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iPhone 5 bad bluetooth connection with headsets

6771 Views 25 Replies Latest reply: Dec 23, 2013 1:36 PM by Davetny RSS
  • Evaldas L. Calculating status...
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    Jan 7, 2013 6:48 AM (in response to Dah•veed)

    Well, the problem is.. iPhone 5 has no 30 pin connector And I still think iPhone is the problem because it's acting weird with BT handsfree in my car too: I keep getting complaints about noises from the people I call while driving.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (29,530 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 6:59 AM (in response to Evaldas L.)

    iPhone 5 has no 30 pin connector

    Which likely means one of three things will happen;

    1. Motorola will no longer recommend this for iPhone 5 because they have no dongle

    2. Motorola will come out with a Lightening connector dongle

    3. Motorola will come out with products that interface better with the Apple iOS products

     

     

    And I still think iPhone is the problem because it's acting weird with BT handsfree in my car too: I keep getting complaints about noises from the people I call while driving.

    Apple would have an impossible job if Apple was responsible for making the iPhone 5 compatible with every 3rd party BT device out there, literally 1000s of devices. The responsibility is the other way around, the 3rd party developers must make their product work with the iPhone 5 if they wish folks to buy their product as an iPhone 5 accessory. There is only one iPhone 5 AFA the BT is concerned. So your car manufacturer or the audio company it uses to design the BT to iPhone interface, is who is resposible to make this work, they are the 3rd party developer. If it worked with the previous iPhone, then it likely just needs a firmware update. Have you spoken to the motor car company?

    Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iPad 2, iPhone 5 (iOS 6)
  • Evaldas L. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 7:03 AM (in response to Dah•veed)

    BT is made by Parrot and it has same problems with iPhone 4 too.

  • Evaldas L. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 10:23 AM (in response to Axel Foley)

    After reading Dubanov's posts, I've experimented a bit myself. That's what I've found out so far:

     

    - When I'm using Hama's Slim iPhone Back Cover (http://tinyurl.com/bc5htqf), it's always impossible to use the headset outdoors.

    - When I remove the cover and place the iPhone in a side pocket of my pants with a screen facing my body the reception becomes a bit better but still uncomfortable.

    - When I remove the cover and place the iPhone in the upper pocket of my jacket with a screen facing my body the music plays almost flawlessly.

     

    So yeah, I guess there's a way to use the iPhone 5 + my Motorokr Headset outdoors comfortably, but I don't want to leave the iPhone without the backside protector and the upper pocket is not very safe because my old iPhone 3G fell out of it when I was leaning to take something from the ground and broke it's screen. So this solution is not good enough for me.

     

    I already own Apple Lightning to 30 pin converter so I guess tomorrow I'm gonna try using it with Motorola's adapter and see what happens then.

  • Evaldas L. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 11:58 PM (in response to Evaldas L.)

    It's even worse with the Motorola dongle.

  • robertebrown Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2013 9:31 AM (in response to Axel Foley)

    I'm posting this here because you are all using bluetooth headsets with an iPhone 5.

    What I want to know if whether there is a way to get caller NAME announcement to

    work with this combination, preferably without jailbreaking the iPhone 5.  I'm willing

    to buy any bluetooth headset that will make caller NAME announcement work with

    an iPhone 5.

     

    If this is truly impossible, then I may have to buy an Android phone instead of an

    iPhone 5.

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,675 points)
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    Mar 17, 2013 11:19 AM (in response to robertebrown)

    Yes, if the headset supports Phone Book Access Protocol.

     

    iPhone and iPod touch: Supported Bluetooth profiles

     

    then I may have to buy an Android phone instead of an iPhone 5.

    Why would we care what you buy?

  • rskillman Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:28 PM (in response to Axel Foley)

    Same problem:  I have tried several headsets and get a low red bar in the bluetooth box that looks like a dead battery icon.  This just started after having the 5 working properly for about 6 weeks.

     

    I replaced my last phone due to BT problems, so I hope this gets better.

     

    Bob

  • andydillard Calculating status...
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    Dec 6, 2013 7:46 PM (in response to Axel Foley)

    Similar problem here.  My 4S bluetooth worked fine; but I just upgraded to 5S and now the music in my car is crackling when streamed from my phone.  I also paired it with a plantronics headset and the voices are crackling. This problem is bothering me b/c I love steaming music in my car, as well as talking on my headset.  I feel sure it's the phone and not the equipment to which I'm streaming.

     

    Any advice?

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,390 points)

    I had a 4s and now have a 5s with iOS 7.0.4 and it pairs perfectly with a set of Motorola bluetooth headphones, it also pairs and works very well with my Blue Ant Q2 headset and with my 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid with Nav. They all worked with the 4s as well. I have streamed music from both of them in my car.

     

    What troubleshooting have you done for the phone and/or the vehicle to see if you could get them to work better together?

  • Davetny Calculating status...

    I agree.  I have a Motorola wireless headset.  Worked great with IPhone4. I have had inconsistent results with my new IPhone5C .  Very disconcerting.   I like apple products but trying to be supportive is proving to be an up hill battle..  I dd read that they made sme change to a new supplier for Bluetooth and clearly it's not working.

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