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Motorola Assist - Droid Ultra

Motorola Assist - Droid Ultra



Motorola Assist
recognizes when it’s important to get the notifications you need. It knows when you’re driving and automatically reads out new text messages or plays music. When you’re at home it announces your incoming calls. Motorola Assist even recognizes when you shouldn’t be bothered, like when you’re sleeping or in a meeting. You can set actions and exceptions so that they work exactly how you want them to.

Important: To enable all features and get optimized performance, visit the Play Store to ensure you're running the latest version of Motorola Assist

Motorola Assist is an application that provides a set of automations when you are:

  • Driving
    • Announces who is calling you out loud.
    • Reads received text messages out loud.
    • Resumes music playback.
    • Answer calls hands-free.
    • Prompts you for a text message quick reply for people who are calling or texting you.
    • You can customize your quick reply in driving mode.
  • Meeting
    • Silences your phone.
    • Sends auto-replies via text messages to missed calls from Favorites.
    • You can customize your auto-reply in meeting mode.
  • Sleeping
    • Silences your phone.
  • Home
    • Helps you go hands-free around the house.

Driving

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Motorola Assist makes use of a number of sensors on the phone to figure out if you’re driving.  Specifically, we look at accelerometer and location data to determine if you’re driving.  Motorola Assist doesn't know if you’re the driver or a passenger and may sometimes think you’re driving when you're on a bus, train or riding a bike.  It may also take Motorola Assist up to a couple minutes to figure out that you’re driving after you have started.

Important: Location Access needs to be enabled for Driving to work correctly. Touch Apps Image > Settings > Location Access > turn Access to my location to ON.

To use Motorola Assist Driving, touch Apps Image > Assist > Driving:

  • Talk to Me - select Read text messages and/or Tell me who's calling.  Your phone will announce callers and read text messages out loud whenever you phone detects you are driving.  Talk to me only announces callers or reads text messages from people in the address book on your phone. If the phone calls are not being announced or text messages are not being read, ensure that the sender/caller is added to People in your phone.


  • Quick Reply - customize a quick reply in driving mode to send an automated message to the caller or texter that you are driving. Touch Apps Image > Assist > Driving > Talk to me > Quick Reply > Edit > Enter your reply > OK.


  • Custom voice reply - allows you to dictate a text reply using voice in drive mode instead of sending an automated text message.  Touch Apps Image > Assist > Driving > Talk to me > select Voice Reply.


  • Resume music play - allows music to start playing automatically while you're driving, riding on a bus, or riding your bike. This feature allows you to configure which music player you would like to resume playing on your phone when you begin driving. Touch Apps Image > Assist > Driving > Resume music play > select music playback app. 


  • Bluetooth - if the device is paired and connected to a Bluetooth device, Motorola Assist will learn your car’s Bluetooth and will automatically start drive mode when it sees your phone connected to it. You should use the Bluetooth device’s built-in call announce feature (if available) to handle incoming calls if you Bluetooth device supports this feature.
    • If you choose to hear calls through your phone instead of the Bluetooth device, touch Apps Image > Assist > Driving > Talk to me > s
    • elect Having audio issues using Bluetooth? > select Alternate audio channel.

NOTE: Bluetooth drive detection requires the current version of Motorola Contextual Services from the Play Store.

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Meeting

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Motorola Assist looks at your calendar to figure out if you are in a meeting.  Motorola Assist follows a complex set of rules to filter out things on your calendar that may not actually be a meeting (e.g. birthdays, reminders, etc). We consider the user to be in a meeting if the calendar event:

  • is from a calendar visible on device
  • is from a calendar for which you are the owner
  • has been accepted
  • is not deleted
  • is not cancelled
  • is not all day (all day event box checked) or duration < 24
  • meetings where you’re marked as “Available” will not trigger meeting mode

To customize your auto-reply in meeting mode, touch Apps Image > Assist > Meeting> Auto Reply > Edit > Enter your reply > OK.

Meeting mode silences the notification and ringer audio streams. Bluetooth headsets play through the media stream and phone streams. Bluetooth headsets may also have separate experiences for incoming calls or SMS. Accordingly, the Bluetooth headset may still play audio in a Meeting. You can manually adjust this feature by following the steps below:

  • Announced Calls:
    • Touch Apps Image > Settings > Bluetooth > Select your Bluetooth device’s settings button > Uncheck Phone audio. You will need to undo this setting after the meeting if you want the Bluetooth device to continue to handle incoming calls and call audio.
  • Media:
    • Touch Apps Image > Settings > Sound > Volumes > drag the Music, video, games, & other media slider to zero (far left). You will need to undo this setting after the meeting. Please note that all media, even device media, will be silenced.

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Sleeping

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When you configure the Sleep activity in Motorola Assist, a part of the configuration is to set your sleep times. However, certain callers can still get through if needed.

To customize your sleep timer, touch Apps Image > Assist > Sleeping > select your sleep times > select Silence.

  • Changing the volume of the phone un-silences the phone when it is in Sleep mode. Manually silence your phone again to reset the phone to silence itself the next day.


  • Sleep Mode silences the notification and ringer audio streams, so that if you are playing media or have alarms set in the morning, that audio will not be muted.


  • Bluetooth headsets play through the media stream and phone streams. Bluetooth headsets may also have separate experiences for incoming calls or SMS. Accordingly, the Bluetooth headset may still play audio while the phone is in Sleep mode. You can manually adjust this feature by following the steps below:

 

  • Announced Calls:
    • Touch Apps Image> Settings > Bluetooth > Select your Bluetooth device’s settings button > Uncheck Phone audio. You will need to undo this setting in the morning if you want the Bluetooth device to continue to handle incoming calls and call audio.
  • Media:
    • Touch Apps Image> Settings > Sound > Volumes > Drag the Music, video, games, & other media slider to zero (far left). You will need to undo this setting in the morning. Please note that all media, even device media, will be silenced.

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Home

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Motorola Assist Home will read text messages and tell you who's calling while you roam hands-free.  You must set your home location before you can select the Talk to me option.  Touch Apps Image > Google > Menu > Customize Places > select Home and enter your address.

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