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  • ToqQrrl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 8:56 AM (in response to Dexter42)

    Hi guys, here's a list of the hardware that i have, iOS device, iOS version installed on the iDevices and the results of bluetooth connectivity.

     

    - Dr Dre Wireless Headphones

     

    - iPhone 3GS on iOS 6 --> This iDevice has bluetooth 2.1 + EDR Hardware (according to Apple SPECS)

    - iPhone 4 on iOS 6 --> This iDevice has bluetooth 2.1 + EDR Hardware (according to Apple SPECS)

    - iPhone 4S on iOS 6 --> This iDevice has bluetooth 4.0 Hardware (according to Apple SPECS)

    - iPhone 5 on iOS 6 --> This iDevice has bluetooth 4.0 Hardware (according to Apple SPECS)

    - iPad 2 on iOS 6 --> This iDevice has bluetooth 2.1 + EDR Hardware (according to Apple SPECS)

    - iPad 3 on iOS 6 --> This iDevice has bluetooth 4.0 Hardware (according to Apple SPECS)

     

    Now for the results:

     

    - Every iDevices listed up there USED TO WORK perfectly on iOS 5 except iPhone 5 because this iDevice didn't exist.

     

    - iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and the iPad 2 all WORK FLAWLESSLY with the Dr Dre Wireless Headphones even on iOS 6 ... my guess on that is because the hardware on those iDevices support bluetooth 2.1 + EDR only (Apple SPECS).

     

    - iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPad 3 all DON'T WORK with the Dr Dre Wireless Headphones on iOS 6 ... my guess on that is because the hardware on those iDevices support bluetooth 4.0 (Apple SPECS).

     

    It would seem that Apple is not using the same HARDWARE DRIVER and this seems to the basis of the problems with bluetooth headphone (i can't confirm anything for you people with car problems but BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES i can confirm since i have several brands with all the same results).

     

    The problem that i have and i'm pretty sure most of you have with bluetooth headphones is connectivity DROPS or sound THAT STOPS PLAYING although the iPhone STILL THINK that it's sending sound to your headphones BUT no sound can be heard.

     

    I will send this BUG report to Apple and see what happens ... and if you have the same problems ... why don't you  send my bug report as well unless you guys think it's not clear enough or not well documented.

     

    If i turn the iPhone bluetooth off and then back on WITHOUT touching the headphones it works for a couple of minutes and then it stops again.

     

    Other threads:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4318307?start=0&tstart=0

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4328188?start=0&tstart=0

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4324938?start=0&tstart=0

  • cj6433 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 12:38 PM (in response to Stevo14896)

    Ever since I upgraded to iOS 6 I too have had a spotty Bluetooth music connection with my Ford SYNC system. The music has a tendency to cut in and out from time to time. On a 30min drive it probably cuts in and out about 5 times. Last time I had Bluetooth issues was when I had the iPhone 3G. Anyone know of a fix or if Apple is even addressing it?

  • lexsoto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 4:48 PM (in response to cj6433)

    I too am having issues with bluetooth since I upgrade to iOS 6.0.

    For me this kills the iPad, as I use it mostly to listen music while working.

     

    Can anybody show me how to uninstall iOS 6.0?

    I don't care about anything else iOS has if bluetooth doesn't work!

     

     

    thanks

  • Floren Carlo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 11:54 PM (in response to Stevo14896)

    My bluetooth headset is keep on skipping songs after i updated my iphone to ios6. Something it will just stop playing songs or it will be disconnected from the bluetooth. I need to connect it again. It *****!!!

  • Joseph Armstrong Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 10:39 AM (in response to SCCauble)

    I am having a similar issue with my 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid. Before iOS 6, no problems, but now with iOS 6 it only auto-pairs about 25% of the time. As I don't use bluetooth for anything other than phone I can't answer other functionality, but it's irritating to go into iPhone Settings all the time and re-initiate connection. I took all other phones off my car's list, and all other devices off of the iPhone, and it still doesn't help. Unlike yours, at least mine pairs, but not reliably. Have you gotten any help from Kia?

