FaceTime does not work over Bluetooth

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by BeyondtheTech, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    Just something to note. I had a Bluetooth earpiece (Plantronics 925) and was in a voice call with my wife on her iPhone 4. When I initiated FaceTime and it transitioned over, it dropped the Bluetooth audio and reverted to the onboard speaker and microphone. With FaceTime's simplified GUI, there's nothing to switch the audio back to the headset, and tapping my button on my earpiece did nothing.

    FYI, I also tried this with wired headphones and the audio continued on the headphones properly (didn't go into speakerphone mode).

    Looks like Apple doesn't really like, care, or know Bluetooth much or enough to implement AVRCP for controlling playback, or using Bluetooth audio for non telephony purposes. :(
     
  2. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Submit to apple

    apple.com/feedback

    Will mostly get fixed
     
  3. BeyondtheTech thread starter macrumors 68020

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  4. pvmacguy macrumors 65816

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    Did a search and found this thread, I figured out last night to my dismay that bluetooth headsets don't work with facetime. I also submitted feedback to apple so I hope they resolve the issue.
     
  5. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    Same here on my Jawbone Icon. I'll report it to Apple.
     
  6. SaintsMac macrumors 6502a

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    I asked Apple about BlueTooth over FaceTime during my FaceTime call with them. They told me it would not work and they did not offer any assurance that it would anytime soon.
     
  7. txoilgas macrumors newbie

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    Still does not work

    Purchased my iphone 4 yesterday. Found out today that bluetooth and Face time still do not work together. :(
     
  8. mhdena macrumors 6502

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    They've known from the beginning facetime and blutooth won't work, I found out back in June.
     
  9. arthertbc0702 macrumors member

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    Facetime works with Jawbone Icon

    Hi,

    I can confirm that the Jawbone Icon headsets work with facetime.

    I was surprised to see the bluetooth icon replace the mute button on the bottom left side of the screen during a call When I pressed it, it gave me a selection of sources, which included the headset.
     
  10. chadam macrumors member

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    How? My Icon still does not work with my iP4 for a FT call...currently running ios 4.2.1 jailbroken.
     
  11. EvilEvil macrumors 6502a

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    Bluetooth is such an old crappy technology. Apple needs to scrap it for something new.
     
  12. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Like...?
     
  13. chadam macrumors member

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    Very frustrating that FT does not work with BT.
     
  14. chadam macrumors member

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    Has anyone had luck making a Facetime call over Bluetooth with their Jawbone icon on similar?
     

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