10-17-2013 11:28 AM
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  1. fou's Avatar
    I have an issue that is annoying coming from iPhone. When I connect audio through BT and also have Google Maps going, it pauses the audio and tries to have the directions come through. However, nothing does like it did with old phone. Anyone else experience this?
    06-13-2013 11:57 AM
  2. Fuego's Avatar
    In my Toyota it doesn't pause any audio playback. It adds the Google Maps voice directions on top of whatever is currently playing so you can't really hear the directions - that is unless I change sources to BT Audio on the head unit. This stuff was pretty much bulletproof when I had an iPhone, and is my only real frustration with my new S4.
    06-13-2013 04:58 PM
  3. briankbart1's Avatar
    so my problem is mine auto connects but with MyFord Touch it plays fast and skips my sporify......HELP


    I have problem with bluetooth media output connection with bluetooth in my car. When I do a new pairing both call audio and media audio get connected.
    When my bluetooth on the phone is already on and then I turn on my car, only call audio get connected. I have to manually check the media audio selection to connect media audio. If I turn off and on the bluetooth on the phone then both call audio and media audio gets connected. This is very annoying. My previous phones including iphone 5 & HTC had no issue, there was no separate selection on call and media audio. Whenever I turn on the car, the bluetooth call & media audio connects seemlessly. But not on Galaxy s4 & this is very annoying. Does anyone has this issue? Is there a fix?
    06-20-2013 08:24 AM
  4. TurboAndy's Avatar
    Hello.

    Ive changed from an iphone 4s to the Samsung s4. I have a problem trying to pair it to a bosch hands free radio. The phone finds the radio when you search for it but when you come to enter the code the phone says rejected by Bosch BT. Ive tryed with an idential headunit, same make and model and the same thing happens.

    Any ideas?
    07-03-2013 03:47 PM
  5. JimChagares's Avatar
    "Bluetooth Auto Connect" worked like a charm in 2010 Ford F-150 and Subaru Crosstrek.
    Thank you,
    Jim
    07-06-2013 05:56 PM
  6. ihbsbA's Avatar
    Hello.

    Ive changed from an iphone 4s to the Samsung s4. I have a problem trying to pair it to a bosch hands free radio. The phone finds the radio when you search for it but when you come to enter the code the phone says rejected by Bosch BT. Ive tryed with an idential headunit, same make and model and the same thing happens.

    Any ideas?
    Keep trying. Over and over... Unpair, try again... Reboot, try again... I had to go through this with my Pioneer and I have no idea what worked, I just kept retrying. Eventually it connected and works great. I have the option to connect from the phone or the car when I first set up the connection, I had to let the car find it and then try from the phone, etc... Like I said, I don't know which way worked but I just kept trying until it connected.

    Sent from my Sprint GS4 using Tapatalk
    Formerly "Evo_girl"
    07-06-2013 10:44 PM
  7. madmike6537's Avatar
    I too have this issue with the S4:

    I have a parrot 9000 model car kit. It will sync the phone audio no problem but the media audio I have to manually check. I have tried everything in this thread accept for the 3rd party app idea, going to try that now and will reply back.
    07-09-2013 11:24 AM
  8. Zod1010's Avatar
    For what it's worth, I was having issues pairing my S4 to my car. It just didn't work seamlessly like other phones had. The update fixed this issue. Hopefully it will fix your BT issues as well.
    07-09-2013 05:24 PM
  9. Just Ken's Avatar
    I was having problems dropping my BT connection and accessing my media files on my S4 through my 2013 Honda Civic. I also had problems with audio volume.

    When connecting to BT the phones bluetooth will send 2 notifications asking permission to access the contacts on the phone and apparently the media (although I thought I saw contacts on both notifications), it's necessary to check the box that says "do not ask again" (if I remember correctly). After I did this I have no more problems with connections or access to the media on my phone. The audio problem was simply turning the volume up with the phones volume button while the media player was open (Duh)! I felt kinda stupid afterwards but I'll get over it!
    07-10-2013 06:51 AM
  10. jpeirano's Avatar
    Same for me.

    My iPhone 3 GS worked perfectly with my JVC bluetooth car deck. Now, with the S4, the navigation vocal instructions will not mute the radio. So now if I need vocal navigation I have to set the deck's audio source to "BT", but I cannot listen to radio or CDs...

    Is this the standard behavior with Android phones?
    07-17-2013 11:56 PM
  11. ksidirt's Avatar
    Same for me.

    My iPhone 3 GS worked perfectly with my JVC bluetooth car deck. Now, with the S4, the navigation vocal instructions will not mute the radio. So now if I need vocal navigation I have to set the deck's audio source to "BT", but I cannot listen to radio or CDs...

    Is this the standard behavior with Android phones?

