I understand how connecting to the phones hotspot works I just wonder why the earlier models don't prioritise pulling data from the phone via the cable connection (like connecting the phone via cable to a laptop to enable data transfer).Yes you can plug the phone in, but that only enables playing music/video, Android Auto, or Apple Car Play.
My response above is that you use the phone as if it were your home WIFI, or WIFI at a business. Connect the car to it. Then the navigation live data (e.g. road closures/construction and traffic conditions), and other live data (news and weather) built into the car will receive via the phone instead of a SIM supported service (SIM plugged into slot in console next to the USB3 ports). A WIFI connection takes priority over the SIM supported service.
Once you have the SIM supported service, or WIFI, connection by the car, then the car's WIFI hot spot feature can be enabled to share it. You might was well of users of that also connect directly to the phone's WIFI hot spot.
I noticed that when you connect via wired CarPlay the 4G and signal strength icon disappears from the main display.I understand how connecting to the phones hotspot works I just wonder why the earlier models don't prioritise pulling data from the phone via the cable connection (like connecting the phone via cable to a laptop to enable data transfer).
In the MY21 there is no option to connect to WiFi for data on the move only when static for updates. What does happen though is when the phone is plugged into the car, car data seems to flow through the phone rather than the embedded eSIM for car related data needs (navigation, Spotify through the car etc).
Just seems odd that the earlier models don't work in the same way as presumably the cable connections are identical.
The normal behaviour in MY21 seems to be for the car to treat the phone as a tethered device and use it for all data, if it is plugged in this is indicated on Pivi by removing the cars own 4g and signal strength indicator. If you turn on the car hotspot this behaviour changes but then you eat into your limited 500Mb monthly data if you connect your phone to the wifi hotspot. It doesn't ever seem to tether via bluetooth which is probably a good thing if you have a passenger connecting their phone to have a hands free conversation you wouldn't necessarily want to chew through their data.I noticed that when you connect via wired CarPlay the 4G and signal strength icon disappears from the main display.
The iPhone's Personal Hotspot option is off. I will have to check if the car is still accessing data via the phone.
Shouldn't tethering also work via BT if PH is on?