Congratulations on purchasing a Distractless device!
This guide will take you through the steps of using your Distractless device. If you have not already done so, please work through the Commissioning Guide before continuing, as this Guide assumes that you already have your Distractless device installed, that the app is installed on your phone and that your phone is registered with your Distractless account.
Step 1 – Launch Distractless app
Locate the Distract less app on your ‘phone and tap on it to launch it. When the application launches, you will see a screen that looks similar to the one below (left image for iPhone, and right image for Android phone):
If you have an Android ‘phone, skip to Step 2b.
Distractless uses Airplane Mode to ensure that you will not be distracted by ‘phone calls or any form of instant messaging while you are driving. The Distractless device in your vehicle uses your ‘phone’s Bluetooth connection to communicate. In order to enable both of these features on your iPhone, swipe up from the bottom of the screen, and refer to the image below. Tap on the airplane icon (on the left), and the Bluetooth icon (in the centre). Your screen should now look similar to the image below:
If you have an iPhone, skip to Step 3.Distractless uses Airplane Mode to ensure that you will not be distracted by ‘phone calls or any form of instant messaging while you are driving. The Distractless device in your vehicle uses your ‘phone’s Bluetooth connection to communicate.To enable Airplane Mode on your ‘phone, press and hold the power button until the menu pops up on the screen. Select the “Airplane Mode” setting.When you tap on the “Go Distractless” button on the app, if your ‘phone does not already have Bluetooth enabled, a message will pop up asking you to allow Bluetooth to be turned on (see screen shot below). Tap on “Yes” to allow this to happen.
If all of the previous steps have been completed correctly, your ‘phone will now connect with the Distractless device in your vehicle. The screen will look similar to the images shown below:
Tap on the “Go Distractless” button. Now that you are in Distractless Mode, you are free to start your car normally, and drive with the confidence of knowing that you will not be distracted. Why not change your voice mail message to tell anyone who tries to contact you, that while you in your car, you will be driving in Distract less mode and that if they leave a message, you will call them back when it is safe to do so?
Once you have safely arrived at your destination, you can tap on the “Leave Distractless” button on your screen, as you can see in the screen shots below:
Once you have left Distractless Mode, you will need to remember to turn off Airplane Mode on your ‘phone. The process is the reverse of what you did at Step 2 when you turned on Airplane Mode. This will restore your ‘phone’s normal communications functions.
There may be times when you do not have your phone with you, or the battery is flat, but you still need to be able to drive your car. Don’t panic!Distractless has a special mode that caters for -this circumstance. By holding your vehicle’s ignition key in the Start position for approximately 5 seconds, your car will start as normal.Note: When you use the override feature, a breach notice will be recorded in your Distractless account and an SMS will be sent to the account owner. Override mode should only be used in a genuine emergency.