Skip navigation

Bluetooth problem after iOS5

20458 Views 79 Replies Latest reply: Sep 22, 2012 3:51 AM by bailey#70 RSS
  • iSwerve Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 29, 2012 5:23 AM (in response to valepe)

    Hello all, My wife had the same problem on her 2009 Ford Fiesta, after contacting Ford they recommended installing the Software Update to the Bluetooth. All information and download is here:

    http://www.ford-mobile-connectivity.com/downloadsUpdates

    All I need to do now is find her USB Port as she only has the 3.5mm port in her car, perhaps there's a Service Port under the bonnet?? Everyone I've googled has said that this update fixes the problems. Good luck to all, hope this helps!

  • lgatto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 5, 2012 10:42 AM (in response to valepe)

    Great !

    Thanks for the hint, I tried this update (http://www.ford-mobile-connectivity.com/downloadsUpdates)

    on my Ford Galaxy 2010 equipped with Premium touch (blaupunkt travelpilot nx) and it solved the problem!

    Finally... after 5 months...!

  • Vope Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 8, 2012 12:30 PM (in response to Vope)

    With 5.1 it's all done, works perfect now !

  • Vope Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 8, 2012 12:36 PM (in response to Pedro Souto)

    Now, after a lot.....a lot of months....it works perfect with 5.1

    A shame that it took sooo long....

  • bailey#70 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 9, 2012 5:12 AM (in response to Vope)

    Good to hear somebody got a fix... I still have the same problem with my Nokia CK-15W hands free kit.

  • Ch\'Pok Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 9, 2012 11:13 AM (in response to Vope)

    I was having the same problem with my '08 Infiniti G35.  I updated to 5.1 and it seems to have fixed most of the problems.  It still punts the occasional call back to the phone, especially if the call is silent for more than a few seconds (such as calling a business with a phone menu), or if the bluetooth has not been used for some time (such as first call taken that day).  But at least it's semi-functional now.  Before I had bluetooth completely off. 

     

    I have a work-issued Blackberry that interfaces with the car flawlessly.  Pretty sad for company whose reputation is built on devices that "just work" when my two year old work phone made by a company currently circling the drain works better.  Apple won't have that reputation for long with these types of issues, especially being completely silent about it. 

  • JochenKauz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 10, 2012 4:45 AM (in response to bailey#70)

    Same for me... still not the gsm signal rate and battery status on my Nokia CK-15W hands free kit.

    As I mentioned a few month ago.. Apple will never fix it.. so we have to buy a new hands free kit, and have to hope that Apple does not break it again...

  • bailey#70 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 10, 2012 5:54 AM (in response to JochenKauz)

    I refuse to give in on this one... the CK-15W is a perfectly capable (and, at the time, not cheap) hands free kit. Bluetooth is supposed to be backward compatible and in the iphone I purchased a product (in fact 2 now that I upgraded from a 3GS to a 4S) that are supposed to be compatible with Bluetooth devices.

     

    I was hoping to find somewhere on the Apple website to send a proper bug report but can't so in the next few weeks will be hitting my nearest Genius Bar (it's a hour plus drive) and asking them to ensure that their masters are aware that people are not happy.

     

    Perhaps the press might be interested too now that the high profile battery life problem should now be fixed.

  • andrew from st kilda east Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 10, 2012 6:20 AM (in response to valepe)

    Well Im still having the same issue as my original post after I updated a few days ago.....still not happy!! The Samsung Galaxy is looking sweeter by the minute!

  • bailey#70 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 10, 2012 9:13 AM (in response to andrew from st kilda east)

    While the problem has gone on too long at least the car kit does still work and I have my phone mounted where I can see the info I want on the screen so it's not so bad that I'd want to dump the phone entirely. There are so many reasons to keep the iphone and too few to switch to another make and model.

  • pcawley1964 Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 18, 2012 9:47 AM (in response to raywalton)

    Sorry, tried that in my attempt to connect to my new bluetooth speakers (had it forget a working connection to my bluetooth headphones).  Now my iPhone cannot see either.  Tried reseting my iPhone with no joy.

  • DanWolfman Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 21, 2012 12:46 PM (in response to JochenKauz)

    Dear Herr Kauz,

     

    Sorry to bother you but I'm lost for advise and just realized that you had a similar problem to mine.

     

    My new German built Ford Focus has bluetooth, connected to Iphone 4 / 5.01 version. I can see the callers' names in the bluetooth assressbook, but they bever show up when I receive a call.

     

    I believe that you has a similar problem. Did you find a solution? What, pray, was he solution?

     

    many thanks,

     

    Danny Wolfman

    Tel-aviv, Israel

  • JochenKauz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 21, 2012 2:43 PM (in response to DanWolfman)

    Hello Mr. Wolfman,

    I think my problem was a different one, but I'll try to help you. Did you ask your Car Dealer for an Update of your Bluetooth System? This was a solution for many people. Second, did you transfer the contacts from your iPhone to the car?

     

    Best regards

    Jochen Kauz

    Münster, Germany

  • DanWolfman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 22, 2012 7:00 AM (in response to JochenKauz)

    Dear Herr Kauz, Re: iPhone-Bluetooth – caller name does not show up Thank you very much for your prompt response/advice.  Allow me to unform you what evolved. 1. I did not relate to your proposition that the Bluetooth software is not up-to-date; it's unmöglich (sounds better than "impossible") that a brand new German product will hold a software which is not up-to date. 2. I sifted through the "Definition" section of my iPhone and found an instruction for the transfer of address book from the SIM to the memory. I pressed the button and within a split second the problem was resolved (after 48 hours frustration). Frankly, I do not understand what is the normal location of the address book (SIM or memory) in an iPhone 4 and I wonder from where my problem erupted. However, the most important thing is that with your kind help, the problem was resolved. Best regards and many thanks, Danny

  • Ch\'Pok Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 19, 2012 11:21 AM (in response to valepe)

    Has anyone updated to iOS 6 yet?  Wondering if the bluetooth performance is any better.  Also, I'm delaying updating to iOS 6 until I know bluetooth won't go down the drain like it did from iOS 4 to 5. 

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (3)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.