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Turn On / Off Driving Mode On Your Samsung Galaxy

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Samsung Galaxy S5 says drive mode is not supported?

I had my brand new Galaxy S5 on car mode earlier and now my S-voice (the only way I can find it now) says that the feature is not supported on this device. Please tell me you can help me.

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AT&T has disabled drive mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5. If you are using AT&T, you will need to contact your carrier to access the AT&T drive mode application, or download it from the Google Play Store.

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You can swipe down to open the notifications panel, and you will see Car Mode there. Also, once you're in your Bluetooth enabled car, with the radio turned on, you can connect Car Mode. For more detailed instructions on how to use Car mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5, please follow the linked article. We discuss the features and functions there in depth.

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How to decrease the size of my font on my text messages?

I have gone to settings, then display, then font and the font size is set and small. I did something in error while driving last night and the font is huge on the texts only. Thank you.

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Accidentally changing the font size of your text messages is a common difficulty users of Android have. In your Samsung S5 or other Android device, simply use the volume up or down keys while in the messaging application, and you will be able to adjust the font size of text messages in your Galaxy phone or Tablet.

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How do I locate the drive mode feature on my Galaxy S5?

I can't seem to locate the drive mode feature on my Samsung Galaxy S5. Can you help me?

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To access the drive mode feature on your Samsung Galaxy S5, you will need to access it through the following steps:

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    Navigate to your Home screen, by pressing the 'Home' button.
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    Select 'Apps'.
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    Go to 'Settings'.
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    Select 'Languages and Input'.
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    Select the 'Test to Speech Output' option.
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    Under the 'General' tab, you will see 'Driving Mode'.
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    Select the items you would like to turn on for reading.
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    Note that you can also turn this feature off under the 'Notifications' panel.
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    You can now access Drive mode.
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How do I Turn off Car Mode in Galaxy S5?

How can I permanently turn off the car mode in Galaxy S5? It's driving me crazy with its constant presence in my notifications areas! Thanks!

You can permanently turn off Drive Mode by sliding down your notifications panel, and tapping the icon to turn it off. If you do not see an icon there, you can also follow the steps described earlier in this section of our how to guides. Just follow the detailed steps, and you will be able to turn it off.

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The above questions are from the following wiki...
Turn On / Off Driving Mode On Your Samsung Galaxy

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How to turn off drive mode from Samsung Galaxy S5?

What do I do to turn off drive mode in my Samsung S5?

You can turn off drive mode from the notifications panel. Simply tap and swipe down from the home screen to access the 'Notifications' panel, and you will be able to turn it off. If you find that you are still having problems turning off driving mode on the Galaxy S5, you can follow the steps provided earlier in this how to guide.

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I bought a new S5 today. It is in a driving mode. It will not read my text to me and will not open my Pandora by voice command.

Help please, driving mode is making me nuts.

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How to turn off "I'm driving, I will text you back shortly?

When I get in the car my Bluetooth speaker comes on then some kind of driving mode pops up & doesn't allow me to get messages.

Often this is caused by a setting in the Messaging app, which is using your location as 'My Car' or something similar. When Samsung Galaxy S5 detects that you are in your car, it responds with that message. To disable this, users generally turn off the associated location service.

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    Go to Location Services
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    Open My Places
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    Select your Car
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    Find the setting your phone is using to detect you being in the car, and disable it, or select it as 'None'.
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    This will disable the setting.
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If you are using AT&T, you can scroll down in this Q&A for a link to the associated AT&T PDF discussing the features.

I need to turn off driving mode on my Verizon Galaxy S5, but the instructions have not been helpful?

Samsung Galaxy S5 driving mode question

Unfortunately Verizon has significantly modified the drive mode functions for the Samsung Galaxy S5, and they do not operate according the the standard intended use. Some functions that have worked for other Verizon users are included below: For problems with messages:

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    Open Settings
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    Select App manager
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    Swipe for All
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    Open the Messaging App
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    Force / Stop the App
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    Clear Cache and Wipe Message Data
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For Problems Turning Drive Mode on and Off:

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    Go to Menu
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    Open Settings
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    Select My Device
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    Select Driving Mode (or select the car icon from the Notifications bar
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    Disable Driving Mode
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    Also make sure there is no lint or debris that may be interfering with your car charger
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Turn off message that tells callers I am driving?

When Galaxy S5 connects to Bluetooth, callers get a message that I am driving. How do I permanently turn this off. I have to push "I am not driving" every time.

You should be able to turn off this message by disabling the location services setting associated with it. From your Samsung Galaxy S5, follow these steps:

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    Open Settings
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    Select More
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    Open Location Services
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    Select My Places
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    Select Car
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    Find the setting your phone is using to detect you being in the car, and disable it, or select it as 'None'.
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    This will disable the setting.
    • Note that if you are using AT&T or Verizon, the settings may be different, as they have disabled, or significantly modified these features on the Galaxy S5.
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If you are using AT&T, here is a PDF to their current listing of 'Drive' related services, and why they have set them up that way: AT&T Drive Mode Fact Sheet.

I have a Gear fit that is Bluetooth linked to my S5. Every time I go out of range the Driving mode on my text messages turns ON and I haven't been able to get it to stop. Any suggestions?

I have a Gear fit that is Bluetooth linked to my S5. Every time I go out of range the Driving mode on my text messages turns ON and I haven't been able to get it to stop. Any suggestions

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Trying to turn on driving mode on Note5, have no icon under notifications that says car mode also have been into the language, text and no where does it say driving mode

Can't turn on driving mode on Samsung Galaxy Note5

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I just updated the software for my S5?

Now the car mode keeps popping up when I turn ON my headset

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Looking for a replacement app for AT&T horrible Drive Mode app. Mostly want auto text responses to let friends know I'm driving?

Looking for a replacement app for AT&T horrible Drive Mode app. Mostly want auto text responses to let friends know I'm driving.. I have tried: Other apps. I think it was caused by: The app is horrible

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I have a Samsung Galaxy prime core phone and it doesn't use the vehicle for announcing texts and calls?

Does this Samsung Galaxy prime core have a driving mode or does it have the capability when connected to my vehicle through Bluetooth to read texts out loud through the vehicle's system?

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