Using Epic for Bluetooth and Audio Out together in car
My car has bluetooth for calls which is working great alone.
But when I also plug in a 3.5mm cable for playing music over the car stereo, my bluetooth calls can't be heard anymore. I guess the phone thinks i have headphones plugged in or something.
Has anyone else ran into this and found a solution? I'd really like to use my Epic for music in the car also so that I can get rid of my Ipod. The only solution I came up with was unplugging the 3.5mm cable everytime i get a call in the car. :rolleyes:
- 09-02-2010, 09:17 AM #2
- 09-02-2010, 12:43 PM #4
You're correct--the phone won't allow this function.
a good way around it is to purchase a Bluetooth transmitter/FM transmitter from Bestbuy (think Jabra)
i bought one from Amazon for $59, bestbuy sells them for $99.
the device features the ability to transmit music from your phone to the transmitter (via bluetooth) and then sends that music signal to your radio---just like a wireless FM transmitter on any mp3/ipod.
when you receive a call, the device then pauses your music, and you can answer your calls simply by touching a button on the device. when the call is ended, the music resumes and the phone continues transmitting the music to the device--the device then continues transmitting the music to the radio.
there are alot of Jabra sets out there, make sure you read the specs to see that it supports your version of bluetooth.
- 09-02-2010, 09:32 PM #5
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The fact that the EPIC can't override music to take a call when connected to your car stereo via aux is a deal breaker for me.
Is this a known issue? Or just a guess?
I am coming from a iPhone 3g and it does not have this problem. Is this the norm with all Android phones or just the EPIC/Samsung droids?
My phone is being delivered via UPS tomorrow and Im going to refuse it if this is indeed the case.
- 09-02-2010, 09:37 PM #6
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- 09-02-2010, 09:47 PM #7
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Thanks for the info Andrew.
Unfortunately, for me at least, it's difficult to lose a feature that I use on a day to day basis. It's a step back to have to look for a solution that may, or may not be there. I just assumed it would work right out of the box. Until I can find a Android phone with this ability (that I want) it appears I am stuck with my old phone... :/
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You cant even use that method with a bluetooth. I had the same problem so I bought a bluetooth headset.
I would be driving my car listening to music with the AUX jack. My bluetooth is on and connected. When call comes through it will use the bluetooth headset's mic but play the call through the Aux jack. So dumb. True hands free calling is impossible on this phone. My EVO 4g had no problems with this.
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I have the same problem. I have a 3.5mm aux input and a bluetooth that doesnt support anything but calls. When I receive or place a call while listening to mp3's my cars bluetooth system switches to "Phone" mode. The audio goes completely dead and I hear neither call nor mp3's. My assumption is that the phone is still trying to output the audio to the wired connection for some reason. Seems weird that the car bluetooth even connects if the phone isn't putting out any audio. I've tried updating all of the things that the phone will let you update to no avail. Though I don't know what it means, the "baseband version" indicates that I have DI18. This is infuriating. I don't want to unplug the wire every time I make or receive a call. That's why they call it a "hands free" system. This is a must fix for Samsung.
- 11-09-2010, 09:52 PM #25
I was having the same problem using the aux input on my car stereo. I have an ipod connector on my car stereo, so I got an Anycom FIPO Bluetooth Stereo Receiver w/Dock Connector for iPod Speakers from Geeks.com
I can connect to both my bluetooth headset and the FIPO receiver at the same time. I can play music through the stereo; and the phone switches to the headset when I receive/make a call.