How Do I Pair My Sat Nav With My Smart Phone?

Date: 01/02/2016

How do I ‘Tether’ my Smart Phone with my sat nav.

Follow these instructions to pair your phone with the following Aguri sat navs. Motorhome & Caravan RV520, RV700, RV720, RV750. Coach & Bus CB720. Truck TX520, TX650, TX700, TX720, TX750. Car GT520, GT720.

Follow these instructions to set up your Android smart phone as a Mobile hotspot.
(Please note that these instructions are based on a Samsung Galaxy S4. Set-up instructions for other Android Smart Phone manufacturers may be slightly different depending on the location of ‘Tethering and Mobile hotspot’ in your phone’s Settings menu)

  1. On your Smart Phone, go to ‘Settings’ then ‘More networks’ and select ‘Tethering and Mobile hotspot’.
  2. Switch on ‘Mobile hotspot’. Your phone will advise that your Wi-Fi connection will be switched off at this point. Select ‘OK’.
  3. Select ‘Settings’ from the main menu on your sat nav. (The main menu is the menu you see when you first power on the device)
  4. Select ‘Wi-Fi’ and switch it on by sliding the on/off button to the right, turning it blue.
  5. Your sat nav should now display a list of available Wi-Fi connections including one called ‘AndroidAP’ or something similar that represents your Smart Phone. Select this to enable the connection.
  6. Your sat nav will now ask you to enter your phone’s Mobile Hotspot password. The password should automatically be displayed on your Smart Phone and will normally consist of approximately 4 lower case letters and 4 numbers. If the password is not displayed automatically, tap on ‘Mobile hotspot’ and refer to #3 from the section entitled ‘How to connect from other devices’ where the password should be displayed.
  7. Once you have entered the password, your sat nav and Android Smart Phone should be successfully tethered. Your sat nav will be able to leverage your Smart Phone’s internet connection for use with Live Digital Traffic and providing general internet connectivity for your unit.

User notes.

You do not need to use the Aguri Live app to deliver Live Digital Traffic if you use the Tether and Personal Hotspot connection method.

When the device is tethered with your Smart Phone or iPhone it will leverage your phone’s mobile 3G or 4G internet connection. The device will use your phone’s internet connection to send and receive data such as traffic flow information and, if you use the mobile speed trap sharing system, will send the coordinates of any locations reported by you as well as downloading the locations of any mobile speed trap sites reported by other users in your area. Depending on the mobile data package included with your Smart Phone or iPhone contract, using these features could cost you money. We strongly advise that you check what mobile data package is included on your phone contract and regularly monitor the amount of mobile data used by our device whilst paired with your Smart Phone or iPhone to ensure that you are aware of any associated costs you may incur.

How much of my Smart Phone or iPhone mobile data, does Live Digital Traffic use and how does it work?

All Aguri sat navs include Live Digital Traffic as standard. Live Digital Traffic is a far superior service to standard TMC traffic information as it helps to calculate and produce routes based on real-time traffic flow as well as specific ‘events’ such as a road accident or closure. In addition to helping calculate the quickest routes possible, it also continues to monitor traffic flow for the duration of your journey. In the event that there is a build up of traffic or an accident on your route, it will offer you an alternative one, if a quicker route is available.

For Live Digital Traffic to work it is necessary to pair it with your Smart Phone or iPhone to leverage your phones internet connection. As a result many customers ask how much of their phone’s data package Live Traffic will use. Live Traffic only needs very small packets of data every few minutes, so if you were to use the service for 8 hrs a day for 20 days, it would only use approximately 400 MB of data. That is about 2.5 MB of data per hour.

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