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Use Driving Mode

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.

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To set up Driving Mode

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.

  1. If you haven't paired a Bluetooth device to your phone yet, in the App list, tap Settings Asset not found, then tap Bluetooth and pair a device to your phone.

  2. After the device is paired, go back to the App list and tap Settings Asset not found > Driving Mode.

  3. Tap Next, then do one or both of the following:

    • To send incoming calls to voicemail, turn on Ignore calls Asset not found.
    • To turn off text notifications, turn on Ignore texts Asset not found.
  4. Tap Next, then do one or more of the following:

    • To automatically send a text reply to calls, turn on Text replies to calls Asset not found.
    • To automatically send a text reply to texts, turn on Text replies to texts Asset not found.
    • To customize the reply, type the message you want in your text replies, then tap Next.
  5. 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.

  6. Tap Next and then tap Finish to finish setting up Driving Mode.

To use 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.

To turn off Driving Mode

You can turn off Driving Mode for one time only, for a particular Bluetooth device, or completely.

  1. In the App list, tap Settings Asset not found > Driving Mode.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To turn off Driving Mode for one time only, turn off Status Asset not found. It will stay off until the next time it connects to a Bluetooth device set up for Driving Mode.
    • To turn off Driving Mode for a particular Bluetooth device, tap Add devices, and then tap the Bluetooth device name. The device will still appear in the list and be available to connect to your phone, but Ready for Driving Mode will be removed from under the device's name. If you want to turn it on again later, tap that Bluetooth device again.
    • When Ready for Driving Mode no longer appears under any of the Bluetooth devices on the list, Driving Mode is completely disabled.


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Article ID: 11575 - Last Review: Apr 29, 2016 - Revision: 10

  • Windows Phone 8
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