Text/Mail Alerts with in-car Bluetooth (Ford SYNC)
I recently switched to the iPhone from a BlackBerry. So glad I switched but, I really hate that if I'm not listening to Bluetooth Audio Stream and I get a Text/Mail I don't hear the alert tone. The phone automatically connects to the audio stream whenever it connects to the car all sounds are redirected to that stream. So if I'm listening to a CD or the radio or an music via USB I don't know I even received anything. This is ridiculous mistake in the iOS software. My BlackBerry worked fine for both streaming and phone and I heard all my tones from my BlackBerry.
Any one have a fix for this?
- 01-07-2012, 11:31 PM #2
- 01-08-2012, 10:56 PM #4
I have no problems getting tones if I'm playing music thru USB thru SYNC I get them all... If you're listening to the radio and it's hooked up USB this is a SYNC glitch NOT iOS ...
Same thing happens with a cheap crappy car charger
- 01-16-2012, 09:55 AM #6
- 01-16-2012, 12:34 PM #7
- 01-17-2012, 09:32 AM #9
Also just switched from BB to iPhone, and used both in my Ford Fusion. Ford SYNC is an AWESOME product, but it's also a glorified beta, and there are all kinds of inherent problems with it that require patience and workarounds.
I never had the text/mail alerts set up with my BB so I don't know if they work with my 4s. I'm just glad that both the calls and Bluetooth Audio Stream work in my car, because those are most important for me. Phonebook is a little more touch-and-go, but it's something I can deal with.
- 03-19-2013, 01:26 PM #10iPhone Nanite
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Re: Text/Mail Alerts with in-car Bluetooth (Ford SYNC)
I'm having the exact same problem. If I double tap the home button while in locked screen, there is a little orange arrow in upper right where I can select whether the sounds should go to SYNC or to iPhone, but it always defaults to SYNC. So annoying, I miss a ton of notifications because I don't hear them while listening to the radio. But I use Bluetooth for conversations all the time. just wish the notification sounds could go through the phone