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May 14, 2019 at 9:14 AM #69017
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 #69142
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 #72269
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 #81227
We’re having the same problem with our vehicle. Did anyone figure out a fix for this??
October 2, 2019 at 9:06 AM #82494
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 #82670
Same issue with my Mazda 3 and iPhones. Anyone got any answers?
October 7, 2019 at 8:57 AM #82731
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.
October 7, 2019 at 8:58 AM #82749
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 #82929
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 #83078
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 #83119
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 #83261
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 #84115
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 #84403
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!