Does anyone know of an aftermarket Bluetooth car kit that supports Maps parked car feature?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by seanmcbay, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. seanmcbay macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2009
  2. jshtroutman macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2016
    That's a good question. I know it doesn't work with my aftermarket pioneer stereo that's about 3 years old. Works great with my factory stereo in my 2015 Toyota though.
  3. pjarvi macrumors 65816


    Jan 11, 2006
    Round Lake, IL
    Haven't been able to find any specific requirements the service relies on, Apple has a support document with some troubleshooting steps. It doesn't necessarily require a CarPlay enabled unit, it should work with most Bluetooth car radios. Perhaps there is a specific device category the device needs to appear as in Bluetooth for the feature to work? Hopefully, accessory makers will advertise support for the feature on their products to make it clear it works with it.
  4. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2008
    The feature doesn't require CarPlay, and works with my Sony that's a five year old model, albeit a more fully-featured one they haven't replaced, with support for these BT profiles:

    HFP 1.5, OPP 1.0, PBAB 1.0, A2DP 1.2, AVRCP 1.3

    It really depends on what iOS needs to see that makes it a believe that the phone has connected to a car stereo.
  5. seanmcbay thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2009
    Hopefully someone can figure it out. I'll buy the first plugin kit that supports it right away.
  6. Paco II macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2009
    Haven't tried the reminders feature, but the parked car feature works with my 11 year old car's Bluetooth. I'm surprised it doesn't work with the OP's.
  7. Shofar macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2013
  8. Paco II macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2009
    Not sure if it's in that thread, but make sure Frequent Locations is enabled.
  9. seanmcbay thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2009
    My car doesn't have Bluetooth which is why I'm wondering if any aftermarket kits support these features.
  10. ChrissyJ05 macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2016
    I have an Anker Bluetooth receiver similar to the one in the link you provided. The parked car feature isn't working for me. I'm using an iPhone 5 and wonder if it's my phone. My 7+ should arrive this week. I'll update you then.
  11. Shofar macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2013
    My car doesn't have bluetooth in itself. The BT is between the aftermarket kit and my iPhone.

    When I pair the aftermarket kit with the iPhone it seems to recognise that it is a car kit, it doesn't go through the car.
  12. Brookzy macrumors 601


    May 30, 2010
    My car (2014 3 Series) has Bluetooth, but only for telephone calls and not audio streaming (I believe that was an optional extra). Even so, the parked car feature still works.

    So at least in my case, iOS doesn't require to be connected to a stereo for the feature to work - just any old car Bluetooth system.
  13. boston04and07 macrumors 68000


    May 13, 2008
    My old-ish car has neither an aux input nor Bluetooth (just a radio and CD player, sigh) so I've always relied on FM transmitters for audio, which have generally worked very well. However, the one I currently have has a 3.5mm connection to my iPhone 6s, and since I'll be getting an iPhone 7 in the next few weeks, I'm looking at Bluetooth to FM car adapters. There are a bunch of options on Amazon but so far it's not super clear if any of them support the Parked Car feature in iOS 10. I figure they probably don't, but if anyone knows of one that does, I'd love to know!
  14. MaskedCarrot macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2009
    Northern VA
    I am curious how well the unit the OP mentioned works otherwise.

    I had bought this to give myself Bluetooth in the car.

    But I had to return it because the unit would keep power cycling. I think it was defective.

    I notice there are many units similar to this on amazon that are almost identical, but which one would be the best one to get? I'm not worried about it being cheap, I don't mind spending a little bit of money to get a good working unit.

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