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    Default The Bluetooth on my GS3 loses it's connection with my car.

    Anyone know why my GS3 loses it's Bluetooth connection with my car? I drive a 2014 Subaru Forester. For the past several months, the Bluetooth audio randomly stops playing the loaded music. This has happened with phone conversations also. Sometimes connection is randomly re-established and music resumes, sometimes I have to re-start the music, other times I have to stop the Bluetooth and re-start it again. I have already purged the phone from the Subaru memory and re-paired with the GS3, but that hasn't worked. Needless to say, this is frustrating... particularly on long car trips .

    Any thoughts, ideas, help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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    Default Re: The Bluetooth on my GS3 loses it's connection with my car.

    Are you on 4.4.2? That seemed to be a known problem (I know it happened to me all the time)...the 4.4.3 update appears to have fixed it.

    https://code.google.com/p/android/is...etail?id=63456
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    Default Re: The Bluetooth on my GS3 loses it's connection with my car.

    I used to have this problem on my subaru wrx. To fix it I had to repair the phone to the car and deny the car access to messages (sms/text) on the phone. After pairing you should get a dialog on the phone requesting permission to access messages, this is where you hit deny. There appears to be some problem in android with the bluetooth text message profile causing the disconnects. I've had no problems with bluetooth since doing this. This means the car won't have access to text messages but it beats disconnecting all the time.
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    Default Re: The Bluetooth on my GS3 loses it's connection with my car.

    It seems I'm running 4.3. Do I need to update it and make sure it's 4.4.3?
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    Default Re: The Bluetooth on my GS3 loses it's connection with my car.

    I don't believe my model Forester supports SMS/Text, so that hasn't been an issue.
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    Default Re: The Bluetooth on my GS3 loses it's connection with my car.

    Quote Originally Posted by DTClose View Post
    It seems I'm running 4.3. Do I need to update it and make sure it's 4.4.3?
    When and if your phone gets the update, yes try that and see if it's better. I think I read that GS3s were getting kitkat very soon.
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    Default Re: The Bluetooth on my GS3 loses it's connection with my car.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpaight View Post
    When and if your phone gets the update, yes try that and see if it's better. I think I read that GS3s were getting kitkat very soon.
    My phone prompted me last night that new software update is ready to be installed. Unfortunately it's 4.4.2 (KitKat) Is there not a way to skip .2 and go straight to .3?
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    Default Re: The Bluetooth on my GS3 loses it's connection with my car.

    Quote Originally Posted by DTClose View Post
    Is there not a way to skip .2 and go straight to .3?
    4.4.2 is what's been released by Verizon; you can wait and see if they come out with a 4.4.x update, or you could investigate whether there's a 3rd party ROM available that has whatever feature it is that you're looking for.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk

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