iPhone Any way to pass iPhone audio notifications through bluetooth audio to car speakers?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by shenan1982, May 18, 2013.

  1. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

    shenan1982

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    Does anyone know if this is possible?

    Drives me nuts as I'm driving, the iPhone is paired to my car's built-in stereo, and if a call comes in, it interrupts the radio\xm\cd\usb, but when the following comes in it does not:

    - turn by turn navigation via Apple maps
    - text message tones
    - email notifications

    Is there even a way to make it interrupt so I know these come in? Kinda defeats the purpose of auto-pair if every time I get a text or email or turn notice I have to look down at the phone to know it came in.

    Thanks as always!
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Sounds like the firmware on your car is missing features.
    You can go into Bluetooth settings, find the device that is paired with iDevice, and tap it to open Bluetooth settings
     
  3. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    There's not really settings within BT.
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Really, because with our iPhones Bluetooth paired with Ford Sync gives us all sorts of options on what to allow to pass to the radio/sync system.
     
  5. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    It's pretty much your car's bluetooth is not accepting certain notifications from the iPhone because it's not recognizing it as a phone call. It recognizes Siri prompts, only because those are being pushed by Apple as if they are phone calls.

    So it's pretty much how Apple sends those prompts and what prompts your car's bluetooth system is willing to accept.

    Try using Google Maps turn-by-turn. You'll hear the prompts, but it's only because Google is sending the prompts as if they are phone calls.
     
  6. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I understand. I'm jailbroken, I wonder if there is a tweak to modify that aspect of the device.

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    Yeah, there's lots of options, just not in regards to the notification aspect. If getting notifications requires buying a FORD, I'll stick with not having notifications, hehe.
     
  7. Danimal1313 macrumors member

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    I have the same issue and tried a couple of Bluetooth tweaks, Bluetooth service manager and something else (cant remember). Anyhow, neither worked, they supposedly had the option to disable certain portions like A2DP but keep hands free which is what we need. If anyone has any ideas please let us know.
     
  8. Elric macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the exact same problem except mine is playing iPhone music through USB, still no notification sounds.
     
  9. boost-tt macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here where it's silent for text or emails. But Siri works. On my 2012 Acura Tl.
     
  10. Elric macrumors newbie

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    Turn by turn navigation works through the speakers in all apps
    Apple maps, Google maps, Waze
    But no actual notifications. Google Maps when closed for example, I see the banner, but no sound.
     
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Owwwww :eek:
     
  12. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok just putting out there. Please do NOT text and drive. Is there an app that will read out a text message thru the car speakers?
     
  13. Danimal1313 macrumors member

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    Siri does. But if you don't hear the notification its a moot point.
     
  14. Elric macrumors newbie

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    This is driving me ******* cray cray.
    Just plugged in (USB), with NOTHING playing, I get sounds through my cars speaker, as soon as I want to listen to music I get nothing, the volume dips, but no notification sound.
    The built in Map app is the only thing that will be audible as far as notifications are concerned while music is playing.
    Everything else is a volume dip, if that.
     
  15. lukejc1 macrumors 6502

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    I have the same issue with my Kenwood. I get phone call sounds but no notification sounds. I think the issue with me is when my phone pushes audio to my car, it takes a second or two to fade out of my radio and switch over to the phone. But notification sounds are so quick that they are over by the time my Kenwood has a chance to switch over.

    I do get navigation sounds from Google Maps but this fade out/in delay means I only hear the second half of the directions.
     
  16. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Another reason I am switching to Android if Apple doesn't get their heads out of their rears soon. Everything that used to be a benefit about Apple is becoming a hassle now because they are so closed.
     
  17. Dizle macrumors 6502

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    So if I'm not mistaken, my iPhone 5 doesn't support a2db? I'm trying to get it to automatically pair with my Bluetooth head unit in my car. Phone will pair automatically for calls but not to play audio. I can pair it for audio but I have to do it manually each time. Is there a tweak out there that will allow my phone to pair Audio automatically like for phone calls? I've tried all the settings in my car and it's something to do with the iPhones Bluetooth. I've seen older packages for previous firmwares but none for ios6
     
  18. Elric macrumors newbie

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    Mine works fine through Bluetooth, pairs automatically plays everything, calls are clear yadda yadda (except Siri, can't talk to the phone (in ANY App).
    I want my notifications to go through the damn stereo when plugged into USB. It worked before the latest iPhone 5 only update.
     
  19. Menel macrumors 603

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    My Pioneer pairs automatically when I crank the car. For music and phone. Also music is tapered for notifications for siri voice navigation, txt tones, etc. no configuration necessary.

    Sounds like your receiver manufacturer implemented BT poorly. A lot of poor implementations out in wild.
     
  20. Elric, Jun 4, 2013
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    Elric macrumors newbie

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    Mine is a Pioneer as well.
    DEH-5400BT

    The volume tapers most of the time, but no sounds as to what the notification is actually for.
     
  21. Dizle macrumors 6502

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    My deck is a pioneer fh-p8000bt, couple years old bought in 2008. Sucks I can't get the audio bt to pair automatically.
     
  22. Magrathea macrumors regular

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    Go to wikipedia and look up Bluetooth profiles. There are a ton of them. Some to control tracks others to stream music and for headphones. You are missing one!
     
  23. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Huh? Do you have any idea what you're talking about? Bluetooth profiles discussed in Wikipedia have no correlation to the bluetooth profile apple has installed. You can't just say "oh I don't like this one, I want the other one" ... lol.
     
  24. JohnLT13 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure if this relevant but will add. My 2014 VW GLI with BT connect will not pass thru notifications(phone calls only) unless I am playing music thru my phone. Car is synced to my iPhone 5 but I use my iPod to play music via media cable. This might be your problem. If playing music thru my iPhone using BT I get all notifications.
     
  25. Magrathea macrumors regular

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    Listen shenan1982 you cheeky little monkey why don't you think before you go posting stuff on line:

    What I said is that there are different profiles, BT profiles, that IOS can use to do different things and even those profiles e.g. A2DP can use different codecs. IOS determines what BT profiles it uses and here IOS is clearly using a profile that is different from the one it uses to stream music A2DP. Perhaps it's using the Headset Profile (HSP) that is a low bitrate profile.

    As others have noted when music is playing the Siri Voice is in high quality so perhaps this somehow tricks BT into using a different codec or profile. The Maps voice appears to be in high quality. And FaceTime is also not being implemented correctly too.
     

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