Motorola Atrix 2 :: After Update, Car Dock Still Locked To Landscape
Feb 4, 2012
After the software update, the Atrix 2 is still locked to landscape mode when in the car dock.
enable auto-rotation while docked, if the response to this is that this is the expected behavior. I hate using the phone in landscape mode in the car, as it severely limits the visibility of certain apps -- PLUS, other apps force their orientation to portrait while the phone is in this mode, resulting in the need for you to manually rotate the phone just for that one app.
I moved from the Photon 4G with the Motorola vehicle dock over to the Atrix 2 with the Motorola vehicle dock... No matter what I have tried, the phone insists on going into landscape mode when in the dock. I need to have the dock in portrait mode, as thats the only way it fits on my dash without obstructing anything.
I've noticed that the volume does not change at all when output is the car dock. E.g. lowering the volume does not actually decrease the volume until you get down to muting the device (which does still work). There are no problems when listening through the headphone out, but I don't wish to negate the functionality of the rather expensive Motorola Cardock.This is a major inconvenience as it generally causes an ugly distortion and could damage my car speakers.
I looked through the recent threads to see if this has been covered, but was unable to find anything. I use the standard dock at work a lot; mainly for charging the device and listening to music. After the GB update, I noticed that the little widget for playing/pausing/FFD music is gone.
Any ideas as to why, and is there a fix for this? Anything in the market to d/l for a quick Play/Pause function witout having to exit from the dock software?
I'm running stock software, with no mods on the phone. Also, I am not talking about the "Play All" app launcher which moves you to the Music app and proceeds to shut the screen off at the regular screen time-out interval. This was a widget working within the Widget Clock dock software upon docking the phone in the standard dock.
When I put the phone in the navigation dock, the phone refuses to display anything in portrait orientation.This seems to be a common issue observed in other forums.IMO, navigation is much better in portrait mode, as it allows you to see farther ahead.Is this behaviour by design?If not, it there a plan to fix it or allow us to change it?
Will the Lapdock (and other accessories for that matter) work for the new Atrix 2 coming? I've only used the Lapdock lightly and it will be a real shame if it and the other accessories I've purchased over the past year won't work with the 2nd gen Atrix.
The app works normally in portrait mode (showing artists or songs or whatever I choose) but when I flip it to landscape mode, it just shows the blank grey/blue screen that is the background on the music app home page (where you can choose now playing, library, internet radio, etc.) and it just sits there... doesn't load anything at all.
This is an exceptionally frustrating problem for me as I use my Atrix with an HD dock and the cardock (meaning I have to basically unmount my phone from the car dock to get a different artist. If I use the (useless) music launcher in the cardock home page, I can get to the now playing screen and pick the "smart DJ" button to get a new list of songs, but it'd be really nice if I could choose an artist I wanted to listen to (or a playlist, or a song for that matter) without having to take my phone out of the cardock, flip it to portrait mode, and then place it back in the cardock (quite dangerous while driving I might add)
I need to get an automobile dock for this phone. There is one listed in the Motorola store but it does not appear to be available for purchase. There is such a dock listed on Amazon, but the price is $60 which seems excessive
I just bought a new HD Multimedia dock for my Atrix. I plugged the phone in and after about an hour I noticed that the phone was quite warm. This doesn't happen when the phone is being charged normally, by plugging it into a wall socket. Is this normal?
I just got the car dock, which I really like (I had one of my original Atrix 4G) I was wondering if anyone had a recomendation for a protective case for the phone that will work with the car dock. I prefer the thinner silicon varity, buy I really want one that will fit with the car dock. Looking at the dock there seems to be a removable insert to be able to accomodate a thicker case.
I just switched from an Atrix to an Atrix 2. The Atrix 2 must be providing AVRCP 1.3 or better because I now see all the MP3 track, title and artist info on my Kenwood DDX896 head unit when I connect with Bluetooth.Is anyone else doing this, and have you had any issues with it? About 75% of the time, when the phone is in the car dock and the Kenwood comes online, the phone reboots. I think it has something to do with the transmission of the track data because I see the Bluetooth icon turn blue, the Kenwood shows connected and then about a second later, when I would expect to see the track data or "Unknown" pop up, the phone reboots.
Additionally it take 55secs to a minute in a half for library to load in portrait. Google music loads snappy, but I like using the stock player for the tunewiki lyrics. I use the music player everyday, several times a day, I keep several gb's of music on it that I update daily so this is a constant issue. If i cant get this working i might have to start carrying around my iPad again .
Have a new lapdock and my phone is not seeing the lapdock while 2 other phones work fine. The lapdock is fully charged and plugged in. My phone does not show the menu when docked or any indication of charging. It seem oblivious to the lapdock. The Atrix does, however, work with a multimedia dock with keyboard and mouse.The Atrix was one of the pre-release batch and is current on AT&T software. I did delete some bloatware, mostly games, some time back.
