Why doesn't my new phone read the QR code via the MyDrive app?

Hoffey
Hoffey Registered Users Posts: 4
Apprentice Traveler
My Motorola e7 doesn't read the qr code when scanning to set up connection but it does read other qr codes via a scanning app.I have tried disconnecting and re installing etc but to no avail

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  • VikramK
    VikramK Administrators Posts: 13,781
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    Hi @Hoffey

    Welcome to the community!
    I would suggest reinstalling the MyDrive app and then scanning the QR code again.
    It's a bit weird that the phone is not scanning only TomTom QR.

    Also as an alternative, you can try pairing the phone without using the MyDrive App, see the article here

    Regards, Vikram
  • Hoffey
    Hoffey Registered Users Posts: 4
    Apprentice Traveler
    Thanks for your help but I have already done as you suggested and deleted the phone from the Sat nav I have connected via pairing but have lost sms function
  • VikramK
    VikramK Administrators Posts: 13,781
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    Hi @Hoffey

    I am adding some steps that our 2nd Line team has advised-

    Factory reset- Steps available here- https://help.tomtom.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360013898320

    Once done please check if the QR code displayed can be scanned using your phone.

    If the above does not help then follow up with a recovery mode-



    After the process completes successfully try the pairing process again using the QR.

    And if the issue still persists then our team would like to know if this can be tested with another smartphone and check if the same issue persists(if possible).

    Thanks, Vikram
  • Lochfrass
    Lochfrass Posts: 17,757
    Superuser
    I don't think it's the navigation device.
    In the German forum, another user reported a similar problem with a GO Essential and a Motorola Moto E6
    The mydrive app does not scan the QR code.
    Phone is a Motorola Moto E6plus.
    The app does not focus and consequently does not scan.
    Consequently, I can not properly connect smartphone and navi 100%.
    Phone is a Moto E6plus.
    to the posting
  • Hoffey
    Hoffey Registered Users Posts: 4
    Apprentice Traveler
    Thanks Lochfrass
    That's exactly the problem I am having as my old Motorola G4 does focus and scan
  • Hoffey
    Hoffey Registered Users Posts: 4
    Apprentice Traveler
    Hi Vikramk
    I have just tried the steps recommended but still no good
    I have tried my old Motorola G4 and the app works fine it will focus and scan
    Thanks
  • Stuart H
    Stuart H Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    edited January 2021
    TOMTOM service was not working on my 620. I tried numerous time to log into MY Drive all failed. I then tried to reinstall the phone but MYDRIVE will not scan Says error occurred.
  • kenatkins
    kenatkins Registered Users Posts: 3
    New Seeker
    Same issue with my Redmi note 9. What a waste and device will be going back to Amazon.
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,814
    Superuser
    Hi
    @kenatkins
    My iPhone scans the QR Code OK... It's just a link to the App store to download the 'Tomtom 'MyDrive' App.... Couldn't you simply download the Tomtom 'MyDrive App' from the Google App Store ???

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • waitwhatnow
    waitwhatnow Registered Users Posts: 1
    New Seeker
    Same issue with Redmi Note 9. Any chance of getting this fixed? Or simply make the info/link in the QR code available in some other format? It's clear that a lot of people are hitting this wall with a variety of devices...