Join Date: Nov 2004
Car: 2015 Outback 2.5 Premium
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
When you pair your phone, there are actually two connections: audio and phone.
If you connect the audio device, it mutes the speaker on the phone and the phone sends all sounds to Bluetooth, including navigation guidance. Unfortunately, if you do not have the infotainment system input set to Bluetooth, all of that audio disappears into space. Set the car source to Bluetooth, and your nav guidance will come from the car, but you won't be able to use AM, FM, or SiriusXM.
You have the option to disconnect the audio device on the Bluetooth setup screen. If you do that, the sound will again come out of the phone and you will still be able to enjoy the phone integration as well as the car radio.
Your only option to have music and nav guidance from the car speakers at the same time is to use the phone as your music source.
I have a Galaxy S5 and LG G4. Not sure if Apple behaves the same...