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With this tutorial, you can learn how to enable driving mode on Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+. Texting someone while you are driving is never a good idea, it can prove to be fatal for you or other road users. To address this and make your phone distraction-free when driving, in the Verizon version of Samsung Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9 Plus, there is a great feature called “Driving Mode”. This feature automatically rejects all calls once it detects you are driving and sends pre-defined text messages to the caller for example, I’m Driving at the moment call you later“.

Rather than having your phone push notifications while your driving and divert attention, this mode is essential. This mode has been around for wuite some time but most users don’t know how to enable it. Fortunately, with the detailed steps ahead, that would no longer be an issue. Driving Mode’s best feature most definitely is the auto-reply and call rejection. Some phones ship with this mode right out of the box such as from Verizon. Read ahead for complete instructions on how to enable Driving Mode on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.

Enable Driving Mode Samsung Galaxy S9

The best option while driving is to enable the driving mode on your phone so the phone can send back text messages to all callers and let them know you are driving. All of this, with you not having to touch your phone while driving. We have written a very easy and simple guide to enable the driving mode so you don’t have any distraction while driving your vehicle.

Enable Driving Mode on Samsung Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+

To enable Driving Mode on your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9 Plus, you just have to follow the simple steps given below:

Step 1 – On Verizon Galaxy S9/S9+, launch the default “Message+” app

Step 2 – Tap on the menu button which can be seen on the upper left corner of the display of your Galaxy S9/S9+

Step 3 – After tapping on the menu button, various options will appear in which you will a have to select “Driving Mode”

Step 4 – Tap on add device to pair the Bluetooth device to connect the device with the driving mode. Once paired, driving mode will activate automatically.

Step 5 – Now all you have to do is to select the box against the option called “Driving mode auto-reply”. The auto-reply text messages can be altered.

It was very simple wasn’t it? Now you have Driving Mode enabled on your Verizon Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+. If you still are having troubles enabling the Driving Mode, then just drop a comment below so we can help you with your issue.

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1 Comment

  1. Mac Wildstar Reply

    I have a Verizon s9, but the instructions for the Message+ says I have to pair it with a blue tooth device.. Why? I don’t have a BT device to use while im driving.

    So why doesn’t samsung have a simple driving mode option that rejects calls while you have drive mode on, that gives a standard recorded message that you are driving, and cannot answer the phone at that time?

    Or do I just do what I do now and ignore the calls, and let them go to voice mail.

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