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  • danukbrian Calculating status...
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    Dec 15, 2012 4:20 PM (in response to decentALiEN)

    I totally agree with decentALIEN. I own every piece of Apple hardware possible incl the new iPad mini. However, the way Apple is ignoring this problem I will have to take a long hard look before byuing another piece. APPLE AT LEAST ACKNOWLEDE THAT YOU MONITOR THESE POSTS! My problem is a brand new car (Volvo XC 60) which had the BT work flawlessly prior to iPhone 5/ ios6. Come on, help us out please!!

  • richardfrombeijing Calculating status...
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    Dec 15, 2012 8:37 PM (in response to Stevo14896)

    I too am having a problem with bluetooth playback on iOS6.  Although most functions work fine, it appears that rather than interpreting > 1x speed as "fast playback", it believes that Podcast and other apps are fast forwarding and it tries its best to stop that and get things playing at a normal speed.

     

    Will this be fixed in the next iOS6 update?  My system worked perfectly fine on iOS5

  • apolloa69 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 5:55 PM (in response to Stevo14896)

    So has anyone noticed any difference to this problem after today's update? Apple have released an update for the iPhone 5 and iPad 4 stating it's for WiFi problems but you never know?

  • mgcsooner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 7:00 PM (in response to apolloa69)

    Was having BT disconnects with my TuneLink service I use in my car.  After the upgrade, now set up shows I'm connecting, but application can't see the connection is there.  So I went from disconnects to not able to get it to work at all. I forgot the device and re-paired it, same thing, rebooted iPhone 5, same thing. GRRRRRRR

  • lg_guy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 7:06 PM (in response to mgcsooner)

    Since this (and similar threads) have been active for a long time, it is obvious that Apple doesn't give a **** about existing customers. They HAVE to sell as much as they can before the word gets out like a F**T in a small room. Buy Samsung!

  • BryonfromBC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 9:06 PM (in response to apolloa69)

    What update? Nothing available for iPhone 4S in Canada. This problem seems general to iOS 6 regardless of hardware version.

  • apolloa69 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 3:12 AM (in response to BryonfromBC)

    It was an update for the iPhone 5 and iPad 4 only due to faults with the WiFi connections. Kinda gives you confidence how much Apple test things doesn't it? Or not!

  • AndreuTan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 3:39 AM (in response to lg_guy)

    lg_guy wrote:

     

    Since this (and similar threads) have been active for a long time, it is obvious that Apple doesn't give a **** about existing customers. They HAVE to sell as much as they can before the word gets out like a F**T in a small room. Buy Samsung!

    Yeah I think my next phone will be a Samsung for sure...

     

    Apple is losing my loyalty every minute... and it's ticking...

  • Joseph Armstrong Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 11:02 AM (in response to Stevo14896)

    Well, not sure if the recent 6.0.2 has addressed our Bluetooth issue(s) noted in this thread (according to the instructions it was intended to fix a WiFi issue), but it was noted on 9to5Mac website a couple of days ago that the 4th beta of 6.1 has been released to developers. Maybe we can hope to get this ongoing (and ignored) problem solved with Bluetooth (and not just pile on features that ignore the inherent problems)

     

    http://9to5mac.com/2012/12/17/apple-releases-ios-6-1-beta-4-to-developers/

     

    BTW, after working with 6.0.1 for awhile now, I notice that my iPhone 5 fails to pair with my 2012 Optima Hybrid about 25% of the time, so it's slightly better than with 6.0 on my iPhone 4 was. Havnen't tried Bluetooth streaming or anything ambitious...just want the phone to consistently pair with the car!

  • apolloa69 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 2:51 PM (in response to Stevo14896)

    I tried my iPhone today and it now plays, then stops, then plays again, then stops! It playes for a few minutes but stops for about a minute, I don't interact at all with the phone and it carry's on playing the music again!

     

    I'm getting a Nexus 7 for Christmas so I'll use that to test for certain it's not my car stereo.

  • Manitoo Calculating status...
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    Dec 21, 2012 6:40 AM (in response to Stevo14896)

    the latest version of iOS 5 for iPhone improves WIFI but has no effect on BT unfortunately. I do not understand how Apple could change the bluetooth on iPhone 5 without taking into account that installed on the iPhone 4 which was functioning correctly.

  • Lizmilon Calculating status...
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    Dec 21, 2012 7:16 AM (in response to gmacfar)

    I had the same problem with Sony Dock Station(RDP-X60IP) but have found how to make it work.

