I take no harm to your words and my words dont mean disrespect either for the headaches you and others are going through.
But at the same time...we cant expect everything to be compatible with everything...there are going to be some glitches.
I am very much aware of the issues people are having with these phones and software i am one of those who keep wanting flash player on m phone so i can watch my soap operas (ABC refuses to give ANDROID users an APP to watch their shows) and Moto or Google stopped supporting flash player....my phone is now useless to me so... i download flash, watch my shows, my phone messes up and i have to factory reset it to get it to work properly again....its a never ending cycle!
There is no harm in making a phone call to your local dealer to see if they have an update for their blue tooth software
Like a computer, laptop, ipad......it has to be updated periodically in order for it to continue to work properly... its a pain for those who dont know but for those who do....its a never ending cycle.
Good luck with your phone call...and i hope others who have this same issue with their cars....make that very same phone call
First and foremost, I want to say thanks to several of you to know that I'm not "alone" in this matter... and secondly thanks to several of you for your suggestions... It gives one hope...lol.... Anyway, to clarify further, I am with Antnip (you'll have to tell us what that means), in that the problem is not an ear piece, but the compatibility of working with the car's blue tooth. I drive a 2007 Nissan and again, worked great before ICS, and now after ICS update all I have is a brick (short of taking the risk of manually calling while driving) while driving my car. I haven't given much thought to see if my FOB needs an update, but like Antnip would have figured that it would be backwards compatible since he only has a one year old car, so I'm not optimistic. Why would Verizon knowingly create a safety hazard by not being compatible with our vehicle's BT thus creating a potential vulnerability. Sounds like a court case against Verizon just waiting to happen to the first family who loses a loved due to the ICS update taking away their BT capability.
Okay guys and gals.....check this out.... i found this on a nissan website forum
I also will post a link i found regarding models of nissans with issues...there is a work around something of an adapter you can get on amazon.com or radio shack....give me a bit of time as i am pulling this from my droid phone and have to go
As far as CONNECTING A SINGLE PHONE: first make sure that your phone is not trying to connect to a bluetooth headset as well as the car, it can't do both. When setting up the car you may need to delete the headset AND THEN PAIR WITH THE CAR, then re-pair to headset and manually switch between the 2 in your bluetooth menu on the phone.
I have a droid bionic with ics. It was a swap for my original droid bionic that died. When I received it, there was still GB on it. With the GB OS everything worked fine. I allowed the update to ICS, BAD IDEA!! Since thennothing but problems dropping connection with my moto H730!! It drops in the middle of calls, sometimes won't connect in the AM without turning bluetooth off, then back on. Have done soft and hard reset, and that was after deleting the profile on the phone of the h730 and repairing. That helps for a few days, then no good again!!
Wish I left GB on here!!
If anyone has a fix that works I'm interested.
I have not installed anything for apps since getting the phone, it is all stock!! Best I can tell ICS is a POS on the droid Bionic if you want to use bluetooth!!
took my car to the infiniti dealer for an update to the software and my bluetooth still does not work, which means it the firmware or the ICS update. talked to a service tech extensively and we tried everything to get the thing to work, still no sound when trying to make a call. Has anyone else found a solution. Can't turn in my phone cause i just got it, have 1 more year till i can switch. HELP!
Still here and still no resolve with the ICS update on my Droid 4 regarding BT. I appreciate SNGLgrma's update, but that wasn't an issue with me as I don't have any headsets, just the car's BT. It will successfully pair... but like Shellster, can't initiate or take a call, no voice... Hard Resets (2 of them) did not solve the issue. Nissan could not help me.. .no update to my FOB and they are certainly not responsible for looking into future to make backwards compatible. So all that's left was through Motorola... they were willing to take my phone (God knows how long??) for repair, but I could not deal with that... however, I did read where there is supposed to be another ICS update... it was supposed to happen in December by regions... I have yet to see this update, so I am holding out hope that this will help? Anyone else?? Verizon really let me down on this Droid 4.
My situation with my Bionic and VW was never resolved, however, just a couple of weeks ago I tried to pair my wife's simple, non-data enabled phone with car. It paired, but was totally non-functional as was my Bionic. Then tried to pair a couple of other hones and while they paired, nothing worked. VW agreed to replace radio. Put one in, which didn't work, now waiting for 2nd one to arrive and be installed. It is odd that all worked fine until very day I upgraded phone to ICS. I can't imagine any way that car system would be impacted by such update, so for now, it appears it was an odd coincidence that radio crapped out same day as phone ICS updated. I should have car back Monday and will report if anything changes.
Just received the latest Droid update this weekend, EVERYTHING is now fixed! Got in the car tried the bluetooth and it now works fine. So in my opinion the problem was the ice cream sandwich update. for the record i am now on version 4.1.2 on a Droid 4
I'm right there with you Shellster... the latest "Jellybean" update undid everything that ICS SCREWED UP. So, all the speculations... nope, nothing wrong with my car's bluetooth, nothing wrong with the Motorola phone, it's all the ICS...and for 6 painful months... FINALLY... i have a smooth running Droid 4 and my bluetooth functionality has returned to my car! Thanks Jellybean!