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  • fabiofrommarigliano Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    speriamo che apple risolva subito questo problema perche cosi non si puo continuare si blocca continuamento il bluetooth esce sempre errore e non è possibile con iso 4 andava una favola e adesso mi tacca fare una telefonata fare un casino spegnere ed accendere il cell dovono subito fare qualche aggiornamento non e possibile e figuriamoci il 4s non lo trova proprio il modulo bluetooth la mia ford fiesta 2011

  • rick_72 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This situation is really frustrating. I think it is virtually impossible that Ford updates its BT software to make it compatible with the new protocol used by iOS5. Car and telco industry dynamics are "slighty" different...


    I do hope that somebody in Apple is having a look on this thread and thinks about how to solve an issue that is now clearly impacting many customers...




  • kmfox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Having the same problems as the OP, Ford Forums suggest that I take it to a dealer to update the Sony head unit software, however I tried that with my last Ford and the dealer was clueless.


    Let's hope an IOS5 update could resolve this

  • neilfromwadebridge Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Some info here on the ford owners club age__st__15 People are saying that Ford can update the software within the car and that it now works!

  • Peter From Sweden Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    Besides my problem with my car Stereo i tested my Sony Ericsson Bluetooth headset and it was not working properly. Hacking sound and dropped connection.


    It was working fine on iOS 4.3.5


    So think Apple have someting to fix ASAP!!

  • rolandfromtecklenburg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here.


    I have a 2010 Ford Mondeo with Sony CD 6000 audio head. The bluetooth connection worked fine with my iPhone 4 with iOS 4. Since the iOS 5 upgrade it stopped working. The devices connect to each other but after about 15-20 minutes the Sony head gives the "Read Error" message and stops the playback.

  • fbitterlich Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Another resounding "me too" here: 2009 Ford Focus (Germany).


    I've asked my dealer and they have no clue how to update the software of the audio system.


    Apparently (from what I've read on other forums), theis problem has been around since the first betas of iOS5. I'd really like to see a reply from Apple to this thread...

  • Dominique_v Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem here too.


    Focus 2010 Econetic with Travelpilot SatNav.


    Head unit keeps giving errors it can not retrieve data from the bluetooth device (iPhone 3GS with iOS 5).

    Never had any problems with this running iOS 4.x.x.


    Cell reception isn't displaying either.

    I will bring my car in to the dealership for maintenance soon, I'll ask if they can update the Travelpilot's firmware.


    Honestly, this is something Apple should solve. Track info wasn't working with iOS 4 but at least my music played correctly and I could make phone calls without having to worry about losing the connection or getting errors all the time.

  • ianfromsittingbourne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for all the feedback folks - please keep them coming, as the more people point out the problems they are having since upgrading to iOS5, the more chance of Apple possibly acting on it and building a fix into an update.


    It's good to hear Ford may at least be on it with an update, but as originally stated I do not see why I should have to go to this hassle prior to my next service (February 2012) when it is Apple's update which is caused all the problems.  It sounds like it was fine for most people beforehand.  Unlike Apple's product, this is not some easy download upgrade - there is a very real chance my Ford dealer will look at me blankly and have no clue how to upgrade my radio.  To do so is also a major pain when I have to work 8 til 5 Monday to Friday.  While I rely on my phone in my car for work, I cannot justify taking time off when I feel like it just to upgrade my car's radio.   I don't want to have to give up precious weekend time off sorting this issue which shouldn't be happening in the first place.


    I understand the issue with iOS5 is due to some extra bluetooth data the phone is outputting with track info and art etc.  Great in theory.  To be fair though really I don't care about that especially I just want it back to working as it was previously.  In fact I would happily downgrade back to iOS4 if I were allowed to do so - my phone working reliably is much more important to me than the likes of iCloud which really don't add much for me anyway. 


    I would like to see Apple add some options within Settings > General > Bluetooth, so the user can opt for basic output (i.e. as it was - working), or more advanced output (i.e. the extra data, if your equipment can cope with it.


    Anyone from Apple reading this and able to, 1) respond 2) get an update actioned?

  • neilfromwadebridge Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Agreed - perhaps as a quick fix Apple could simply add the old Bluetooth profile (which we all know worked perfectly) and make this a selectable option.

  • Warren-B Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Similar issue here with my 2010 Mustang (U.S.) ... I have to manually reconnect bluetooth every time I start the car. Everything worked perfectly on my 3GS with iOS 4.xx (immediately reconnected each time) but the 4S with iOS 5.0 is totally messed up. I'd go back to my old phone but I think I "upgraded" the OS just before getting my new phone. D'oH!!

  • michelefrombayville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just bought a 2011 Explorer (US) and had no problems with the bluetooth until the update to IOS5. Sometimes is connects to the bluetooth music and sometimes it does not. I also notice that my phone tells me that I am connected to the bluetooth, but the Sync system does not connect to the phone to make calls. I just get a message saying that it is searching for my phone.


    Its just fustrating because I had NO problems with it before the update. If anyone has any suggestions, I will gladly take them

  • paoj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Unfortunately if I don't hear about an update before the weekend I'm going to have to go back to iOS 4.3. My daily commute is 2 hours long and I cannot go wired again (the bluetoth connectivity was actually one of the reasons I bought a Fiesta).

  • fabiofrommarigliano Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ciao ragazzi sono andato in ford ieri e mi hanno fatto lascer la machina oggi vado a ritirarla o spiegato a loro il problema ma non sanno niente ma mi hanno detto che controlleranno se cè qualche aggiornamento da fare al sistema bluetooth comunque mi hanno detto che apple devo risolvere il problema perche l'ha creato lei ma sapete come ritornare ad iso 4 si puo fare

  • dsancheznet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If there is a new setting to be implemented to switch to "traditional" bluetooth, the old problem of the iPod starting automatically when connected to the car, could be solved too.


    It is really annoying that the iPod starts playing when connected to bluetooth. It would be a really nice feature to be able to disconnect the AD2P protocol on certain connections.



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