Bluetooth in Car

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  1. proshots4you macrumors member

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    I have a 3rd party BT system in my car (Parrot) and when my iPhone auto connects to the car BT and a call comes in it never alerts me in the watch, only thru the car
    Is this normal or is anyone getting incoming call alerts on their watch and car with maybe an OEM BT system?
    Only thing I kinda miss with not receiving alerts on the watch is if I have my phone in my pocket while driving I cannot see caller ID
    TY!!
     
  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    I have the same problem as you. I was hoping to keep my phone in my pocket when driving but I have to keep it out to see who calls. Might report it as a bug.
     
  3. proshots4you thread starter macrumors member

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    Does your car have BT built in from the factory?
     
  4. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    No, it's a third party system from Bury.
     
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  6. proshots4you thread starter macrumors member

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    Does the alert also come on your watch at the same time the car alerts you of the call?
    Wondering if it's a 3rd party BT missing feature or for cars with built-in BT systems as well

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    Gotcha.....wonder if it's across the board with all BT car systems or just 3rd party?
     
  7. CobraPA macrumors 6502

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    The car BT system didn't have caller id alert of some kind already?

    I suspect it's the same as the watch and phone, you only get notified on one of those as well (well, the phone shows them, but doesn't normally ring or vibrate if you are wearing the watch.) If you take off the watch, then the phone rings/vibrates again. So it assumes if the remote BT (car in this case) took the notification, it doesn't do it on watch or phone.
     
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  9. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Seems it might be across the board with BT systems but is only an issue with systems that don't have a screen. I filled in a bug report for it, so hopefully it'll get noticed.
     
  10. srshaw macrumors 6502

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    Is this a problem? My car tells me who's calling so I'm not too worried what my watch is telling me, I will answer the call using the controls on the steering weheel.

    I wonder If there is something telling the watch it shouldn't be working inside a car. Having said that, other notifications still come through.
     
  11. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it's a problem for me. My third party Bluetooth setup only has a button and not a screen, so I have no idea who is calling unless I look at my phone. I was hoping to glance at my watch and see who's calling before answering.
     
  12. srshaw macrumors 6502

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    That's fair enough. I have to say I thought it odd that it wasn't working the other day. I wonder if the same thing happens if you happen to be listening to some bluetooth headphones.
     
  13. Jgoshorn macrumors newbie

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    Try pairing your watch to the Bluetooth device instead of the phone. I don't have my watch yet so I don't know if this is even possible. But perhaps un pairing your phone with the Bluetooth device in the car and pairing your watch might solve this issue. Let me know how you make out.
     
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    With BT headphones the AW displays the details and you can pick up the call with either the AW or BT headset.

    My cars nav system has built in BT and the calls go straight to the cars nav system (caller ID on screen) instead if the AW.
     
  15. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    It turns out texts go to the Watch if the phone is locked, so it's definitely not all notifications going straight to Bluetooth. Hoping it'll get fixed soon.
     
  16. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    I've found this sort of thing and I blame the company with the embeded bluetooth for not updating their bluetooth implementations. My mercedes pairs fine with my iphone, and the watch will still ring no problem. But, my Panasonic home cellular enabled bluetooth cordless phones, the watch won't ring when a call comes in ( and rings the home phones) at all. But I was also never able to get Siri to work when it was connected via bluetooth to the home system either.
     
  17. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Can anyone confirm if this behaviour is the same on watchOS 2?
     
  18. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Update in case anyone is looking for this. I haven't tried on WatchOS2, but as of iOS 9 the watch now rings as well, meaning the phone can live in my pocket even when driving.
     
  19. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Grave digging here, apologies. But running a 6S on 9.1 and watchOS 2.0.1 now doesn't ring the watch when connected to Bluetooth :-(
     

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