Activate the Galaxy SII “Driving Mode” in a snap

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No, the “Driving Mode” on the Galaxy SII will NOT magically steer your car to work whilst you have a doze in the back seat. What it can do is read out notifications and calls that arrive while you drive. Oh, I’m a poet and didn’t know it.

It’s buried deep, deep down in the settings screens. A shame really, because it really is jolly useful indeed (pip, pip). Those wizards at XDA-developers have sorted that issue out though, with member “hirak99″ adding this quick-flick widget for you to download. It’ll make activating / deactivating easier, so you can turn it on before your journey and then amaze your passengers as the phone / car talks to you.

Link – xda-developers.com

  • Craig

    I’ve often wondered about this type of application use in car.  I use a Bluetooth head unit in my car (built in thankfully) so calls are not an issue.  Most droids don’t have the required protocol for my car to allow the reading of emails/SMS so that’s a no go…but anything else….is it really required?

  • Andrew

    Or alternatively double press on the home button and driving mode is within the speech control menu

  • ItemSize

    Let’s just put our hands up and state the bleeding obvious.  It’s still not as good as Siri and never will be.