2012 Toyota Camry SE: One More Note About Traffic Updates with Entune
March 17, 2012
You might remember an earlier post from me about the slightly involved and somewhat counterintuitive process of getting traffic data to appear in 2012 Toyota Camrys that have Entune and the base navigation system. If you don't go through that process, you get the above display -- a map with no green-yellow-red traffic data.
However, while running errands this week, I became aware of one particular convenience -- at least for iPhone users. If you stop for gas or something, and leave your phone hooked up via the USB port (which is required if you want to use Entune with an iPhone) and running the Entune app, then, when you turn the car back on, it remembers that you that you'd turned on the traffic data function.
So then, all you have to do is hit yes to connect to the Internet and, after a warning about racking up data charges, it takes you right back to the map with traffic data. Which is obviously more convenient than if it didn't do that.
Of course, the situation could be different with Android phones (which generally don't need to be hooked up to the USB port to use Entune), and as soon as I get my hands on a friend's Galaxy S II, I'll let you know how it works.
Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 5,539 miles