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  • Frank Patrick Level 1 (15 points)
    GateGuardian - Are you saying the audio through BT doesn't play at all? In my Mazda, it plays, but has no awareness of the car; I have to control play/pause via the phone.
  • MikeCLX Level 1 (0 points)
    Menu progression - "settings > general > reset > reset all settings" did nothing for my bluetooth issue it just made me have to setup all my settings for everything again!

    Still waiting for a resopnce from Apple!

    If anyone out there is considering upgrading to 4.1 in the hope of getting better bluetooth control through AVCRP, don't do it, there is no way back and it is much worse than under 4.0 at least 4.0 has some control of the music! I wish i had 4.0 now!
  • Aaron Sher Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a Nokia stereo BT headset that used to work perfectly with my iPhone. Now, after installing 4.1, it doesn't work at all. It pairs fine, and sometimes it will even cause the phone to start playing, but no audio comes through. I've actually crashed the iPod app multiple times trying to stream audio. Installing 4.2 didn't fix the problem.

    Apple? Help?

  • Aaron Sher Level 1 (0 points)
    Oh, and I should mention that my wife also has a 3GS, and it also no longer works with the Nokia.

  • willibrunner Level 1 (0 points)
    iphone 4 with 4.1 is not pairing with sonyericsson cars system.
    iphone 3g with 4.0 was fine.
    what to do?
  • Pleeplius Level 1 (0 points)
    Count me in on the complaint list. I just bought a CX-9 and only have volume controls via bluetooth. I have tried to reset all settings, hard boot and re-link but that did nothing for me. I tried to search for a way to force an AVRCP connection thinking that it may be an issue with the phone defaulting to A2DP but had no luck.

    I am bummed to hear that this isn't fixed in 4.2, hopefully it is in 4.3 or maybe even a point release to 4.2. Since AVRCP was such a big feature of 4.1 you would think 4.2 would have fixed the issues with it.
  • jenfl Level 1 (0 points)
    After updating my iPhone w/ 4.1 I had the same issue with my CX-9. My bluetooth did not work at all for my phone or music. I was able get the bluetooth to work after deleting my phone from my Mazda settings. I did this by pressing the Pick-Up Button, then voice-prompts as follows > settings > pairings > Edit > iPhone. Once complete go back in, set-up you phone again. The voice prompts will have you select your phone and create a new pin. It worked immediately for me. Hope that helps.
  • Pleeplius Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the reply jenfl but bluetooth is working, I just don't get full music player controls (except for volume). So I need to play and skip on the phone itself. Full player controls is part of the AVRCP spec which is new in iOS 4.1 so theoretically it should work. The phone functionality works fine - I wish Voice Command would work from the Mazda controls but I know that is an issue with Mazda. It seems like the player control problem is an Apple AVRCP spec implementation issue.
  • codewrighter Level 1 (0 points)
    Yeah I'm having the same issue, just got a brand new 2010 CX9. I can play music but must control it through the phone.
  • codewrighter Level 1 (0 points)
    Does anyone have a resolution for this issue or are we just waiting to hear from apple if there is going to be an update in the next OS release?
  • BFINDLATER Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine is a 2009 Dodge Ram with the Uconnect and I am having bluetooth issues as well. Everything was working smoothly until I upgraded to 4.1. Now the hands free bluetooth is cutting in/out or won't connect at all. I am losing calls because of the bluetooth droping out in the middle of a conversation.

    I have deleted the pairings and re-paired with no luck.

    I talked to Apple support and they are recommending I look for an upgrade from the manufacturer(Dodge) and that I reset the phone back to default settings.
    That is not much help at all.

    If I have to ask Dodge to upgrade my NAV firmware everytime my Apple iphone has an upgrade this is going to be a painful realtaionship. I just want to go back to the way it was originally!
  • Dean Blackburn1 Level 1 (5 points)
    This is a general bluetooth handset/headset issue, not just a car bt issue... I have an external manual dialer for my iphone, so I can easily dialup numbers without taking the phone from my pocket. Under 3.1.3 and earlier with a 3G/3Gs, everything was great. But my iPhone 4, 3Gs + 3G (all running iOS 4/4.1) all fail to connect, or connect in a very limited fashion, with ANY bluetooth device.

    This is clearly something broken with 4.0/4.1, or possibly Apple's attempt to force the entire accessories market to upgrade their device firmwares to adhere to some new version of the Bluetooth standard.

    If anyone has tips/resources/advice for how to get this issue in front of an Apple tech who knows exactly WHICH piece of 3.x they left out of 4 to break everything, that's the only way to move this issue forward at this point. Definitely, if you haven't already, stop bugging apple about it, and complain LOUDLY to your device manufacturer, to at least make sure they're aware of the issue.
  • bizzyrich Level 1 (0 points)
    i have same problem, cannot play music on my 2009 cx-9 thru bluetooth
  • Ted1960 Level 1 (0 points)
    The issues with OUR iphone/bluetooth is because of the firmware upgrade 4.1 from APPLE,i paired my friends iphone4 with firware 4.01 and it works fine like before with my 3Gs iphone, i am using the iphone headset to control play and pause etc,so i dont have to look at the screen...
  • MAK2006 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a Ford Edge with Sync and Navigation and it got screwed up after the iOS 4 "upgrade" also. A little experimentation has led me to conclude that the issue is with the phone, not the car.

    Whenever I connect my phone to the Sync system, it immediately begins to play the ipod app in the background. If I pause or stop the app, the bluetooth disconnects. Even if I reconnect bluetooth with the ipod app paused or stopped - from the phone or from the car - it eventually disconnects. If I allow the ipod app to play, the bluetooth remains connected and I can continue to use all of the handsfree features of the Sync system: make phone calls, etc. without interruption or bluetooth disconnection.

    I'm no programmer, but logic suggests that the iOS 4.x "upgrade" took control of the bluetooth connection away from the phone and gave it to the ipod app. A phone call merely interrupts the ipod app and allows the phone to use the bluetooth connection. The phone itself doesn't seem to command the connection.

    For me, the issue is some additional battery drain while the ipod app runs in the background while the device is connected to the car. For others with only handsfree earpieces or similar devices, I imagine it's quite an issue.

    The disappointing thing is it brings Apple into the realm of Microsoft for glitchy software - the very reason I switched to an Apple device! I can see the ads now...

    "I'm a PC",