Bluetooth Audio Problem with iPhone 4S

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by jpiphone, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. jpiphone macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    I just upgraded from an iPhone 4 to a 4S. My Bluetooth functionality has worked perfectly fine with my my iP4 and 2011 Infinity M for both the phone and audio functionality for almost a year now. My new iP4S works fine with the phone functionality but thinks that it needs to reconnect when I try to play Bluetooth audio. My car says connecting to iPhone and my phone says connected. If I turn Bluetooth off on my phone and then back on again, the phone seems to continually toggle between connected and not connected.

    I connected the iPhone to the car as an audio device. I deleted all of the previous Bluetooth connections and added the phone back as the only device. Same thing. Phone works fine, Audio connection seems lost.

    Anyone else having any trouble with this?
  2. jpiphone thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    Tried it again hours later and it is working fine now. Also noticed that metadata is now being passed to the display (not album art though).
  3. davidkersh macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2011
    iPhone 4s Bluetooth Problem

    I have had exactly the same situation in 2 cars that were working flawlessly before. Makes me wonder if Apple even checks these functions? In addition, my bluetooth Apple headset which also worked everytime out is not being recognized by phone. Anyone else have this issue as well?

    When you tired hours later did youi do anything differently?:confused:
  4. oahz macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2010
    I also have a 2010 infinity and have had no luck getting the bluetooth audio to work with my new iPhone 4S. Same as you described. Phone function works fine. phone says its connected. Car says "connecting..." How did you manage to fix it???
  5. omgitscro macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2008
    Have you unpaired your Apple BT headset from your old phone? The headset will be seen by any other devices as long as it's still paired to a phone (at least to my knowledge).

    There is a way to make it forget its current pairing; I believe it should be something like holding the "on" button until a light blinks or until it shows up when you look for it from your new phone.
  6. chemistry76 macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2011
    I'm having issues with my 4S working with my Jabra BT earpiece too.

    Sometimes, when using Siri to make a call from my BT earpiece, she'll tell me she's making the call, but then the phone switches over to the iPhone's speakers and mic and I never hear anything from my BT. I only notice when I hear the faint "Hello? Hello?" coming from my iPhone.

    Siri, in general, doesn't play well with my BT earpiece. Works great sometimes, other times not so much. I press and hold the button on my BT, but by the time I get the "start talking" Siri beep, it's already giving me the "you waited too long" Siri beep. Once this happens, Siri will not answer the button press from my BT earpiece at all.

    Siri also misunderstands me much more often on my BT.
  7. fr4c macrumors 65816


    Jul 27, 2007
    Hamster wheel
    Had the issue in my 2010 Nissan as well, and then out of the blue one day it just started working.

    My advice? Turn off your phone, turn off your car. Then turn both back on, and toggle your inputs between CD/XM to Bluetooth. Give it a few seconds and see if it connects.
  8. rocco19811712 macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2012
    iPhone 4s Bluetooth Issues

    Hi everyone :),

    I got a iphone 4s for 5 months now as month ago, I start having issues with the iphone when playing music with my bluetooth car audio system as it plays well with the music, but sometimes freezes often that normal?


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