Bluetooth connectivity problems discovered with iOS 8
posted by Alan F. / Oct 01, 2014, 8:29 PM
Some users complain that when they make a call, the screen shows a Bluetooth connection, but the music doesn't stop playing over the car's speakers. In this case, the only way to hear the caller is to act as if the iPhone wasn't connected to the car's audio system, and use the handset's speakerphone. The cars involved in complaints include Hyundai, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Toyota, Ford and others.
The problem might have nothing to do with automobiles. Those complaining about the issue, say that it happens when the phone tries to pair via Bluetooth to headphones, speakers and headsets. While some have found success by simply installing the newly released iOS 8.0.2, there is another quick fix if this fails to help. After logging out of iCloud, you hit the "Reset All Settings" or the "Reset Network Settings" option on your iPhone. Pair your iPhone once again with your Bluetooth device, and log into iCloud once again.
But this workaround has its own problem. Some iPhone users are complaining about losing work documents stored in iCloud Drive whenever they hit "Reset All Settings." Hopefully, installing iOS 8.0.2 takes care of the original Bluetooth connectivity issues for you so you won't have to face that issue.
source: MacRumors via Reuters
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From poor battery life, to so-so performance, to Wi-Fi connectivity issues, to other bypassing security issues, now this? iOS 8 really was a grand failure if you ask me. Quite a few updates and the issues aren't fixed, and more are arising.
posted on Oct 01, 2014, 8:31 PM 15
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Maybe iOS 8 will turn out so bad, Apple will talk to their buddies at Microsoft and decide to make the next one iOS 10.
posted on Oct 01, 2014, 9:57 PM 7
dammit, just buy a new car, it's not apple's fault that the car companies are using old Bluetooth technologies.
posted on Oct 02, 2014, 12:08 AM 2
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posted on Oct 01, 2014, 8:33 PM 3
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it seems that every ios update fixes a problem and adds two more. Hopefully by ios 8.2.9 everything will be fixed lol
posted on Oct 01, 2014, 8:40 PM 3
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yeah, i've been experienced this with my 5S after updating and i'm experiencing it now with my 6 in my 2013 Dodge Dart.
posted on Oct 01, 2014, 9:11 PM 0
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Mine has issues using Bluetooth headsets if I make a call it's all good but if one comes in then it won't be connected. Then when on phone it acts as if it wants to cut off or go mute for a few seconds. Also the phone is constantly dropping calls.
posted on Oct 01, 2014, 9:34 PM 1
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unfortunately im a victim as it's been causing issues as described above in my '14 Mini Cooper Hardtop (made by BMW)... :(
posted on Oct 01, 2014, 9:47 PM 2
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You have a mini and an iPhone? You really are a victim..... BMW bought them out because of the Austin Powers mojo but they are so not True BMWs. Just like POS smart cars are not real Mercedes.
posted on Oct 02, 2014, 1:44 AM 1
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You're right about them not being true BMW's but all of the engineering from BMW is now ion place from 14' models and above so the technology used is similar to what you would find in BMW tech I wasn't talking about the whole shebang of driving experience, materials in design, and etc. plus nothing is wrong with having a Mini and an iPhone lol
posted on Oct 02, 2014, 10:14 AM 0
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I drive a Nissan Z and i experience no problem.
posted on Oct 01, 2014, 9:49 PM 0
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It works ok in my GTR, and also my AMG 63 black, but not the 86GT...
posted on Oct 01, 2014, 10:32 PM 1
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This is what happens if you're trying too hard to become like Android
posted on Oct 01, 2014, 10:40 PM 2
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