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iPhone 12 not connecting to Bluetooth

RafaPete

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Apr 18, 2021
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I upgraded to an iPhone 12 and it won't connect with Bluetooth...The system correctly sees the iPhone 12 as a new paired device, and shows a message to "Confirm [this number] is displayed on your phone" but nothing appears on the iPhone screen, so there is no way to confirm ... I have re-paired the phone, and rebooted car, screen and phone multiple times... Based on related threads, I'm unsure if this is an iPhone or Tesla issue... iOS 14.6 / Tesla 2021.4.18.3
 

RafaPete

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Apr 18, 2021
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I upgraded to an iPhone 12 and it won't connect with Bluetooth...The system correctly sees the iPhone 12 as a new paired device, and shows a message to "Confirm [this number] is displayed on your phone" but nothing appears on the iPhone screen, so there is no way to confirm ... I have re-paired the phone, and rebooted car, screen and phone multiple times... Based on related threads, I'm unsure if this is an iPhone or Tesla issue... iOS 14.6 / Tesla 2021.4.18.3
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with_raiden

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Nobody owns the answer...
Hopefully you don’t take this as an insult because it’s not. I am pretty it’s human error hence why no one has responded to your inquiry thus far. I have been using my iPhone 12 Pro Max since I got my model Y in late May without any issues.

I started with IOS 14 and I am running IOS 15 beta. Maybe try recording a video that walks us through the issue you’re having?
 

wraithfive

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Make sure you have deleted the tesla from your phone if you restored a backup to your new phone and your doing a clean pairing. Otherwise, gonna need more details on every step of your process as you go.
 

RafaPete

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Make sure you have deleted the tesla from your phone if you restored a backup to your new phone and your doing a clean pairing. Otherwise, gonna need more details on every step of your process as you go.
All right, thank you... At this point, I've reset the network, reconfirmed Bluetooth connections with other devices (such as Apple Watch), rebooted Tesla, restarted Info screen, uninstalled and reinstalled the Tesla app, did a clean pairing... A few of these steps I've done multiple times... Image shows Tesla broadcasting to the iPhone12, but nothing appears on the phone's screen... I guess I could try again to uninstall/reinstall Tesla app...
 

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wraithfive

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All right, thank you... At this point, I've reset the network, reconfirmed Bluetooth connections with other devices (such as Apple Watch), rebooted Tesla, restarted Info screen, uninstalled and reinstalled the Tesla app, did a clean pairing... A few of these steps I've done multiple times... Image shows Tesla broadcasting to the iPhone12, but nothing appears on the phone's screen... I guess I could try again to uninstall/reinstall Tesla app...
And you have bluetooth setting open on the phone, see the tesla as an available device and have tapped on it?
 

RafaPete

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Apr 18, 2021
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Wow, as Tesla was broadcasting a confirm number, I switched Bluetooth off and then immediately back on, and suddenly it paired! ... So I have my Tesla speakers back! ... Thanks to those who took an interest in this post...
 

wraithfive

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Wow, as Tesla was broadcasting a confirm number, I switched Bluetooth off and then immediately back on, and suddenly it paired! ... So I have my Tesla speakers back! ... Thanks to those who took an interest in this post...
Glad to hear it. The last thing i was going to have you try, for the benefit of others in case in future they are reading this thread, was to go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset location and privacy.

This controls a lot of pop-ups about allowing connections from things and you might have accidentally denied something and then can never allow it back again without resetting.
 
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Mjkatee

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Aug 15, 2021
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I am having the same problem. My Bluetooth is picking up my Apple Watch, AirPods… but not showing Tesla therefore won’t pair with Tesla- doesn’t show up on IPhone and on Tesla screen just keeps spinning not finding anything to connect to. I have deleted and reinstallled Tesla app multiple times. I did a hard restart of Tesla screen i turn off blue tooth and turn back on- nothing is working? Other thoughts- I have paired this new phone in my Lexus without any issue?
 

GRRRR

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Apr 25, 2021
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You might be running into interference from other BT devices. Turn off all BT devices in the vicinity of your car then turn your iPhone BT off and on again when you are in the car.
 

Monkeyboo

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Mar 25, 2018
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Sorry quick question, I'm using iPhone 11 but want to play audio (PodCast / amazon music / Etc) on the phone . But even thou its showing its playing, no sounds come out from the speaker on the Tesla ? Thank you
 

Madsen203

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Jun 1, 2021
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Sorry quick question, I'm using iPhone 11 but want to play audio (PodCast / amazon music / Etc) on the phone . But even thou its showing its playing, no sounds come out from the speaker on the Tesla ? Thank you
Turn volume up on local device (phone)?
 

Monkeyboo

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Mar 25, 2018
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yes volume is on max , on Spotify I could only hear the volume when I turn off Bluetooth from my phone. When I play YouTube video it still doesn’t play sound when connect Bluetooth to the car.
 

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