  • Cheos617 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 12:04 PM (in response to jossyg)

    I have an Alpine CDE-HD137BT deck in my car and now with the IOS 6 upgrade I can no longer control my iPhone 4 (change tracks, fast forward, pause) from the Alpine deck like I could with IOS 5.  THANKS APPLE!! Now when I drive off a cliff while changing a podcast from my iPhone IT"S ON YOUR HANDS APPLE!!!   Joking, but could you please fix this in the next update please!!  I would appreciate it.  There seems to be a lot of bluetooth issues with the update so I don't think it's the stereo.

  • Neon08 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 12:42 PM (in response to Stevo14896)

    Okay, I had the same problem with Bluetooth pairing since the iOS6. I have a BMW and this worked for me. Delete your phone from the car Bluetooth. Then start again as if it's a new phone. I hope it works for everyone !

  • brinno Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 6:21 PM (in response to Neon08)

    I have tried this and it hasn't worked for me.

     

    I went into the Apple store yesterday and got a replacement  phone to see if it as my device that had the issue. The people there said that there is clearly a problem with IOS 6 and that there a phones that have Bluetooth and wifi connection issues.

     

    I have had the new phone for a day now and it has not fixed anything. I have contacted my car manufacturer to ask if there are problems with their Bluetooth and waiting to hear back.

     

    Apple store staff said technicians are working on an update and that there is a clear problem with Bluetooth in ios6.

  • Neon08 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 7:12 PM (in response to brinno)

    @brinno   I hope they can help you.

  • Archie Douglas Calculating status...
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    Oct 10, 2012 6:03 AM (in response to Stevo14896)

    I have now a problem with my widex hearing aid bt connection to the iphone.

    The connection keeps dropping out and then not being recognised when I reconnect.

    I;ve noticed too that when the device is connected there's a spinning wheel next to "devices" which wont stop even though i am connected to MDEX  (the name of my hearing aid partner.

    I suspect others who have impaired hearing will find the same if the ug to ios6.

    I do hope that Apple realise they've published advice is impacting on people with hearing disabilities

  • evdp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 1:02 PM (in response to ElCet)

    Same issue here. My iPhone 5 can't stream with my car audio - Renault Megane 2012  (October...) with Bose audio.

  • Ericmusic Calculating status...
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    Oct 10, 2012 1:13 PM (in response to evdp)

    BUMP!

     

    I have a 2012 mini cooper and same thing - audio goes in and out.

     

    PLEASE FIX!

  • darrelm_1967 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 2:28 PM (in response to Ericmusic)

    I called Apple Support again today to see what the status is.  The IOS Support tech said that they were aware of the problem and they are working to resolve it.  They do not have time frame of when a fix will be released, and they will NOT support downgrading to previous version.  They appologize about any problems this may have caused and hope that I continue to be a VAULED customer.

    I had to laugh at him for that one.  At least now they admitt there is a problem and at least say they are working to resolve it.  Last week when i opened the case like alot of others here I was told the problem was not an "Apple" problem but the Hundreds of hardware vendors out there that needed to release updates from their side or of course I could purchase NEW hardware to use with the iPhone, iPad , iDevice....   My 70K BWM (insert your car here) does not work with my iDevice.... Guess i need to buy a new car.    UNBELIEVABLE APPLE you should be ashamed of your selves.

  • FL250 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 3:33 PM (in response to darrelm_1967)

    Well done darrelm_1967. Looks like we we might get some action. Maybe I won't have to replace my HK headphones and the new X5 afterall.

  • samuelfromgeorgetown Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 6:18 PM (in response to ToqQrrl)

    Your work makes total sense. Thanks. I find it bizarre though that my iPad2 Bluetooth works just fine while my iPhone4 does not.  My problem is that my music app and Podcast app on my iPhone4 do not let me use my bluetooth device all the time.  It is spotty!  How aggravating.

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