iOS 8 Causing Bluetooth Connectivity Issues In Some BMWs

Interesting | October 2nd, 2014 by 12
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The new iOS 8 was made available to the public two weeks ago and the latest operating system from Apple has been from being bug-free. …

The new iOS 8 was made available to the public two weeks ago and the latest operating system from Apple has been from being bug-free. Reports on the web point out that iOS 8 also has some connectivity issues with Bluetooth systems inside cars, including BMWs.

According to numerous reports on the Apple Support forums and MacRumors, users running iOS 8 have trouble pairing their phones to their car audio systems, this includes the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices.

Some of the most common issues report to us by BMW owners as well are around the devices refusing to pair entirely, neglecting to play audio over the speakers, or disconnecting when a call comes in.

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Even the latest iOS 8.0.2 has the same issues.

According to one iPhone 6 owner experiencing issues, Apple support is aware of a compatibility issue between the Bluetooth “used on the iPhone 6 and some car/navigation Bluetooth.”

Some of the quick fixes to try, which have been successful for some users, are the following:

1. Log out of iCloud,

2. Forget connected Bluetooth devices

3. Using the “Reset All Settings” and/or “Reset Network Settings” option on their iPhones and restarting, re-pairing their devices with their Bluetooth devices

4. Logging back in to iCloud.

Attempting to use “Reset All Settings” should be done with caution, however, as some users have noticed that all of their iCloud Drive documents have gone missing after using the feature. So please attempt these fixes with caution and proper backups.

 

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