     

    What you need to do is hold the Bluetooth button on the Dock Station until you Hera double beep then release the button. And then you turn on the Bluetooth on the iPhone or iPad, it will show Sony Dock Station so you will be able to pair them. Once you pair them, iOS6 will remember and will be able to detect it next time when you turn Bluetooth on the device on.

     

    I guess all Bluetooth device may need to do the same thing. You may find the music streaming is not very smooth as before but at least you can play it.

  • NaudiS4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 7:40 AM (in response to Stevo14896)

    My family has a 2012 Toyota Highlander w/JBL stereo that utilizes bluetooth for handsfree calling and playing music, much like what many other vehicles have these days. So this might be of some insight to some.  The issue described within this thread has been helpful to me, not only as confirmation that it's not only a problem for me, but that it's not limited to Toyota or JBL as it seems.

     

    The specific issue I'm addressing here is:  after you power off your iPhone running iOS 6.0.1 the pairing will no longer connect between the phone and car stereo.  The iPhone w/iOS6.0.1 shows the device, but won't connect when the car is on. Only way around this that I found was to delete the stored pairing and start over, trying not to power off the iPhone to avoid a repeat of the issue.  So with this issue, being frustrated about it, I started with JBL stereo company and was directed to Toyota factory head unit support.

     

    I contacted Toyota support yesterday to try and diagnose further into if they are aware of this bluetooth issue and if they have a firmware update in the works (i was hoping).  They acknowledged the issue as known, and also noted that they have tested iOS 6.1 (not released yet as 6.0.2 was just released) and as far as Toyota knows, this update is to include a bluetooth fix which effects Toyota users.  Toyota did not mention anything about other car manufactures, or when Apple would release information about this or a fix or iOS 6.1 update.  I'm assuming Toyota can only act in behalf of themselves when saying things like this, so I hope this is understood.

     

    So I'm just trying to relay information that I was told on the phone by calling this Toyota support number - 18003314331

     

    If you Toyota owners question the validity of this, call and ask yourself.  I just got tired of scouring the forums for an answer and I will wait for Apple to release an update at this point, whenever that happens.

     

    Cheers!

  • bailey#70 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to Manitoo)

    Manitoo wrote:

     

    the latest version of iOS 5 for iPhone improves WIFI but has no effect on BT unfortunately. I do not understand how Apple could change the bluetooth on iPhone 5 without taking into account that installed on the iPhone 4 which was functioning correctly.

     

    I would point out to a lot of people on this thread that BT DID NOT function correctly under iOS 4 either, the problems were merely more limited to a smaller (and clearly less visible) subset of users. Neither my 3GS (which was shipped with version 3) worked perfectly with my old Nokia BT car kit until the day I upgraded to iOS 4. My newer 4S does the same as my 3GS now does. I had actually hoped iOS 5 would have fixed THAT problem!!!

     

    I've complained any number of times via feedback on this site and never had a response. The one time I spoke to a "genius" I was told that it was because Apple had updated their device profiles and that I would have to get Nokia to update the car kit itself, the fact that it is a model too old to be updated didn't seem to make any difference to them and they weren't even willing to register my problem as a "bug" despite the fact that I even presented them with photos of my sparkly new work-provided Blackberry AND a Samsung/Windows phone working with it properly.

     

    It is just unfortunate that my BT usage is only a small factor of my having an iPhone over the other models otherwise I'd have never got the 4S. What is a factor though is that I switched to Apple products after years of believing they were over-hyped and overhyped when I discovered they really did "just work" however more recently that's becoming the exception rather than the rule.

  • apolloa69 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 11:45 AM (in response to Stevo14896)

    I had the same fault with iOS 5 something, it was with my iPhone 4, then it was updated and worked fine, then Apple updated again and again utterly broke the bluetooth.

     

    It's just obvious that Apple is utterly obsessed with having it's own bluetooth stack standards as much as possible as it is obsessed with having it's own standards for everything else. Hence why no other smartphone OS has the bluetooth issues.

     

    Apple is ALWAY'S right, every car manufactuere is WRONG in the eye's of Apple. Personally I find them incompetent because they fix something, then break it, then fix it, then break it. If they were a worthy tech company they would fully test the software and wouldn't break functionality every other software release, it's even worst when you consider iOS is actually made entirely by the hands of Apple staff in America and not made in China.

     

    But we will look forward to iOS 6.1 I guess?

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