iPhone 13 Pro
My Question or Issue
When starting my car, my phone's Bluetooth will connect to my Car Thing before it connects to my car radio. When my phone connects to my car radio, my phone's volume automatically sets itself back to whatever it was last time I was connected to my car radio.
Here's where the issue comes in, my Car Thing will remember my phone's volume before connecting to my car and next time I attempt to adjust my phone's volume, it will set it self back down to whatever volume Car Thing remembers (before connecting to my car radio).
This can create another issue when my phone's volume is initially zero since Car Thing will show "Phone Volume: 0" instead of playback controls. Is there any way to have Car Thing update its phone volume value every so often to fix this?
Solved! Go to Solution.
I have a temporary fix for IOS users using Shortcuts:
- Create an automation that triggers when connected to your CAR's bluetooth (not CarThing)
- Make the automation do the following:
Wait 5 seconds, set volume to 100% (or whatever your desired phone volume is).
This will restore the playback bar when the automation is triggered and will update the volume on CarThing.