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    Default How do I get my 5S to read my texts over Bluetooth?

    Hello. I just got my iPhone 5S about a week ago. Switching from Windows Phone so this is my first time on an iOS device. I'm having trouble however getting my phone to read my texts to me while connected to my car via Bluetooth. I have a Nissan Maxima 2007. I paired my iPhone with it but Siri doesn't read texts I receive. Does anyone know why? It worked perfectly with my Nokia Lumia 925.

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    Default Re: How do I get my 5S to read my texts over Bluetooth?

    Siri, in and of itself, can read text messages. Having said that, whether or not your vehicle's Bluetooth function interferes with that ability, I can't say. The Voice feature in my car sounds like Siri, but it is not. Have you tried using the device's home button instead of the vehicle's voice feature button to have Siri read your text messages over the vehicle's speakers?
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    Default Re: How do I get my 5S to read my texts over Bluetooth?

    I use Siri to check texts, emails and voicemail while driving with my bluetooth headset.
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    Default Re: How do I get my 5S to read my texts over Bluetooth?

    Siri is a great way to check your texts.
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    Default Re: How do I get my 5S to read my texts over Bluetooth?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    Siri, in and of itself, can read text messages. Having said that, whether or not your vehicle's Bluetooth function interferes with that ability, I can't say. The Voice feature in my car sounds like Siri, but it is not. Have you tried using the device's home button instead of the vehicle's voice feature button to have Siri read your text messages over the vehicle's speakers?
    No I haven't tried that. I'm sure that would work but it's not ideal. On my Lumia it automatically asked me if I wanted to hear a text that I got while driving; I didn't have to touch the phone. Oh well, it works fine for phone calls that's the important part.
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    Default Re: How do I get my 5S to read my texts over Bluetooth?

    Just go to the bluetooth settings on the iPhone and clicked the "i" icon next to The bluetooth device you want the notification for under devices then toggle the "Show Notification"
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    Default Re: How do I get my 5S to read my texts over Bluetooth?

    Quote Originally Posted by FinancialP View Post
    Just go to the bluetooth settings on the iPhone and clicked the "i" icon next to The bluetooth device you want the notification for under devices then toggle the "Show Notification"
    The only option is "forget this device"
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    Default Re: How do I get my 5S to read my texts over Bluetooth?

    Quote Originally Posted by MDak280 View Post
    The only option is "forget this device"
    Your car should already be set up for Siri but there is another way.

    Go to settings, general, accessibility, then VoiceOver and scroll down and select speak notifications

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    Default Re: How do I get my 5S to read my texts over Bluetooth?

    What're you doing to attempt to get it to read your texts to you?
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    Default Re: How do I get my 5S to read my texts over Bluetooth?

    Quote Originally Posted by FinancialP View Post
    Your car should already be set up for Siri but there is another way.

    Go to settings, general, accessibility, then VoiceOver and scroll down and select speak notifications

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/04/aja4edem.jpg

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