iPhone 7 and bluetooth car audio

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 0gravity, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. 0gravity macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2016
    For some reason the bluetooth audio cuts out after a track or two and will not come back on until restarting bluetooth all together on my 2015 BMW with iDrive (latest idrive firmware). I thought it was the OS at first so I did a network reset first that didn't help. Second I did a full erase of the phone and that didn't work. Then I tried someone elses iPhone 7 and that didn't work either. My friend also said it did not work in his BMW M4 either.

    So then I went to the dealer and tried it on two other BMWs and it did the same thing there. It was working fine on ios10 just two days ago on my 6S so this is definitely a bug. Unless someone here has any other suggestions.
  2. porscherain macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2013
  3. JeepGC macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2011
    New Orleans, LA
    I haven't had any issues on my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Uconnect.
  4. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    oh god i hope i don't have any issues. phone comes tomorrow and bluetooth is the main way i typically listen to music in my car.
  5. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
  6. bertie343 macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2011
    I have a 2013 GMC Terrain and ever since upgrading to iOS 10 on my 5S and now my 7, whenever I get a phone call, the call goes to the phone (have to select my car speakers from the iPhone screen), and if I'm listening to my iPod connected via USB, it automatically resets the listening preferences and starts playing every song in alphabetical order. Very bizarre bluetooth behavior.
  7. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2014
  8. FarNorth macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2010
    I have a '14 BMW and a '16 Porsche and switch between them. The BT performance is head and shoulders better than my iPhone 6, works like a champ. Backing out of the garage, it hooks up before I shift into Drive. I used to have to fight with my 6, turn BT off and on, screw around. I'm thrilled with my 7.
  9. BruceButtcheeks macrumors member


    Mar 25, 2015
    Works great in my 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce
  10. randy98mtu macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2009
    I am having pauses, stutters and then speed up to catch up. I had similar issues with my iPhone 6 Plus during the iOS 9 betas I think. My 6 Plus recently would stutter once or twice in the first 5 minutes or so of driving and then be fine. It seems worse when I am stopped at a light, as though there is either interference or the phone is doing some background stuff relative to location services. The vehicle is a 2012 Lincoln MKS with Sync.

    FWIW I did have iOS 10 on my 6 Plus for a week and it had no issues.
  11. zuckuss00 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2012

    Just wanted to reach out and see if any of you have been experiencing bluetooth connectivity issues between your new iPhone 7/+ and your cars bluetooth system?

    I got my iPhone 7 yesterday and noticed right away the bluetooth audio steam and call system freezes and does not work. I read up on the issue and seems to be a problem across a few different car brands.

    Basically with BMW Connected system. The phone will pair. Stream music for 5-10 seconds then the system freezes. Bluetooth calls don't work and the phone needs to be restarted to free up, only to have the problem happen again once it connects.

    Anyone else having similar issues. Across any other car brands?

    I'm hoping its an iOS problem. My iPhone 6 worked perfect. Then iPhone 7 with 10.0.1 came. Bluetooth brick now.
  12. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    No problems with my iPhone 7 so far. And i use audio streaming daily.

    (VW Golf 7)
  13. Ronnoco macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    United States of America
    My 7Plus connected instantly to my 2009 Mercedes with OEM iPhone kit. No problems yet.
  14. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2012
    Swindon, England
    No problems streaming or making calls to my 2015 BMW 6-series convertible,
  15. mlabonte21 macrumors member


    Jul 1, 2015
    I'm having issues w/ my 2013 Hyundai Elantra.

    It will initially pair fine.

    But after turning off the car and restarting the car I getting a very loud 'pairing failed' message through my car's audio system.

    Only fix is to delete my phone from the car and re-pair it every time.

    I had no issues w/ my iphone 6 :(
  16. iPhaithful macrumors regular


    May 5, 2010
    I tried pairing mine yesterday but it may have been error on my part (2013 Charger)
  17. DesertSilver macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2011
    Portland, OR
    2012 Audi Q5 owner and been having bluetooth streaming issues since I got my iP7 on release day. Happened about once every other day so far, I'll get into the car and the phone will connect, play music for a few seconds and then disconnect. Then it'll take 30 sec or so to reconnect automatically, then play for a few seconds and then disconnect. This cycle happens constantly until I reboot the phone.

    No easy way to tell if it's the car or phones fault but I don't remember having this same issue in the whole year I used my iP 6S. Pretty frustrating.
  18. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2014
    Loosing bluetooth audio on my 16 bmw m235i. Replaced three time all same issue. Returned 7+ keeping 6s+.
  19. Rayfire macrumors 68030


    Aug 25, 2008
    Try to delete your old iPhone profile in your car's Bluetooth system and try to connect the new one again.
  20. DesertSilver macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I have already tried removing connection on both phone and car and didn't resolve my issue.
  21. Rayfire macrumors 68030


    Aug 25, 2008
    Bummer. It worked for my 6S Plus before, not sure what other work around is out there, sorry.
  22. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2015
    No issues in an aftermarket Pioneer system.

    It's my understanding the OEM bluetooth systems are fairly fickle - BMW's in particular.
  23. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
  24. techno96 macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2009
  25. 2pacj macrumors newbie


    Jun 12, 2010
    It would work with my car for about 10 mins, then stops.

    2015 MB ML63.

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