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Old 08-02-2012, 03:35 PM   #31
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Glad someone started this because I have issues with people hearing me as well. Also when I get a phone call and press the Iphone option that comes up (on my Iphone) it automatically switches to UConnect after a few seconds. Lastly when I paired my phone I gave it a priority of 1 and my wife's a priority of 2, when she is in the Jeep with me and I press the UConnect phone button it calls from her phone instead of mine.

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What year is the Jeep. Also do you have the build date and the radio model?
Found out Pandora was set on the lower setting, streaming mp3s is flawless...ish. still better than having a bunch of wires everywhere.
The bluetooth handsfree has been ok. I don't use it for long talks, just quick calls.

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Old 08-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #33
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I got uconnect so that I could pair my iphone with it, but no one can ever hear me when I have it paired. (And it annoyingly keeps trying to pair the phone to uconnect even after I switch it back to the phone). Anyone else have similar issues? Any way to improve it?
I had the exact same problem when I took delivery of my 2012.

Took it in and had the mechanic sit in the Jeep with me and the service manager call me from his cell phone. We could hear him just fine. He could not hear me at all.

Turns out Jeep forgot to install the mic at the factory.

My Droid2 Global had intermittent B/T capability. My Droid RAZR MAXX works 99% of the time. I am good with that.

I can not imagine holding a phone to my ear while driving now.

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It will also help if the phones player volume is at least 3/4 max volume. You won't have to turn the radio volume up as far and give you a bit better sound quality also.


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Found out Pandora was set on the lower setting, streaming mp3s is flawless...ish. still better than having a bunch of wires everywhere.
The bluetooth handsfree has been ok. I don't use it for long talks, just quick calls.
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It will also help if the phones player volume is at least 3/4 max volume. You won't have to turn the radio volume up as far and give you a bit better sound quality also.
I found that anything over 90% overdrives the uconnect, and distorts the audio at any level, but that's just my phone, individual results will vary.
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Do Uconnect seem to hear voice commands when you speak? If so then the mic is connected.
I just tried the call transfer from Uconnect to my iPhone 4S and it held in the iPhone mode then switched when I pressed Uconnect and back to the iPhone when selected. I held the call for 5 minutes, then hung up.
I would say to try rebooting the phone. On the iPhones this is done by holding the power and home buttons both till the white Apple comes up. Then release them, the phone will now reboot. I have to reboot my iPhone 4 & the 4S several times a month for various reasons other than just Bluetooth issues. The same thing needs to be done to other phone models as well. Most other phones, you just remove the phone battery for a few minutes, then reinsert it.
These phones are mini computers and they need rebooting once in awhile.

Now on to your wife's phone, what does she have? If it's an Android phone, this will happen because the iPhone is slow to communicate.
Here's what happens:
1) when you get into the Jeep, turn the key on, Uconnect will power up in about 30 seconds.
2) Uconnect sends out a hello message, looking for someone to hook up with.
3) The phone sends a "hello, buy me a drink because I know you" message.
4) Uconnect checks the phones name in its black book, then says "yeah, I think I know you and asks a couple secured question.
5) The phone sends an answer back to Uconnect.
6) Uconnect checks the answer to see if it's correct, if so then they will connect and then bond.
(There's a more technical wording for all this but I thought it would be easier to invision in a story form.)



So basically what's happening is that her phone is answering the "hello" message faster than the iPhone and being the phone to bond with. In order to get around this:
1) she'll need to turn her BT off on her phone before entering the vehicle.
2) If she forgot to turn it off before entering the Jeep, she can turn it off while inside, after she turns it off, press the Uconnect phone button 3 - 5 times. This will cause Uconnect to send out a new "hello" message and then find the iPhone.
3) If she doesn't want to turn the BT off, then you can press the UC phone button and say "set up, select phone". You'll be asked for the name of the phone and then UC will tell you that (insert phones name here) is priority one and the other phone is #2. This positioning will hold till the next ignition cycle.

Hope this all helps you out.


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Glad someone started this because I have issues with people hearing me as well. Also when I get a phone call and press the Iphone option that comes up (on my Iphone) it automatically switches to UConnect after a few seconds. Lastly when I paired my phone I gave it a priority of 1 and my wife's a priority of 2, when she is in the Jeep with me and I press the UConnect phone button it calls from her phone instead of mine.
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yeah, that's why 3/4 is a good setting. If it's not there, then you have to crank the volume up on the radio which can also cause some clipping and added noises.
is yours a 2011 or 2012 jeep? Do you know the build date, there will be a sticker on the drivers door. Look for code MHD.


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I found that anything over 90% overdrives the uconnect, and distorts the audio at any level, but that's just my phone, individual results will vary.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:22 AM   #38
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My only uconnect complaint is the intermittent ticking/popping sound when streaming audio at high levels. With this, however, I think I am alone.
Mine does this as well but only at High volume levels noticed it the other day.
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Mine does this as well but only at High volume levels noticed it the other day.
Mine was Pandora only, and when I adjusted for higher quality, it stopped.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:06 AM   #40
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Lagging connect.
Lagging horn.

