Skip navigation

iPhone5 bluetooth not working

443900 Views 579 Replies Latest reply: Mar 31, 2014 6:38 AM by Lawrence Finch RSS Branched to a new discussion.
  • Catman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 21, 2012 7:55 PM (in response to praveenkay)

    I have a 2013 Infiniti M37 and the same thing occurs with my iPhone 5.  I can call out on bluetooth, but not receive calls on it.  I went to the general settings as set out in a message above, but there is no "handset" option, only a headset option in addition to the default and speaker.

     

    Is this something Apple is working on still or was the above supposed to be a fix?

  • JeremyMc Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 21, 2012 10:25 PM (in response to melaniefromnorth bay)

    Try holding down (power button) on your hands free device for five seconds. Then see if it pairs with your iPhone. Worked for me after trying everything else .

  • Catman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 22, 2012 7:15 AM (in response to praveenkay)

    Thanks Jeremy, but the phone pairs up with the bluetooth, it just does not receive calls through the bluetooth.  I can call out through the bluetooth as well.

  • sean1048 Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 22, 2012 8:05 AM (in response to RJSiR)

    my iphone5 will not pair with my nokia ck7w car kit but my iphone 4 works fine is the iphone 5 not bluetooth backward compatiable and are apple doing anything to fix it

  • rodneyat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 22, 2012 9:58 AM (in response to praveenkay)

    I called Apple support the other day.  Went through all the steps they wanted...Including updating to 6.0.2.  It still did not work.  So, they said they were going to send me a new phone.  I was expecting everything to be the same.  Low and behold, it actually seems to be working.  At least for a few test calls I have recieved.  So, we will see.  The new phone is still running 6.0.2.  I don't know what is different. 

  • Catman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 22, 2012 10:20 AM (in response to rodneyat)

    Rodneyat.  What was your problem before?  I looked on this string and couldn't find it.  Was it just receiving calls via bluetooth?

  • Catman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 22, 2012 10:19 AM (in response to praveenkay)

    I tried the resetting the bluetooth on the iPhone 5 in the accessibility tab for incoming calls to be on "headset" as there was no "handset" option.  No change.  Still can't receive calls via bluetooth, but can make outgoing calls.

  • rodneyat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 22, 2012 10:38 AM (in response to Catman)

    Yes, same as everyone else.  I could not receive calls on bluetooth.  After picking up a call, I could manually switch it back to bluetooth.  The problem existed on my car (2010 Maxima), Headset (Plantronics) and a Garmin Nuvi.  Since receiving the new phone, I have not tried it with the plantronics or Garmin yet.

  • Adam Woodhams Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 22, 2012 8:31 PM (in response to praveenkay)

    Having the same dramas on my 2010/11 Toyota BT audio system. Just spent about 1/2hour in the car clearing all settings and setting it up for about the 4th time.

    A total headache to get it to pair & then BT drops out & back in as audio plays.

    Sometimes the phone will answer through the system other times only the handset.

    Sometimes the dash controls for pause/play etc work other times not.

    Sometimes the system picks the connection up in a couple of seconds other times a minute later I'm still waiting.

    iPhone 4 and 4s used the same system with no problems at all. This is all since I switched to iPhone 5.

    I've tried clearling all registered handsets etc but still it's flakey.

     

    This looks more & more like an Apple issue.

    FIX IT APPLE!!!

  • CanUCMeNow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 23, 2012 11:38 AM (in response to praveenkay)

    I bought a MiniSuit bt keyboard case for my iPhone 5.  After I pair for the first time, the phone holds the connection while the keyboard is in use and up to about 30 minutes of inactivity.  However, if I turn the keyboard off or after the inactivity threshold, the iPhone cannot repair with the keyboard.

     

    I tested this against my 3rd gen iPad and even turning off and then back on, the iPad automatically reconnects the keyboard case.  So it's obviously an iPhone 5 issue with re-connectivity.

  • Schean10 Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 23, 2012 2:41 PM (in response to praveenkay)

    This has been an ongoing issue since the iPhone 5's release. Two iOS updates later, it's still not fixed. Hello? Is this mic working, Apple? Fix. Please. Thx!

  • a2next Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 23, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to Schean10)

    II've also replaced my iPhone 5 but still have exact same issues. Nothing changed!

  • HAGlaser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 24, 2012 12:05 PM (in response to praveenkay)

    Joining the long conga line of disgruntled iPhone 5 users.  I have a 2013 Acura RDX with HandsFreeLink.  iPhone 4 worked just fine, no issues at all.  iPhone 5 is a big fat step backwards.  Incoming calls are routed back to the iPhone 5 instead of staying on speaker.  Apple, please don't make me go to Android (but I surely will if this isn't fixed soon -- not a negotiable feature).  I hope that guy Apple fired for screwing up the IPhone didn't get severance.


    Alex

  • dwest1023 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 24, 2012 1:27 PM (in response to HAGlaser)

    Try and delete the Acura from your phone, then go to your car setup and delete all phones from the car( very important) repair. That worked for me on my 2009 TL.

  • sjlogghe Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 25, 2012 9:50 AM (in response to praveenkay)

    Got a new Bluetooth headset for Christmas - LG Tone. Pairs fine with my iPad 3, but cannot get it paired with my iPhone 5. I'm assuming its the same issue everyone is having. Ugh, frustrating!! They better fix this soon!! Good news is it still pairs with Ford Sync, but I want my new headset to work!

1 ... 16 17 18 19 20 ... 39 Previous Next

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (12)

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.