- This topic has 21 replies, 1 voice, and was last updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago by Debra.
- May 14, 2019 at 9:14 AM #69017JenGuest
I drive a 2017 Corolla.
When I first got the car, I had an iPhone 6 running iOS 11.
When the phone was connected through Bluetooth, I could receive messages through my car.
If I was driving, the car would read them off to me.
If I was stopped, the messages would appear on the screen to read.
After I updated the iOS to 12, the messages stopped coming through the car’s Bluetooth.
At first, I thought it was the phone itself, but since I’ve gotten the XR, I still can’t get messages through the car’s Bluetooth.
The car says the phone is connected for both phone and audio functions, including my contacts/address book. However, when I go into the car’s apps and pick messaging (which is separate from the phone) it acts like it’s processing (saying I may need to operate the device), but nothing happens.
Nothing pops up on my phone, and the car’s “processing” stops without any further messages.
Is there anyone else who drives a Toyota whom this has happened to?
Also, I’m sure if this is a problem with the phone’s software, or the car’s. It’s not the end of the world, but I’d really like to get this function to work on my car again.
- May 15, 2019 at 10:15 AM #69142Deb KGuest
I have a 2015 Highlander. Same issue.
Toyota told me it was the Apple update and only a problem with iPhones.
Though my sister has a 2015 Rav and same phone and hers is fine.
Another sister has Tundra and her car also stopped working.
They told me I could install their newer sound system at a cost of $500!
No thank you. I would love to hear they are getting a fix for this.
- May 28, 2019 at 10:49 AM #72269SherylGuest
I have a 2014 Honda CR-V. I had the same issue with iPhone 6.
Honda said it was an iPhone issue.
My boyfriend’s android phone still read texts in my car, so they must have been right.
I recently got a 7 & cleared all phone data in my car & it works again.
- September 15, 2019 at 5:28 PM #81227AnnaGuest
We’re having the same problem with our vehicle. Did anyone figure out a fix for this??
- October 2, 2019 at 9:06 AM #82494MikeGuest
Same here. Started Tuesday October 1. Update came out the same day but I didn’t download until later
- October 5, 2019 at 11:37 AM #82670MandyGuest
Same issue with my Mazda 3 and iPhones. Anyone got any answers?
- October 7, 2019 at 8:57 AM #82731JenGuest
I did more searching, this time on Apple’s official support forum, and found a solution that worked for me (the person who posted it said their car dealer had them try this).
For the iPhone, try going into Bluetooth settings, tap the info icon next to the device (your car) and make sure notifications are turned on.
For my phone, it seems this somehow got turned off when I did the iOS update
After all this time, I can’t believe it was this simple.
- November 29, 2019 at 5:12 PM #86351ShelleyGuest
Thank you for the tip! This is exactly what was wrong and now it is all working.
- December 11, 2019 at 11:51 AM #86950LarryGuest
Thank you for your post. I have been pulling my hair out (both of them) for months looking for a solution and your post worked great. Thank you again.
- October 7, 2019 at 8:58 AM #82749Elizabeth JonesModerator
A reader let us know this tip worked for him when he had similar issues with his car’s infotainment system.
Go to Settings > Bluetooth
Tap the info icon next to your car’s BT system’s name
Turn notifications on
It appears that iOS updates often reset this particular notification to OFF.
- October 9, 2019 at 10:29 AM #82929RODGuest
My notifications are on in the phone in the bluetooth setting but now my notification in the bluetooth area in my car 2016 Mazda 6 is not highlighted and I cant find anywhere to turn it on. It now wont read the iphone notifications. The SMS on the car is highlighted . I forgot the device and re connected but same issue no change.
Any ideas anyone ?
- October 10, 2019 at 4:58 PM #83078RodGuest
This is now fixed. I plugged my Iphone into the USB port in my Mazda 6 pressed the car play option on the steering wheel (apple car play software not loaded into the car by the way ) and miraculously my SMS started working later in the day.
Hope that helps someone !
- October 11, 2019 at 8:41 AM #83119Kim MillerGuest
I have no problems receiving text through my rogue, but I cannot text out it says it cannot find a connection since the update
- October 13, 2019 at 9:54 AM #83261Brad ScheidtGuest
Having same issue with iPhone after installing the 13 update.
My Toyota 4Runner will now not connect for messaging. Was not an issue before update.
Even tried deleting device from car audio system and re-pairing it. Did not work. And my setting on iPhone and car audio system are correct.
Thanks for another biggie update Apple.
- October 25, 2019 at 8:47 AM #84115StephGuest
I have had this issue for about a week (since I performed the latest Apple software update). Is there a fix? It is most annoying!
- October 28, 2019 at 9:11 AM #84403Victoria CrookesGuest
I’m the same, issue since last update and have tried all the normal stuff like disconnecting and deleting all phone / connections and re-setting up, nothing seems to work! When my phone is plugged in it will let me dictate messages but won’t read them or give me notifications of texts or calendar alerts.
Please tell me this is an easy to fix thing as it’s really annoying!
- December 16, 2019 at 8:33 AM #87267Howard RossGuest
This was driving me crazy. Thanks
- December 17, 2019 at 4:05 AM #87355JulieGuest
I have a 2014 Nissan Xtrail and when I get a new text message Siri will not read it to me as I need to unlock my phone first??
I can make calls and send messages through Siri and Bluetooth in my car, just not able to read new ones which are frustrating.
I have tried forgetting the device in my car and phone and adding them again but no luck, any help would be great. Thanks
- December 17, 2019 at 4:06 AM #87357John ErismanGuest
Similar to my 2017 Subaru Outback. But it seems to be a phone issue as opposed to the car.
Things worked fine with my iPhone 7, but when I “upgraded” to iPhone 11Pro, it won’t read text messages.
When asked it says I must unlock my iPhone first. When I unlock the phone it works, but I don’t like to fiddle with the phone while driving. In Settings, I have it set to allow the use of Siri when locked, but it doesn’t.
Note that I can use Siri to make calls while driving, but not to read text messages.
- December 27, 2019 at 11:21 AM #87909SandyGuest
This solved the problem! So simple. I wish the updates would leave what works ok alone
- December 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM #88006JulieGuest
Thanks for the tip – I thought that it may have been simple but hadn’t got around to searching for the solution. Have just turned notifications back on and will check it when I get out to the car this afternoon. Cheers, Julie
- January 1, 2020 at 5:01 PM #88063DebraGuest
Thank you!! Such a simple solution!
- January 10, 2020 at 2:41 PM #88497AndreaGuest
My Notifications and Text Message options are grayed out and can’t be activated.
- January 24, 2020 at 4:03 PM #89514Laura MorrisGuest
Thank you SO much! This advice fixed my issue! Much appreciated!