature is not beyond TomTom's capabilities, is it?
  • tgold

    You can see here how much reputation tgold has received from other members.

    Revered Voyager
    Replies: 1483
    Expert (Android App)

    Expert (Android App)

    Expert (Car navigation)

    Expert (Car navigation)

    Expert (iPhone App)

    Expert (iPhone App)

    30 March 2017, 17:29

    Clearly it's something that either they do not wish to do or they are unable to do, and I doubt it matters much to us which it is.
  • darkarc

    You can see here how much reputation darkarc has received from other members.

    Apprentice Traveler
    Replies: 1

    14 April 2017, 12:07

    I have the same uestion. I would prefer to use the phonespeaker for directions or warnings. Please TomTom reply........
  • MikkoKMikkoK

    You can see here how much reputation MikkoK has received from other members.

    Community Manager
    Replies: 16719
    Expert (Multi-sport)

    Expert (Multi-sport)

    Expert (Android App)

    Expert (Android App)

    Expert (iPhone App)

    Expert (iPhone App)

    Expert (RIDER)

    Expert (RIDER)

    Expert (Car navigation)

    Expert (Car navigation)

    Expert (Golfer)

    Expert (Golfer)

    Expert (Runner)

    Expert (Runner)

    14 April 2017, 14:39

    Hi all,

    Thanks for your feedback regarding this!

    As mentioned here, this has been requested before. We log all customer feedback and report to the product teams. Unfortunately, at this point I don't have further information as to when/whether this feature will come available.

    Cheers, Mikko
    Help others identify useful content: - Did someone answer your question? Click Mark as Solution - Did someone post something helpful? Click the kudos button - Need help with your TomTom device? Add details about the TomTom device to your post: Device name, Application- and Map version. Check our support videos at tomtom.com/videosupport
  • Ajlee7

    You can see here how much reputation Ajlee7 has received from other members.

    Outstanding Explorer
    Replies: 10

    3 May 2017, 01:16

    This is a feature I would like as well.
  • mopfrak

    You can see here how much reputation mopfrak has received from other members.

    Master Traveler
    Replies: 4

    3 May 2017, 10:17

  • schneidernet

    You can see here how much reputation schneidernet has received from other members.

    Prominent Wayfarer
    Replies: 91

    16 May 2017, 11:43

  • Ajlee7

    You can see here how much reputation Ajlee7 has received from other members.

    Outstanding Explorer
    Replies: 10

    20 May 2017, 12:47

    tired using the SoundAbout app but it doesn't allow me to choose output destination on a per app basis. I've emailed the developer but has not responded. If this works, it will solve this issue.
  • schneidernet

    You can see here how much reputation schneidernet has received from other members.

    Prominent Wayfarer
    Replies: 91

    20 May 2017, 13:15

    Looks like I misspoke. You can change the destination on a category basis such as phone and media. Haven't visited it for awhile.
  • Ajlee7 Answer

    You can see here how much reputation Ajlee7 has received from other members.

    Outstanding Explorer
    Replies: 10

    15 August 2017, 05:24

    Try the new version 1.17. I'm able to get voice through my phone speaker and steam music via BT!
  • Gordop

    You can see here how much reputation Gordop has received from other members.

    Neophyte Traveler
    Replies: 3

    12 September 2017, 17:08

    I solved the problem by getting a new phone. Then connected the old one via hotspot, and disconnecting it from the car radio. My old phone is now a sat nav, I've got Google maps, sygic, co-pilot, Tom Tom, Waze and here. They all have their own plusses and minuses however because there is no sim card it's very fast and always plays via its own speaker. If the signal drops off then you lose the traffic data but the guidance still works
  • IanS100

    You can see here how much reputation IanS100 has received from other members.

    Supreme Navigator
    Replies: 268
    Expert (Android App)

    Expert (Android App)

    12 September 2017, 20:08

    Gordop wrote:

    I solved the problem by getting a new phone. Then connected the old one via hotspot, and disconnecting it from the car radio. My old phone is now a sat nav, I've got Google maps, sygic, co-pilot, Tom Tom, Waze and here. They all have their own plusses and minuses however because there is no sim card it's very fast and always plays via its own speaker. If the signal drops off then you lose the traffic data but the guidance still works



    You've really done it now, any future problems and we'll all be advised to get a new (old) phone :8
  • Gordop

    You can see here how much reputation Gordop has received from other members.

    Neophyte Traveler
    Replies: 3

    12 September 2017, 20:28

    Just go to voices in settings and at the bottom is a section called audio output channel, open that and select alarm,bingo phone speaker works
  • 954dk
    Replies: 186

    16 September 2017, 11:24

    Nope. If the "Alarm" channel is selected on my SGS 6 Edge, i get a lout outout via loudspeaker and a low output in the car speakers and NO music...

    The only way to solve the issue is to select either "Bluetooth" or "Phone speaker" as output as I suggested before. The complexity between software and hardware versions, phone- and car gear etc. is way too big to both test and handle for Tomtom.
  • Gordop

    You can see here how much reputation Gordop has received from other members.

    Neophyte Traveler
    Replies: 3

    16 September 2017, 12:08

    Well it works for me. I have a Huawei p10 and when I connect the blue tooth to my car, ford focus with sync radio it automatically cuts off the phone speaker regardless of the app settings.
  • 954dk Modbreak
    Replies: 186

    18 September 2017, 19:04

    Yes! That's exactly why I wrote, that Tomtoms solution is way to complicated and useless because of the complexity between devices and phones.

    I tried all options today and this is how the sound is directed on my SGS6 Edge, Anroid 7. As you see, i cannot get the sound on the phone unless I deselect media use on my connection. Then I'll not be able to play music via Bluetooth.

    Sound output selected wil be outputted as follows:
    Music channel: Car
    Voice channel: Car
    System channel: Car + phone
    Notification channel: Car + phone
    Alarm channel: Car + phone
    Ring channel: Car + phone

Reply to this post

Uploading in progress:
0%
Browse
Add
If the URL is correct, a preview will appear here. It can take a few minutes for larger images to show.
  • :D
  • :?
  • :cool:
  • :S
  • :(
  • :@
  • :$
  • :8
  • :)
  • :P
  • ;)
View mobile version
Powered by Insided