Since upgrading my iPhone 4S to iOS 6, it will no longer stream music to my Kenwood DNX9990HD. It also won't stream music to the MyLink infotainment center in a one-month-old 2013 Chevy Camaro.
The Apple rep said that it is because Apple updgraded the Bluetooth spec to the most current version, and that I would have to contact Kenwood and Chevrolet to obtain firmware updates for the Bluetooth in their respective products. The rep also said that they will not be updating iOS 6 for this issue, nor will they support downgrading to iOS 5.1.1.
The situation reminds me of how IBM used to treat PC customers back when IBM was king of the metaphorical PC 'hill'. I couldn't afford IBM's bleeding edge technology back then, and I can't afford Apple's rendition now.
Unless Apple changes their Tune, the 4S will be my first and last Apple phone.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 2:51 PM (in response to Dexter42)
I tried to reset network settings in order to fix the Bluetooth issues with my BMW. Still not working and Instead, I can't connect anymore to my wifi at home. It says "incorrect password".
Steve made me love apple, Tim screws it all...
I think I'm gonna switch to Samsung and get rid of my 2011 mbp which ***** (first time I'm so disappointed after at least 4 mb), my Apple TV, my iPhone 4S (no wifi, no bt, no maps) and my iPad....
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 6:09 AM (in response to Stevo14896)
So I have been having problems with sound degradation on my Liberty Sound WSB500 blue tooth speaker over bluetooth from my iPad on iOS6
I actually sent a returns request to the company I bought the speaker from until I read this thread?!
I have however possibly come up with a temporary workaround (till apple fix this) for those suffering. Well it's worked for me.
The sound degradation appears after a BT drop out (all too common in iOS6), and whilst the unit is still paired it will continue to sound pretty rough after the drop out.
So, firstly I removed the pairing to my iPad (on iOS6).
I then paired with my macbook pro (on Lion), and the sound quality was fine over BT. I unpaired the speaker and MacBook Pro and also tried pairing my IPhone 4 (on iOS 5.1.1), again, sound quality fine, and then unpaired.
I then paired my speaker and iPad again and viola, the audio quality is fine and haven't had a drop out yet, but Iwill repeat the process if (when) I do. I hasten to add that I think pairing and unpairing to 2 separate devices not on iOS6 is probably unnecessary, and I only did it as an experiment. I'm hoping it would work with any device not on iOS6.
I am aware for those of you unable to connect at all that this doesn't help (although you may want to try?), but for those of you with Beats cans, having to put up with cr@ppy sound quality and drop outs I hope this helps at least a bit?!
Come on Apple..... sort this out......
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 10:21 AM (in response to Stevo14896)
I have the same problem with my NAD Viso 1... disconnects all the time! Worked fine with ios5 however now it *****!
Either Apple of NAD wants to take any responsibility and I do not understand why Apple seem to not care that there are soooo many users who seem to experience this! Yeah yeah, "can not be responsible for third party".. bla bla bla! Fix the problem....
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 11:53 AM (in response to Dexter42)
Wow, I'm so glad you made the phone call to Apple so that I don't have to.
I've had the exact same problem with my Bose wireless bluetooth speakers and my 2010 Volvo
bluetooth system. I think if I'd made the call and gotten that response I would have landed up
screaming and shouting on the phone, so it's best that you got the answer that I needed, so thanks.
We are not supported by Apple, therefore neither I nor any of my friends having the same exact problem as you will support them in the future. This is a gross debacle on their part that should have been rectified immediately. Clearly Apple; based on your response from the Apple telephone rep "they will not be updating iOS 6 for this issue, nor will they support downgrading to iOS 5.1.1."; just doesn't care.
I am furious.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 2:27 PM (in response to Stevo14896)
My phone pairs fine with the car as I can call through BT and people hear me fine. My issue is I can't use BT in iTunes or other audio apps. The icon where I could switch between iPhone and the car (except in the phone app only controlling the phone) doesn't exist. Can anyone help?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 4:31 PM (in response to Stevo14896)
I'm having the same problem.
Since update to iOS 6 my iPhone 4S (64 GB) is having a lot of problems with Bluetooth connections.
