Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: East Bay Area, CA
Car: 2017 Outback 2.5i Limited, EyeSight & Nav.
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2012 OB Premium CVT...I set up the Bluetooth with my iPhone 4S so I can make and receive calls. It's also nice because I use an app called Waze with is a nice (and free) GPS app that so far works really well. It's also great to be able to listen to my iTunes as well.
So the problem is I use the USB connection for my music. WHen I get in the car it works since for maybe 30 seconds to a minute, then I hear nothing (this is with USB selected as the input source). then if I switch the input source on the console to BT-A (bluetooth) I can hear the music, but the controls on the console no longer work to navigate through my iTunes on the phone and I have to actually use the phone to navigate through iTunes. However, the next and previous button on the steering wheel still does work, but I have no way of chugging artist, playlist, etc. from the console if the music is being streamed through via bluetooth.
It seems like once the phone is sync'd via bluetooth it's sync'd for every operation (music, calls, GPS voice directions, etc.) and also inhibits the USB port because when the phone connects via bluetooth, it won't stream anything through the USB.
I know it sounds confusing, just wondering if anyone else has had this problem? The only solution I have come up with is to just mount the iPhone on the dash somewhere with an aftermarket mount which makes it super easy to navigate through iTunes from the phone because it would be right in front of me.