Currently Being ModeratedJun 15, 2012 3:33 PM (in response to Mister Jones)
If VW includes an Apple "made for iPhone" certification with their integrated bluetooth hands free system, the solution is VW's responsibility. If VW doesn't include Apple's "made for iPhone" certification with their system, that says much.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 7:31 AM (in response to Mister Jones)
I have exactly the same problem with 4s on 5.1.1. Don't realise that phone no longer working as incoming calls go straight to voicemail. Got VW to fit upgraded bluetooth but this has not made a difference. Anyone found a solution yet?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2012 2:31 PM (in response to Mister Jones)
Same problem my new 4s connects, but occasionally drops connection in my 2011 Jetta Sportwagen. Worked flawlessly with my iPhone 4.. So Apple broke *something*..
Anyone get any more information on this?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 3:41 AM (in response to Mister Jones)
I am experiencing the same issue with my Iphone 4S in my 2011 VW Scirocco through the Bluetooth connection (stereo)
I have a personal Iphone 4 that connects and works fine, however my work Iphone 4S doesn't seem to answer calls.
It is in with VW today for a service and I have asked them to investigate! I will update later!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2012 4:29 AM (in response to Mister Jones)
VW UK (unofficial information) have admitted that their bluetooth system in cars produced prior to 2012 has a
compatibility problem with the Iphone 4S.
This is due to that bluetooth system being developed prior to the launch of the Iphone 4S.
VW cars produced in 2012 have a different bluetooth system that works OK with the Iphone 4S.
As the bluetooth systems are different we are told there is no update software for pre 2012 cars & it is unlikely that
there will be any update in the future.
We have checked this theory as we have 2011 & 2012 VW Passats in our fleet & the drivers of the 2012 cars
have no problems with their 4S bluetooth, the drivers of the 2011 cars all have drop out problems.
The best we can hope for is that Apple acknowledge the problem that they have created (as it is not a VW only issue)
& bring out an update for the 4S that makes its bluetooth as reliable as the Iphone 4.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2012 12:14 PM (in response to Mister Jones)
I had always suspected it was a VW firmware issue and not an iPhone issue, but it appears to be both. Is anyone aware of perhaps a fix in iOS 6.0 that would resolve our issues?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2012 12:43 PM (in response to browndogs10)
I had a different problem which could eventually bring some suggestion.
To VW group belongs Audi-VW-Skoda-Porsche. Most brand have exactly the same Radio and Navigation system, the company just give them different names. Due to different price and Marketing rules some of the cars and optionals are developed before or better than others.
I had in 2011 no chanche connecting my iPhone 4 to a Skoda Octavia (Amundsen navi) with its original Skoda connection cable. The cable was probably limited to iPhone3.
The Skoda service just went round the corner of the garage and gave me an Audi cable (In Italy often VW-Audi-Skoda share the same repair shops evenif the try to play divided).
Worked perfec. I still have the same car and cable and it works now with 4s.
Long story to suggest that you can try with parent brand for a Software upgrade or even to change the full block of Radio-Telephone-Navigation system.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 7:23 AM (in response to browndogs10)
It appears that iOS 6 didn't fix the bluetooth issue.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 10:46 AM (in response to browndogs10)
Same here, updated to ios 6 and still the (vw golf 2010) bluetooth does not answer calls all the time. iphone 3gs works perectly. Doesnt the iphone 4s use bluetooth 4 and the 3gs / 4 use ver 2.0. I suspect only the latest vws will work perfectly as stated above.
Also what annoys me, is that using turn by turn navigation, when connected to car, Siris voice doenst not speak the directions. However ask siri a question then I can hear him through the cars bluetooth / speakers???
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 8:27 AM (in response to browndogs10)
At first i thought the update had worked but no such luck. Has anyone got a solution to this?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 12:48 PM (in response to Normo1)
Ive paired my phone with a couple of the Fod Focus's 2012 models and theres no siri when using turn by turn. This for sure is an Apple issue.
With the drop outs im having my car serviced by VW at the end of month, I will run it past them
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2012 1:00 AM (in response to Mister Jones)
Same issue, iPhone 4S with iOS 6, Passat 2011 with 315 Radio set. Even a new radio set replaced in July 2012 with these exact symptoms before and after, also with the older phone firmware.
Practically impossible to use the phone together with the car. As I'm driving daily for over two hours, I'm planning to get a different phone due to this issue.
Apple really needs to get this fixed, as this is clearly an issue by them.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2012 8:31 PM (in response to seweriz)
What seems to have worked for me as a workaround is to fully delete the iPhone from the MFD while it's connected. Then, repair the phone, but disable the "sync contacts" quickly while pairing. (In the Bluetooth menu, tap the blue arrow next to VW PHONE. Do this prior to confirming name of phone on MFD)
Although I don't have access to the contacts on the MFD, my phone seems to ring all the time now through the car, while previously it would only ring here and there. I just have to initiate calls from siri by holding the button on the phone. Can't guarantee it will work for everyone, but it's worth a try!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 11:13 PM (in response to Mister Jones)
I am having the same problem too. I replaced the iphone and the Bluetooth kit and still no go. Apple need to do something about it, it is just not good enough having paid so much money for a top of the range car and a top of the range phone and it is downright dangerous.