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Has anyone had luck viewing their text message inbox on the center console when connecting a phone via Bluetooth? Or does the phone need to be plugged into the USB port? Does Android/iPhone make a difference here?
 

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Has anyone had luck viewing their text message inbox on the center console when connecting a phone via Bluetooth? Or does the phone need to be plugged into the USB port? Does Android/iPhone make a difference here?
Yes, it works on my Galaxy S7. It did not work on my old LG Spectrum 2. FYI, you must be stopped in order to read any text messages, but you will see who they are from while moving and the car will can read them to you.
 

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Works fine for me (Lumia 950 XL). Car will show the actual message when stopped. While moving, you can have it read you the message. You can then respond with a list of predefined replies (which you can add to).
 

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I've found it better to have text message alerts not show up. Enjoy your drive. Don't worry about checking a text. Have the phone connected, but a text can wait.
 

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Feature is available 2014+

When pairing the phone, it should prompt you to allow the vehicle to have access to messages. You need to say yes.
If you didn't, you'll need to dig around in the bluetooth settings on your phone to enable sharing, or might be easier to delete pairing and re-add.
 

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Feature is available 2014+

When pairing the phone, it should prompt you to allow the vehicle to have access to messages. You need to say yes.
If you didn't, you'll need to dig around in the bluetooth settings on your phone to enable sharing, or might be easier to delete pairing and re-add.
Thanks, I'll try re-pairing the phone. I'm curious whether this is a feature that works with Android, but not iPhones.
 

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It should work with all phones (bluetooth profiles are universal), however it may be hidden in menus/harder to activate in iOS.
My instructions were for android - once paired it popped up saying something along the lines of "Chevy Volt wants access to your messages - Accept/Deny" and that was it. Otherwise you can go to bluetooth, touch the device and settings and there should be checkboxes for the different service profiles it has activated/available.

For iOS, someone else would have to explain the steps to manually check it.
 

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I've found it better to have text message alerts not show up. Enjoy your drive. Don't worry about checking a text. Have the phone connected, but a text can wait.
This. The Volt is so quiet, just drive it!
 

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Thanks, I'll try re-pairing the phone. I'm curious whether this is a feature that works with Android, but not iPhones.
I think it might only work with Android. I had an iPhone 6s paired with my 2014 and never once saw a text message. Didn't even know it had that feature. Switched to a Galaxy S7 last week and paired my phone, and suddenly started getting text messages! There was one extra question when pairing with the Galaxy, and that was the "access to messages". It was a pretty cool surprise: I like that the car will read the messages to you. My husband now likes to send me text message tongue twisters if he knows I am in the car, LOL.

Edit: after some brief googling, it might work with an iPhone, but you have to go into the Bluetooth connection screen for the Volt on your phone and select notifications. Worth a shot.
 
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