: Just got the Onstar mobile app for iPhone & love it. Anyone else like it or dislike?



Bcrummy
12-06-11, 07:37 AM
I think the app is really cool. I downloaded it for free for my iphone and now I can lock or unlock my car, turn auto start on and off and even hit the panic button all from my phone.
I think the great part about this is, living in NY and having some pretty severe winters, I can leave my car at the rail road station to go into the city, and on the way home, I will be able to start my car in advance from a few miles away so my car is warm in the winter when I get there. Or cool in the summer if its the other way around.
I also like the peice of mind that if I forgot to lock my car I can do that remotely as well.
The app is available for iphone and android and its free so it is worth picking up in my opinion.
The app also includes diagnostics of your vehicle, fuel, tire pressure, oil life, plus nav and you can also contact onstar through it for directions, reservations, emergencies, ect.

Marc NY
12-06-11, 02:03 PM
I agree that is a very nice feature to have... and you also got to love all the other great information and features that app gives you too use along with the MyCadillac app too.

FYI: Since you and I have both have the 2012 SRX we can not down load the "Owners Manual" yet for they only have the 2010 & 2011 owner manuals available. While I was in Detroit at the GM Ren Center a couple of months ago I talked to someone there (service rep) she said that that update should be ready by November... well hmmm it is December and still no update to my MyCadillac app. Gesh, I wonder when it will be updated. :annoyed:

11RavenBlack
12-06-11, 02:57 PM
FYI: Since you and I have both have the 2012 SRX we can not down load the "Owners Manual" yet for they only have the 2010 & 2011 owner manuals available. While I was in Detroit at the GM Ren Center a couple of months ago I talked to someone there (service rep) she said that that update should be ready by November... well hmmm it is December and still no update to my MyCadillac app. Gesh, I wonder when it will be updated. :annoyed:

You can always download the manuals from cadillac.com and keep them on your phone in pdf format. I think it is actually easier to read than the MyCadillac app version. :yup:

And the nav feature is really nice. It is faster to enter the address in the navigation page and send it to your vehicle than to enter it in the actual gps. I don't use mapquest or OnStar for directions anymore.

:pow-mia: Never Forget

Marc NY
12-06-11, 06:51 PM
Thanks, that sounds like a good way to get that information and have it very handy to access too. :)

VicATS
05-02-17, 04:46 PM
I just got notification that they will discontinue the app for windows phones and Blackberry. I use Windows Phone 10 on the 950 and it works flawlessly, with everything, including the QI charging pad. They must find an alternative because I use my phone for many more functions. It will be just too cost prohibitive to buy another phone just for the car. I will lost functionality of the On Star service by this action. Anybody else?

batmanmiami
05-02-17, 06:41 PM
thumbs up here for the App. Nice to sit in a restaurant, start the car when the check come & have it nice & cool when we get in. Still can't get the wife to use it she's afraid if she starts the car it going to drive away or someone is going to jump in a take off with our ride. and yes I have explained it many times if the you don't have the key fob it will not unlock the doors or do anything else for that matter.

VicATS
05-02-17, 10:15 PM
Yea, it will do all those things with my Windows Phone 10 Lumia 950 excellently. It seems I'll be out of those services pretty soon.

FunkZ
05-03-17, 11:21 AM
You do know that Microsoft is killing Windows Phone, right?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/curtissilver/2017/05/01/microsoft-windows-phone-is-dead-long-live-the-surface-phone/#1d22f3a23476
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/technology/mobiles-and-tabs/010517/its-official-microsoft-is-giving-up-on-windows-phone.html

VicATS
05-03-17, 05:05 PM
I read that. I'll just let it die then, but until then, I am having no problems with my Lumia 950. In fact, I bought it because in worked well with the ATS.