IPhone 12, iPhone 13 users are experiencing connectivity issues with the Bluetooth system in the car

Some iPhone users on iOS 15.1 and iOS 15.1.1 have reported connectivity issues with the Bluetooth hands-free system in their cars. This issue seems to have affected many iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 owners and is not limited to any specific automotive brand. This has serious security implications as users may be forced to use their iPhone while driving due to a sudden disconnect from their hands-free system. Separately, Apple has released iOS 15.2 beta 4 as the latest testing release for both developers and public beta testers.

As initially seen with the 9to5Mac, several iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 users have complained of connectivity issues with the Bluetooth hands-free system in their cars. Users reported on Apple community forums that they noticed a sudden drop in calls to Bluetooth systems after updating to iOS 15 and iOS 15.1, although this persisted after updating to iOS 15.1.1. Which was released exclusively for iPhone 12 and iPhone. Last month saw improvements to 13 models and call drop.

In fact, this issue seems to have affected Toyota car owners, although new posts on Apple community forums indicate that it is not limited to any particular automotive brand but rather Acura, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda. Available on branded cars. , Hyundai, Mercedes, and Porsche.

Connectivity issues are also not related to Apple’s CarPlay, as the affected users are mostly with regular built-in car systems. Furthermore, this issue does not seem to be limited to any specific iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 model as it is affecting people who are using iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Mini, i. IPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, and iPhone 13 Mini.

In some cases, users had to manually place their phone on the speaker after disconnecting from Bluetooth to end their call while driving. This raises security concerns, as Forbes notes.

Apple has not yet responded to user reports. Affected users also did not find a solution to the problem on their own, although some reported using a USB cable to physically connect their iPhone to a car system without any hesitation. Were able to call

Gadgets 360 has reached out to Apple for comment on the matter and will update the location when the company responds.

Meanwhile, Apple has subscribed iOS 15.2 beta 4 (build: 19C5050b) to its beta program for developers and public beta testers. The company has also introduced the iPadOS 15.2 beta 4 (build: 19C5050b), watchOS 8.3 beta 4 (build: 19S5050c), tvOS 15.2 beta 4 (build: 19K5050a), and HomePod 15.2 beta 4 (build: 19K5050a). Upcoming features and improvements.

If you’ve already signed up for the Apple Beta software program, you’ll see the latest beta updates. Setting > General > Software update. You can also sign up for beta testing by joining the program from its site using your Apple ID.

The most notable change that iOS 15.2 will bring is the app privacy report where you will see the data obtained through the installed apps. These include third-party apps, as well as pre-loaded Apple apps. The new iOS version will also feature Legacy Contact, which will allow users to set up the most trusted contacts so they can access their personal data such as messages, photos and notes posthumously.


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