[Q] Bluetooth Phonebook (PBAP) Support?

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jbmn

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I previously owned the Evo and when I paired the bluetooth in my car with the phone, it immediately asked for permission to access the phonebook on the phone via PBAP (Phonebook Access Profile - a Bluetooth standard profile). This way the handset phonebook was accessible from the display on my car and also provided the information for Caller ID for contacts that existed in my address book.

I noticed when I paired the Epic with the car that the same thing didn't occur. When I try to access the handset phonebook from my car, it shows an entry for "MyInfo" and that is it. None of my other contacts are listed.

The question is whether there is a setting somewhere to allow this, or is the PBAP profile not available? In the technical specs for the phone, the PBA is listed as a profile for Bluetooth.
 

Ken B

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Same thing is happening to me. I have Ford Sync in an 08 Sable and it downloaded the phone book but when I try to voice dial it keeps asking me about "call MyInfo." Like that is the only listing there is. I am also having problems with the voice dialing on the phone itself (and not thru bluetooth), and with trying to record a memo. I keep getting the "try again" screen or "nothing is heard" notice. It's like the microphone is turned off. Anyone else having these problems? Thanks
 
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I notice that there is no 'handsfree' profile available for bluetooth devices in the epic. With my former windoze phone, I did not have access to voice features from a bluetooth device until I applied a 'handsfree' profile rather than the standard 'headset' profile.

Does anyone know whether this is going to be fixed anytime soon? I really want the ability to press the button on my bluetooth, thereby activating voice dial and then voice dialing right from the bluetooth device rather than from the phone. I do not like physically handling the phone at all while in the car.
 

jnadke

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Same thing is happening to me. I have Ford Sync in an 08 Sable and it downloaded the phone book but when I try to voice dial it keeps asking me about "call MyInfo." Like that is the only listing there is. I am also having problems with the voice dialing on the phone itself (and not thru bluetooth), and with trying to record a memo. I keep getting the "try again" screen or "nothing is heard" notice. It's like the microphone is turned off. Anyone else having these problems? Thanks

This is an issue with Ford Sync. It intercepts all interaction with the phone and doesn't relay any voice to the phone I believe. A feature I loved, but with 2.2 and 3.0 will become outdated quickly (I'd like to be able to issue Voice Actions over bluetooth for sending text messages and changing pandora stations).

Voice dialing on my '10 Fusion and Phonebook downloading works perfectly fine.
 

mrj76

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I notice that there is no 'handsfree' profile available for bluetooth devices in the epic. With my former windoze phone, I did not have access to voice features from a bluetooth device until I applied a 'handsfree' profile rather than the standard 'headset' profile.

Does anyone know whether this is going to be fixed anytime soon? I really want the ability to press the button on my bluetooth, thereby activating voice dial and then voice dialing right from the bluetooth device rather than from the phone. I do not like physically handling the phone at all while in the car.

I second that question. Sprint store tech says android 2.2 is suppose to fix that and everything else :cool:(exchange setting to allow attachment download) We'll see
 

CJNYC

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Same issue with BMW and Epic

I'm having this issue as well, exactly like the original poster described, but in a 2010 BMW 3-series with iDrive. This is a huge disappointment coming from an EVO and iPhone before that. Hopefully this issue will be resolved quickly or the phone might have to go back. I can deal with everything else, including the inexplicable lack of ability to move messages between folders in Exchange, but this is crucial as I spend a lot of time in my car. Ugh.
 

jbmn

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Fixed with the maintenance update?

So, here is an update on the situation. Yesterday I applied the Epic maintenance update that was just released. Today I was in the car when I received a call. Previously, my car would just show the phone number because it couldn't read the phone book on the phone, but today it showed the name and phone number. So I went into the "handset phonebook" option on my car, and it was able to see all of my Exchange contacts in the phone, something that I wasn't able to do previously.


It appears that this might've been addressed with the latest update, although the release notes (as far as I know) don't make any mention of it.
 

rufflez2010

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This happened to me the first time I synced my phone to a 2009 Mini Cooper S Works (similar to the BMW systems). All I got was "My Info". I was bummed out about it, since I'm in the market for a new car soon and I really liked the Cooper. I paired it to my girlfriend's VW Tiguan. Synced fast and easy and everything worked perfectly. So I was thinking, OK, stuck with a GTI then. Out of curiostity, I tried syncing it again to the Mini, and voila! Everything worked perfectly. It wasn't fixed by the DI07 update, this worked before I installed the update.
To all those having this issue, try syncing again. There wasn't anything that popped up on the phone or anything. I literally changed nothing, just retried it and it worked.
 

popacrisro

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I solved Samsung Xcover (S5690, Android 2.3.6) connection to a carkit on Renault Laguna 3.
Steps used:
1. I root phone;
2. I used ES File Explorer to access system files. In ES File Explorer settings I give root privileges.
3. I installed from Google Play program “Mount / system (rw / ro)” (free).
4. I run Mount/system (rw / ro) and I enabled "mount r/w". He is active several seconds, so it goes quickly to ES File Explorer.
5. I open ES File Explorer: --- / system / app /. I look for Bluetooth.apk and I renamed to bluetooth.apk.bak.
6. File bluetoothpbap ...... . apk does not start at all.
The biggest surprise was that the car recognizes the phone, contacts, media, everything.
I hope to work on other samsung phones (I think it's a general problem).