Hey, at least Chrysler is consistent, haha.

PS Android phone and no problem, other than with the doors off at highway speed -- you're not gonna hear squat.
you forgot the lagging clock on the radio..
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I had the exact same problem when I took delivery of my 2012.

Took it in and had the mechanic sit in the Jeep with me and the service manager call me from his cell phone. We could hear him just fine. He could not hear me at all.

Turns out Jeep forgot to install the mic at the factory.

My Droid2 Global had intermittent B/T capability. My Droid RAZR MAXX works 99% of the time. I am good with that.

I can not imagine holding a phone to my ear while driving now.

I remember reading your story and that was what I was going to say.

They probably did not put in a mic in your jeep.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:54 AM   #42
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well, whether they left the mic out of the vehicle at the factory or not wasn't 100% verified. That's just what the dealer told him. It very well may have just not been connected properly or at all. It seems highly unlikely that the mic simply wasn't installed at all. Mostly because the way the "A" pillar trim is, it comes with a hole in it, then there is an assembler that fits the flush mount grill into the trim then the mic into the grill. This is a short 2 step process that is done by the same person.
I don't think that he looked up there and said "hey, there's a hole in my pillar trim".




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I remember reading your story and that was what I was going to say.

They probably did not put in a mic in your jeep.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:08 PM   #43
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Where is the mic in the 2012 jku.. I talk but not sure where the heck it is, in case I need to get closer to it or talk in the right direction ??
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:11 PM   #44
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drivers "A"illar tlastic trim, near the drivers visor.

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Where is the mic in the 2012 jku.. I talk but not sure where the heck it is, in case I need to get closer to it or talk in the right direction ??
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:20 PM   #45
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Thanks x. I contacted Chrysler customer care and there is a free DVD upgrade for the 730N RER radio for the bluetooth. Will have it nlt 4wks.

Good to know. I've been having the same exact problems with my uConnect - I will have to look into this.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:11 PM   #46
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Had a strange uconnect and radio issue today. Was a half hour into my first long drive, four hours from Miami Beach to my moms in Orlando. was talking on the blue tooth via uconnect and the call dropped. The blue tooth signal and battery life still showed on the nav screen but I could not get any radio or satellite stations to come thru the speakers. The phone rang, no sound via speaker and steering wheel control or nav screen would not pick up call. Still no radio stations either. Drove about half hr to the next food and service area, turned off car, turned radio off, set alarm and re-entered the Jeep, still nothing. So locked her up again, turned blue tooth off and went to use facilities. Came back out, started her up, turned on the radio and what do you know. ... Music! Turned Bluetooth on my phone and in 30 seconds it connected to nav screen and balance of 3.5 hr trip all was good! Many calls and no issue. Even hit some major storms and no loss of any connections.
On a separate note, LOVED the ride. Had jeep since May 23rd but first long trip. Comfortable seats and handled. Excellent. Engine power was excellent also!
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:06 AM   #47
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I've heard members have a similar issue and it continued instead of coming back after an ign cycle. When this kind of weirdness happens, disconnect the vehicle battery for 5 10 minutes then reconnect. This is basically a soft reset (reboot).
Curious about which radio you have? Thanks


