iPhone iOS Bluetooth Woes w\ my Car

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  1. shenan1982, Sep 23, 2014
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    shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    So before I had iOS 7.1.2... when I paired it with my car, it seamlessly placed and received calls via my car's audio system (Hyundai). When I upgraded my iPhone 5S to iOS 8, that stopped, so I just figured it was because I had to re-pair it with the car.

    Then I got my 6+ and it's the same way. Now when I am connected via bluetooth, I place a call, and it says it's going over bluetooth, but it doesn't interrupt my car's music, and the audio doesn't play over the speakers. The only way I can talk to the person is if I press the Audio button on the phone and select speakerphone or iPhone as if it wasn't connected to the car.

    This seems like a huge step backward in technology, and I'm not happy. Anyone else experiencing this? Is there any work around? I really can't deal with going back 5 years in time.

    Thanks!


    EDIT: Based on comments in this thread, 8.0 and 8.0.2 broke bluetooth connectivity for almost all users. The following car brand owners have reported the issue...

    - Hyundai
    - Chevrolet
    - Aston Martin
    - BMW
    - Mercedes
    - Lexus
    - Toyota
    - Acura
    - Infiniti
    - Ford
    - Mazda
    - Mitsubishi
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Other people have experienced such. You need to check with your automaker for an update.
     
  3. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's absolute hogwash. You don't go to an auto maker when the car is made to the technology standard. It's the phone that broke the compatibility with iOS 8... found thousands of people in the same boat.

    Apple needs to get their stuff together and resolve this.
     
  4. JohnLT13 macrumors 6502a

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    Had the same issue. 2014 GLI. I deleted phone from my cars system and car from my phone,did a re-sync all is well.
     
  5. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I tried deleting and re-pairing... pairs fine, downloads contacts fine, but phone doesn't work over bluetooth. Absurdity.

    I suppose I'm supposed to get a new car because Apple doesn't follow industry bluetooth spec? LOL
     
  6. JohnLT13 macrumors 6502a

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    I feel your pain, I had to replace my BT audio in my work truck when iOS 5 came along.
     
  7. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'd sooner replace my phone, because ANY other bluetooth device on the planet works. Clearly the issue is not the car's audio system. LOL
     
  8. JohnLT13 macrumors 6502a

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    Got lucky this time, Both car and work truck have no issues.
    Maybe you can reset you audio system in your car, Or get a Android device:confused:
     
  9. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Reset the audio system? The PHONE is the issue, not the audio system, lol.

    It's like saying if you plug a TV into the wall and it doesn't turn on, blame the electric company even though everything else you plug into the same outlet works just fine. LOL.
     
  10. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried setting the following?

    Settings>General>Accessibility>Call Audio Routing = Headset

    I had a little trouble with my Plantronics BT headset after updating to iOS 8 and changing this setting from "Automatic" to "Headset" seems to have taken care of it (or it could have just been coincidence). I have also had no trouble with the BT in my Toyota RAV4 after changing this setting.
     
  11. midnight555 macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem today. I did general > reset > reset all settings and this worked for me.
     
  12. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    I had to download the Plantronics Updater app for my Legend UC and then perform a firmware update to restore full functionality of my Legend after moving to iOS8.
     
  13. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    On iOS 7 my car's Bluetooth kit worked great. On iOS 8 it didn't.

    When I had the software upgraded on the bluetooth kit it worked fine. Complain to Hyundai, not Apple.
     
  14. aggiesrwe03 macrumors regular

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    Yeah it's crap, I have two Chevys and both do it, people from Honda to Toyota report the same problem, NOT the vehicle that has the problem, definitely the phone, and for the record this is an issue with the public release I am a developer and had zero issues with this during the betas, including the GM. Not exactly sure what the change was...
     
  15. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a

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    Have the same issue with my 203 Astra, worked fine in iOS7 and broke in iOS8. I have tried resetting various settings on my phone and car and deleting and restoring connection settings on both too, nothing has fixed the issue. I have yet another call planned with Apple this week about it
     
  16. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Huh? Nothing changed with Hyundai... it worked with every smartphone on the market, now it works with every smartphone on the market including apple EXCEPT those running iOS 8.0 ... if you think that's Hyundai's issue, you're out of touch.
     
  17. bmwhd macrumors 6502a

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    Agree, iOS 8 on a iP 5 and an iP 6 will not work with our 2012 Lexus RX 350.

    The 5 can at least connect although you can't make calls but the 6 won't connect at all.

    As usual, Apple has f'd up the BT stack on this release.
     
  18. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Neither my 5S nor my 6 nor my 6+ pass the call through to the car.

    I can pair it just fine, it downloads the contacts and shows connected, but when I place a call, the music doesn't cut over to the call, and the phone doesn't seem to do anything except send the call into thin air.
     
  19. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    I've posted about this too. Well, slightly different. For me, my phone will interrupt my radio and give me turn by turn directions when I use the navigon app. It will not when I use the maps app. I can only hear the maps app when I tune to the bluetooth setting on the radio. There used to be an option for HFP in the map app. That is gone now. I think something is wrong with the HFP settings...
     
  20. RichP74 macrumors regular

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    Luckily my 2008 Nissan works just fine with iOS 8, but I do remember it having issues with iOS 6. I had to reset all network settings, re-pair the thing, and it worked fine after that.
     
  21. darrencp22 macrumors newbie

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    I really dont understand some people on here. So the car makers are suppose to put out new firmware everytime Apple updates it's OS? That's insanity. Is there nothing Apple can do wrong in your mind? When the pairing worked before, where it works with almost everything else, and where the outlyer is the update to iOS8, clearly iOS8 is to blame.
     
  22. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Exactly, there was a comment or two that was like HUH? Bluetooth is an industry standard. Car makers build to those standards. Clearly Apple has done something that doesn't comply. I suppose if Apple were to come up with a different type of wall charger that didn't fit electrical outlets, the fanboys would blame the electric companies for not replacing the wall sockets to accommodate Apple's decision to change? LOL
     
  23. ea9 macrumors regular

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    You are very right my friend.

    My 2014(!!) 535xi worked perfectly with iOS7. Now with iOS8 every time I receive a text message it acts as if I'm getting a 5 second call with the Text tone. I have to mute my phone in the car.. how ridiculous.
     
  24. shenan1982 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Sounds like the issue is with your car. Clearly you need to replace it. LOL.
     
  25. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    I'm chatting now with an apple tech about this problem. Its not going well....
     

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