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Old 12-03-2010, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I cannot get my 2011 to download the phonebook from my cellphone. The manual states it holds 1000 numbers. Every time I hit the download or add button, my bluetooth connection is instantly disconnected, so no transfer is possible.

I have tried this with an iPhone 4, a Sprint Evo 4g, and a Verizon Droid.

Has anyone been successful with this? The manual is not helpful and customer service at Subaru has no clue what I am even talking about, despite a comprehensive explanation.

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Old 12-03-2010, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I feel your pain. There have been a couple of threads on this issue. I've got an iPhone4 and had to entry my phone book the old fashioned way. Not a lot of fun, but not the worst problem to deal with either.

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Old 12-07-2010, 10:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yesterday, I had an extensive conversation with Subaru's Bluettoth person in customer service. His name is Grant. He stated that Subaru is aware of the phonebook issue, but that it is a phone issue and not a Subaru issue. (I say phooey to that). He said he has heard that Apple may be coming out with an App to allow the phonebook to be pushed into the Subaru system. He is unaware of any plans from Sprint or Verizon, and that no android phones will work either.

Has anyone download their phonebook with a Samsung phone, and then tried to access it with an iPhone4? It would be nice if someone could try that. If it worked, we could "borrow" a Samsung, transfer the phonebook from an iPhone, download it and then access it with the iPhone and return the Samsung.
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There are 21 bluetooth profiles and 6 protocols: Profiles Overview.
Iphone 4.2 has implemented six: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch: Supported Bluetooth profiles, including the Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP).

"Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP, PBA)

Phone Book Access (PBA)[2] or Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) is a profile that allows exchange of Phone Book Objects between devices. It is likely to be used between a car kit and a mobile phone to:
  • allow the car kit to display the name of the incoming caller;
  • allow the car kit to download the phone book so the user can initiate a call from the car display."
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I believe that Subaru is to blame for this deficiancy.
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You are correct. It is also sometimes known as OBEX for Object Exchange. I also agree this is a Subaru issue.
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Does anyone know if a 2011 Outback is capable of receiving traffic updates???
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There are 21 bluetooth profiles and 6 protocols: Profiles Overview.
Iphone 4.2 has implemented six: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch: Supported Bluetooth profiles, including the Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP).

"Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP, PBA)

Phone Book Access (PBA)[2] or Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) is a profile that allows exchange of Phone Book Objects between devices. It is likely to be used between a car kit and a mobile phone to:
  • allow the car kit to display the name of the incoming caller;
  • allow the car kit to download the phone book so the user can initiate a call from the car display."
Bluetooth profile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I believe that Subaru is to blame for this deficiancy.
I agree that Subaru is to blame. I have an iPhone 3G over here in the UK and can't be bothered to re-enter each number manually in my 2009 Navplus. When I get into my wife's Golf with 6 year old Parrot Bluetooth system it reads the phonebook on my iPhone 3G and displays it live.
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I have the same issue with the Nav/Bluetooth system on our 2012 Outback syncing the phonebook with both my wife's Samsung Intensity II and my Motorola Droid X. I too have had quite a few calls with the above mentioned Mr. Grant at Subaru. Amazing how the reply I got from him was the same he gave hmorse in dec. 2010, yet told me - during several of our conversations - that no one before me EVER had this issue!... really??!!! (I just discovered this forum and subscribed to it) He even said that, according to the Droid X manual he downloaded, the phone is not able to export contacts via Bluetooth and that's the reason the Subaru system disconnects... I just got off the phone with Motorola's customer service (as you can see I'm VERY persistent) who not only confirmed the ability of the Droid X to output the contacts via Bluetooth, but also added that they use the PBAP file protocol.
According to Grant, Subaru's Bluetooth devices only accept OOP files - I did some search and I can't still make any sense of this information - so I guess that if we all need a solution we should try to contact the manufacturer of their system (Kenwood?).
I just don't want to let them get away with this.
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Why not send Grant a copy of my 2010 post and your post, and ask him to explain why your recent conversation was such a suprise to him? Maybe copy the CEO also!

Please keep us posted with what you learn from Motorola. I am using three cell phones but only have my iPhone on ATT connected. I also have a Motorla Razr on Verizon and a NEO on Sprint. None will do the phonebook. Surely there would be an uproar if ALL vehicle manufacturers bluetooths failed to handle this issue, so clearly, it is a Subaru problem despite any fabrications or explanations we are given.

I would imagine the fix would be an easy one at that!
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I wish Subaru of America would fix this.
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