    This is not standard droid behavior. Ive owned several droids with no BT problems. The S4 was giving me problems with my 2012 VW Jetta, but as mentioned earlier "Bluetooth Auto Connect" app fixed my problem.
    07-20-2013 12:37 PM
  12. WesSaysHi's Avatar
    My problem is similar. Whenever the phone goes into screen save/blank - or locked - the whole bluetooth service is disabled. That should NEVER happen. I have to turn it back on and select a device or it will not connect (there are 2 - a home multiple extension system used also for VOIP and the car). The gs4 is WORTHLESS in the car because it turns off in one minute and dumps the call. This is disgusting.
    07-21-2013 10:11 PM
  13. software_gods's Avatar
    I stumbled upon this thread last week when I got my new S4 and found that it did not connect to media audio on my Ford Sync system automatically (only connected to phone audio by itself), so I had to manually bring up bluetooth and click the checkbox for media audio each time, which was a pain. I just loaded and installed the 357MB Samsung update for AT&T (Update the Software for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 (i337) - AT&T Wireless Support ) because I wanted the "moved to SD card" option for apps, and, as a side benefit (not documented in this update), my bluetooth now autoconnects for both phone and media audio. I did it several times today, and every time it worked correctly. So, for those of you for whom this is still an issue, maybe try the latest update. The only negative I see in this update is that some people mentioned worse battery life. I have not had it long enough to find out yet.
    07-31-2013 03:07 PM
  14. tjg312's Avatar
    i have a pioneer head unit in one of my cars, and an oem head unit in my 2013 subaru sti, and in both cars it works fine. I noticed sometimes the bluetooth skips for whatever reason randomly, but it does it in any car I connect my bluetooth to.. must be something with the s4 itself
    07-31-2013 08:34 PM
  15. Jeff Winkler's Avatar
    The problem is the address book. If you turn off update address book automatically the issue goes away.
    08-05-2013 11:24 AM
  16. someguyatx's Avatar
    i have a pioneer head unit in one of my cars, and an oem head unit in my 2013 subaru sti, and in both cars it works fine. I noticed sometimes the bluetooth skips for whatever reason randomly, but it does it in any car I connect my bluetooth to.. must be something with the s4 itself
    Similar issue with my S4. Bluetooth sound quality is good but it can get choppy and cut out briefly with car (Hyundai) and various bluetooth speakers. My S2 had similar issues but the LG Viper I used for a few months was perfect over bluetooth. Samsung issue I suppose. Hopefully its a software thing that can be addressed. And yes I am on 4.2.2

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk 2
    08-09-2013 05:33 PM
  17. jn106's Avatar
    One more solution that resolved the intermittent connection problems in my 2011 Nissan Altima. Set the visibility timeout to never time out. Click on settings-bluetooth-click menu button--visibility time out and set to "never time out". I had no issues after I made this change.
    08-18-2013 10:12 AM
  18. jn106's Avatar
    I was having similar erratic connection issues. I set the visibility timeout to never timeout and everything works fine. On the S4 click on settings-bluetooth-click menu button--visibility time out and set to "never time out".
    08-18-2013 10:20 AM
  19. knight1fox3's Avatar
    Wow, really great thread, glad I found this. Just purchased an Infiniti FX35 and like many here (including the post below), can only get phone audio to connect on my Verizon GS4. When I check media audio, it just unchecks itself after a couple seconds. Has anyone gotten the Bluetooth Auto Connect app to work in this manner with a Verizon GS4? Just curious. Either way I'd like to try the app and see if it will now connect to the vehicle's Bluetooth audio system. However, I can't seem to find the one that is referenced as being authored by Jakub Klos. Any thoughts?

    EDIT: NM, I found it here. Seems the developer goes by the name of "UniqTec" now. Hopefully this works.

    I stumbled upon this thread last week when I got my new S4 and found that it did not connect to media audio on my Ford Sync system automatically (only connected to phone audio by itself), so I had to manually bring up bluetooth and click the checkbox for media audio each time, which was a pain. I just loaded and installed the 357MB Samsung update for AT&T (Update the Software for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 (i337) - AT&T Wireless Support*) because I wanted the "moved to SD card" option for apps, and, as a side benefit (not documented in this update), my bluetooth now autoconnects for both phone and media audio. I did it several times today, and every time it worked correctly. So, for those of you for whom this is still an issue, maybe try the latest update. The only negative I see in this update is that some people mentioned worse battery life. I have not had it long enough to find out yet.
    09-17-2013 10:33 AM
  20. icronic's Avatar
    Same for me.

    My iPhone 3 GS worked perfectly with my JVC bluetooth car deck. Now, with the S4, the navigation vocal instructions will not mute the radio. So now if I need vocal navigation I have to set the deck's audio source to "BT", but I cannot listen to radio or CDs...

    Is this the standard behavior with Android phones?
    This "not muting" behavior was corrected for me by installing AudioBT Plus from the play store. (https://play.google.com/store/search?q=audiobt%20plus)

    I use Tasker to turn AudioBT Plus ON before any Navigation app and also to turn it OFF when I exit the Navigation app (mostly Waze)

    I have a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3. YMMV
    10-05-2013 08:41 AM
  21. allyn274's Avatar
    You're my hero. This is a perfect solution.

    I had the exact same issue. I found a workaround:
    • Install "Bluetooth Auto Connect" (there are two in the play store, I used the one by Jakub Klos).
    • Check both profiles in the app (Media Audio & Call Audio)
    • Select "Screen On" as one of the events (I leave bluetooth on most of the time for my phone, so this was the best trigger event)


    That's it, now it works as I would have expected.
    10-17-2013 11:28 AM
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