2013 Volvo XC60 – The Bluetooth is a Bit Wonky with my iPhone

April 2017 Update: I’ve had my Volvo for almost a year and I still love it. I’ve also gotten used to the quirkiness of the media of this particular auto. Friends of mine who have all different kinds of cars all have similar quirks related to the iPhone and their car’s blue-tooth. The new 2018 XC60 has the Apple Car Play, I’m pretty sure. Eventually, I’ll trade this for a new one.


April 2016: I just bought a 2013 Volvo XC60 that I love but the Bluetooth is a bit wonky with my iPhone.

Phone calls and Siri work great through the Bluetooth but the navigation apps on my iPhone do NOT work unless I have the Media/Bluetooth selected. If Radio is selected the Apple Maps/Google Maps do NOT ‘speak’. (It has to be on Media/Bluetooth). If I am NOT listening to an iTunes song at the time of using Apple Maps/Google Maps (Bluetooth selected), the Nav does NOT work.

This is corroborated by my friend who also has a 2013 Volvo.

I don’t think that I could possibly the only person to complain about this? Does anyone have a solution?

I was wondering if there was some kind of update to the Bluetooth that is more compatible with the new iPhone? Or maybe I could buy a new version of the media computer from a 2016? Would it fit?

Author: alanbrownart

I am a bitter, jaded artist, but otherwise in a good mood generally.

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