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# 177541 6-Aug-2015 09:32
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I have a friend who says that the Bluetooth feature on his iPhone 5 is turned off ... yet when he gets into his car the phone connects with the stereo/hands-free system and that he can make and receive calls.

Ummm .... what's happening?  Any ideas?



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  # 1359838 6-Aug-2015 09:38
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It isn't turned off?

Does he see the BT symbol next to the battery charge indicator?

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  # 1359840 6-Aug-2015 09:40
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As far as I know there is no way the bluetooth gear in a car can switch on something that is switched off.

So you would have to conclude the bluetooth doesnt shut off on his iphone even though it may say that it is.
There a few posts on google about bluetooth not disabling properly (there are always posts about anything on google though).

I guess its a good idea to make sure your friend has all the latest IOS updates etc.

Bluetooth is pretty low power usage though - bit annoying though if you think its switched off and its still on.




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  # 1359841 6-Aug-2015 09:41
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IF he doesn't want the bluetooth connection to work, then he should unsync the devices,



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  # 1359842 6-Aug-2015 09:43
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Rob .... yeah, pretty much what I thought.   Of course, my friend is American, so .....  tongue-out


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  # 1359845 6-Aug-2015 09:46
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perhaps he means Bluetooth Discovery (i.e. the scanning for devices thing) is off.


Or he is just an idiot.



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  # 1359847 6-Aug-2015 09:51
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    >Or he is just an idiot.<

You could say that, but I couldn't possibly comment innocent

I've asked him to check that the off/on slider works, and if the BT icon is showing or not.

Thanks for comments guys.



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  # 1359897 6-Aug-2015 11:21
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The phone owner says that there is no BT icon unless he turns BT on using the slider ... and that it goes away when the slider is put to off.  Also says that IOS is fully up to date.

I'd like to watch what actually happens when he gets in the car, but since he's in Los Angeles I'd not get back in time for dinner tonight sealed

Does the iPhone have some form of infra-red or wifi capability to connect with a car's phone system?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1359899 6-Aug-2015 11:24
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No, only cable or Bluetooth.

I wonder if he isn't connecting a charging cable to it, which talks to the stereo?



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  # 1359913 6-Aug-2015 11:32
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     >I wonder if he isn't connecting a charging cable to it, which talks to the stereo?<

It suddenly struck me that he may be doing that, or have some wired cradle .... I've now asked.

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