It doesn’t take much science to understand that the Driving Mode is supposed to help you while driving. What it does and what options it comes with, however, represents another story that not all Note 9 users are aware of. In a nutshell, if you own a Note 9 and you drive a lot, the Driving Mode can help you focus on what matters most, which is your safety at the wheel. When you’re allowed to drive and stop worrying about taking calls, you are more focused and better protected with your eyes always on the road, not always on the phone’s display.
If you’re thinking that you cannot afford to miss calls, you don’t have to worry about it. That’s because, as long as the Driving Mode is enabled, you’re not missing the incoming calls. Your device will reject those calls automatically, while also sending a message that will let the caller know you’re at the wheel. You can customize that message however you want, but what matters most is how to enable or to disable the Driving Mode. Customization will be piece of cake afterward.
So, Back To Our Main Question: How Do You Enable/Disable Driving Mode?
- Go to the Home Screen of your Note 9;
- Select the icon for the Messages app and launch it;
- Access the Menu of that app;
- Select the Driving Mode from there;
- Select the option that says something like Add Device to connect a Bluetooth device;
- Activate the option Driving Mode auto-reply with one tap on its dedicated check-box.
We’ve suggested it above, but perhaps we need to detail a little bit – once you access the option for Driving Mode auto-reply, you will also have the opportunity to customize the auto-reply message. Most people prefer to stick to something like “Can’t talk right now, I’m driving! I will call you back later”. But you can obviously replace this message with anything else that you find more relevant or representative to you. What matters most is that you start using this feature… And now that you know how to enable the Driving Mode on the Samsung Note 8, nothing should stop you from that!