Apple IOS Bluetooth Bug Fix
Once again Apple hit the spotlight with the “Bluetooth Bug”.
A patch has now been released and users updating to iOS 8.1 should see this problem resolved.
Quoted from Macrumours.com…
iOS 8 has caused significant issues for some people who connect their phones to their cars and other devices via Bluetooth, according to numerous reports on the Apple Support forums and MacRumors’ own user forums. MacRumors has also been receiving complaints on a near daily basis about the ongoing Bluetooth problems that iOS 8 users are seeing.
It appears that after upgrading to iOS 8 or purchasing a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, users have trouble pairing their phones to their car audio systems. The devices are seeing several different issues, refusing to pair entirely, neglecting to play audio over the speakers, or disconnecting when a call comes in.
The Bluetooth pairing problems are not limited to automobiles, as iOS 8 users have also reported issues pairing with headphones, speakers, headsets, and more.
According to one iPhone 6 owner experiencing issues, Apple support is aware of a compatibility issue between the Bluetooth “used on the iPhone 6 and some car/navigation Bluetooth.” Apple is said to be working on a fix for the issue, but in the meantime, some users have had temporary luck logging out of iCloud, forgetting connected Bluetooth devices, using the “Reset All Settings” and/or “Reset Network Settings” option on their iPhones and restarting, re-pairing their devices with their Bluetooth devices, and then logging back in to iCloud.
Even dedicated Iphone fans (this editor included) could be feeling not so lucky right now as this is just one in a string of bugs that seems to have plagued the new software. These included but are not limited to:
Call forwarding (freezing)
Airdrop (sharing support for passbook passes)
Visual Voicemail (freezing)
Videos (not playing)
It’s hoped that ios 8.1 will have fixed these issues but time will tell.
Have you been affected by IOs 8.0 or 8.1?
Are you still having issues?
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