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Model S and AirPods Bluetooth Garbled Bluetooth connection

Discussion in 'Model S' started by aceven24, May 15, 2018.

  1. aceven24

    aceven24 Member

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    I have a 2016 AP1 Model S running on 2018.14.2 a8809e, an iPhone X and AirPods. This has been a problem with every version of the software, I'm just quoting the version so people don't ask.

    If I have my AirPods in the car and in the AirPod charging case. If I initiate or take a call via Bluetooth via the Model S everyone reports my voice is crackly or garbled. I have to switch to my phone or my phones speaker. Note, I did try using the AirPods while driving as test and I there was no issue.

    Anyone else have this issue?
     
  2. terrywhite

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    Yes and as long as I turn Bluetooth off and then back on on my iPhone X I’m good for that drive. I have to do the BT off/on before each drive not to have the problem when I make a call in the car.
     
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    I should also say that I only have to do this each time if I have used my AirPods between drives.
     
  4. aceven24

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    Thanks for the troubleshooting tips, sounds like maybe this is more of an Apple issue than a Tesla issue, but I can't imagine that something like this would be across other vehicles..
     
  5. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    Do you happen to have the Tile app and Tile devices? They absolutely kill the phone Bluetooth functions
     
  6. aceven24

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    I do have the app and a tile.. which is on the keychain of a missing keyfob and I assume is dead because I can't find it. I'll try killing the Tile app and let you guys know!
     
  7. Sumitkn

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    I have had this issue for a while - wound up isolating it to the tile app - Bluetooth with the phone works sporadically until I delete the tile app. Works 100% for many months until I download the tile app to find something - instantly stops working while app is installed, instantly starts working 100% as soon as I delete the tile all

    So .. which end does the problem lie at?
     
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  8. trm2

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    2017 S with .28 software, iPhone X and AirPods. No issues (also no time app)
     

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