New Bluetooth-Pairing Mode Reduces Battery Drain for Android Users

With the help of Bluetooth technology mobile employees can easily take calls, get directions, and stream their favorite Spotify playlist in the car – all without ever having to touch their mobile device. But all that activity in addition to tracking mileage every day can seriously drain their mobile device’s battery life.

We understand how important it is for our mobile employees to stay connected on the road – which is why we’re thrilled to introduce Bluetooth-Pairing Mode for our Android users (iOS version coming soon).

If you’re one of our Android users, the following questions should address any concerns you have regarding Bluetooth-Pairing Mode:

Q: What is Bluetooth-Pairing Mode and how does it work?

A. Bluetooth-pairing mode allows you to use your Android device’s Bluetooth connection to turn on the Motus App when you’re within range of your car. When you leave your car, mileage tracking will stop and the Motus App will turn off – significantly reducing battery drain that occurs when you’re not driving for work.

Q. How do I turn on Bluetooth-Pairing Mode?

A. 1. Turn on your phone’s Bluetooth setting and make sure that your car is paired to your Android device.

2. In the app, tap Mileage Capture Mode.

3. Tap Bluetooth-Pairing Mode – if you don’t see this option, make sure you have the latest version of the Motus App downloaded.

4. Simply select from one of the options for pairing your vehicle.

5. If your vehicle isn’t listed, tap Scan at the bottom of the screen to find your vehicle.



Q. Is Bluetooth-Pairing Mode compatible with my pre-set business hours in the Motus App?

A. Of course! If you set your business hours to be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., for example, your Android device will only track your mileage when your device is in range during these hours.

Q. What is the range for Bluetooth-Pairing Mode to function?

A. When you’re within 25-30 feet of your vehicle or alternate paired Bluetooth device the Motus App will start tracking your mileage.

Q. I’m scanning for my Bluetooth device in the Motus App, but it won’t locate my car. What should I do?

A. We’d recommend checking that your vehicle has Bluetooth capabilities within your owner’s manual which may also be able to help troubleshoot any Bluetooth connection issues you’re having with your phone.

Q. Can my android device pair with multiple vehicles?

A. No, your android device can only pair with one vehicle at a time. If you want to use Bluetooth-Pairing Mode with another vehicle, you’ll need to navigate to the Motus App settings and pick another vehicle as your selected Bluetooth device.

Q: What if my car doesn’t have Bluetooth capabilities?

A. If you have another Bluetooth-enabled device that you typically leave in your vehicle, you can use that Bluetooth connection instead.

We hope that our Android users find Bluetooth-Pairing Mode to be helpful!

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Chanele DaRosa

Chanele is a member of the Product team at Motus. She’s dedicated to creating seamless user experiences for mobile employees leveraging the Motus technology platform.

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