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Old 03-23-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Just found out that I can stream Music from My phone via Blue Tooth

I have the hands free phone package on my jeep. After owning the jeep for over a month. I just realized how to stream music from my phone to the jeep stereo system via BT. This is pretty exciting.

It's like a new discovery. I had purchased the audio cable and I was using the wired method until now.

I had tried it before but didn't work so I had given up on it until one day I discovered it by accident. Mind you, if I had not discovered it, who knows how much longer I would have gone with the wired method.

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wonder how bad that is on the battery using bt the whole time compared to wired...

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I too discovered this by accident, couldn't figure out why certain songs were playing when I knew they weren't on my Ipod.

I also discovered how strong the hands free is in our Jeep, only not on my phone.

My husband was in front of me at a stop sign in our old 02 Wrangler. His phone rang through my Jeep, so I took the call. I was shocked when it popped up, and even more so when the light turned and he got about a cars length in front of me and I still was on the call.

I told him it's a good thing it wasn't his girlfriend, I might have had to just put it in 4 low and crawl right over the top of him!! Haha
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wonder how bad that is on the battery using bt the whole time compared to wired...
It uses it up on my iphone pretty fast...but you can also plug the phone into the center console USB port and charge it while you roll, so...

(I know there's also the radio outlet, but I hate wires dangling around my shifter.)
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It uses it up on my iphone pretty fast...but you can also plug the phone into the center console USB port and charge it while you roll, so...

(I know there's also the radio outlet, but I hate wires dangling around my shifter.)
well yea I thought the point OP was trying to make was NO MORE WIRES lol...guess you can't win them all. :bang head:

I actually wrap my lanyard around my shifter while driving lol..not sure why, guess a habit.
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I have the hands free phone package on my jeep. After owning the jeep for over a month. I just realized how to stream music from my phone to the jeep stereo system via BT. This is pretty exciting.

It's like a new discovery. I had purchased the audio cable and I was using the wired method until now.

I had tried it before but didn't work so I had given up on it until one day I discovered it by accident. Mind you, if I had not discovered it, who knows how much longer I would have gone with the wired method.
How is your reception from the iPhone to the radio? mines not bad... I was just about to post if there was a "best place" to put the phone for the best reception. I have just been putting mine in the cup holder. Mine sounds like everything was recorded on record...
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Thanks for asking mate. It will be 5 weeks on Monday. Just got the sling off this week and the doctor has given the okay to go to the next stage for physiotherapy. Coming along pretty well.

I still need to wait for a month to install the skid plates. They have been sitting in my garage for 4 weeks now.
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How is your reception from the iPhone to the radio? mines not bad... I was just about to post if there was a "best place" to put the phone for the best reception. I have just been putting mine in the cup holder. Mine sounds like everything was recorded on record...

The reception is awesome and I mean awesome. I leave my phone in the cup holder or sometimes I will give it to my little boy in the back seat and let him choose the songs. No issues with the reception whatsoever.
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wonder how bad that is on the battery using bt the whole time compared to wired...
Eats up the battery. I always carry a spare battery with me so a quick swap and I am good to go. Can do it only once though.
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Try the myphone pro app on iPhone. Makes it even better. Better sound And easier to control. I select the large speaker setting (rather than car) - sounds great.

Bluetooth works great in the jeep!
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I got an aftermarket stereo on my YJ n I can stream music via BT as well! Love it! As far as battery used up on my phone cause of BT? Not big deal since I always have it plugged into charger =)
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:15 PM   #13
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Once you figured out that, then you can stream Pandora and such from your phone too. Another thing I did was to download audio books from my local library for free -- and stream that through my stereo as well. Needless to say, I never renewed my Sirius account after I figured this out.

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Does anyone have a problem when you keep the phone on? For example I get it to connect but if I keep my phone on the playlist or home screen the song speeds up like the chipmunks are singing. I also have our sons iPad connected and he was trying to watch a movie but using the sound through the Bluetooth wouldn't work cause he couldnt watch and listen at the same time without it speeding up As soon as he turns the screen off it comes in clear.
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If your radio is either of these: res, req,rhb,rbz then:
This can be fixed with the uconnect sw update this can be done either by the dealer (tsb #08-036-11 rev A, or you can pm me with an email address and I can send you the file.. Many here have performed it themself.


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Does anyone have a problem when you keep the phone on? For example I get it to connect but if I keep my phone on the playlist or home screen the song speeds up like the chipmunks are singing. I also have our sons iPad connected and he was trying to watch a movie but using the sound through the Bluetooth wouldn't work cause he couldnt watch and listen at the same time without it speeding up As soon as he turns the screen off it comes in clear.
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Will any of the '12 stereos stream off of bt? I casually looked for the option once but thats about it and didn't find it, I can take calls and that sort for sure.
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As long as the phone is within the bluetooth signal range, the reception will be the same. The BT range is within 30 ft of the radio. So the reception would be the same if the phone was in the center console, a non metallic breifcase in the rear seat or on a shelf inside the house and your jeep parked in your driveway.



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Kb, how are you doing,
Just thinking, have you considered installing a 12v power port (lighter) in the console and then using a USB charger plugged into the phone? This way you wouldn't have cables dangling fro the dash but hidden in the console instead. This would give you acconcealed way to charge and still stream audio.


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It uses it up on my iphone pretty fast...but you can also plug the phone into the center console USB port and charge it while you roll, so...

(I know there's also the radio outlet, but I hate wires dangling around my shifter.)
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Try the myphone pro app on iPhone. Makes it even better. Better sound And easier to control. I select the large speaker setting (rather than car) - sounds great.

Bluetooth works great in the jeep!
App store on my iPhone doesn't list it. Is that the name of the app?
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I had a 2011 sport that i could do it with. But now i got a 2010 rubi and cant figure out how to do it. Pleaseeee tell mee howww
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When I discovered this I immediately loaded up a video on my phone; however, processing delay caused a lack of sync with the screen action.
So much for that idea!

Glad to read that the arm is getting better Sunny!
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If your radio is either of these: res, req,rhb,rbz then:
This can be fixed with the uconnect sw update this can be done either by the dealer (tsb #08-036-11 rev A, or you can pm me with an email address and I can send you the file.. Many here have performed it themself.
Thank you so much. I'll PM you.
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Streaming audio wasn't supported until 2011. You could buy a 2011 or even a 2012 module and it would be a simple PnP install.




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Streaming audio wasn't supported until 2011. You could buy a 2011 or even a 2012 module and it would be a simple PnP install.
Well that sux!
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Will any of the '12 stereos stream off of bt? I casually looked for the option once but thats about it and didn't find it, I can take calls and that sort for sure.
I have a 2012 and the way I figured it out by accident was by using the steering mounted sound controls on the right side. The one behind the steering for the volume. The center button on these set of switches toggles the stereo to FM, AM, SAT and also to Blue Tooth.

But to do all that, the phone should have already been set-up and paired with your Jeep and the BT needs to be on. It will not toggle to BT if your phone BT is off.
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Yes the 2012 stereos will play streaming audio. Which radio do you have? The should be an "AUX" button for the RES & REQ radios, then on the RHB or RBZ radios you will press the "MEDIA" button then select "AUX" in the upper tabs. OR, you could just press the VR button and say "streaming audio" and it should start play. ON some phones you need to initiate the playback from the phone directly after the above steps are done. Some phones start automatic playback.



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