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Only just figured this out, courtesy of this video on the ID.4;


But have now customised pull down favourites options (now with quick nav links for Work & Home, Air care & Settings), and tinkered with the default screens so that I can have smallish map and driving data on same screen.

It seems you can't have repeats, so can'y have a smallish map on multiple screens, with different things to the right on different screens, but still - good fun and several layouts to play with.
 

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Only just figured this out, courtesy of this video on the ID.4;


But have now customised pull down favourites options (now with quick nav links for Work & Home, Air care & Settings), and tinkered with the default screens so that I can have smallish map and driving data on same screen.

It seems you can't have repeats, so can'y have a smallish map on multiple screens, with different things to the right on different screens, but still - good fun and several layouts to play with.
I mainly use Apple CarPlay for stuff, so I haven’t bothered customising the VW screens with maps on them and things. But the pull down shortcut menu is useful! Some useful climate things you can add to that like recirculation and steering wheel heating.

Only annoyance for me is that the CarPlay screen switching bug means that if you pull down the shortcut menu while you’re in CarPlay, it gives you a black screen when you exit the shortcut menu, so have to go back into the main menu and relaunch CarPlay. Of all the annoying UI bugs I hope they fix in 2.1, that’s the biggest for me!
 

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I mainly use Apple CarPlay for stuff, so I haven’t bothered customising the VW screens ......
I use CarPlay for music, but am one of the rare fans of VAG nav/mapping, having used it for years to drive across Europe in various TTs and my S5, and it having never let me down, with added bonus of not needing any signal.
Plus the added bonus of predictive regen / ACC on the ID.3.
 

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I use CarPlay for music, but am one of the rare fans of VAG nav/mapping, having used it for years to drive across Europe in various TTs and my S5, and it having never let me down, with added bonus of not needing any signal.
Plus the added bonus of predictive regen / ACC on the ID.3.
Pretty sure you get predictive regen / ACC on the ID.3 even if you're using CarPlay for navigation. It still seems to know to slow me down for roundabouts and suchlike anyway.

The ID.3 also seems to know to interrupt me with constant "A road is closed somewhere within the region of the country in which you live, just thought you'd like to know" type irritants. Really need to figure out how to switch that off.

So I guess it's tracking what road you're on via the VW nav, even if you're using CarPlay for routing.
 

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Pretty sure you get predictive regen / ACC on the ID.3 even if you're using CarPlay for navigation. It still seems to know to slow me down for roundabouts and suchlike anyway.

The ID.3 also seems to know to interrupt me with constant "A road is closed somewhere within the region of the country in which you live, just thought you'd like to know" type irritants. Really need to figure out how to switch that off.

So I guess it's tracking what road you're on via the VW nav, even if you're using CarPlay for routing.
Ah, OK - hadn't tried it (Apple Maps) enough to see that - just enough to see it worked and know it's there if needed :)
 

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The ID.3 also seems to know to interrupt me with constant "A road is closed somewhere within the region of the country in which you live, just thought you'd like to know" type irritants. Really need to figure out how to switch that off.
I've had the opposite experience on the very few times I've tried the built-in nav. I was driving home via the M4 but it was closed due to the roadworks & the nav didn't tell me. Switched to Google Maps on Android & that correctly routed me around it. Not that I needed the nav, but I usually turn it on for exactly that purpose and to give a decent ETA, so complete fail on the part of the VW version!
 

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I've had the opposite experience on the very few times I've tried the built-in nav. I was driving home via the M4 but it was closed due to the roadworks & the nav didn't tell me. Switched to Google Maps on Android & that correctly routed me around it. Not that I needed the nav, but I usually turn it on for exactly that purpose and to give a decent ETA, so complete fail on the part of the VW version!
Can't remember if you were on the original software last you had your car before your current saga, or had already been put onto 2.0? But they definitely did update some nav stuff with 2.0 (charging suggestions and things, for example). So maybe the road closure stuff was part of that.

The difference I find with VW's nav in this and phone-based navs like Google or Apple Maps is that the latter will tell you if a road is closed on your route, and re-route you. Whereas the VW nav will tell you if it looks like a road anywhere near your driving direction is closed. So, for example, if I get to a roundabout with 4 exits, and I'm intending to take exist 2, but there's a road closed somewhere further down exit 3, the VW nav will warn me about that which I just find annoying. So I keep meaning to switch it off (I'm sure there must be a menu option to do that somewhere).
 

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Can't remember if you were on the original software last you had your car before your current saga, or had already been put onto 2.0? But they definitely did update some nav stuff with 2.0 (charging suggestions and things, for example). So maybe the road closure stuff was part of that.
Yes, 2.0 from collection. The navigation version was also 20.11, which was the latest I'd seen posted anywhere when I last had my car. I think there's a 21.03 version now.
 

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Yes, 2.0 from collection. The navigation version was also 20.11, which was the latest I'd seen posted anywhere when I last had my car. I think there's a 21.03 version now.
Hmm... sounds like it’s hit and miss then! Maybe it’s not so good at updating about road closures that have just happened en route (accidents and suchlike) as it is about planned closures. All the things it tends to annoy me about are local roads closed for people to repair pipes or lay broadband cables or suchlike. But then, almost all my driving at the moment is local, so can’t say I’ve tested it fairly at this point.
 

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I turned off all announcements on my Ibiza's satnav, because the inbuilt satnav kept announcing over things 'Slow traffic..... on the.... M.....sixty-one!' in its super robotic voice. The annoying thing for me is that Google's announcements will pause Pocket Casts running on Android Auto, but Seat's won't.
 
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