Sunday, February 02, 2014

CAR IT: Mazda CX-5 Bluetooth Does Not Download Text Message on iPhone

Symptom:

On your Mazda CX-5, you have successfully paired the Bluetooth and it works mostly but when it comes to text message, it prompts you to Download but it does not show any message with your Apple iPhone.

Fix:

Two answers.

First answer is, there is no fix for this so just give up and deal with it.

Second Answer:

The only phone that is 100% compatible with your CX-5's sound system appears to be Motorola Moto-X, so if you absolutely have to have everything working that's one of the options that is likely to work. I recently changed to Moto X and have confirmed that it works completely.

Apple is not the only phone that does not work with your Mazda, Nokia Windows phone would not work neither are many other Android phones or even plain pocket phones.  According to recent inputs, Samsung phone are working well too.

Mazda does have a compatibility list at this web site: http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/displayPage.action?pageParameter=bluetooth

Note, in general in 2014 when I writing this, there are still quite a bit of incompatibilities among all car systems paired with different phones. So I would not advise going all the way to buying a different car that's compatible with your iPhone.

At any rate, wait for a few more years (wait until 2016 or later model year cars) when all of this is settled, which is likely to occur.  If you are or will be in a market for a new car, you may have to research if your phone brand or even carrier carefully. Your brand new $45,000 car can easily ruin your phone experience and little did you know that your $5,000 investment in iTunes purchases go down the drain.




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