These settings allow you to use the application like a real black box, to start and stop it automatically without manual intervention. This is the case if you select the app to react to charger connected/disconnected events, or have a “true” car dock. Otherwise you still need to launch it manually.
To automatically start the app on newer Android versions, the system permission for background mode also needs to be enabled.
Start when charger is connected – this option is enabled only on older Android versions, as starting with Android 8.0 (Oreo) Google has restricted apps to start when the charger is connected (ACTION_POWER_CONNECTED broadcast receiver). However, this restriction is only for apps uploaded to the Play store. If you need this option, please download from our site the apk build which includes it.
If you enable the charger option, please make sure you keep the device in a vertical orientation, when you connect the charger. The back-facing camera should face the road, like when the device is mounted in a car dock, and can be in portrait or landscape orientation (as selected in the settings). The app won’t start when the device is oriented incorrectly, to avoid accidental start-up when you just want to charge your device (like laying horizontally on a table).
The Pro version also offers the option to automatically start the app after boot-up (useful in head units). Additionally, the vehicle’s Bluetooth connection can be used to automatically start and stop the app.
Voyager can also be properly integrated into automation flows using other apps, such as Tasker. This is done with built-in Android intents.
Play warning sound – whenever video recording stops without an explicit request. This includes error conditions, too, so make sure to select a sound file from your device.