Tempted to open those funny pictures from your friends while you're on the road? Driving Mode in Windows Phone can help reduce distractions from your phone while you're behind the wheel. Turn this feature on to limit notifications on the lock screen—including texts, calls, and quick status alerts—until you're safely parked. You can even send automatic replies when someone tries to contact you, so they won't worry when you can't get back to them.
You'll need a Bluetooth device (such as a hands-free car kit or headset) that's been paired to your phone to set up Driving Mode. After you set up a device, Driving Mode will turn on automatically any time your phone connects to it.
If you haven't paired a Bluetooth device to your phone yet, in the App list, tap Settings
After the device is paired, go back to the App list and tap Settings
Tap Next, then do one or both of the following:
Tap Next, then do one or more of the following:
To set up your Bluetooth device for Driving Mode, tap the device name in the list. Once you set up a device, Driving Mode will automatically start whenever your phone connects to the device.
Tap Next and then tap Finish to finish setting up Driving Mode.
To start Driving Mode, connect any Bluetooth device you've set up for this feature. If the screen is off, you don't need to do anything; your phone will automatically turn on Driving Mode.
If your screen is on, when the Start Driving Mode? screen appears, tap Yes. If you don't want Driving Mode on, tap No.
You can add more Bluetooth devices to Driving Mode, remove devices you've set up, or change your autoreply settings at any time by going to Settings
Some emergency calls and messages may not come through when Driving Mode is turned on.
All app notifications will be turned off while Driving Mode is on, even if you've set them up to show quick status on your lock screen.
You can turn off Driving Mode for one time only, for a particular Bluetooth device, or completely.
In the App list, tap Settings
Do one of the following:
To use Driving Mode, your phone needs to have Windows Phone software version 8.0.10501.127 or later.
Article ID: 11575 - Last Review: May 17, 2016 - Revision: 12