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Bluetooth link shuts off all iPhone sounds

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by brucet999, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. brucet999

    brucet999 Active Member

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    Does anyone know how to fix this iPhone bluetooth problem? I like having the phone link automatically to the car so I can answer calls hands free. Of course, the BT link mutes the phone so one hears and talks only through the Tesla interface.

    Problem is, it also mutes the sounds of an incoming text, reminder, and even audio of any videos or Face Time calls when the phone is anywhere near the car, running or not. I have failed to answer several texts/iMessages until hours later because they arrived muted while I was in the car and I had no idea until much later that they were there.
     
  2. Kenriko

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    Go to media and set the source to phone. (right side next to TuneIn)

    If you want music play it though the phone.
     
  3. bmah

    bmah Obscure Member

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    I've had this problem also. What I'd like as a solution for this problem is to let the phone audio continue to go to the phone's speaker until I select the phone as a Bluetooth audio source or a phone call comes in. Not being an expert with Bluetooth I'm not sure if there's a feasible way for the car to do that.

    Bruce.
     
  4. brucet999

    brucet999 Active Member

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    For the subset of users who have a phone full of music and don't like to listen to radio or streaming, maybe that is solution.

    Incoming (of out-going) phone calls mute radio or streaming. It seems that it should allow text notification sounds to sound on one or the other device.
     
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    bmah Obscure Member

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    Right. I shouldn't have my music choices restricted to my phone just because i want to hear audible notifications from my phone. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. (But as I said earlier I'm not sure if that's technically possible.)

    Bruce.
     
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  6. GaryREM

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    Try this:
    • Enter the car and let the iPhone connect as normal.
    • Access the iPhone and swipe up to get the control panel.
    • Swipe left until you see the Music pane
    • Your Tesla should show up as the Music device at the bottom.
      • Switch from Tesla to the iPhone.
    It appears that the phone calls still go through the Tesla, but all other audio will come up on the iPhone.

    I didn't test thoroughly, but I think this may be a work around so you still here alerts, just through the phone.

    Gary
     
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  7. wattsup

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    This is sad.

    Many other cars have much better phone integration. My four-year old Ford, for example, cam play a notification sound when my phone receives a text. I will also (through steering wheel controls) read the text to me via text-to-speech. All this without taking my eyes off the road or hands off the wheel.

    Tesla, for a manufacturer supposedly focused on driving safety, should be the leader in communications integration with in-car technology. Instead, they are woefully behind, forcing drivers to fumble for their phones and (although it is illegal in many states) use their phones while driving, to read and/or reply to text messages.
     
  8. Mark Bloomston

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    This is the correct sequence and works. Calls will still come through the car but notifications will come through the phone's speaker. This has been a complaint since the first cars were released yet still has not been addressed. Thankfully buttons and toggles on the screen have been arbitrarily moved repeatedly though. (note sarcasm)
     

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