Siri wont work with Lexus Bluetooth

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  1. bskesq macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    Siri seems to work fine from the phone but as soon as the phone syncs with my car's bluetooth it doesnt work. The car thinks I am making a call when I push and hold the home button. Then Siri just fails. 2010 Lexus- brand new IPhone 4S.

    Thoughts? Help?
  2. AdrianT macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2009
    What model is your Lexus? Some models didn't support A2DP until recently so Siri wont work if it just has the older handsfree bluetooth profile
  3. AIP5 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2011
    I have yet to set up bluetooth for the 4S in my car, but a problem I had with the 3GS was that whenever apps needed to use the mic (aka Soundhound or Shazam), it would use the car's mic. That of course triggered the car into thinking I was making a phone call, which stopped the radio, etc. Never got it to work out.

    I think it'll be a similar situation with the 4S then: the car will think I'm making a phone call when I use Siri. Hmm, not sure, but I'd definitely like to learn a work around.
  4. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    2010 Lexus ES-350 has lag issues with Bluetooth.
    Dunno about other models.
  5. bskesq thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
  6. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
  7. Nebrie macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2002
    I have an 07 Lexus, Bluetooth Siri works great.
  8. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    How do you activate Siri through the car's Bluetooth?
  9. starstreak macrumors 6502

    Dec 5, 2004
    Mine works on my '07. I've gotten a call and it worked.
  10. junglesnake macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2011
    i got it working in my bmw. But it did take awhile!
  11. theBigD23, Oct 17, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 8, 2011

    theBigD23 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2008
    On my BMW it calls voice mail every time I activate Siri.
  12. ecks618 macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2006
    My 2011 Audi does the same thing as the BMW. It thinks its calling voicemail but it doesn't actually dial and I can easily interact with Siri via the car microphone.

    2011 MDX worked fine as well when I tested it.
  13. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2010
    Your 2010+ Lexus models can stream bluetooth music - make sure it is registered properly in the setup menu.

    I have a 2011 Lexus and Siri works perfect. She stops playing music and functions just like when I'm not in the car.
  14. MacDaddy22 macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2010
    I have a 2010 Lexus and it works fine. I press and hold the home button, which launches Siri. It takes about 2-3 seconds for the bluetooth to activate and bring sound from the phone over the speakers. During this time, Siri of course has already activated. You have to push the Siri button one or two times to re-activate it. NOT the home button. Just the Siri button. Then you're good to go until you're done. The only thing it doesn't do, is if you tell Siri to make a call for you, in the second it takes for the iPhone to switch over to the voice call, the bluetooth from Lexus disconnects, which in turn ends the call on the phone before it even starts. That's the only thing I find that doesn't work.
  15. bskesq thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    When I start Siri the car's bluetooth thinks i am making a call and the "talking" starts on the screen and time runs.

    Once it seemed like it was working and then when I tried to make a call it immediately disconnected as noted by the other post above-

    What settings should i be checking?
  16. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    I have a 2012 Hyundai Elantra with the same behavior. Making and receiving calls works as expected, but Siri calls voicemail.
  17. junglesnake macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2011
    No mine works fine. Siri is the hardest feature to use through the speakers though. I drive a 08 m5 if that helps. But all in all I am happy.
  18. klusener macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2011
    Lexus Bluetooth music streaming

    Did the bluetooth audio streaming worked for you. I have a Lexus is250 and iPhone 4s bluetooth streaming music doesn't work.
  19. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    My 2010 lexus work the same. There is no special setting to fix this. Only Lexus can update the car. And there is no update yet.

    My 2010 is250C works fine streaming audio as well as the phone. You do have to connect the audio, and the phone separately. No problem at all with the iP4 and iP4s.
  20. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    DO not know if Siri works with my 2010 LX570 but I get the same delay when I get a call and hit the answer button on the steering wheel. It seems like it is 3-5 seconds before the caller can hear me.

    My iPhone did the same.

    Maybe it is my Lexus?:eek:
  21. klusener macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2011
    My 2010 is250C works fine streaming audio as well as the phone. You do have to connect the audio, and the phone separately. No problem at all with the iP4 and iP4s.[/QUOTE]

    Thats strange I need to try out iphone 3gs with IOS 5. Then I will know if the problem is with IOS5 or iPhone 4S.
  22. bskesq thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    Update-- its working

    On further testing, I can get Siri to do everything except make a call through the Car's Bluetooth system. Calling isn't really an issue because I can use the the steerign wheel bluetooth controls for that.

    The car's bluetooth does come up as if I was calling someone, but siri does respond and it works fine- calls do not work through siri at all.

    Not sure it is any safer to Siri while driving than text while driving- you still have to look at the screen! Be Careful out there!
  23. Peter-Gee macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2010
    On my Porsche it's the same.
  24. klusener macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2011
    Guys I did try my iPhone 3GS (with IOS 5). It does play music over bluetooth in my Lexus IS250 2010.

    Where as the iPhone 4S does not stream music over bluetooth in my car.

    Music playing is the only problem I can still make calls from both the phone using bluetooth.

    ANy help would be appreciated.
  25. coreyk macrumors member


    Oct 20, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    I have a 2011 Lexus ES 350 (with nav and bluetooth) and an iPhone 4S. Streaming audio over bluetooth works fine for me, as does holding down the home button to activate Siri and speak with her through the car. Unfortunately, I too am having the problem described with making phone calls from Siri, where the car's bluetooth seems to momentarily disconnect from the iPhone, causing the call to be cancelled. I can use the car's voice recognition to make the call, sure, but that involves making sure my phonebook is always sync'd, and I rather think that Siri's voice recognition works better than the car's. I'm not sure who would be at fault here, Apple or Toyota.

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