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Hi, is anyone else experiencing bluetooth connectivity issues with iPhone?
I have the iPhone 11 with the latest iOS 13.3 but it will only connect with my Ghibli in maybe 1 out of 4 times I drive.
I put the car in the Maserati garage and they said that the car has latest software but they could not diagnose any fault.

Apple store checked my phone and that's all ok too- I have done countless resets on the phone and re-paired it with the car dozens of times but the problem persists.

Is this a compatibility issue? If so, how come it can connect sometimes?
 

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My iPhone 11Pro iOS 13.3 on a MY16 SQ4 connects always. But it takes more time to connect, than before (iOS 12).

Did you try to remove the connection in the iPhone and also in the MTC. Cycle power of your iPhone and Ghibli. Then setup again. If it still doesn't connect intermittent, I expect an issue with the BT module on the Ghibli.

Have you tried with another Smartphone?
 

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I have the same issue with the iPhone 11 Pro in my '16 SQ4. It connects once in a blue moon, but weirdly it connects as an audio source most of the times.
Unpairing and pairing the phone is also problematic, it works one in five times (after shutting down the car completely), and even if it says "pairing successful" it returns an error message. Quite annoyed with it, especially when this is the 4th iPhone I've used with the car since I got it in spring 2016 (had an 5S back then), and I'm afraid there is no fix as they won't issue a BT firmware update for the car anymore :(
 

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Is this site same issue with everyone that has an iPhone 11? Im waiting for my 2015 SQ4, and I already ordered my navtool with CarPlay, and im really hoping this isn't the issue. One of the main reasons I sold my Volvo was because the bluetooth drove me insane.
 

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Works every time for me. There is a Facebook poll on this on the Ghibli Group. I suspect maybe it's your poll, but if not, it seems 50/50 on people with and without issues.
 

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I have the iPhone Xs ... 13.3.1 ... connects without issue. Occasional issue hanging up where I need to pair the phone back to the car, but rare.
 

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Dammit I have had my 2016 Ghible for two weeks and experienced this issue repeatedly With my 11pro....gah what a joke for a car of this calibre?
 

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Bluetooth is hit or miss in every car I have ever driven, meaning there is an anomaly here and there from time to time. It's not necessarily, as you say the "calibre" of the car. The song on the display doesn't change even though the song changed and sometimes BT voice doesn't work as advertised. Reboot your phone.
 

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I haven't connected with bluetooth a few times either. I stopped the car. Then I started again my car and the bluetooth connected.
 

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I haven't connected with bluetooth a few times either. I stopped the car. Then I started again my car and the bluetooth connected.
Yup, every car and phone do this from time to time.
 

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Mine has the same problem. I have even tried to use android phones, but none of them could get connected.
 

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Nothing we can do. FCA needs to update their bluetooth firmware. Until then, all iPhones after iOS 13 cannot reliably connect. I suspect it has something to do with the new Smart Bluetooth standard, where at times the car doesn't see the phone as a phone.
 

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Nothing we can do. FCA needs to update their bluetooth firmware. Until then, all iPhones after iOS 13 cannot reliably connect. I suspect it has something to do with the new Smart Bluetooth standard, where at times the car doesn't see the phone as a phone.
Exactly
 

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I am going to install a CarPlay module with integrated BT which only cost 500 dollars in my country.
 

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I am going to install a CarPlay module with integrated BT which only cost 500 dollars in my country.
You will probably have the same BT anomalies everyone has every now and then. But if you do, get a module with Wireless CarPlay.
 
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