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Sandbeamie Level 1 (0 points)

Cannot connect new iPhone 4S to my Prius V bluetooth . Have been trying so many different fixes. Maybe if the almighty Apple read the posts, the problem could be fixed. Help!!!

  • gdgmacguy Level 7 (20,535 points)

    Maybe if you read the Terms of Use of this forum that you agreed to by signing up to post, you wouldn't need to post here and make yourself look foolish. 

     

    This is a user to user technical support forum.  Apple doesn't read these posts.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 (34,991 points)

    It's not an iPhone problem. Either you haven't followed the pairing instructions for the Prius audio system or there is a problem with it. I frequent the Prius lists and many people sync the iPhone to their Prius with no problems.

  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,310 points)

    No, they don't.

     

    It's not an iPhone problem. As already stated, either you're not following the instructions for your in-car system or it needs to be updated by Toyota.

  • Sandbeamie Level 1 (0 points)

    No need to be condescending. It was an honest question.

  • Sandbeamie Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, I've been told by three people that I made a mistake posting an innocent question.  You embarrassed me. I won't be back.

  • gdgmacguy Level 7 (20,535 points)

    ok

  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 (15,877 points)

    Apple did not sell you the car, Apple did not make the car, Apple did not make the stereo system in the car.

    Why is it Apple's place to fix anything to do with the car?

    That's just ignorant.

  • leofromthompsons station Level 1 (0 points)

    I just purchased a 2012 Camry with Entune.  Had no problem setting up Bluetooth with my IPhone 4s except for internet connection for use of apps.I received telephone help from Toyota to achieve an internet connection after several failed tries. I am of course using 3G and not WiFi, but to connect to and remain connected to the internet through the car's entune system, I must be tethered through a USB cord. I'm told that with a Blaclberry or Android all Bluetooth and internet setup is done without tethering and that only the Iphone requires a tether to initially set up internet access. no one told me that I would then have to tether each time I wanted to access the internet apps. Is this an IPhone  4s issue or a Toyota Entune issue?

     


  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,310 points)

    I'm not even clear on what you're trying to do... Are you saying you want to use your phone to provide Internet access to the in car system, or the other way round?

     

    I would have to say without actually seeing the system, that this is almost certainly a Toyota issue.

  • leofromthompsons station Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes. In order to use the in car internet access with a smartphone, you only have to pair it up and then you are piggybacking your car's internet access through your phone's data plan. Apparently, only the Iphone requires both the initial internet connection setup and continued piggyback use be done by tethering instead of wirelessly or by Bluetooth.

  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 (22,600 points)

    I'd stop by your Toyota dealership.

     

    Surely you are not the only Prius owner with an iPhone.

     

    When I purchased my car, my sales person personally helped me get the iPhone paried with the vehicle.

     

    Matt

  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,310 points)

    Just looked at the web site. Why they've done it this way, I really can't say for sure, but if I had to guess, I'd say it looks like they are using it as a dock and using the entune app to bypass the need for an actual tethering plan from your carrier.

  • Jeff Bailey Level 2 (210 points)

    From http://www.toyota.com/entune/what-is-entune/phones.html we read:

     

    "Android™ and Blackberry® wirelessly connect your phone to the available Entune™-equipped Toyota using Bluetooth®. The iPhone® is connected via a USB data cable."

     

    There's clearly something different about the iPhone's bluetooth capabilities than the other two phones.  To say it's only Apple's or Toyota's problem isn't very helpful for anyone because, yes, Toyota should have designed Entune for full compatibility with iOS devices and, yes, Apple should have designed the iPhone to be at least as capable as the other phones wrt bluetooth.

     

    I still don't know who to holler at.

  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 (22,600 points)

    I still don't know who to holler at.

     

    I don't know that holliering is needed, but keetp in mind that Entune is a proprietary system of Toytota and they are the gatekeepers of the who and how access to it will be achieved.

     

    It's much more than the traditional bluetooth pairing to make phone calls or play music.

     

    In fact, if you have a Windows phone, you can forget about using it at all (at least for now).

     

    Matt

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