There are many ways to reset the Bluetooth system. The "soft" reset can solve some problems with Bluetooth connectivity. To reset your system, delete the vehicle profile from your phone and disable the Bluetooth. Delete your phone profile in your vehicle system. Disable vehicle Bluetooth if there is such an option. Now enable the Bluetooth in your phone and the vehicle infotainment system and try to pair again.
Some manufacturers periodically issue firmware updates for their infotainment system that might address some of the Bluetooth bugs. For example, we had Entune software update in our Toyota RAV4 done at our local Toyota dealer; it was covered by the 3-year basic warranty. It made the system work faster. The problem with occasional freezing is gone too. Updates are typically done trough the USB port. Some software updates for Ford Sync, Chrysler Uconnect, Kia UVO and Hyundai Infotainment system can also be downloaded online. See "Resources" section at the bottom of the page.
Many car manufacturers allow you to check mobile device compatibility with their vehicles online. Nissan, for example, has even separate websites for the US, UK and Canada phone compatibility. The easiest way to find the website you need is to search in Google: YourCarMake phone compatibility.
|Let's see how it works in this Honda Odyssey:
1. Click "Settings".
|2. Select "Phone Settings".|
|3. Select "Bluetooth Device List".|
|4. Select the name of the device that is currently paired.|
|5. Click "Delete This Device".|
|We will try to pair a phone in this Honda Odyssey.
1. Press the phone button.
|2. Press OK.|
|3. Click "Add Bluetooth device"|
|4. The vehicle Bluetooth system is searching for a new Bluetooth device.|
|5. Enable the Bluetooth in your phone. Settings > Bluetooth > Turn it ON.|
|6. Tap the name of the vehicle Bluetooth. For Honda it's called HandsFreeLink.|
|7. Make sure the same code pops up on your phone.|
|8. Compare the code. Hit "Pair"|
|8. If you want to import your contacts, check "Yes" to give HandsFreeLink access your contacts and call history. If you have a lot of contacts, importing them may take a while, up to a couple of minutes.|
9. This car allows you to synhronize phonebook and call history automatically. If you want this option, select "On"
In some phones, the screen will pop up asking for your permission to import contacts.
|10. Your phone is successfully connected.|
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