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Had a strange uconnect and radio issue today. Was a half hour into my first long drive, four hours from Miami Beach to my moms in Orlando. was talking on the blue tooth via uconnect and the call dropped. The blue tooth signal and battery life still showed on the nav screen but I could not get any radio or satellite stations to come thru the speakers. The phone rang, no sound via speaker and steering wheel control or nav screen would not pick up call. Still no radio stations either. Drove about half hr to the next food and service area, turned off car, turned radio off, set alarm and re-entered the Jeep, still nothing. So locked her up again, turned blue tooth off and went to use facilities. Came back out, started her up, turned on the radio and what do you know. ... Music! Turned Bluetooth on my phone and in 30 seconds it connected to nav screen and balance of 3.5 hr trip all was good! Many calls and no issue. Even hit some major storms and no loss of any connections.
On a separate note, LOVED the ride. Had jeep since May 23rd but first long trip. Comfortable seats and handled. Excellent. Engine power was excellent also!
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I have had Uconnect with iphone on both my 2011 and 2012 wrangler and have had ZERO issues with people hearing me, using the system, etc. I listen to music through itunes etc. My only two cents is that Iphone with ATT is garbage...while this wouldn't have much to do with Uconnect, I know people who have had similar problems with bluetooth devices with Iphone/ATT while others using the same device had no problems with Iphone.Verizon. Could just be coincidence
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I have had Uconnect with iphone on both my 2011 and 2012 wrangler and have had ZERO issues with people hearing me, using the system, etc. I listen to music through itunes etc. My only two cents is that Iphone with ATT is garbage...while this wouldn't have much to do with Uconnect, I know people who have had similar problems with bluetooth devices with Iphone/ATT while others using the same device had no problems with Iphone.Verizon. Could just be coincidence
I have the 730n nav system and the iPhone 4. Again a little over two months and love it never had and issue until this hiccup. I'll be drying back home today and will see if it happens again. It really is a great system overall compared to my 2010 gmc terrain. I'll keep you posted.
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The only thing I do not like or an issue with Uconnect, is when it my iPhone is connected it becomes silent and no alerts are heard. For example, when a text message comes in I don't hear the alert. I haven't had any issues with my wife's iPhone pairing instead of mine while in the Jeep, she is set at a different priority in the system.
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The only thing I do not like or an issue with Uconnect, is when it my iPhone is connected it becomes silent and no alerts are heard. For example, when a text message comes in I don't hear the alert. I haven't had any issues with my wife's iPhone pairing instead of mine while in the Jeep, she is set at a different priority in the system.
This is true if you are listening to the radio, but if you are listening to Itunes thru your Iphone then you will here the text msg alerts, tones, etc.
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The only thing I do not like or an issue with Uconnect, is when it my iPhone is connected it becomes silent and no alerts are heard. For example, when a text message comes in I don't hear the alert. I haven't had any issues with my wife's iPhone pairing instead of mine while in the Jeep, she is set at a different priority in the system.
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This is true if you are listening to the radio, but if you are listening to Itunes thru your Iphone then you will here the text msg alerts, tones, etc.
When a text comes through on my phone, the sound quiets down for a moment. While I don't hear an alert, that's how I know something happened.
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If you are talking about getting a notification thru the Uconnect system, this will not happen and it's not a Uconnect issue. The phone does not send a notification message to Uconnect to announce it. The current Apple products don't support the needed Bluetooth profile MAP (message access profile). Apple is supposed to support MAP with iOS6 coming out in October (they say). The only alerts that you'll hear will come from your phone. If you're not getting those alerts, you may want to reboot the phone. O use the 4 & 4S both. Several times a month I have to reboot both of them for issues other than bluetooth. With the iPhones, this is done by holding the power and home buttons both till the white apple appears. Then release them, the phone will reboot.


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When a text comes through on my phone, the sound quiets down for a moment. While I don't hear an alert, that's how I know something happened.
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true, the iPhone will stream it while in streaming audio mode only. Other than that, no.


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This is true if you are listening to the radio, but if you are listening to Itunes thru your Iphone then you will here the text msg alerts, tones, etc.
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If you are talking about getting a notification thru the Uconnect system, this will not happen and it's not a Uconnect issue. The phone does not send a notification message to Uconnect to announce it. The current Apple products don't support the needed Bluetooth profile MAP (message access profile). Apple is supposed to support MAP with iOS6 coming out in October (they say). The only alerts that you'll hear will come from your phone. If you're not getting those alerts, you may want to reboot the phone. O use the 4 & 4S both. Several times a month I have to reboot both of them for issues other than bluetooth. With the iPhones, this is done by holding the power and home buttons both till the white apple appears. Then release them, the phone will reboot.
I wouldn't consider it a problem, I'm just sayin' that's what happens...

Prior to my iPhone 4s, I had an HTC Evo. There were a lot of things I liked about the Evo, but probably more I hated. The iPhone's far from perfect, too. While I like my iPhone, I'm not overly ecstatic with it.
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I only use the iPhones because they're supplied for work. There's several things that I don't care for either. But the same goes for the Android phones. Some work better at some features and worse at others. I'll be doing some testing on a friends new HTC EVO and Uconnect next week. We'll see how it goes.


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I wouldn't consider it a problem, I'm just sayin' that's what happens...

Prior to my iPhone 4s, I had an HTC Evo. There were a lot of things I liked about the Evo, but probably more I hated. The iPhone's far from perfect, too. While I like my iPhone, I'm not overly ecstatic with it.
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So took the trip back from Orlando to Miami Beach. Upon start up in Orlando the radio came on and quickly back off. Drove a mile to get gas and the nav was working fine through speakers. Phone and radio would not work. As I pulled up to get gas the radio came back on ( all awhile blue tooth showed connect to phone) . Filled up started the journey home and everything was perfect all they way home. Many station changes and incoming an outgoing calls. Strange fluke thing?? Or a possible computer issue. As it has worked fine since May and just started yesterday, I'll monitor it and two weeks ready for oil change so will see!
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Good to know. I've been having the same exact problems with my uConnect - I will have to look into this.
I wouldn't think you should have the same issue since you have a 12. I have a 10 with the 730N RER radio. I think the upgrade is for that but it won't hurt to double check. The 12's should be as upgraded as you can get, hopefully.
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actually I have heard that there is an update due out in September or October 2012 for the Harman radios.



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I wouldn't think you should have the same issue since you have a 12. I have a 10 with the 730N RER radio. I think the upgrade is for that but it won't hurt to double check. The 12's should be as upgraded as you can get, hopefully.
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How do you unpair a phone with Uconnect? (iPhone 4)

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