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IPhone 4 Bluetooth Issues

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  • Europa13 Calculating status...
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    Oct 18, 2011 8:39 PM (in response to Zekebrad)

    Not for me. I hear a popping/cracking sound on both my ERA and my ICON HD. The Bluetooth problems (muffling, disconnects and distortion) on the iPhone 4 could be temporarily resolved with daily reboots, frequent toggling of audio inputs and resetting all settings every few weeks. So far nothing has helped with the problem I'm experiencing on the iPhone 4S. I spoke with a Jawbone rep today and he said they have been getting frequent calls from iPhone 4S owners since Friday. The 4.0 is Bluetooth in the iPhone 4 is new and may not be fully compatible with the headsets (all of them are older than the 4S). Hopefully, we'll see an iOS update or Jawbone update soon.

  • Europa13 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Oct 18, 2011 8:47 PM (in response to OliverM3)

    Wow. This is exactly how I feel. I was hopeful for 15 months. I thought there was no way it would be even worse on the next iPhone. Do you hear popping/crackling sound?

  • OliverM3 Calculating status...
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    Oct 19, 2011 5:33 AM (in response to Europa13)

    I do here popping/cracking which progressively gets worse the further the phone is away from the earpiece till it eventually drops all together. I've been forced into carrying the phone in my shirt pocket and wear my earpiece in

    My left ear.

    Not really a good place because if you bend over it can fall out.

     

    I'm hoping for a fix in the 5 but I'm not to hopeful since they haven't even admitted a problem with the 4.

  • jodiefromwhite plains Calculating status...
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    Oct 19, 2011 5:39 AM (in response to SardarJi)

    I spoke to Apple Support yesterda about the same issue.  Put your phone in airplane mode for about 30 seconds, and then turn it back on.  You should be able to pair after that.

  • Winter2957 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 20, 2011 11:29 PM (in response to Winter2957)

    This problem never did get solved for me. I was having problems with the home button on my iPhone 4 so went down to Apple store and discussed blue tooth and home button issues. Got a new phone same model. So far no troubles with blue tooth but too early to tell for sure.

  • Noidzone Calculating status...
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    Oct 21, 2011 11:03 AM (in response to Winter2957)

    So your's sounds good and not tinny and crackley?  I've got a 4S and a Jawbone Icon and I've had is drop a couple of times and sounds really bad, not clear like it use to.  Not sure how it sounds to the people I'm talking with, they haven't complained yet.  Maybe I need to check with Jawbone to see if they are going to post an update.

     

    Glad to hear yours is working well, that means there's hope for the rest of us. :-)

  • Winter2957 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 21, 2011 3:52 PM (in response to Winter2957)

    Well back to the same old problem but worse. Got a brand new iPhone 4 to replace the one that wasnt working. Now the bluetooth icon just disappears after I exit the bluetooth settings screen. I have tried a hard reset but no success. Cannot pair or use with vehicle hands free equipment in new Honda Odyssey. Wow I am having troubles with all my Apple devices. New stuff just isnt working any longer. Just frustration upon frustration.

  • OliverM3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 21, 2011 4:04 PM (in response to Winter2957)

    That ***** but I figured as much.

    The 4/4s is flawed this is my third phone between my wife and I and they all have the same problem.

    The 4S is even worse the proximity sensor doesn't shut the display off when you put it up to your face an hour after you reboot the phone.

    Right when you reboot the proximity sensor works but the next time you use it the display stays on.

     

    I think this may be the last iphone I'm done with the lies.

  • Zekebrad Calculating status...
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    Oct 22, 2011 9:32 PM (in response to OliverM3)

    I bought a new Jawbone Era and have been using it for since the 14th. I am I'm Bluetooth about 8 hours a day everyday dispatching limousines it is working perfect. The Jawbones would not work with the IPhone4 only the Blueant q2. Now it's the complete opposite with the 4s. I had over 2000 calls with the Jawbone Era and everybody says they hear me perfect.

  • OliverM3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2011 7:28 AM (in response to Zekebrad)

    Zekebrad, What type of range are you getting with the Era?

    The Q1 & V1 worked with my 4 but the range was still minimal.

     

  • jkozlow3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 24, 2011 9:21 AM (in response to Zekebrad)

    I've also been having great success with the Jabone Era and my iPhone 4S.  No problems yet after a week.  No muffled sounds, disconnects or garbled voices.  Range also seems to be pretty good.  My apartment is pretty small, so I can't test the range to the max, but when I walk 20-25 feet away, I haven't had any issues.

     

    Of course, time will tell how things hold up.  I had no success with any BT headset I tried with my iP4.  All of them resulted in garbled voice, random disconnects, etc after enough time.  Hopefully the 4S and/or iOS 5 has fixed these issues once and for all.

  • cdw5510 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 24, 2011 9:38 AM (in response to jkozlow3)

    No luck here still.  The only way to make the connection is to Off and then On the Bluetooth setting.  This is a pain when you have to do something when it should work no matter what.  Of the 3 BT devices I have none of them work.

     

    Ford Mysync

    Parrot Handsfree

    1st gen Jawbone.

     

    Bluetooth implementation ***** for iPhone 4S only to some BT devices, why?

  • trux1 Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2011 12:32 PM (in response to bryancarter)

    Just to provide an update.  I now have the 4S using the OS 5.0.  All Bluetooth devices are working.  That is two Onstar/GM Bluetooth cars [Siri actually works as well], a SoundID 510, a Jabra speakerphone and a Logitech keyboard. 

     

    Very happy now. 

     

    Took a bit of doing on the SoundID - you must bring the SoundID out of the restore mode to allow it to be discovered and paired but otherwise it works great.  In fact, the comments I get are that I am now MUCH clearer on the phone than I was previously with the iPhone 4 using the pre-OS 5.0.

  • OliverM3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2011 4:01 PM (in response to trux1)

    Give it a day or two Trux1 I doubt even one 4 or 4s doesn't suffer from this design flaw.

    unless the device is one or two feet away from the phone and isn't obstucted by anything thicker cheese cloth you're going to have problems.

  • OliverM3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 26, 2011 4:10 PM (in response to bryancarter)

    Ok so my Jawbone Era just came in.

    I can finally put the 4S in my pocket and walk around.

     

    Only time will tell but a short range test I can get exactly 12ft before I hear the popping/clicking.

    Less if I go behind a wall at 6ft I start hearing the popping/clicking.

     

    It's pitiful that this is even an issue on the 4 ½ release of a device.

    For now if this is the best I can get I will settle for the Apple design flaw.

     

    Here’s an Idea Apple fix the problem in the next phone! There’s no way that 8 Bluetooth devices and 3 phones could

    Be a problem with the Bluetooth device stop pointing fingers at everyone else.

     

    You know what would be great an apology from apple for lying to us.

    Because the 4’s Bluetooth $ucks big-time!!!!!

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