Bluetooth iOS 8.3 iPhone issues with infotainment system – FIX

Some people have experienced Bluetooth problems with iOS 8-8.3 in Chevrolet MyLink infotainment systems. There are also problems from Apple Watch owners who are experiencing in-car connections problems as well. Today, we heard of a new fix that may help, so we wanted to share.

Recent Bluetooth problems included music skipping and even music skipping when the USB cable is plugged in. There is a new fix we have never heard of before called “off your Handoff.”

With iOS 8 Apple added a new feature “Handoff” that syncs Apple’s apps including Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Safari, Reminders, Messages, Maps, Pages, Numbers and Keynote with those on a Mac computer, or iPad so that you start where you left off. This is done within 30 feet of the other device.

We learned that these problems starting occurring after the “Handoff” feature was launched. Bluetooth can also be used on Mac computers for keyboards and wireless mice. If your iPhone is trying to Handoff to a computer that is not there, it could be causing problems with your Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system.

Sometimes resetting all the network settings has helped, therefore we think that it couldn’t hurt to see if you get better Bluetooth pairing in your car with the “Handoff” feature off.

How to disable Handoff on iPhone.

  • Launch the Settings app from your Home screen
  • Tap General.
  • Tap Handoff & Suggested Apps
  • Toggle Handoff to Off.

An update to iOS 8.4, is expected to be out soon, maybe the last week of June. If you have updated your iPhone to iOS 8.3 or iPhone 6-6+ and it fixed or fried your Bluetooth issues with your in-car infotainment system, please let us know at jwarriner@cecilclarkchevrolet.com,  be sure to note your make, model and year of your vehicle as well as the problem or solution you are experiencing. Please also let us know if the “off your Handoff” fix helps.