- 09-10-2013, 05:43 PM #1
I loved my Lumia 1020 but could not get music to play via Bluetooth in either of my cars no matter what I tried. It says it connects fine for phone and music and I can receive calls, I can hear and dictate texts, but when it comes to music the phone plays one song for 1 second and then continually loops trying to play the song but only ever makes it 1 second. In the Toyota, it also doesn't send any song information. I have unlinked bluetooth, relinked it, reset the phone, disconnected voice and left music, and had no luck.
My cars are a 2011 Tundra Platinum and 2013 Infiniti JX. I've also read some people had the same issue with Audi and Lexus.
Additionally, both of my cars have USB jacks to interface and play music through with the Navigation/sound system directly and that doesn't work either. The cars completely don't recognize it. Androids and iPhones all work flawlessly.
I honestly had become a big Lumia 1020/WP8 fan and love what Nokia offers in software. I actually really like the WP8 interface as well but not having Bluetooth connectivity to my vehicles (for both voice and music streaming) is a deal-breaker.
Are others experiencing these issues and do they have any solutions? One person said this is a known issue with GDR2, which of course comes with the 1020.
All I get back from the Microsoft forums are to contact the auto manufacturer (great advice when it works on every other iOS/Android device).
09-10-2013, 11:01 PM #4
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I was traveling last week and had a 2013 Ford F150 as a rental. The truck had Microsoft sync installed. My Lumia 920 paired up easily and I was able to make/receive calls and texts, but I was perplexed that Here Drive+ didn't work through sync. Interestingly, because the phone had a Bluetooth connection, Drive didn't play through the phone speaker either. I had to disable Bluetooth on the phone in order to hear the directions. Pretty disappointing. I don't use my phone for music in the car, so I can't comment on the ability there.Proud Windows Phone owner since October 11, 2010.
- 09-11-2013, 10:23 AM #5
- 09-11-2013, 10:35 AM #6
I don't know if this will help you, but when i picked up my 1020 I was having issues with it connecting (would not connect for about 5 min every time) and streaming in my 11' WRX. I did some research and found this to be the problem. When you sync your phone to the car's bluetooth you could do so by the going through the setup on the actual stereo, which is how i set it up the first time on the 1020. The other way is by sync the phone by using only the voice command buttons on the steering wheel. After deleting the info and re-syncing this way i've had nearly 0 issues. Occasionally the phone will play a song and when it goes to the next song it says its playing the song but nothing plays, it usually resolves itself by going to the next song or quick disconnect and reconnect. Also a side note it doesn't except it through the USB, probably due to older software.
- 09-11-2013, 10:45 AM #7
I should also point out that GDR3 has a big focus on the Bluetooth stack, including making it work better with cars. I'd wait a few months for that if possible as every GDR update so far has improved Bluetooth.
09-11-2013, 11:10 AM #8
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- 09-11-2013, 10:32 PM #10
Thanks for all the ideas and advice everyone!
- 09-11-2013, 11:49 PM #11
09-22-2013, 06:59 PM #12
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2013 Toyota Scion iQ with the Pioneer head unit. This isn't the "big display" head unit, but the lower end one. The USB port worked with a mess of files copied to a flash drive and it worked with my iPhone 5, but it does not work with the Lumia 1020. When I plug in the Lumia via USB, the USB port powers up, gives a "connection error" after a few seconds, then powers off. I can tell because I have one of those neat lighted USB cables. This means I cannot even use the USB port for charging and I have to use a regular +12V accessory adapter or mod a USB cable to drop the data lines.
Bluetooth works fine and the on-wheel audio controls work.
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