In a blog post titled “Your iPhone and Your Vehicle: A (Complicated) Love Story,” West Herr New York provides simple steps to connect an iPhone to the vehicle to send and receive text messages.
The first step is syncing the iPhone and your vehicle, then connect with Siri Eyes Free in order to text, the blog said. Go into your iPhone’s settings and tap on Bluetooth. You’ll see the name of the connection with your vehicle. To the right of the connection name will be a lower case “i” with a circle around it. Tap the circled “i.” At the line called “Show Notifications,” slide to the on position then power down and restart the iPhone.
If your vehicle allows you to send pre-made or custom responses to text messages, they won’t work with iPhone, but you can send text messages with Siri Eyes Free, The blog said. Press and hold the designated button on the steering wheel until you hear the familiar chime alerting you Siri is ready to take instructions. After the chime, say “text” and the name of someone in your contact list. Siri will find that person in your contact list and ask, “What would you like to say to (the person you’re texting)?” Say your message and Siri will read it back to you, asking if it’s OK to send. Confirm with a “Yes” and the message will be sent.