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      09-26-2012, 01:44 AM   #58
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Originally Posted by Chalky White View Post
Thanks Sfax. I can now get SMS on the iDrive, but still no emails...
For me at least, email stops working every time I switch off iDrive (and switch it back on obviously!). To tell iDrive to remember I want emails too, I have to make a small change (probably anything) in iPhone - Settings - Notifications - Messages - Alerts. As soon as I make this change, the next email comes through. Whether I would want to do this every time I get in the car is another matter.

For SMS, it's worth having a preset favourite button set to the message list and then you can quickly use this in combination with read aloud to hear new SMS. Not tried voice commands for this yet but would be good if you could just say "read new message" (you can say this, but something else will happen!)

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