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> Bluetooth Iphone Issues
simonmason
post Dec 21 2012, 11:59 AM
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I have a 2012 Type R XC60 - love it! I don't love the Bluetooth implementation with my iPhone 4s. First, when it is paired with the car it disables sounds on the phone so you don't hear anything happening except when it rings. I cannot seem to stop this. When I switch to Bluetooth audio mode in the car, and listen to something from the iPhone, then I get all of the sounds - email coming in, notifications, etc. It doesn't appear that there is a way to make this work when listening to other audio sources in the car?

Also, the sound quality for hands free calls is terrible. Most of the time I can barely hear the other party because the audio is so garbled. Disconnecting from handsfree and putting the phone to my ear always resolves this. I did not have these issues with the same phone and my previous XC60.

It's going in for service next week so I am hoping that there are some upgrades installed. But can anyone comment on these issues? Thanks.
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post Feb 26 2013, 12:52 PM
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Bump - Software upgrades did nothing. I am starting to believe that sound quality of the handsfree is what it is. But the integration with bluetooth shutting off the iphone sounds seems like it could have been done better. For example, if I am paired, in one of the other audio modes - such as Radio, and using Maps on the iPhone - all of the spoken directions are muted. Has anyone figured out a w way around this?

QUOTE (simonmason @ Dec 21 2012, 11:59 AM)
I have a 2012 Type R XC60 - love it! I don't love the Bluetooth implementation with my iPhone 4s. First, when it is paired with the car it disables sounds on the phone so you don't hear anything happening except when it rings. I cannot seem to stop this. When I switch to Bluetooth audio mode in the car, and listen to something from the iPhone, then I get all of the sounds - email coming in, notifications, etc. It doesn't appear that there is a way to make this work when listening to other audio sources in the car?

Also, the sound quality for hands free calls is terrible. Most of the time I can barely hear the other party because the audio is so garbled. Disconnecting from handsfree and putting the phone to my ear always resolves this. I did not have these issues with the same phone and my previous XC60.

It's going in for service next week so I am hoping that there are some upgrades installed. But can anyone comment on these issues? Thanks.

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2004CTSV
post Mar 3 2013, 04:01 PM
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QUOTE (simonmason @ Feb 26 2013, 12:52 PM)
Bump - Software upgrades did nothing. I am starting to believe that sound quality of the handsfree is what it is. But the integration with bluetooth shutting off the iphone sounds seems like it could have been done better. For example, if I am paired, in one of the other audio modes - such as Radio, and using Maps on the iPhone - all of the spoken directions are muted. Has anyone figured out a w way around this?

I am looking into a new XC60 T6 and got onto to this site for information. I specifically wanted to know about the bluetooth connection for my iPhone. This is one item that I'll check during the test drive.

On the other hand, it was great to see that the oil filter changes from the top of the engine like my wife's Saab.

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post Mar 3 2013, 04:50 PM
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I finally spoke to Volvo tech support and confirmed that the way the bluetooth is working is according to specifications - just not the way I want it to work! When paired with the iphone it will interrupt anything you are doing when you get an incoming call, the phone will ring through the speakers in the car. This is fine. However, if you are listening to Radio, Sat Radio, and iPod, CD - all other sounds the phone makes are muted. So if you are driving along listening to Sat Radio and a text message comes in you will not know about it. Similarly, if you were using the maps app on the iPhone (I use Google maps all of the time because it is so much easier to add a destination than going through the 4000 menu options or voice commands in the Volvo Nav!) - and wanted to hear the turn by turn directions, you can't. You can change the audio source on the iPhone from the car to the phone each time it pairs, and this will allow you to get all sounds through the phone. However, this disconnects the hands free phone feature and the sounds coming through the iPhone cannot be heard over the noise of the car. If you select the phone as an audio device - for example to listen to music on the phone - then all noises come through the phone. However, the streaming of music from the phone to the car with bluetooth is not ideal. It takes a long time to pair when you first get in the car and play the music, and I have repeatedly have playlists stop for no reason and I have to hit the play button again. Ideally, I would like the sounds on the phone to interrupt whatever music source is playing in the car, but that is not the way it was designed. Hope this helps.

QUOTE (2004CTSV @ Mar 3 2013, 04:01 PM)
I am looking into a new XC60 T6 and got onto to this site for information. I specifically wanted to know about the bluetooth connection for my iPhone. This is one item that I'll check during the test drive.

On the other hand, it was great to see that the oil filter changes from the top of the engine like my wife's Saab.

T

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