2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2012 12:37 PM by ron7624
jimtank Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have an iPhone 4 and a Motorola H-17 bluetooth headset.


When in a call, I can select my music or Pandora, and hear both the music and the other caller. When I end the call, the music switches back to the phone's speaker.


The Music icon takes me to my music, and sometimes gives the option of selecting "iPhone," "iPhone speaker," or "Motorola H17." Selecting the H-17 doesn't connect it.


Any suggestions?



iPhone 4
  • 1. Re: iPhone 4 - how can I listen to music with a bluetooth headset
    Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (19,525 points)

    ios devices can only play music out of a2dp enabled headset so if yours is a mono phone headset only it will not play anything but phone calls


    I use my nokia a2dp stereo headset and it works just like a wired headset would

  • 2. Re: iPhone 4 - how can I listen to music with a bluetooth headset
    ron7624 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Rudegar is correct.  You've got to have a headset that is A2DP capable.  Now the good news, and this is not an advertisement.  I have a Samsung H1700 that is an A2DP unit.  It works GREAT with my 4S.  I've never had a connection problem, I can leave my phone charging in the house and go into my front yard and use my phone.  It has voice prompts, so when you go out of range it tells you.  It also tells you when it connects to the iPhone.  It's cheap, comfortable and looks professional.  The charge lasts forever the way I use it... and I do use it.  Another great unit that has never given me connection problems is the Jabra  BT530.  It also  is an a2dp unit, but it's not as loud as the Samsung and I have a hearing loss so I need the Samsung. 

    I keep reading where folks have BT problems, but I've gone through a 3GS units and two 4S units (the first 4S had a serious battery issue, but no issue with bluetooth.

    Hope this helps.