My 2011 OB would not download anything from my iPhone. It was frustrating. My new 2013 OB downloaded my iPhone 4s book just fine, and (so far) when I vopice dial a number it has searched the phone book for the matching name and pulls it up automatically. Should that continue to be the case I would consider it an awesome improvement now that Subaru has changed from Kenwood to Fitjusi-Ten head units.Not to be funny but the prior year models didn't transfer the phone book very well, and yours seem to over do it! Hopefully there is a setting that will remedy your situation since it doesn't seem too many people have complained about that yet.
One work around may help with your wife's phone linking up before yours. There is a setting somewhere to disable auto connect to the phone when you start the car. Downside is that you would have to manually connect the phone each time. I have toyed with the idea of disabling auto connect to stop the annoying connection message from popping up (it always chooses to do this while I'm relying on the back up camera to navigate out of a hairy parking spot).Another inconvenience happens too...
Both my wife and I have iPhones...and whenever we're both in the car, her phone connects first about 95% of the time. My phone is the first one listed, hers is second. Is there are a setting to make my number primary?
I second that for sure. I do tend to use Siri a lot as well. Especially since some of the recent updates improved its performance over BlueTooth.These posts should only apply to people with iPhone 4 or below -- if you have an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, I cannot imagine in what world you would rather dial through the onboard system than directly from your phone. Once my phone hooks up to the bluetooth, I just use Siri to make calls -- it's much easier to press and hold the iPhone button, which then fires up Siri through my audio system and makes calls, etc. Much easier.
Kind of a ridiculous argument to say that holding down a button on the steering wheel is different than holding down the button on the iPhone. It's not like you even have to look at the iPhone.Maybe you have never heard of it been illegal in some states to use a non- handsfree phone when driving?
I have no problems with Siri through my vehicle speakers or understanding what I say to it.How about just having the convenience of the audio coming through the vehicle speakers? Siri does not work well in a vehicle when using it on bluetooth due to background noise.
...There are a multitude of reasons why utilizing the onboard system is superior, notwithstanding the fact that you paid for it to use in the first place.
We have a 2013 2.5I with nav and eyesight.
I've successfully paired the phone, can receive messages, etc. However, when I have an incoming call, I am only able to see the phone number and the name is 'Unknown'. Is this by design?
No, it is not by design, it is due to stupidity! I hate to be harsh, but you will also find you are unable to reply to a text message also. I have an iPhone5. 40 million iPhones in use, the most popular phone in the world, yet Subarau cannot collaberate with Fitjuitsu-ten to make it work properly?? Give me a break! Why is such a great vehicle a tecnological nightmare??