I recently bought a 2012 Honda CR-V EXL with Navigation. It supports the Bluetooth MAP profile. This allows the car to read text messages received aloud. The HTC Sensation is suppose to support the MAP profile but, though it appears to connect to the phone, it does not transfer the sms messages. Can someone explain to me what is happening? Are there different versions of the MAP profile? One would think that this is just a standard protocol that can be used accross all devices that supports it.
Have you researched if the Bluetooth in your car has a list of phones it supports?
The MAP profile is designed specifically to allow a device to connect to a car and send sms text messages to the screen. There is a list and the HTC Sensation is not supported for this functionallity. My question is: If there is a protocol in place and the phone and the car supports this functionallity, why isn't there a standard in place to allow it to work? If the phone supports the MAP profile, it would appear that it would work with all cars that support.
I'm aware of this and you are correct, however some car bluetooth's only support certain cell phones. This can be the car Bluetooth manufacturer or the smartphone manufacturer.
I noticed also that most of the HTC phones (if not all of them) were Windows phones. I think that they may use different versions of the MAP profile. If this is the case and it is software specific, maybe HTC will release an update to the MAP profile for my phone.
This is a very good observation
Just saw your message and I know it is old but have you resolved your problem? I found out that while the HTC Sensation does support the MAP profile, it IS NOT ENABLED by default. You have to manually enable it. Go to Settings - Wireless & networks - Bluetooth settings - Advance Settings and turn on Message access.
You are absolutely right! But, unfortunately I knew this and have MAP profile enabled and it still doesn't work. Maybe the Android 4.0 upgrade will address this.
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