Listening to music

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Wig
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Listening to music

Post by Wig » Fri May 14, 2021 12:05 pm

I listen to music from a USB stick. Each time I return to the car with my phone in my pocket it starts to play music at random from the phone and loses all record of what it was playing from the inserted media. To re-find what was being listened to takes a laborious scroll through the menus which is pretty dangerous while driving. This together with the previously posted determination of the car to restore Lane Assist means that you would need to spend a couple of minutes scrolling, finding and resetting before driving off. I am hoping this is operator error rather than a design fault.

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Re: Listening to music

Post by HeidiFlowerpt Driver » Fri May 14, 2021 10:05 pm

Hmm, I'm not sure about this. I listen to stuff on a USB stick too, but when I return to the car the same file on this stick resumes. Maybe it's something about the way you have your phone connected to the car?
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Re: Listening to music

Post by Wig » Sat May 15, 2021 9:03 am

How do you connect? I use Bluetooth. The original music or radio plays for a few seconds and it then turns on music from my phone. If I go back to the USB stick the place has been lost.
They offer CarPlay but, without being a conspiracy theorist, I am reluctant to enable Siri and get bombarded with ads based on what I may have been talking about.

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Re: Listening to music

Post by HeidiFlowerpt Driver » Sun May 16, 2021 9:57 am

My phone connects to the car using Bluetooth, I have a USB stick connected to one of the USB-C sockets in the central storage area via a USB-A to USB-C adapter.
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Re: Listening to music

Post by Anduain » Sun May 16, 2021 1:08 pm

This is a wonderful device:

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Re: Listening to music

Post by lm7693 » Sun May 16, 2021 2:28 pm

Try Settings -> Mobile Devices

There are three icons beside your connected mobile phone, one for carplay, one for bluetooth audio and one for the handsfree. Make sure only the handsfree one is highlighted.

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The car should now only play music from the USB.
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Re: Listening to music

Post by Zookster » Sun May 16, 2021 4:51 pm

Feeling a right noob but I cannot find a way to start a new topic!

Any help appreciated 😳

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Re: Listening to music

Post by Anduain » Sun May 16, 2021 4:56 pm

Tap or click on the forum title “Faults and technical” then there’s a button for new topic.
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Re: Listening to music

Post by Zookster » Sun May 16, 2021 6:30 pm

Thank you!

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