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Old 10-26-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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MY LINK INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM

Just finished thumbing through the small owners book for the My Link. Don't see anything/anyway to upload my own screen page. The face of this system when off....is UGLY beyond words. Way too bright and the huge My Link and Bowtie is hidious to say the least. Is there a way to upload my own picture. Now I just leave it on XM with one of the my link music back ground pictures. I would love it if I could have my own screen/home page picture. Any good suggestions. As soon as you turn on the car this oversized, way too bright screen lights up and takes away from the ambience/mean machine look and feel of the ****pit. I'd much have my own picture.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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For example, this picture I would much prefer to see when I turn on the key and anytime the My Link is off.

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Old 10-26-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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i don't know of any way to re-set the MyLink off screen saver, but I know you can look at pictures from a plugged in USB. I always have the radio on when I'm driving, but I'm planning on having a usb drive plugged in for the next car show I go to so I can just have a cool pic in the MyLink screen.

I also wish there was a way to re-set the MyLink "screen saver", or to just turn it off. It doesn't bother me that much, but it's not the prettiest sight in the world.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:24 PM   #4
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Hope Brandon from customer checks out this thread. Maybe he knows a way to change out the screen permanently with my own picture. Must be a way to get into the programming. Yeah, otherwise I'll have to use the USB port as well. Good tip for now, I'll try it out, thanks.


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Old 10-26-2012, 01:21 PM   #5
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I have found no way of changing the backgroung image. This is the only real fail so far for me on this product. It would have been so easy for them to do this.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:28 PM   #6
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I've not done this on my BRZ, but on the Subaru BRZ there is a way and its demostrated on the BRZ forums.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:34 PM   #7
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It's not surprising that you would want a picture of your car on there since every post you make here has a different, giant picture of it.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:49 PM   #8
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It's not surprising that you would want a picture of your car on there since every post you make here has a different, giant picture of it.
What can I say "I'm in Love".

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May be a need for an exorcism, I just might be possessed! Or it could just be that rumbling sound and popping backfires, and oh yeah, the way she throws me back and pins me in the seat. God I love when she flexes her muscles. The sound, the smell of her engine heating up.... Yeah, it's probably love....hmmm
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:38 PM   #9
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Yeah i'm hoping a software update will allow this function....seems like it would be so easy for them to do and I'm surprised it's not possible
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:39 PM   #10
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Not to hi-jack, where is the usb port I have not found it yet. Only had the zl1 two weeks now and its already snowed three times so not alot of seat time.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:41 PM   #11
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Not to hi-jack, where is the usb port I have not found it yet. Only had the zl1 two weeks now and its already snowed three times so not alot of seat time.
It inside of the center console.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:54 PM   #12
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Not to hi-jack, where is the usb port I have not found it yet. Only had the zl1 two weeks now and its already snowed three times so not alot of seat time.
It's in the back of the center console between the 2 front seats
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:28 PM   #13
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Still haven't figured out how to upload pictures. When I plug in my iPhone and then on the My Link go to the "pictures" icon. It tells me I have to plug in a USB device. But that's already done with my iPhone. For some reason it's not connecting to the photos. Not sure if its something in my phone that I have shut off or what the deal is. If anyone has uploaded pictures, please let me know what I'm doing wrong. I've read the instructions on page 33 of the 2013 Camaro infotainment system booklet in the glovebox. According to the instructions I should be good to go. Nothing, same message.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:50 PM   #14
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I have the same problem with my i-phone and also tried a USB stick and still will not show pictures. Whats the deal? Please provide all of us with an update so that all of us can use our own car pictures as the background to the screen!
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:04 PM   #15
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Waiting for my dealership to call me back, they got someone trying to upload pictures so he can then explain it to me. You must be getting the same message I'm getting when you touch the "pictures" icon. Makes no sense to me. I'm plugged in just like the instructions say, but nothing, unable to connect or find device. Hopefully someone here has done it and can explain it to all of us.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:23 PM   #16
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I have no problem getting photos on mylink, I just plug my USB drive in and they pop up. I don't have anything else on the USB drive, only photos.

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:55 PM   #17
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You can't change the backround, but as has been stated, you can change the 'screen saver' by having a thumb drive filled with pictures hooked up to the USB.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:08 PM   #18
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I have no problem getting photos on mylink, I just plug my USB drive in and they pop up. I don't have anything else on the USB drive, only photos.

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USB Drive, iPhone or SD adapter? I'm trying to use my iPhone, but I'm having no luck. What are you using?
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:11 PM   #19
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You can't change the backround, but as has been stated, you can change the 'screen saver' by having a thumb drive filled with pictures hooked up to the USB.
So an iPhone cannot be used? I plug it in and touch the pictures icon on My Link and nothing.
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USB Drive, iPhone or SD adapter? I'm trying to use my iPhone, but I'm having no luck. What are you using?
USB drive. I was not able to get it to work with my iPhone.


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Old 03-05-2013, 07:58 PM   #21
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USB drive. I was not able to get it to work with my iPhone.


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Thanks, looks like I'll pick one up tomorrow and down load my pictures. Wish I could use my phone, play my I tunes or Pandora while viewing my pictures. Still haven't heard from the dealership. Maybe they'll be able to get the iPhone to work.
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Thanks, looks like I'll pick one up tomorrow and down load my pictures. Wish I could use my phone, play my I tunes or Pandora while viewing my pictures. Still haven't heard from the dealership. Maybe they'll be able to get the iPhone to work.
You should /may be able to, I'll try when I get home. USB for photos and stream music through Bluetooth.


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You should /may be able to, I'll try when I get home. USB for photos and stream music through Bluetooth.


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Good luck. I hope you're able to figure it out. I understand what it is you are saying, but I haven't been able to get it to work. I assume while you are shuffling the pictures you still have access to XM/FM, what about Pandora or your own stored music?
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I have the same problem with my i-phone and also tried a USB stick and still will not show pictures. Whats the deal? Please provide all of us with an update so that all of us can use our own car pictures as the background to the screen!
Can't figure that one out. With a stick the pictures/menu should instantly come up. ( nyrfan posted earlier) Still haven't heard back from the dealership. I'm starting to think it CAN NOT be done with an iPhone. How stupid is that? I tried putting my photos on my phone in shuffle mode with music playing, then I plugged it in and for one split second the music went thru, but then the My Link switched to Pandora and said it failed to connect. Obviously the reason I want to use my phone is my I tunes and Pandora and why would I want multiple devices. The iPhone should be able to do it all. I still don't if you can change stations/source (XM/FM/Pandora) etc while displaying/shuffling your own pictures. Or does the music have to be attached to the pictures? Lots of questions and no answers.
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Well I did not like the answer, which is NO, you can not use a smart phone to view pictures. Talked to a rep w/Infotainment Support at 1-855-478-7767 or 1-866-790-5600. Asked if they can upgrade the software so a smart phone can be used. Why should you have to switch from one device to another. Also asked to include the ability to change the screen.

Only way to view pictures is by using a USB Drive or SD Card. Hopefully they will upgrade the software. Vehicle must also be in Park/autos or Neutral/manuals to view pictures.

Overpar73, I'd give the above numbers a call. A USB Drive should of immediately accessed the pictures menu, without even touching the "pictures" icon.

The more calls/complaints we give the above numbers the better chances of getting a software update. Just seems logical to me that its foolish to have to change out devices.

Everyone should give them a call and tell them you'd like to be able to have whatever photo you choose as a screen saver. And what a hassle it is to have to upload your pictures to a thumb drive from your smart phone so you have to bring two things with you. The pictures are already in your phone.
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