The connection to my Skoda Superb is lost as soon as you try to do something, during calls and music streaming.
The connection to a Lexus CT200h I rented for many weeks was always lost after updating to iOS 6.
And the connection to my new Mini Cooper is lost every few minutes and I can't even synchronize the contacts.
Yesterday my iPhone was replaced at the Genius Bar but the new Phone has the same problems.
My wife's iPhone 4 (32 GB) is working perfectly even under iOS 6.
Does somebody know if there is a solution? Is an update solving this issue planned?
Have a nice week end.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2012 12:47 AM (in response to AppleSmitty)
AppleSmitty - I have Nokia BH-905i's and I still had the fairly frequent dropout on iOS5. I would have to switch the headphones off then back on to have them work again. Now, with iOS6, it seems to happen even more frequently. A real PIA!
AppleSmitty - BTW you might find this helps:
This work-around does the trick for me.
Assuming iPhone has already been paired (and not yet connected) with the headset:
1) Turn on BH-905i headset.
2) Turn on Bluetooth on the iPhone.
3) In the same Bluetooth menu on the iPhone, select Nokia BH-905i (or any other headset you want to use). This will make the iPhone connect to the headset.
4) Turn off Bluetooth on the iPhone.
5) Wait a few seconds before turning on Bluetooth on the iPhone. Make sure headset does not connect automatically to the iPhone.
6) Press the play button on the headset (not the iPod player on iPhone). This should cause the headset to connect to the iPhone.
I have also had the same problem. Recently got a new Subaru. Bluetooth connects with my stereo maybe 1 in 3 tries. Says device is not in range, when I am sitting next to it.
Can listen to Music for a short time, before Bluetooth connection cuts out and stereo says no device. Also, try to skip a song using my steering wheel control and it automaticlaly cuts out.
Getting pretty frustrated to say the least.... No fix yet?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 4:52 AM (in response to Dexter42)
I have an alpine CDE133BT car radio which i cannot use voice dial on with my iphone5 , worked for a few days although not flawlessly. then bam just like that dosent wotk, so much for keeping eyes on the road
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 5:29 AM (in response to Stevo14896)
For those of us with telephone call quality issues who need a resolutions faster than Apple will provide one (if ever): I purchased this $40 Motorola TX500 bluetooth car speakerphone that clips to the driver's visor, and it's actually a better situation than my previous navigation-system-only method. It uses the bluetooth speaker for Siri and for phone calls, and everyone who couldn't understand me after iOS6 screwed up my call quality can now hear me perfectly, plus Siri is about a billion times more accurate. Music still gets routed directly to my navigation system and never to the speakerphone.
It ***** to add another device for this... but in the end this works better than my Pioneer navi ever did for phone call quality and Siri accurary. And the iPhone can recognize both at the same time, so there's no conflict. Again, calls go to the speaker, music to the stereo. If a call accidentally goes to the stereo, I can see both bluetooth devices as sources on the iphone to tap back and forth between them.
I understand Motorola has other units that are higher end that add more features, but this was all I needed. Good luck!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 5:34 AM (in response to frankfromdorchester)
I have a jawbone headset that I used on iOS 5.1.1. At first it wouldn't talk to my iPhone under iOS6, then I forgot this device on the phone and then resynced it. Works perfectly.
You may want to "forget your device and re-pair it" to get it to function again properly.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 6:00 AM (in response to Dexter42)
This is exactly the same issue I am having with my Alpine CDE-HD137BT. After the upgrade, all that happens is that the iPhone will connect to my stereo. Apart from that, no Artist / Song / Album information transmits, and I am now unable to use my "hands free" controls on my driving wheel to control the iPhone. I'm not even sure that Alpine provides a way to update this stereo. Good thing I just put it in about 4 months ago. I sure feel like an as-*&#@...
Ah, Apple. You don't gaffe much. But when you do, it stinks.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 7:36 AM (in response to Stevo14896)
Hi. Same for me. Iphone 4 with the Jabra Freeway handfree device. Worked great before, now it disconnect or the called person cannot hear me correctly, it's garbbled and noisy.... Please, react !