Bluetooth iOS 8.4 iPhone issues with infotainment system – FIX

Since the introduction of iOS 8, car owners have been battling dropping Bluetooth connections, no Bluetooth connections and even problems playing music via USB ports as well as functionality loss such as lack of text messaging or other features. Recently, Apple released the iOS 8.4 update and it seems to help with a few car infotainment systems.

The main reason for the update is the new Apple Music that is found in the redesigned music app. The update also includes “improvements and bug fixes”. Apple Music in theory should work with in-car systems too. Since the update, it has been revealed that there are changes in HomeSharing that no longer enables iPhones, iPads and iPods to stream audio from computers on the same network running iTunes.

Some are reporting Bluetooth problems with the recent update to 8.4 with some being able to resolve it by going to settings, general, reset and reset all setting, which is the original “Nuke-it-fix”.

We’ve seen the following problems with iOS 8.4:

  • Inability of music to sync in iTunes.
  • Driver can make phone calls through Bluetooth but unable to play music.
  • Unable to pair iPhone 5S with iOS 8.4 with car or headphones after resetting the iPhone.
  • iPhone resets after playing one song with Bluetooth connection.
  • Music previously loaded on the iPhone from iTunes is gone as well as playlists. Some have been able to restore playlists from computer backup.

Many have stated that the update to iOS 8.4 solved issues playing music through a cable connected to the USB port. Has the update helped you, too? If you have updated to iOS 8.4 for iPhone 5/5S/5c 6-6+ and it fixed or fried your Bluetooth issues or music streaming with your in-car infotainment system, please let us know, be sure to note your make, model and year of your vehicle in your correspondence to jwarriner@cecilclarkchevrolet.com. We also welcome any solutions you have found worked with your car.