Why Does The Van Tell Me About My Privacy Every Time?

Discussion in 'General VW T6 Chat' started by Deaston, 15 Jan 2020.

  1. Deaston

    Deaston Member T6 Pro

    Everytime I start the van, I have to "ok" a screen about privacy.

    In the menu I found I can have full privacy, normal privacy or share my location. How and with whom I'd be sharing it I have no idea.

    What is my van on about?! Does it have some sort of military stealth mode whereby I can avoid radar detection?

    Is there any way of turning this rubbish off? I really don't care and don't want to be clicking the screen every time I use the van.
    Dellmassive likes this.
  2. Pete C

    Pete C T30 102bhp converted to camper VIP Member T6 Legend

    What spec van do you have, and what sort of radio/entertainment system ?

  3. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

    Are you referring to the privacy screen you get when you have CarPlay or similar connected?

    Or is this coming from the navigation system because if you use the search you are sending your location?
  4. Deaston

    Deaston Member T6 Pro

    It's a T30 highline, so has the standard "Composition Colour" 6.5" screen.

    I don't have Android Auto/Carplay connected and it doesn't have a built-in nav.
  5. Salty Spuds

    Salty Spuds Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Guru

    New one on me, do you have a pic of the screen?
  6. Deaky

    Deaky On yer bike VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    It's a T6.1 Guess it's to do with the built in internet connectivity and "Volkswagen We" online services
  7. dubber36

    dubber36 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Do you have a dealer planted data plug in the OBD socket?
  8. Kurien Philip

    Kurien Philip New Member VIP Member

    But that only connects to the phone and not the head unit .... unless someone has misconfigured it.

    OP, a pic of the screen will help.
  9. Dellmassive

    Dellmassive 204 T32 DSG LWB SPORTLINE PV MY18 VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

  10. Deaston

    Deaston Member T6 Pro

  11. Farnorthsurfer

    Farnorthsurfer Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    It will probably pop this message up constantly until you finally give in and agree to share your location whereupon it will be quiet as a mouse while it tracks your every movement and relay it back to its masters who will analyse the data and use it to sell you chocolate, soap powder and sexual services. Its not paranoia if they are after you! *Rant Off*.
    Bought the van to get away from the world.......
    Anyone seen my tinfoil hat.............
    Sorry OP no idea how to turn it off :(
    Trouts likes this.
  12. hmluk

    hmluk New Member VCDS User VIP Member

    Looking with VCDS the 5F module has a load of adaption channels with
    Do you think that it is one of these set "activated"?
  13. Stay Frosty

    Stay Frosty Senior Member T6 Guru

    I love the way Google tell me my "Timeline" as how else would I know that I haven't been out of the country in over a year... thank heavens for "Death in Paradise" tonight.
    Trouts and Farnorthsurfer like this.
  14. Deaston

    Deaston Member T6 Pro

    I've tried every sharing option, but every time it pops up and tells me what the setting is.

    Bloody annoying.

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