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  1. Hellcat6

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    Anyone using the OEM Charge car dock? It connects through the USB port. The dock itself has a port for the charger and one for the aux cable so you can connect to your stereo and listen to music from your phone through the car speakers. All good and I like it so far.

    But when you use the phone, it does not play through the speakers and instead defaults to speaker mode on the phone. Shouldn't it play through the car speakers? If you take the cable out of the dock and plug it directly into the headphone port on the phone, both music and phone calls will play through the car speakers. Any thoughts?
     

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    Trying to figure out this as well. It probably has something to do with the data service, (streaming music) is just like you're constantly downloading data, and you can send data through a USB. A phone call on the other hand is the mobile service which isn't "data" per say.

    Just a guess.
     
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    There's a small icon (I think on the dock screen) that either resembles a phone or a speaker. Pressing this switches from internal phone speaker to external speaker jack. It's hand as at times you may want to use the phone speaker instead of the external car speakers.
     
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    Thanks Jeff but that doesn't seem to make a difference, calls still revert to phone speaker.
     
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    I have the same issue! And the sad part is the craddle slightly covers the phone's audio jack so you can't use it!
     
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    My cradle doesn't cover the audio jack on the phone--I can use the phone jack or the dock jack. If yours covers it, I would exchange it.
     
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    No, this is correct, if your dock isn't doing this then something is wrong. BC you put your phone on the dock, tell it to deactivate car mode, then bring up the music and hit the little speaker, or try bringing up a movie. The way I did it was open the samsung media hub bc I used the code to buy a movie and start the movie then click the speaker and it worked, but it wouldn't play through aux until I hit that speaker.
     
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    I was running Titanium Backup the other day and I noticed that there was a Car Cradle Application. Anyone know how I can run that? Or do I need the actual Car Cradle/Car Dock for that app to be used?
     
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    Bluetooth in my car runs fine. I can play music, make calls, use navigation. It all runs just fine.
     
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    Try going to Settings > Dock Settings > Audio output mode
    Check that box.

    Also, I disabled Auto Launch on that same screen. I plan to set up Automate It to launch a different car dock app, because the one that comes with the phone is just awful. Car Dock looks like a decent replacement so far.
     
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    Hmmmmm......... did you actually do this with the car dock and it actually work? (all audio including PHONE CALLS plays through car's speakers). Getting audio (Pandora in my case) works fine, but as soon as a call comes in, it goes to the phone's sucky-ass speaker. The only way to get both audio and phone calls through the car's speakers is to plug the aux headphone jack directly into the phone's headphone jack, (which defeats the purpose of having the audio input on the dock itself).
     
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    I haven't tried this with the phone, sorry.
     
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    Has anyone figured this out? Everything plays through my car speakers except for phone calls. I agree with the above that it defeats much of the purpose of having the car dock.
     
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    One last time to the top. Does anyone know if there are any combinations of settings to get the audio during a phone call to route through the audio out on this car dock? If not, is there a fix in the works? Thanks for any help.
     
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    Bump - I see this question being asked in XDA all over the place with no answers. Same problem with my Galaxy d-710 and the infuse car dock. Just an incredible bungle by Samsung it looks like. I was using the phone's 3.5mm headphone jack at first and couldn't place calls through the car speakers - although this always worked with any other manufacturer's phones. So I figured it was just a ploy by Samsung to get people to buy a car dock. I broke down and bought one and it makes no difference - media goes out to the car amp but calls route back to the phone's speakerphone sitting in the car dock. I had to scream at the phone today during calls and could barely hear the caller. I think I may have to just switch back to an HTC or Motorola - this is too ridiculous.
     
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    Yeah mine is still this way. Everything except phone calls will play through the audio out. i thought that GB might have fixed it but no luck. I guess it is a lost cause this point. :mad:
     
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    I have no problems with ALL audio coming through my car's speakers while using the OEM Car Dock. All my apps (pandora, slacker, google navigation and music player) automatically pause or mute when a phone call comes in. But also note that I'm using both Blue Tooth and the audio out line at the same time.

    Is it possible that the phone has to be BlueToothed in order for the phone calls to come through the car's speakers, while the audio (pandora, nav, slacker and/or music player) are using the audio out line?

    Rich
     
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    Yep - that seems to be the design. I have to upgrade my car stereo to have bluetooth if I want hands free calling. What a poor design! All my phones from other manufacturer's just worked as expected - with a simple audio cord from the phone to the car aux jack.

    The car dock appears to be just a nice charging dock with music output - not a hands free dock at all.
     

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