Apple iOS4 Suffering From Bluetooth Connectivity Issues?

July 23, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Apple’s latest version of its operating software, called the iOS4, is reportedly leading to dropped Blutooth connections on the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS devices, according to several user posts on various online forums. The Bluetooth connection on the phones with iOS4 are said to get cut off automatically while pairing with headsets and in-car systems.

Users say that the connection is terminated suddenly between two properly paired devices and in some cases, the connection does not drop, but users receive a “no media found” message while attempting to play music. The quality of sound, while talking into a headset paired with the phone using Bluetooth, has also been reported to be inferior.

Users have posted on forums that they downloaded and installed a new copy of iOS4 when they experienced dropped connections, but it did not solve the problem. AppleCare has also been said to turn a deaf ear to user’s complaints and have refused to replace the device.

The iOS 4.0.1 update released by Apple as an attempt to solve the reception issue with the iPhone 4, has been found to be ineffective in solving the Bluetooth connection issue. However, some users mention that resetting the phone’s settings could fix the problem. This can be done by selecting Settings>General>Reset>Reset All Settings.

While the true extent of users affected by the problem is not known yet, Apple has not acknowledged or mentioned the issue. But for the company that only recently acknowledged the reception issue with the iPhone 4 and announced a fix for it, this seems like a case of being tossed out of the frying pan into the fire.

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