On September 17th, a new law in Maine came for hands-free driving, and now 48 US states have adopted the new law as of October 2019. With powerful technology in your pocket, it's surprising that not a lot of people know how to truly go hands-free. Let us help!
How to Start or Retrain Siri's voice activation "Hey Siri"
Not a lot of people know this about iPhone but you can pretty much do anything you normally would be able to do but by voice. Including texting. Once fully enabled you can simply say "Hey Siri" and she will ask for your next command.
To Enable or retrain:
1. Open Settings on your iPhone
2. Select Siri & Search (Look for the toggle switch for “Hey Siri” and turn it off)
3. Turn it back on again
Your iPhone will ask you to train Siri to recognize your voice. Tap continue and follow the steps on the screen. You may be asked to say "Hey Siri" or other prompts several times.
How to use CarPlay with your iPhone
CarPlay takes the things that you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them on your car's built-in display. When you connect your iPhone to CarPlay, you can get turn-by-turn directions, make calls, send and receive messages, listen to music, and more. CarPlay uses the contacts on your iPhone to help you make calls, send texts, and find destinations.
CarPlay uses Siri Voice Control, so you can ask for what you want while you're driving — allowing you to stay focused on the road. CarPlay even works with the built-in controls in your car — like a touchscreen, knob, or button.
Set up CarPlay
Follow these steps to get started: