CarLock Tip #6
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CarLock Tip #6 – Backup Notifications & Settings

While CarLock system uses standard push notifications to notify you, you can add backup SMS or call notifications to get notified even if there is a bad cellular data connection or you don’t want to pay high roaming prices on your travels.

You can choose between two types of backup notifications:

  • SMS backup notifications
  • Backup Call notifications

Both, backup SMS notifications and backup call notifications work as a paid add-on that you can enable only when you need it.

How to Set up Backup Call Notifications

You can upgrade your account with backup call notifications by logging in to https://my.carlock.co using your CarLock account.

When logged in, click on the “Settings” tab and expand “SMS notifications settings” and/or “Call notifications settings”.

my.CarLock Notification Settings

If you enable backup call and/or SMS notifications, the CarLock system will give you a call and/or send you an SMS message, every time there is an alert.

Backup Call Notifications Settings

Once you have backup notifications enabled, you can easily enable or disable them from the CarLock app.

CarLock App Settings

If you need to buy more SMS or call notifications, you can do so by logging in to https://my.carlock.co with your CarLock account.

my.CarLock Backup Notifications

With my.CarLock you can even choose to be notified by CarLock only in specific situations when the call notifications are enabled. (For example, you can choose to get a call only when your car’s engine is started.).

Add CarLock Alert Phone Number to Contacts

+1 650 681 4133

This is the CarLock call notification number. Add it to Contacts and name it “CarLock Alert”. We recommend choosing a different ringtone for this contact.

Add CarLock Alert Phone Number to Contacts on iPhone

Add CarLock Alert Phone Number to Contacts on iPhone

There are multiple ways of adding a contact number to your phone. We assume you are already familiar with this process, so we will not go into details here.

Add CarLock Alert Phone Number to Contacts on Android

Add CarLock Alert Phone Number to Contacts on Android

How to Make My iPhone Ring When Do Not Disturb is Enabled

Backup call notifications add-on, enables iPhone users to get notified when “Do Not Disturb” is enabled. You can simply add the ‘CarLock Alert’ contact to Contacts and set on the Emergency Bypass. If your phone is running iOS 9 or older version, this process is not so easy, but it is still possible to do so. For the more extensive guide on how to do this, please read our How to Make My iPhone Ring When Do Not Disturb is Enabled guide with step-by-step instructions.

 

If you have any questions about backup notifications, let us know at support@carlock.co.

We will be happy to help.

The CarLock Team

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