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I have an iPhone 6 and often use Google Maps for directions. Is there a way to her the Google Maps voice on my Infotainment via the Bluetooth? If there is a way, seems I can't figure it out.
 
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I have a 2015 ultra and use my IPhone 7plus Bluetooth and I listen to music and had maps programmed to an adress and the phone would automatically lower the music volume and she would give me the directions.
 
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Check Google Maps settings (in order to do this, you must be actively using it for directions, so just start navigation for anywhere). Where it shows duration and ETA at bottom of screen, tap that and it will pop up a menu, tap on 'Settings'.

Within settings, make sure "Play voice over Bluetooth" is ON (blue, slid to the right).

NEXT: IMPORTANT: Google Maps is not recognized by the iPhone as an "audio source", so what I mean by that is, if you do not have music/video/etc. playing some sort of audio, Google Maps sounds will not be sent through Bluetooth. In order to resolve this, you must make sure that "Play as Bluetooth phone call" is ON (blue, slid to the right). This will allow Google Maps to send the audio through Bluetooth via "phone". It will show up as a phone call on your radio, but truly it is just audio being streamed through that particular Bluetooth channel.

Also, make sure you have Google Maps set to 'Unmuted' - on that same settings screen, or when looking at the map during navigation, the middle button on the right side of screen.

The "Play as Bluetooth phone call" does not always work. I've noticed sometimes what happens is once you start getting too many directions within a short time, the radio will stop "picking up" the call and you'll be back to square one. YMMV

The "issue" with Google Maps sounds not being sent through Bluetooth as described above is not a Boom! limitation - this is a limitation with the iPhone software and/or Google Maps.
 

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I have a 2015 ultra and use my IPhone 7plus Bluetooth and I listen to music and had maps programmed to an adress and the phone would automatically lower the music volume and she would give me the directions.
I can get music from my iPhone to play over the Infotainment. When you say "had maps programmed" do you mean getting directions from you Infotainment Nav? I want to use Google Maps on my iPhone and hear the voice directions over my Infotainment.
 
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I can get music from my iPhone to play over the Infotainment. When you say "had maps programmed" do you mean getting directions from you Infotainment Nav? I want to use Google Maps on my iPhone and hear the voice directions over my Infotainment.
We posted at about the same time. See my comment right above yours.
 
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Did you have a chance to test my suggestions above? I also forgot to mention that 'Play as Bluetooth phone call' allows to listen to other media (e.g. radio, or anything else not on your phone) and the navigation will come in as a phone call and mute the radio - which is awesome. Also, this option is only available on iPhone.
 
 


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