When I dock my Atrix 4G (stock with 2.3.4 OTA update) with my new lapdock, I get the bouncing red logo on the lapdock and only two choices on the phone...Entertainment center and dismiss. I am able to play music, view pictures, etc on the lapdock screen if I select the Entertainment center option, but the keyboard on the lapdock does nothing. I have to use the controls on the phone to control it. And it appears that I can enable/disable the touchpad by double tapping the upper left corner.
I just ordered the Atrix car dock. I know you can either install it off your windshield using the suction cup or placing it on your dashboard using the sticky tape. Based on the dimensions of my 2010 Civic's sloping windshield, I'm afraid it might be too far away for me to safely use while driving. I was thinking maybe I should mount it directly under the rear-view mirror. I was considering placing it in the storage bin just below the radio/AC controls and behind the shifter (using the sticky tape) or placing it to my left on the windshield. Of course, placing it to my left would mean that cables will be running under the steering wheel.
My atrix works with the hd dock and saitek backlit usb keyboard fine. I also have a gigabyte bluetooth mouse thats works with the ocassional dropout. The problem is I just got a motorola bluetooth keyboard with trackpad and it doesn't work in webtop mode. The mouse portion of the keyboard works sometimes and then drops out, but I can't type anything. The caps lock light will not even come on. When I undock the phone the keyboard will work and then disconnects randomly. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this problem. Hopefully this will be fixed with a software update.
I just purchased the Standard Dock and I must say, it is a very nice and works well charging my phone while watching movies and stuff. I was wondering, can use its cord to charge my phone? From what I understand, the dock is a rapid charger, but won't over charge the Atrix.
The new car dock software is awesome.... better music player, better everything....But the calling section, which has a favorites option is giving me problems. I Have one favorite and it seems to be me from my google+ account. I can find no way to add favorites to this screen even though i have favorites in my contacts menu on the phone.Anyone with a car dock have any luck with this feature?I have tried creating new contacts and modifying existing ones. Adding them to the <gasp> AT&T address book, and changing them in my google contacts
I have my atrix plugged into my car dock while driving and listening to music from it through the aux input on my stereo (through the charge lead) but when every I make or answer a call while driving, the sound defaults to the speaker on the phone and nothing can be heard. I have to press the "Speaker" button on the screen and then i can hear the person on the call without issue.
Does anybody know if the Atrix 2 will fit in either the car dock or the HD dock with Otterbox's Commuter case? I'm guessing it doesn't, but I'd be pleasantly surprised if it did. It'd be nice to have a hard plastic case that also allowed for docking.
I just bought a car dock. It works great. I can't seem to get the audio to be transferred to my blueant supertooth 3. The bluetooth works perfectly with the phone but the directions for the navigation won't come through. I don't have an aux plug on my car radio. Am I missing some setting or some nuance to this setup?
How can you adjust the time that the "night" colors appear in the Car Dock? It switches to night around 1800EST and back to day colors and brightness at 0600~ish. too dark at twilight and too bright first thing in the morning. Maybe use the light sensor included in the hardware? Or have a day-light savings setting? Or just use the light sensor. Is there a way to adjust when the "Auto" happens?
How can I edit/replace apps in provided car dock menu? I know there are several 'add app here', but, like provided radio tuner is not much good here in AUS so I wanted to replace it with 'tunin' that works well, and, has local radio stations.
When I put my Atrix in my HD dock and the dock is powered on, the Atrix automatically brings up the widget clock in landscape. When the dock is powered off, nothing happens (screen stays off). Is there a way to start the widget clock mode manually -- I do not want to leave the Atrix charging all the time. I notice that there is an app to start the car dock view. Is there one to start the landscape clock widget? The Atrix is up to date running 2.3.4.
I work in the United States and Russia, recently purchased Atrix HD phone from AT&T. Now I am in Russia, and the phone is locked, the screen says "Phone is subsidy locked'. And I can not enter the unlock code that I have provided in support of AT&T. I was advised to do a factory reset, wait a few hours and enter the code #073887 *, but all these methods do not help. If I try to unlock without sim card via code # 073887 * I get to unlock the menu, but it failed because the writing bug and network failure. How can I unlock and use the phone again?
I'm new to smartphones and since getting my ARTIX have been using it instead of an iPod for listening to music, audio books, podcasts, etc.One problem however is that when the phone locks the audio player is no longer accessible beyond the volume control that's on the side of the phone.As a result whenever I want to pause, rewind or forward what I am listening to I have to unlock the phone to access the player.I asked my kids about this and they showed me how on their iPhones they could access the audio player without unlocking the phone. So far I have been unable to figure out how to do this on my ATRIX.After searching the settings on the ATRIX I found "Settings>Location & Security Setings>Security Lock Timer (when display is off)" but noticed that Security Lock Timer switch is "Gray" and unavailable on my ATRIX.
My 4s suddenly stopped selecting landscape mode when turned. Is this a software or hardware issue. There is a strange icon that has appeared on the upper status bar which shows a lock surrounded by a circle with an arrow. Is this a lock on the orientation feature? If so, how do I restore the phone to normal operation?