Ford owners – audio issue / bluetooth
Same here. Voice calls work great, but it won’t take either music or satnav instructions from the phone. Annoying as if I’m using the satnav app on Android, I really need to turn bluetooth off on the phone or it sends voice instructions via bluetooth instead of phone speaker.Posted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
Just bought a new to me smax, which although having only a fairly basic stereo was apparently Bluetooth enabled, so I assumed I could stream my music from my phone through the car in the same way as it can control my phone for voice calls. But it doesn’t, at least not found so far.
Doing some googling has only left me more confused, so to the hive mind. Anyone had and solved this one? Is plugging in an audio lead on the aux really the only option, or is there a ‘software’ upgrade available to fix itPosted 4 years agotheflatboyMember
I’ve got an S-Max and it definitely does stream music over Bluetooth. You pair the phone with the stereo and then one of the input options on the headunit is for Bluetooth audio. We’ve got a titanium model with the Sony headunit so maybe different specs do different things?
It’s ok for playing music like that but a bit annoying as there is no control, so you have to do all the selecting and playing options with the phone.Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
What year is it?
I’m assuming it’s a similar unit to the Mondeo; the earlier mkIV models didn’t have A2DP (bluetooth streaming), it was a feature quietly added in later models. Possibly somehere around 09? They added USB at the same time, so I’d hazard that if you have a USB port you’ll have AD2P, if you’ve just got a 3.5mm audio jack then you won’t.
The other thing is, the stock firmware is rubbish. I had all manner of ephemeral problems with mine until I got the latest firmware – I requested it during a service – and they all went away. Weird things like you the display suddenly forgetting it had half of the features, or half the controls stopping working, or sometimes it just refused to pair for no good reason.
This is for the Sony unit in the Titanium anyway; the other units might be different?Posted 4 years ago
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