Anyone heard of ios6 affecting BT audio quality?

iapplelove

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Nov 22, 2011
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Long story short,been using an iPhone 4 paired with my car no issues with sound quality before and after iOS 6 update. Bought iPhone 5 Friday everything syncs fine except now sound quality over BT is a bit scratchy. Some have said it could be an iOS 6 issue not with the newer iPhone.

Any suggestions?
 

pdqgp

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Mar 23, 2010
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So far it's just fine in both a Ford and Mazda with BT Capabilities. Zero difference. In both cases, it's identical to the sound when hardwired via the USB.
 

Ripcord83

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I have a 2010 Mazda 3 and BT with my iPhone 4 before & after iOS 6 had issues.
it played fine but I had a weird pop/static sound every min or so.

got an iPhone 5 recently and I don't have any of these issues.
 

chiefpavvy

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There have been reports of bluetooth issues since iOS 6 but they don't seem to affect everyone, no real rhyme or reason. Myself, I have had no issues at all. But I'm not a big Bluetooth user, only on occasion.
 

pdqgp

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Equalizer Settings WAY BETTER

Just tested out the BT Through my Ford a bit more this time with a very noticeable difference in Bass response. Apple definitely upgraded the EQ settings vs what they were.

My car has a pretty nice 13 speaker Sony Surround System and it made a very nice impact on the sound.

Thanks Apple!
 

andrew5000011

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Sep 30, 2012
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Poor Sound Quality

The upgrade to iOS6 has absolutely ruined the sound quality I experience in my 2012 VW CC. Today I thought I had a blown speaker or another issue before I realized what it was. From a previously great sound quality, to a scratchy, tinny, depthless sound. Extremely Disappointing.
 

BSoares

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My 4s sounds like crap in my car now as well. Acura TSX. Volume is lower and quality is choppy as if signal was really bad but it's not. Speaker sounds blown like poster above reports too.