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I have a Galaxy S9 connected to my LT. In all my current and prior GM cars, any text messages I got while driving would automatically show on the screen and be read to me. The Bolt does not do that. Do I have to be in Android Auto mode for that to happen? Seems like a big step backwards.
 

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Yeah, Android Auto will read received texts and can also handle hands-free dictation of outgoing texts.

Whether it's a step backwards depends on your point of view. I love that Android Auto gives me regular upgrades to my car's GPS, texting, music, podcast and other capabilities at no cost and with no annoying visits to the dealer's service department.
 

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You're right about the positives. I used to be able to get my texts (which is most of what I care about, for better or worse) wirelessly. I'm using AA; maybe just need to get used to the new process.
 

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You're right about the positives. I used to be able to get my texts (which is most of what I care about, for better or worse) wirelessly. I'm using AA; maybe just need to get used to the new process.
AA will pop up a notification bar at the top of the screen when a text is received, you'll have to press a button on it to have it read the text. If you don't notice the notification (for example, if you're out of the car while a text is received) then there will be a red dot beside the "bell" (notification) icon - if you press it you'll be able to see the text notification so that you can play it.

Texts received while the phone isn't in AA and connected to the car won't show up in AA's notifications.
 

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For me I HAVE to hvae the messaging on the screen of my phone or the talk to/back doesn't work. pita
That might have something to do with the Permissions you gave AA on your phone?

When running AA on the Bolt (usually running Waze on Bolt center screen), I usually just say "hey google"... "send a message" and it starts the process. Phone is in zombie mode in the charge pocket.
 

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It has all permissions. The mandatory update screwed me :( About once a week now I have to reboot the car, reboot the phone then reboot the car again for it to work (still need message up on phone most of the time).
pisses me off when I only have to go for a 15 min ride and it is taken up by my screwing with the AA/waze. And as Murphy's law provides for me, it only happens when i NEED it to work ;) lol
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It has all permissions. The mandatory update screwed me :( About once a week now I have to reboot the car, reboot the phone then reboot the car again for it to work (still need message up on phone most of the time).
pisses me off when I only have to go for a 15 min ride and it is taken up by my screwing with the AA/waze. And as Murphy's law provides for me, it only happens when i NEED it to work ;) lol
:(
It's sometimes a hit/miss with AA depending how well your OEM phone maker implemented Android and any major upgrades. I've been rocking a Moto Z2 Force for over a year now and with Moto's Android 8, Android Auto was 95% solid. I eventually loaded LineageOS on it almost a year from today to get Android 10. AA was initially not stable but quickly got better. Now, I'd call it 85% reliable. I'd most likely had to "reboot" the bluetooth stack on the phone by disconnecting it from my Bolt, turning off the phone's bluetooth, then reconnecting to my Bolt. If this didn't fix it, I'd repeat the process again but before reconnecting to my Bolt, I'd soft reboot the Bolt's infotainment by holding HOME+NEXT buttons for 10 seconds. Once the infotainment booted up completely, I'd reconnect my phone and AA would work normally.

In my case I get the notification, but the option to play the message doesn't work at all. I press the button and nothing happens. Any idea what the problem could be?
Might be as NY-Rob suggests: permissions. When moving to Android 10, I recall a lot of new permissions needed to be granted to AA. It took forever to get permissions for GPS, calendar, text, phone calls to work since I only wanted to give minimal permissions to AA.
 
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