Cant use SIRI or Dictation over Bluetooth in Car (VW Golf)

fanta

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 2, 2011
106
1
Hi guys,

i've had this issue for over a year now and back since 9.2 oder 9.3
(the related thread is here: https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...ia-bluetooth-in-car-after-9-3-update.1963253/)

Apple seems to still not have fixed this, can anyone confirm or see a workaround?

Basically:
- I am connected via Bluetooth in my Car an my iPhone 7 (tried on several other devices too, fails on all)
- I can stream music and i can make calls without problems
- When initiating dication or invoking siri the phone wont register anything i talk into the handsfree-set
- I have to turn off BT or swith to iPhone instead of handsfree to use SIRI or Dictation.
- I have tried restores, several phones and different versions. Of course i have paired or re-paired several times.

Seems to be only related to VW/Seat/Skoda models since it works fine in Mercedes/Audi.
 

daflake

macrumors 6502a
Apr 8, 2008
919
4,323
Hi guys,

i've had this issue for over a year now and back since 9.2 oder 9.3
(the related thread is here: https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...ia-bluetooth-in-car-after-9-3-update.1963253/)

Apple seems to still not have fixed this, can anyone confirm or see a workaround?

Basically:
- I am connected via Bluetooth in my Car an my iPhone 7 (tried on several other devices too, fails on all)
- I can stream music and i can make calls without problems
- When initiating dication or invoking siri the phone wont register anything i talk into the handsfree-set
- I have to turn off BT or swith to iPhone instead of handsfree to use SIRI or Dictation.
- I have tried restores, several phones and different versions. Of course i have paired or re-paired several times.

Seems to be only related to VW/Seat/Skoda models since it works fine in Mercedes/Audi.
I rented a Skoda here (I live in Kaiserslautern) and had the same issue. It seems that something has changed and that the automakers have yet to catch up. Have you tried to contact VW and see if they have firmware update that can be applied to your radio to resolve this? Since I don't own the car I was in, I just dealt with it and moved on.
 

anzio

macrumors 6502
Dec 5, 2010
411
559
Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
Same issue with Ford SYNC 4.6 here. I had assumed it was a change in the latest SYNC update.

Siri Eyes Free works on our newer Ford SYNC versions though, but sounds like it's something in iOS that has changed.
 

fanta

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 2, 2011
106
1
I have contacted VW several times and the statement was that this is the current state of the implementation and that if its faulty, i should contact apple ... :--(
 

CTHarrryH

macrumors 68020
Jul 4, 2012
2,248
874
I have a 2017 Jetta and Siri works fine I don't do dictation so can't say about that
 

Volusia

macrumors 6502
Jun 8, 2016
376
271
Central Florida
Our Dodge Grand Caravan does not work with Siri. If you try to use Siri the phone comes through the BT connection and calls my voicemail. Have to disable BT to use.
 
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