Over the last week, GM Authority has received several letters from iPhone 5 users outlining troubles when using the new Apple device with the Bluetooth connections of their GM vehicles. And earlier today, we confirmed with General Motors that the automaker is working on an update that will improve the Bluetooth connection of the iPhone 5 with select GM radio/infotainment units.
All of the letters sent to GM Authority’s tip box describe a successful initial pairing process and as-expected functionality for outgoing calls. Upon receiving an incoming call, however, the Bluetooth connection transfers the call from the Bluetooth speaker system to the iPhone itself (what is otherwise known as Privacy Mode). To continue using the hands-free Bluetooth system, users are forced to transfer the call back to the car.
Deleting and then repairing the device doesn’t fix the issue, which seems to be limited to the iPhone 5 — as all other (older) iPhones seem to continue working properly.
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