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Phone app "audio source" selector is gone

Gogurt48

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I got a call today while I was driving. The iPhone automatically connects to the car's sound system through bluetooth so I can talk hands-free. In iOS 6, if I wanted some privacy, there was a control that allowed me to select between iPhone and bluetooth.



Today I noticed that that control is missing in iOS 7. I guess if you want to switch the audio source to the iPhone, you'd have to use control center to turn off bluetooth. What a pain.
 

Stuke00

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I got a call today while I was driving. The iPhone automatically connects to the car's sound system through bluetooth so I can talk hands-free. In iOS 6, if I wanted some privacy, there was a control that allowed me to select between iPhone and bluetooth.

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Today I noticed that that control is missing in iOS 7. I guess if you want to switch the audio source to the iPhone, you'd have to use control center to turn off bluetooth. What a pain.

Not true. It is there for me.
 
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Gogurt48

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I would have to wait until I got in my car. I know it is there because I answered a call in my car this morning and switched between my car and the phone without issue.

I believe you, I just couldn't find it. Here's a screenshot I found online:



I don't see an audio source selector control there. (Unfortunately, I can't remember what it looked like in iOS 6).
 
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Stuke00

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I believe you, I just couldn't find it. Here's a screenshot I found online:

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I don't see an audio source selector control there. (Unfortunately, I can't remember what it looked like in iOS 6).

Also if you look, bluetooth isn't enabled. There is no icon. It only shows up when a bluetooth device is connected.

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Maybe connect your bluetooth and take a screenshot of an in call screen?
 
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0000757

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I believe you, I just couldn't find it. Here's a screenshot I found online:

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I don't see an audio source selector control there. (Unfortunately, I can't remember what it looked like in iOS 6).

When I have access to my mom's car (since it has bluetooth it), I'll pair and call my phone and see if it works.
 
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WDE87

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Wow, iOS 7 really does look so much better than previous verisons. These comparisons really make it sink in
 
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Gogurt48

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Just tested...it's there (image is cropped to hide phone number)

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Thank you for that picture. It's there alright. I guess I must have something set wrong. All I saw was the usual speaker icon in that position. And yet, I was talking hands-free through the car's sound system, so bluetooth must have been working. Strange. I'll experiment further and see if I can figure out what went wrong.
 
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0000757

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Thank you for that picture. It's there alright. I guess I must have something set wrong. All I saw was the usual speaker icon in that position. And yet, I was talking hands-free through the car's sound system, so bluetooth must have been working. Strange. I'll experiment further and see if I can figure out what went wrong.

It didn't come up for me at first. I had to hit Speaker, and then the Speaker button changed to an Audio Source button. Weird. Here's the panel.
 

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Gogurt48

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It didn't come up for me at first. I had to hit Speaker, and then the Speaker button changed to an Audio Source button. Weird. Here's the panel.

Interesting. When I hit the speaker button it just reversed the colors on that button. But I think I figured out what happened. I went through the pairing procedure in my car and it indicated that the phone was not paired, so I paired it. I assume it'll work now, though I haven't tested it yet.

So how did it work before? I don't think it really did. I had the phone's audio output feeding to the aux input in the car so I could listen to music. When I was on the phone, I think that's why I was hearing the voice through the car's speakers. I can only assume the person on the other end could hear me talking through the iPhone's mic, rather than the car's mic. That's my best guess, anyway.
 
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C DM

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Out of curiosity, what's the small icon in the bottom-right corner of your screenshot? Is that part of iOS?
That's Tapatalk's icon that the app apparently adds to images that are shared through it.
 
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PRC

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I got a call today while I was driving. The iPhone automatically connects to the car's sound system through bluetooth so I can talk hands-free. In iOS 6, if I wanted some privacy, there was a control that allowed me to select between iPhone and bluetooth.



Today I noticed that that control is missing in iOS 7. I guess if you want to switch the audio source to the iPhone, you'd have to use control center to turn off bluetooth. What a pain.

I purchased a UE Roll. Was hoping to use it as a speaker phone, I set up the blue tooth, but I do not see the audio source button. Thought it would be like the car phone.
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I purchased a UE Roll. Was hoping to use it as a speaker phone, I set up the blue tooth, but I do not see the audio source button. Thought it would be like the car phone.
Also, the UE plays music off my iphone, thought it would at as a speaker when I get a call in.
 
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