Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Los Angeles
Car: 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i
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Bluetooth and Tablet connection
I have an old flip phone and it connects to my 2014 OB 2.5 (basic model) perfectly via bluetooth. It happens automatically whenever I turn on the ignition.
I also have a tablet (Nexus 7 - 2013 model). I use it for streaming music through bluetooth. The problem is that the tablet does not connect automatically to my Subaru's bluetooth. I have to go into my tablet's settings, choose bluetooth, then select the bluetooth device (I named it Subaru) and connect manually each time I start the ignition.
Why does my phone connect automatically and my tablet doesn't? In my old car, I had installed an Alpine bluetooth module where both my phone and tablet connected automatically with the ignition. Really want to do the same with this car. It's kind of a pain to connect bluetooth manually every time.
And to make matters worse, on most occasions, my tablet's bluetooth won't connect on the first try. I have to try to connect 3-4 times until it actually connects. Once connected, it works fine.
Any help or advice is appreciated!