Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2011 2:43 AM (in response to ianfromsittingbourne)
It would appear to me from my experience that apple know about the problem and are distancing themselves, basically saying its not their problem it's ours and fords/ lots of other car manufacturers. I just wish someone from apple could comment on their own forum to let people know their official stance on this matter. As just staying silent isn't making the problem go away maybe if the 3,100 people who have looked at this forum who I assume a large number also have this problem maybe email Tim what's is name he might like to comment. But I doubt it! The 4s and ios5 is supposed to be the best of the best so its a bit embarrassing that after so many people have spent such alot of money on them that we now have to use the earphones in the car.. Maybe those horrid htc things are better after all, if they actually work how they are supposed to!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2011 4:01 AM (in response to Steve47)
This is the arrogance of Apple, guys.
They update the software, they made a mistake but now they say that it is others' problem. Rather than just release a minor update with the possibility to step back to original bluetooth basic functionalities they prefer to say that Ford, Renault and all other car manufacturers have to follow their upgrade to iOS5.
This is insane. And quite stupid, I would say.
I continue receiving notifications of people from this forum complaining about what Apple did, but I have never had the pleasure to read a single answer from Apple people.
I have to congratulate Apple, tough: despite their total absence of attention to customers' needs, they are still squeezing a lot of money from them.
This is really magic, as they say.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2011 4:29 AM (in response to rick_72)
This is something that needs sorting ASAP, Music aside using the phone in the car is something I need and obviously it is against the law to drive while holding the phone so I therefore rely on the Bluetooth connection. It was working perfectly well until ios5...
SORT IT OUT APPLE or at least tell us that you are aware of the issue
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2011 7:21 AM (in response to ianfromsittingbourne)
Just to update guys, i have been into my dealership today and they are aware of the problem, they disconnected my battery and rebonded the device, still getting the error message when skipping through songs but at least i can answer my calls. All they did was disconnect the -ive and pressed the sterio power button 10 times, reconnected the -ive after 15 minutes and i had bluetooth! he said when if it happenes again to go in and they would look about updateing the bluetooth in the car. Temp fix but better than nothing!!! Naughty Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2011 12:40 PM (in response to ianfromsittingbourne)
I have exactly the same problems with Iphone 4S (ios 5) This phone does not work in my Mondeo.
In fact it will not even pair with an Apple Imac running OSX Lion.
I get a message "This device is not supported"
If Apple are unable to get 'their own devices to talk to each other" then its time to call it a day!!!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2011 12:54 PM (in response to ianfromsittingbourne)
Further to my issues connecting the iphone 4 with ios 5 to my 2010 fiesta, I tried today connecting it via bluetooth to me dell laptop windows 7, and it won't! Serious problem with bluetooth. I'm disgusted that Apple has released this ios with this major flaw in it.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2011 2:23 PM (in response to ianfromsittingbourne)
I upgraded a 3GS to iOS5 and now the phone will not connect to my 2011 Ford Edge, with iOS4 it worked just fine buy Apple did something to mess it up and should be responsible to resolve the issue. Seeing alot of posts on the Ford boards, but no fix from Ford it seems. Seems like Apple was aware of this issue in reading the posts at the beta stage and did nothing to fix it. My phone is constantly searching withbluetooth such that I had to turn it off completely.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2011 3:11 PM (in response to bas16)
Just tried to pair the iPhone 4S with my MacBook running OS X Lion - it pairs, but then I cannot connect to it. I get this message:
"Das Bluetooth-Netzwerk ist nicht verfügbar." (= Bluetooth-Networking is not available)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2011 9:45 PM (in response to ianfromsittingbourne)
Few days ago I mentioned that, after ios 5 update, my car phone book was incomplete (contacts only from A to M).
I discovered the problem: ALL the contacts were doubled into the memory of the iphone and the TomTom can import only 1000 contacts.
I manually deleted the dublures and the car has now all the contacts (A to Z) into its memory.
Of course, this is not solving bluetooth issues of the ios 5 (the phone was blocked during the call twice until now) but, at least, I cannot blame Apple for the missing contacts (I can blame them for doubling within the update process ).
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2011 10:42 PM (in response to wayne_aus)
Of course it has been supported to connect the iPhone to a Mac: That's how tethering over bluetooth is supposed to work. You can read the instruction on how to do it when you go to personal hotspot in the iPhones settings. However, filetransfer via bluetooth has never been supported by the iPhone.
I have done this before upgrading to iOS 5 and it used to work. Not anymore...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2011 1:35 AM (in response to ianfromsittingbourne)
I also have the same problem with the Bluetooth connection with my iPhone after upgrading to "ios5". Now I cannot listen to any music!! I have ford fiesta 2009 model.
When I was using ios4, it was all fine bit now cannot even hear any sounds... It says audio reading error occurred.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2011 6:48 AM (in response to ianfromsittingbourne)
So I talked to someone at my local Apple Store last night, and he said that Apple is "aware of the Bluetooth issue and that a lot of people are having the same problem and are complaining about it." According to him, Apple is releasing another update for IOS 5 in the next week or so to help with the Bluetooth issue and many of the other "glitches" that many people are experiencing.
Hopefully he is correct and within the next few weeks it can all be taken care of.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2011 8:25 AM (in response to michelefrombayville)
Well that's the most positive sign I've heard so far of Apple actually acting on this to resolve the problems people all over the world are obviously having with iOS5 and bluetooth. I do hope it's accurate - since this happened I've been checking for updates at least daily in the vain hope there will actually be one that fixes it.
For what it's worth I popped into the Bluewater Apple store in Greenhithe, Kent (a key outlet for them) and the guy I asked was clueless on it - admittedly about a week ago now - and offered no practical help at all. I shall have to search the internet again, because this forum reply is the first I've heard of Apple even acknowledging there's an issue. It seems the bluetooth issue has been present since the beta versions, which is when problems are meant to be resolved prior to global release... Seems like a significant issue detrimental to the actual PHONE'S function, which absolutely should have been fixed prior to releasing iOS5.
For what it's worth I count myself as an Apple devotee; I own a Mac Mini, a MacBook Air, an iPad 1, an iPhone 4 and an iPod Classic 160Gb. This issue and Apple's lack of appropriate response has seriously dented my confidence, enough to make me consider if my Android owning mates might actually have a point, if the thing actually works for phone calls as it's supposed to. Honestly it is typical Apple arrogance to force progress by introducing new standards and technology e.g. a new bluetooth protocol, and leave everyone else to deal with their equipment not working with it, even if doing so inconveniences the rest of the world for months on end!