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RIDER 550 and phone connection

TigerRiderTigerRider Posts: 87 [Sovereign Trailblazer]
edited January 13 in RIDER
My problem is that I use a DUMB phone on my bike which worked great with my TomTom Rider 2. When I got obsoleted up the a Rider 550 I was expecting to find the same Rider 2 managed phone book but the numpties at TomTom didn't see the point of including it. Most places I get to the data connection is either marginal or nonexistent which is why DUMB phone worked for me. Rider 550 doesn't work for me anymore.


  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 17,466

    If you need a basic Phone and Data Connection you don't need the MyDrive App
    Just a Straight Bluetooth Connection see option (2)

    On my GO 520
    Tap 4Dot (.... Menu) --> Bluetooth
    Add Phone

    Option (1)...
    Tap (?) Follow the on screen instructions to pair Bluetooth If required install & Sync the MyDrive App on the Phone
    Option (2)... (Scroll up to... If your not interested in using the 'MyDrive App' and its features)
    Note the next page of info is off the bottom of the screen
    Tap Not interested in all of theses features

    On Most of my devices (And when using my Windows Phone, no MyDrive App for Windows Phones)

    I use Option (2)

    On the iPhone with Bluetooth turned on
    Tomtom GO 520 appears under Other devices
    Tap the offered Tomtom GO 520
    Agree to 'Pair' on both devices
    If required Agree to Allow Contacts & Favourites to sync
    Tap Done

    Wi-Fi is definitely TURNED OFF
    I am not using the MyDrive App
    Just a simple Bluetooth Connection

    Live Traffic shows a Connected
    My iPhone showing as connected
    I am not using the MyDrive App
    Therefore 'Smart-Phone Messaging' is unable to connect

    Edit... I suppose could set the switch to 'Off'
    Live Traffic over Bluetooth
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