“This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.”
There are also some security enhancements. The update is available over-the-air or through iTunes. Since the release of iOS 8 there have been reports of Bluetooth issues with in-car infotainment systems.Reports from reader comments indicate that only some Bluetooth vehicle connection issues were improved by iOS 8.1. We have comments that indicate Bluetooth connection problems with 2011, 2013 and even 2014 model vehicles. Read a summary of Bluetooth issues and fixes along with the new “audio-only” connection fix. Read the most popular nuke-it fixes.
Many of our readers are still suffering from Bluetooth Blues with in-car infotainment systems, many of which either lost features (text/email) or connections frequently. We will be a the Connected Car Expo at the LA Auto Show all day into the evening.
If you have updated to iOS 8.1.1 and it fixed or fried your Bluetooth issues with your in-car infotainment system, please let us know in the comments below, be sure to note your make, model and year of your vehicle.
We know that many of you have been annoyed to put it mildly about the problems associated with the update and in-car infotainment systems. The last update 8.1 said it “could prevent” Bluetooth issues.
We have heard reports of Bluetooth issues with BMW, Audi, Acura, MINI, GM(Chevy, GMC, Cadillac, Buick), Honda, Kia, Toyota, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Lexus, Fiat, Hyundai and more.
Other than minor tweaks, iOS 8.1.1 offers no major changes. It appears that the Bluetooth glitch was not address but it does help speed up iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.
Today, we have the opportunity to talk with car makers to see if we can “sniff” out what is going on with Bluetooth and in car systems and iOS 8.1.1