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When I figured out that my phone is not actually connected, I selected my phone on the menu and it displayed "Connecting..." or something like that. Then I immediately select connect menu on my phone. After that there is no problem at all.
Pair mine -> Connected -> Pair my wife's -> Both disconnected, just paired -> Connect menu on Sonata and Connect menu on my phone -> resolved!
is anyone else seeing this? i do have gmail synced to my contacts, so the number is fairly large (>200+), but the issue is that it takes a random amount of time to sync. sometimes it is less than 5 minutes, others it can be 15 mins or more for the same address book!
love the car otherwise!
So I'm pretty sure it's a protocol issue: the Sonata expects the phone to push the address book on every sync up and the Pre isn't doing so. So the Sonata waits till it times out and then uses the contacts it has already downloaded. Would be nice if there was a way to "abort or cancel" the sync up in the Sonata or automatically initiate "contacts push on pair" in the Pre.
Any one know how to do either or both of these?
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I have checked the Blueconnect pairing link and my phone is included on their list. I use a Pantech C520 cell phone.
Is anyone else having this problem? If so, how did you resolve?
According to the Hyundai web site where they have a Bluetooth compatibility chart, this model of Tour is listed as "passed" but as a Sprint phone, not Verizon Wireless. You would think they are the same thing to pass the test?
These problems are causing me nothing but headaches.
Thanks for the help.
The answer... There's nothing to be done. It is not adjustable, nor trainable. Their answer? "Have you tried to change your contact's name to something the device will recognise?"
I contacted Samsung, and they said it is not their problem and there are no plans to update the Alias2 firmware. Hyundai just says to refer to the Bluetooth phone compatibility list. It shows that the Alias1 is compatible, but makes no reference to the Alias2 (which does not seem to work.)
Ultimately, I gave up and bought a TracFone Motorola W376g for $20 so I can use the Bluetooth in the car. Pairs up perfectly. Only feature that does not work is downloading the phone's phonebook to the system...I got around that by simply manually loading a phonebook myself into the Sonata.
Unfortunately I have 14 months left on the contract the Samsung phone is on. Not eligible for a phone upgrade for another 8 months. Might just pay the $125 to terminate the contract, instead of spending the $1100 over the next 14 months to finish the contract. I can live without mobile web (which is glitchy on the Alias2) and sending text messages (I have one friend that sends texts regularly...I will just tell them I no longer have text ability.)
One would think that any Bluetooth phone would be able to pair up, and send and receive calls with no issues. Looks like the Bluetooth "standard" really isn't much of a standard.
It seems that the "bluetooth" associated with the navagation system is designed by another company. IT IS trainable. Go figure.
I'm have success by changing the names in my phone from first name, last name... to just last name. My wife was the oddest.... "pam" kept bringing up "Help". Got around that by renaming her, "wife".
Not sure I understand, "manually loading a phonebook". What do you mean?
The Sonata lets you add contacts manually by voice, or by downloading contacts from the phone automatically. My model phone will not automatically transfer its entries to the Sonata's phonebook, so adding entries manually by voice is my only option.
It sounds as though your phone autoloads its phonebook everytime it connects with the car. That is normal for phones that are compatible with respect to that feature.
Thanks for the insight.
I loaded mine by voice 4 months ago and they are still there and work perfectly.
When I use the bluetooth, it'll dial and answer through my phone instead of the speakers
how do I get it to answer through the speakers?
I just press that, and say "phonebook". The system should then prompt you from that point for adding entries and how you want to do it (by voice or by phone).
You can also say "help" after pressing the button, and the system can guide you to adding phonebook entries.
You said you...hit the voice command button and speak the entries into the phonebook. I will say "phonebook", "add entry", by voice, then speak the name and number... Which is the voice command button? I have a 2011 Sonata Limited. I've tried saying "phonebook" when I hit the button on the steering wheel that activates the voice dialing (and other commands), but I don't get anywhere except a help selection. Am I missing something ? Do I have to say "phonebook add entry by voice" all at once ?
The Limited with Nav does not have the function to add entries. It only transfers the contacts from your phone. Other Sonata's have a different radio, and they have the ability to store contacts in the car's memory.