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iOS 4 and Bluetooth problems in the car, bug to solve?

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iOS 4 and Bluetooth problems in the car, bug to solve? –

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With the update to iOS 4, many users are complaining about problems with Bluetooth in the car. The messages appeared in the online forums not only of the specialized sites in the Apple world but also on the forums of the sites of the main car manufacturers and of course also on the Apple discussion forums. In some cases after the update it is impossible to re-establish the connection with the car's BT system or the re-pairing works but disconnections occur. In many other cases, users complain about the inability to use certain functions via the BT control, such is impossible after the update, see the contacts in your address book or check iPhone using the integrated controls on the steering wheel.

Fewer users report the impossibility of exploiting any BT function after updating to iOS 4, still others complain about the impossibility of audio streaming. The complaints concern the most disparate combinations of cars with Bluetooth systems integrated by the manufacturer but also with aftermarket systems and car radios. Online posts report problems between iPhones with iOS 4 and BMW, Mercedes, Fiat, Renault, Wolkswagen and other manufacturers. There are also reports of problems for users who have updated to the latest version of the mobile operating system and in the car use the BT of Pioneer or Kenwood car radios. In reporting the overall picture, it is also necessary to note that several users have not encountered any operating problems by updating to iOS 4.

Ultimately, the picture is still unclear: the numerous users who have problems with iOS 4 and Bluetooth are trying to sensitize Apple on the subject. Some U.S. users report that Apple is investigating the issue, an indication that Cupertino's support staff would report by phone to report the issue.

Our reader Morgan, who has brought our attention to this topic, in particular lets us know that he has contacted Apple's customer service. The operator told me that there are various reports that are receiving on the aforementioned problem, but that for now it is still in an exploratory phase of the problem. As an Alfa Romeo car user with Blue & Me, I also contacted the Turin car manufacturer, who traced everything back to Apple but who however claimed to have taken note of my report.

We invite readers to tell their experience with iOS 4 and Bluetooth in the car on the pages of the Macitynet discussion forum.

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