There is a “Driving Mode” on the Samsung Galaxy Note8 smartphone made by Verizon which you ought to have noticed. The Driving Mode enables you to automatically dismiss voice calls through messages indicating your present activity. You can reply to messages by responding with a default text that says “I’m driving right now – I’ll get back to you later” without even texting back.
This feature is very much appreciated as it helps people not to be distracted from the road because they will not be paying attention to their phone while driving.
You can make use of the steps below in order to enable and configure this feature on your Note8:
- Open the Messages and application of your Note8 smartphone
- Click on the Menu button from the top-left corner of the display
- Choose the driving mode
- Click on Add Device to connect a Bluetooth device to the Driving Mode – this is the main way the feature will remain active
- Once you’ve connected your smartphone with the Bluetooth device, check the box for the option marked as “Driving Mode Auto-reply”.
Since you already know how to enable this driving mode using the instructions above, it is noticeable that all you need to do in order to disable it is to unmark those boxes. As an additional cool feature that it is, if you wish to change the predefined text into something more customized, you just have to select the option marked as “Driving Auto-Reply Message”.