Bluetooth connectivity problems discovered with iOS 8

Bluetooth connectivity problems discovered with iOS 8
Do you pair your Apple iPhone to the audio system in your car using Bluetooth? Have you had some problems doing this since updating your iPhone to iOS 8? You're not alone. Some of the problems that users are experiencing include the inability of the phone to pair with HAL a car's audio system, the lack of audio from the speakers, and the inability of the phone to disconnect whenever a call comes in. These issues have also been reported by those who updated to the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus.

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



1. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

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.

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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.

18. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Or may switch to WP OS.

25. f35hunter

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

I think that apple should change it's name from iOS8 to iBS8

27. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Insult. Of. The. Day. *claps*

23. android_hitman unregistered

dammit, just buy a new car, it's not apple's fault that the car companies are using old Bluetooth technologies.

31. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

32. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

The Apple certified car....

2. KickRocks

Posts: 275; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Another day and yet ANOTHER problem with IOS 8, 8.0.3 or 8.2.1 or 8.0.2 and a half should fix this, keep up the stellar work apple............

3. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Face it. It's going to take so many more updates to fix everything, which could introduce more bugs. It might reach iOS 8.9.9 until they solve everything. Sigh.

4. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

It's magical!

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The ugly neon-pastel aero-effect UI of iOS or Apple's marketing monikers? I can't decide which is more "enchanting"

6. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

it seems that every ios update fixes a problem and adds two more. Hopefully by ios 8.2.9 everything will be fixed lol

19. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I am really looking forward to that :)

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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.

37. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

No silly, you're driving your car wrong.

8. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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.


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

unfortunately im a victim as it's been causing issues as described above in my '14 Mini Cooper Hardtop (made by BMW)... :(

29. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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.


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

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

10. raza972area

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

I drive a Nissan Z and i experience no problem.

35. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I haven't been able to get any Bluetooth to work in my Yugo.

12. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

My WRX is fine with the 5S and the 6. It reminds me, they need a World Rally Blue Pearl Moto X back.

13. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Well, better skip 9 and go straight to iOS 10.

14. xeonfire

Posts: 94; Member since: Feb 15, 2014

It works ok in my GTR, and also my AMG 63 black, but not the 86GT...

16. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Haha. Okay, mea culpa. No more showboating from me.

15. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

This is what happens if you're trying too hard to become like Android

39. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They should have stayed barebone featureless, so they could flaunt "buttery smooth" experiences.

17. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I want the AirDrop fixed! Sometimes it takes so much time to find each other's device.

20. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

I don't even know why this is an article. Apple or not. iOS 8.02 was released days ago- some people hasnt updated hence they blutetooth problem. Hahahaha! Sigh!

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