Virtually every phone sold today has a built-in radio module Bluetooth and an ever-increasing percentage of automobile infotainment systems , aftermarket head units and additional devices also use this protocol, providing us with a wide range of different ways. use Bluetooth while driving. Here are the five best ways to use Bluetooth in your car.

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Make and receive phone calls

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For years, phone calls have been the main using Bluetooth in the car . Most of the staff head units and secondary stereos also use Bluetooth to host calls made from your phone. If your car’s head unit does not support Bluetooth, you can purchase a Bluetooth car kit that adds the necessary wireless functionality.

This profile is called the Handsfree Profile (HFP). Most phones, head units, and many Bluetooth kits with HFP allow you to make and receive calls, dial numbers using voice commands, and access your address book.

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Send and receive text messages

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Synonym for «text messages» SMS is the main messaging feature for most phone users. While you should never text while driving, getting texts while driving is often a distraction. Thankfully, Bluetooth has a text messaging workaround that allows users to send and receive texts without taking their eyes off the road.

Many infotainment systems and head units have the Bluetooth Message Access Profile (MAP) feature. This allows users to display text messages received on your phone. Combined with text-to-speech functionality, as well as speech-to-text or various pre-programmed standard responses, Bluetooth text messaging allows users to send hands-free text messages – just what they need on the go.

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Stream music wirelessly

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If your head unit and phone support Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), you can wirelessly stream stereo audio to your head unit. This is a great way to listen to any music or audio that you have stored on your phone. You can also use it for streaming music and podcasts, provided you have the data or downloaded content in advance.

If your phone and head unit also support the Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), you can go one step further and actually control playback from your head unit. This profile allows some head units to display metadata such as artist names, song titles, and album art.

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Download internet to your car

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Some infotainment systems and head units come with built-in support for Pandora, Spotify, and other streaming apps. However, without preloaded content, you’ll need wireless data to use it. If you are comfortable using the data, you can stream any audio content from the Internet through your car speakers. One alternative is instead of this use mobile hotspot but for this your head unit must be Wi-Fi compatible or work with another type of access point protocol.

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Diagnosing engine problems

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If you have an Android smartphone, you can get codes, check the PID, and maybe even diagnose your own check engine indicator — all through Bluetooth OBD-II adapter . The key to these handy little scanning tools is the original microcontroller ELM327 . All you have to do is download a scanner app, plug one of these scan tools into your vehicle’s OBD-II socket, and connect it to your phone. You can then diagnose any engine check problem, or at least try.

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