Since September, last year, our readers have continually experienced Bluetooth problems with iOS 8-8.3 and in-car infotainment systems. In fact we have over a 1,200 comments from readers with in-car Bluetooth issues who have tried all kinds of nuke-it fixes to fix Bluetooth connections with iPhones. There are also problems from Apple Watch owners who are experiencing in-car connections problems too. Today, we heard of a new fix that may help.
Recent Bluetooth problems included music skipping and even music skipping when the USB cable is some cars such as Hyundai. Some people who take their cars to the dealer find out all kinds of tiny things that worked. However, we still have reports from Mazda, Toyota, Subaru, BMW, Audi, GM, Chevy, Hyundai, Kia, Ford and most automakers.
There is a new fix we have never hear before what we call “off your Handoff.”
With iOS 8 Apple added a new feature “Handoff” that syncs Apple’s apps including Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Safari, Reminders, Messages, Maps, Pages, Numbers and Keynote with those on a Mac computer, or iPad so that you start where you left off. This is done within 30 feet of the other device.
We learned that an office was having problems with Bluetooth after the “Handoff” feature was launched. Bluetooth can also be used on Mac computers for keyboards and wireless mice. If your iPhone is trying to Handoff to a computer that is not there, it could be causing problems .
Sometimes resetting all the network settings has helped, therefore we think that it couldn’t hurt to see if you get better Bluetooth pairing in your car with the “Handoff” feature off.
How to disable Handoff on iPhone.
- Launch the Settings app from your Home screen
- Tap General.
- Tap Handoff & Suggested Apps
- Toggle Handoff to Off.
An update to iOS 8.4, is expected to coming soon, maybe the last week of June to launch Apple Music. Usually Apple announces an update at its World Wide Developer Conference which begins June 8. Then iOS 9 is coming with reportedly storefront photos of businesses on maps and HomeKit devices.
If you have updated your iPhone to iOS 8.3 or iPhone 6-6+ 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 as well as the problem or solution you are experiencing. Please also let us know if the “off your Handoff” fix helps.
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