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IPhone Bluetooth OBDII Reader and App

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Looking for suggestions on a good IPhone compatible OBDII Bluetooth reader and an App to go along with it. I'm using an Android phone and compatible reader but my phone is dying and I'm thinking of trying out something different. I definitely want to be able to still monitor trans temp, cooler temp, volts, etc.

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Hey Dudes,

Looking for suggestions on a good IPhone compatible OBDII Bluetooth reader and an App to go along with it. I'm using an Android phone and compatible reader but my phone is dying and I'm thinking of trying out something different. I definitely want to be able to still monitor trans temp, cooler temp, volts, etc.

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You should just keep the android around as a diagnostic tool! As far as I know, good iPhone obdII apps are nonexistant
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Hey Dudes,

Looking for suggestions on a good IPhone compatible OBDII Bluetooth reader and an App to go along with it. I'm using an Android phone and compatible reader but my phone is dying and I'm thinking of trying out something different. I definitely want to be able to still monitor trans temp, cooler temp, volts, etc.

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It's been a while since I looked last, but it was slim pickings back then with maybe one available for the iPhone and I do not think it had any reviews. Perhaps that has changed now.

I decided to go with a ScanGauge instead though.

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Funny that you mention wanting to try something different, I've had an iPhone ever since the 3G came out back in 2008.

After the iPhone 4 came out, I feel like these phones have gone down hill a bit. Now I'm thinking of switching from my iPhone 6 to an Android based phone; a cheaper one too. iPhones are boring these days and my 6 is not of the same build and design quality that the 4 was.

I don't know squat about non-Apple mobile phones though, but that ZTE Zmax Pro looks nice for $99 at MetroPCS!
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Stay on android. What phone? How old? What are the "dying" symptoms? I've got a lot of experience with Android. I can help with most issues your having. Plus if you buy an iPhone you'll turn into a sheep. lol
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Stay on android. What phone? How old? What are the "dying" symptoms? I've got a lot of experience with Android. I can help with most issues your having. Plus if you buy an iPhone you'll turn into a sheep. lol
It's a Motorola Moto X, Android version 5.1. The phone locks up over and over again. I power it off, back on and I can maybe do one of two things and then it locks up again. Never experienced this with a phone yet. I've also lately been experiencing really bad reception in areas I had good reception before.

I was thinking of doing a reset to factory settings but I'm a little clueless if I'll lose my contacts. I know I'll have to reload all the apps I purchased.

Any advice would be welcome.
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And, I think I will just stick with Android.
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It's a Motorola Moto X, Android version 5.1. The phone locks up over and over again. I power it off, back on and I can maybe do one of two things and then it locks up again. Never experienced this with a phone yet. I've also lately been experiencing really bad reception in areas I had good reception before.

I was thinking of doing a reset to factory settings but I'm a little clueless if I'll lose my contacts. I know I'll have to reload all the apps I purchased.

Any advice would be welcome.
If you have a Google account(Gmail) all your contacts will be on Google's servers. SO you could factory reset and your contacts would repopulate once you signed back into your google account. You'll loose your SMS's though. Your apps will also be backed up to Google so as soon as you sign back in it'll ask you if you want to restore those apps. Just click restore from previous device.


Before you go full factory reset try clearing both caches. Here's a link to a how-to:

https://www.androidpit.com/how-to-cl...he-moto-x-2014
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I have an OBD reader made by ieGeek. It uses wifi for some reason, not Bluetooth. Seems to work fine.

I use it with an Apple app called Dash Command. Reads codes OK and it does other stuff too. I've never used anything else so I don't know how it compares.
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If you have a Google account(Gmail) all your contacts will be on Google's servers. SO you could factory reset and your contacts would repopulate once you signed back into your google account. You'll loose your SMS's though. Your apps will also be backed up to Google so as soon as you sign back in it'll ask you if you want to restore those apps. Just click restore from previous device.


Before you go full factory reset try clearing both caches. Here's a link to a how-to:

https://www.androidpit.com/how-to-cl...he-moto-x-2014
Thanks for this info. I just cleared both the caches. Seems to be working better but still hanging up a bit.
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Thanks for this info. I just cleared both the caches. Seems to be working better but still hanging up a bit.
Go to settings-storage and see how much free space you have there. Then go to settings-apps-running and see how much free space you have there. Post both those numbers back here.
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Go to settings-storage and see how much free space you have there. Then go to settings-apps-running and see how much free space you have there. Post both those numbers back here.
I have hardly any free space. Too many pictures. I tried to connect my phone to my computer to delete photos but the phone wouldn't connect to the computer for some reason and now it's going through that annoying app optimization procedure that takes forever. I'll get back to you with what happens when I'm finally able to clear up some space.
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I have hardly any free space. Too many pictures. I tried to connect my phone to my computer to delete photos but the phone wouldn't connect to the computer for some reason and now it's going through that annoying app optimization procedure that takes forever. I'll get back to you with what happens when I'm finally able to clear up some space.
I forgot to tell you that wiping cache clears all the optimizations. It used to do that in the background but in 5.1 Google had the bright idea to do it before boot. Luckily in 7.1 they've gone back to letting it do it in the background.

So if your low on space that is probably a big part of the lag your getting. Flash memory likes to have about 25% free space or more to run at optimum efficiency. So if you've got 32GB of space you want to try and keep about 8GB free. The lower that free space to total space percentage goes the worse performance you'll see when apps try and access data on the chip.

The second thing you'll be looking for is the RAM usage. Android does a really good job of allocating RAM so that's usually not the issue. Sometimes though people put a "battery saver" or task killer app on there device. Those apps are complete and total crap and end up taking up more RAM than they free.
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I forgot to tell you that wiping cache clears all the optimizations. It used to do that in the background but in 5.1 Google had the bright idea to do it before boot. Luckily in 7.1 they've gone back to letting it do it in the background.

So if your low on space that is probably a big part of the lag your getting. Flash memory likes to have about 25% free space or more to run at optimum efficiency. So if you've got 32GB of space you want to try and keep about 8GB free. The lower that free space to total space percentage goes the worse performance you'll see when apps try and access data on the chip.

The second thing you'll be looking for is the RAM usage. Android does a really good job of allocating RAM so that's usually not the issue. Sometimes though people put a "battery saver" or task killer app on there device. Those apps are complete and total crap and end up taking up more RAM than they free.
So, after clearing out a bunch of pics, videos and unused apps, I have 3GB of free space out of a total of 12GB.

For the RAM, the system is taking up 500mb of RAM, the apps are using 450mb, and there's around 800MB of Free RAM available.

Phone is working better but I think it's time to visit the Verizon store for an upgrade. It's been over 2 years so I should qualify for a deal on a new phone.
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So, after clearing out a bunch of pics, videos and unused apps, I have 3GB of free space out of a total of 12GB.

For the RAM, the system is taking up 500mb of RAM, the apps are using 450mb, and there's around 800MB of Free RAM available.

Phone is working better but I think it's time to visit the Verizon store for an upgrade. It's been over 2 years so I should qualify for a deal on a new phone.
RAMs fine. Could be some bad data causing the lag. I'm all for supporting people to get new phones though. I have a Nexus 6P currently and couldn't be happier with it. I'm not exactly an average user though. I build Android ROMs as a hobby.

If I was looking to get a new phone I'd be looking at this:

https://www.verizonwireless.com/smar...sku=sku2170526
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