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  • Bluetooth Car Connections Experiencing Issues with Apple's iOS 8


    Ever since iOS 8 was released in September, many issues arose for those who upgraded to the new iOS, which has left many customers upset and frustrated. Now it has been reported that consumers are having problems connecting their devices to Bluetooth in their cars. Cars that were reported having issues connecting include Audi, BMW, Chevy, Mercedes, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen, and aftermarket stereos as well. AppleInsider tested out this issue firsthand and has found that no sounds come through the carís speakers when dialed.

    It seems like the problem is a connection issue because users also complained about not being able to hear anything in the vehicle when playing podcasts or music through their devices. Apparently, a fix in iOS 8.1 is supposed to be issued when it gets released to the public. Currently, iOS 8.1 is still in beta and being tested by developers.

    iOS 8.1 is rumored to be released sometime this month along with the highly anticipated Apple Pay feature. Letís see if the update will fix all major problems consumers has had with iOS 8, thus far. Have you had any issues with the new iOS? Let us know in the comments below.

    Source: Apple Support Communities, AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Bluetooth Car Connections Experiencing Issues with Apple's iOS 8 started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 46 Comments
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      Lots a bugs this year sheeeeesssshhh
    1. badmannie's Avatar
      badmannie -
      I had same issue with iPhone 5s and Audi but a restart of my phone seems to have fixed it!!
    1. jigar7's Avatar
      jigar7 -
      That is Apple for you... remembering the days of Late Mr. Jobs... there were issues then, but ever since he passed away... it has just gone from bad to worse with little or no signs of improvement! Plus it is poorly optimized for older gens... like iOS 7 on iPhone 4 and iOS 8 on iPhone 4S.
      Apple tries really hard to milk every last customer into upgrading to their latest but not the greatest iPhone 6/6+ with a broken firmware which Apple refuses to fix or deliberately delays a fix so that they can fix loopholes if an impatient JB developer decides to release the iOS 8.0.2 JB.
      Hope the JB devs hold the release till after 8.1. I'm sure Apple will leave minor bugs behind in that version as well... ridiculous Apple!
    1. mikepirih's Avatar
      mikepirih -
      Acura should be on the list. I'm a sales manager at an Acura dealership and we have issues too.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Uhg, that's unfortunate, but not a surprise! I had lots of trouble connecting to my home wifi network, too. I had to buy a new router with a simultaneous dual-band radio to fix the problem.

      What's up, Apple? Something is not right at that company. "It just works" is a laugh.
    1. LatinKreationz's Avatar
      LatinKreationz -
      I haven't had any issues with Bluetooth. I have a 2014 Nissan Altima w/ Nav.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Same here with my Volkswagen except my car thinks I'm calling someone and only way to fix it is turn the Bluetooth off then I can get the radio again
    1. jibaro3's Avatar
      jibaro3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by badmannie View Post
      I had same issue with iPhone 5s and Audi but a restart of my phone seems to have fixed it!!
      Did the same restart all setting fix the problems
    1. StaceyMJ86's Avatar
      StaceyMJ86 -
      So far no problems in my 2014 hyundai Elantra Limited *Fingers crossed*
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Quote Originally Posted by jigar7 View Post
      That is Apple for you... remembering the days of Late Mr. Jobs... there were issues then, but ever since he passed away... it has just gone from bad to worse with little or no signs of improvement! Plus it is poorly optimized for older gens... like iOS 7 on iPhone 4 and iOS 8 on iPhone 4S.
      Apple tries really hard to milk every last customer into upgrading to their latest but not the greatest iPhone 6/6+ with a broken firmware which Apple refuses to fix or deliberately delays a fix so that they can fix loopholes if an impatient JB developer decides to release the iOS 8.0.2 JB.
      Hope the JB devs hold the release till after 8.1. I'm sure Apple will leave minor bugs behind in that version as well... ridiculous Apple!
      Don't think a jailbreak will come before 8.1 as they would wait till apple pay is launched!
    1. Gcruz's Avatar
      Gcruz -
      No problems with connecting to a 2013 Nissan Altima with the 6+
    1. stolenpentium's Avatar
      stolenpentium -
      Mazda should also be added to the list, ios 8.0.2 on iPhone 6+
    1. Parana6's Avatar
      Parana6 -
      I guess gmc would be same as Chevy since I'm having trouble with my GMC Acadia. I do also have a problem with a pioneer radio. Sometimes it connects sometimes it doesn't.
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      Let's talk apostrophes again.
    1. stulaw11's Avatar
      stulaw11 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      Uhg, that's unfortunate, but not a surprise! I had lots of trouble connecting to my home wifi network, too. I had to buy a new router with a simultaneous dual-band radio to fix the problem.

      What's up, Apple? Something is not right at that company. "It just works" is a laugh.
      I haven't had nay problems on the few "N" routers I connected to so far. I don't know how old your router was, but I see a lot of people wanting to connect a 2014 phone that does wireless ac, dual band and MAC randomization to a 5 year old single band b/g router; and then wonder why they get trouble connecting/disconnects/etc. It may be roughly compatible yes, but not the best experience.

      Heck, I just upgraded to a "N" router and feel like I'm living in the past not having ac now. But my laptop only supports N (I had to buy a new wireless card for $15) and I'm still getting my max speeds from my provider 50/10mbps (actually 52/12).


      To the Bluetooth issue it sounds like 8.1 fixes it and it should be out any day now with Apple Pay that is set to go live October 20th. It sucks, yes, but it is not like it wasn't fixed in about 3-4 weeks.

      There have been a lot of iOS8 bugs. But at least they are fixing them very very quickly (within 2-3 weeks average) and not ignoring it. I can't say the same about a lot of other manufacturers who issue updates every few months maybe. This is one inherent problem with Android- you have bugs in the OS itself from Google and then bugs in the skins by Samsung, HTC etc. It takes FOREVER to get an update to fix tiny bugs because both parties need to go through the software first before release. Then and only then the carrier gets it for testing which can be another few weeks. It could be 4-6 months to get 1 update. That's why so many people turn to custom ROMs. While Android L is already in testing, and just shown on video for the GS5, I wouldn't expect official updates for 6 months (leaves google, gets skinned, then to carriers to test and release)

      I would much rather have the small bugs Apple has (minus the 8.0.1 update that broke everything) that are being fixed in 2-3 weeks max than waiting on Android again for a custom ROM to flash to fix problems (and custom ROMs are still buggy) that might take the carrier/Google/Samsung (or HTC etc) months to fix. Apple still has the right model at the end of the day doing direct updates to the devices and carriers have nothing to do with it. I got tired of flashing my GS5 to fix stock firmware problems and lag, having to update that flash every 2 weeks as bugs got worked out. Too much maintenance.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by buggsy2 View Post
      Let's talk apostrophes again.
      They're one of the most controversial pieces of the English language.
    1. bootleg's Avatar
      bootleg -
      no issues with a 2013 range rover or a 2012 911
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      My 2012 Charger had issues with my 5S so I decided to rewire it w/ my 10+ year old Sony XPLOD headunit. That radio is a champ and always connects to ANYTHING! Still WORX flawlessly w/ my ip6+
    1. Bo Troxell's Avatar
      Bo Troxell -
      No connect issues with my Caddy. CTS "V"
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      No issues with a 2013 Mini Cooper S, nor with my sister's 2001 Toyota RAV4 with USA-Spec bluetooth receiver.