Why does bluetooth suck on iPhone 4??

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ipad3g, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. ipad3g macrumors member

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    I use the blue ant q2 on the i4, its a excellent headset, in fact the best that i have ever used.

    My only gripe is that it disconnects and reconnects so many times with the i4, and its not the headset, because it works perfectly fine with other phones. So all i want to know is if anyone knows why the i4 has such a hard time holding a connection with a bluetooth headset? FYI im running iOS 4.1
    Thanks.
     
  2. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting the same problem and worse. Just got my iPhone a week ago, my headset seems to connect and reconnect at random. No big deal, but apparently the sound quality to the listener is terrible when I'm on my headset (though I hear them fine).

    I though bluetooth issues were addressed in the last update? I'm on 4.1
     
  3. johnoporritt macrumors member

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    Why not just use the headphones that come with it
     
  4. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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    Not to be pretentious, but they have this long cord coming out of them that sort of gets in the way, and demands I be tethered to within 42 inches of my phone.
     
  5. seajay96 macrumors 6502

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    I use a bluetooth stereo headset continuously while I workout for a couple of hours a day and have never seen this problem.

    I would propose a couple of possibilities:
    1. faulty bluetooth radio in the phone (it happens, no manufacturing process is perfect)...have you tried other headsets on your phone with the same result?

    2. you are operating too far from the phone...semi-joking here, but really, it's not designed to maintain a link from your office to the parking lot, what is your normal use distance? any solid or electrical obstructions that could interfere?

    3. EM interference...what is your work environment? does the problem occur everywhere?
     
  6. johnoporritt macrumors member

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    Well clearly you cant use the blue-tooth at a distance so at least they don't disconnect.
     
  7. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the suggestions. It could be the phone, but at the moment I don't have other headsets to try. But if I end up trying something else and get the same problem, I'm off to the Apple store to have them fix it (or try to).

    I get this problem even 1 foot away from the phone.
     

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