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Has anyone experienced the following issue(s)? If so, what can I do to resolve?

 

  1. Bluetooth drops in and out when playing music. I could play a song from the phone but it sometimes behaves as if it is buffering because it will drop and then come back sped up and then slow down
  2. With my S3, I could not answer the phone using Sync. I had to take the phone off of handset and then put it back on in order for the sound to come through. I upgraded to an S4 thinking the S3 was the issue. At first, the S4 was fine but the issue started flaring up again.

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What version of MFT is your car running? Make sure you have the latest, v3.5.1. If it is already v3.5.1, did you try a master reset?

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I have experienced the Bluetooth anomalies that you are describing, but with an iPhone 4. I'm getting a new APIM installed at the dealership tomorrow. Hopefully that will be the answer.

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Omar, I have 3.5.1.

martunes: I hope it doesn't come to that.

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I should have added that the APIM replacement was being done under warranty. I had taken the car to the dealership 5 times complaining of Bluetooth connectivity issues and finally got a tech who listened and cared. (so easy just to give a 'could not replicate' answer) APIM replacement was done yesterday and after 4 stop/starts it has reconnected to the iphone just fine, and no music speed or skipping issues yet. Way too early to be conclusive, so my fingers remained crossed.

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Luckily, I am still under an extended warranty and they can replace that.

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I have a strange issue, my wife's iphone is connected to sync via Bluetooth, but when I tell it to stream music, it's streams music from my iphone, even though her's is connected.

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cpufixer: Is your phone designated the favorite phone?

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I failed to mention that I have done multiple master resets when I had the S3.

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Remove the designation and see what happens.

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Has anyone experienced the following issue(s)? If so, what can I do to resolve?

 

  1. Bluetooth drops in and out when playing music. I could play a song from the phone but it sometimes behaves as if it is buffering because it will drop and then come back sped up and then slow down

 

My wife has experienced this same issue in her '13 Explorer on her iPhone. I gave her a cord, plugged into the USB slot, no more issue...I have found BT in general to be buggy; not just in her car...

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Replacing the APIM did NOT solve my Bluetooth connectivity issues. I still have occasional skipping/speed issues. What's even worse is that I still have the problem of the Bluetooth input being locked-up after a vehicle restart. Frustrating!

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Yeah, as of late I've been having major BT (iPhone 5) issues as well. A new song will start playing and 10 - 15 seconds into it, the player will advance tracks. Talk about frustrating. It will keep doing it until the car is turned off. I also just had my navigation completely lock up while using it on a 2 hour trip. What's the point of paying for in dash when you have to revert to your phone 85% of the time any way? Very frustrated and disappointed.

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One thing I am finding odd is that it will do what I intially described but then settle down within 1/2 hr or later.

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Guys, try turning off the auto uodate the phone book option in MFT. Mine skipped when the car was first started because the phone book was updating. The skipping stopped for me, after this.

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jmac: How does that impact Bluetooth performance?

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jmac: How does that impact Bluetooth performance?

Every time you get in your car, MFT will re-download your phone book from your phone in order to keep MFT up to date. When it does this, there isn't enough bandwidth so the music skips and stuff. If you turn off the auto download and just manually update it when needed, the problem goes away. At least it did for me.

 

Give it a try, if it doesn't help you, just turn it back on.

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jmac: I did what you suggested and shut off the Phonebook download and it has worked. No skipping or sped up songs from my S4. Thanks for the suggestion.

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