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Do not adjust the touchscreen controls, or allow the system to distract the driver, while the vehicle is moving. Driver distraction can lead to accidents, potentially causing serious injury or death.


Drivers should never text message while driving. Texting while driving diverts attention from the road and can lead to accidents, potentially causing serious injury or death.


The message feature is not compatible with all phones. For further information, please refer to the Jaguar website at: www.jaguar.com.


The availability and functionality of Messages depends on the specification of the vehicle and the market in which the vehicle is being used.


The Messages soft key does not display on the touchscreen, if the user declines access via the smartphone to download messages.

To access text messages via the touchscreen, a phone must be paired with the vehicle. For further information on pairing a phone, refer to the relevant section of the Owner's Handbook. See PAIRING AND CONNECTING USING THE PHONE.

When receiving an incoming text message, the touchscreen displays either a pop up or banner notification.

A pop-up notification displays the following options:

Call icon: Touch to call the sender of the text message.

Read out soft key: Touch for the text message to be read out as an audio message.

Alternatively, a banner notification informs the driver when a new message is received. The received message can only be viewed in the Messages list.

To access the Messages list on the touchscreen:

  • From the PHONE screen, select Messages. See PHONE SYSTEM OVERVIEW.

  • Use the scroll bar, to search the list.

  • Identify the required text message from the displayed list and select.

  • The selected message allows for the following options:


    Read out.

    Reply: Provides a list of templates that the user can reply with, e.g., Please give me a call or Can't talk right now. Select the required reply. Alternatively, the user can edit and create a message template to reply with.


The Reply option is only available when the vehicle is stationary.

The user can access received messages and send replies via voice commands. For further information, refer to the relevant section of the Owner's Handbook. See USING VOICE CONTROL.

To view the message settings from the PHONE screen:

  1. Select the settings icon. See PHONE SYSTEM OVERVIEW.

  2. Select Phone settings from the SETTINGS pop-up menu.

  3. Select Settings for all phones from the PHONE SETTINGS pop-up menu.

The following options are available:

  • Sort order.

  • Messaging.

  • Message tones.

  • Message alert.

  • Edit message templates.