Bluetooth and wi-fi don't mix!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by macintel4me, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. macintel4me macrumors 6502

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    my car has bluetooth and the integration is great except for the small problem of talking on the phone. After some investigation, I determined that popping noise and cutting out was due to wi-fi being turned on at the same time. The call quality was so poor that I couldn't maintain a usable conversation. Now I turn off wi-fi before getting into the car and everything is great. It's a little annoying and disappointing however.
     
  2. macintel4me thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well that was a good guess! It's 2006 3-series FWIW.
     
  3. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    The reason I asked is because I have a BMW with bluetooth, and hope to buy an iPhone when it is released in the UK.

    Just need to know how well (or otherwise) it might work. :)
     
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  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    im guessing 12volt power.. not enuf oomph to keep everything going.
     
  6. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for that - very interesting.

    I'm glad that there is a solution to the problem that you mentioned in your original post, but I hope that Apple sort it out so as to avoid the inconvenience of having to turn off wi-fi every time you get in the car.

    Shouldn't have to do this on such a high end piece of kit!
     
  7. macintel4me thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To be clear there are some people that have don't have to turn off wi-fi and have great success with bluetooth in their car (BMW).

    It may have to do with, however, the number of wi-fi hot spots you drive through. If you going through a rural area and there isn't much wi-fi, then you probably don't have to turn off wi-fi, but that's just a guess.
     
  8. lecompte macrumors newbie

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    bluetooth and wifi bmw problem

    I have three bmw's and have the same problem on all three (530 & 335 & 535). If Wifi is active it makes the bluetooth conversation cut in and out, pop and crack, etc. I figured out what was wrong and turned off the wifi and the problem disappeared. I turned the wifi back on and the problem started again. I agree that in a rural area you might have this problem but in a wired city like San Diego it is constantly finding new wifi as we drive. It is a real pain having to turn it off an on but at least it works. Though I will say the bluetooth doesn't work nearly as well as it did with my RAZR.



     
  9. MacRumorsReader macrumors member

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    is this a bmw "thing"?

    My 05 jeep grand Cherokee does not seem to have this problem.
     
  10. copland007 macrumors member

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    I don't have this issue in my acura tl either.
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    wats a BMW??? :rolleyes:
     

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