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Can the Model S read texts from my phone?

TesAus

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Mar 4, 2014
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Yet....

Another function that needs to be thought about are the various traffic related apps that seem to be proliferating. This includes ones telling you the number of parking spots available etc. Trouble is you are not
allowed to use your phone to access them unless you want to risk double demerit points.
 
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Kayto

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Nov 26, 2014
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I just hold the button on my iPhone and say 'read the text message to me'. It reads the message through the car speakers via Bluetooth. I guess by touching my phone I could get a fine, but it hasn't happened yet. I don't need to look at the phone. It's pretty easy to find the button by touch. Of course you can then reply to the text too, without needing to touch the phone.
 

J1mbo

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Aug 20, 2013
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Nope, but Cortana (Windows Phone) will do it automatically, and allow you to dictate a reply, call back etc. without touching the phone. As mentioned above, Siri can also do it with a bit of prodding.
 

mhh

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Jul 24, 2014
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I use the "Hey Siri" function often to read me texts and emails. Also for dictating and sending texts on the move, especially when running late for meetings!
 

ICUDoc

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May 19, 2015
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I use the "Hey Siri" function often to read me texts and emails. Also for dictating and sending texts on the move, especially when running late for meetings!
Actually, all I wanted was the text to come up on the screen, not to be read aloud, but it looks like Model S does neither....
Hey, Siri, I guess is next best option..
 

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