Nissan Altima Owners Manual: Text messaging


● Laws in some jurisdictions may restrict the use of some of the applications and features, such as social networking and texting.

● Laws in some jurisdictions may restrict the use of “Text-to-Speech”. Check local regulations before using this feature.

● Use the text messaging feature after stopping your vehicle in a safe location.

If you have to use the feature while driving, exercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation.

● If you are unable to devote full attention to vehicle operation while using the text messaging feature, pull off the road to a safe location and stop your vehicle.

The system allows for the sending and receiving of text messages through the vehicle interface.

Sending a text message:

1. Press the steering button on the
steering wheel.

2. Say “Phone” after the tone.

3. Say “Send Text” after the tone.

4. The system will provide a list of available commands in order to determine the recipient of the text message. Choose from the following:

● To (a name)
● Enter Number
● Missed Calls
● Incoming Calls
● Outgoing Calls

For more information about these options, see “Voice commands” in this section.

5. Once a recipient is chosen, the system prompts for which message to send. Nine predefined messages are available as well as three custom messages. To choose one of the predefined messages, speak one of the following after the tone:

● “Driving, can’t text” ● “Call me”
● “On my way”
● “Running late”
● “Okay”
● “Yes”
● “No”
● “Where are you?” ● “When?”

To send one of the custom messages, say “Custom Messages”. If more than one custom message is stored, the system will prompt for the number of the desired custom message. For more information on setting and managing custom text messages, see “Bluetooth® settings” in this section.

Reading a received text message:

1. Press steering the button on the
steering wheel.

2. Say “Phone” after the tone.

3. Say “Read Text” after the tone.

The text message, sender and delivery time are shown on the screen. Use the tuning switch to scroll through all text messages if more than one are available. Press the exit the button to
exit the text message screen. Press the button to
button to access the following options for replying to the text message: ● Call Back
Speak this command to call the sender of the text message using the Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System.

● Send Text
Speak this command to send a text message response to the sender of the text message.

● Read Text
Speak this command to read the text message again.

● Previous Text
Speak this command to move to the previous text message (if available).

● Next Text
Speak this command to move to the next text message (if available).


Text messages are only displayed if the vehicle speed is less than 5 mph (8 km/h).

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