Trouble pairing iPhone 4S Bluetooth to car


New Member
Sep 22, 2010
Can you describe the issue and also the make and model of car?
Yes, sometimes when I get in the little icon comes up like it has synced to the bluetooth. Then see my phone vibrating and the call not ringing through the bluetooth. I never had this problem before with my iPhone 4. Hyundi Sonata 2011


New Member
Jan 23, 2009
One problem that I had, although in a different car, there were some contacts that had become corrupted and when the my iPhone tried to sync with the bluetooth in the car then system would reach the corrupted entry and start synching again and not connecting properly.

I resolved it by cleaning the address book entries I wanted and ensuring that they were on a Bluetooth group which is the one I now use to sync with the car. This ensures that I have a clean address to sync with the car and that I still retain all the other addresses. You can restrict or choose a group with which to sync in each bluetooth connection that you have from your phone.

Also with the car that I have, a BMW, there was a limit on the number of addresses that could be stored in the phone book on the car, which I think was around 250. This could be another factor.

The only slight issue was the adding of users to the groups on my iPhone but there is an App for that too which works great so small issue resolved.

When I upgraded to the 4S the issue of synchronisation happened again but all I had to do was to create a new group with my Bluetooth contacts and that resolved the issue. I came from a 3G to a 4S so I assume there were some updates to the address book app and the way it worked.

One way to test if this is the issue would be to create a group and add one contact with the correct information in all the address book fields and try synching the bluetooth in the car with this test group and see if the same issue occurs. Then you can test

Hope that helps


Jun 10, 2006
Long Island, NY
I have an older truck, but my iPhone 4S consistently drops the Bluetooth connection when I leave the car. Every time I get in my car, I need to repair it with the car. Bluetooth is wonky from car to car, so I'm blaming it on my car.

You however have a new 2011 vehicle and you're using an iPhone, which of course is a popular phone. If it continues to give you trouble, I would call the dealer. Maybe they know more about the issue and a possible fix.


Jan 12, 2008
Albuquerque , NM
Just copy your entire iTunes folder over the the new computer your using and its not a problem. If you sync the phone to a new computer without your original iTunes it will erase whats on the phone.

Ive had to before and it was pretty seamless after moving the folder


Jul 7, 2009
Neponsit, NY
I think you may have to authorize the new computer before it will sync. If all that was required was copying then it would increase the likelihood of piracy. This is merely supposition on my part.