November 3rd, 2011, 10:06 AM
Join Date: Nov 2011
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I just bought the gs2 a couple of days ago, changing from iphone. I have a 2011 sonata and was having the exact same problem, along with the "phonebook downloading" getting stuck in a forever cycle. After reading through every source I could find, I was finally able to get phone and my car talking. It works beautifully now. I did several things, I'm not sure which ones mattered and which ones didn't, but I will share them all with you. I will check back in a few days to this thread...if I am unclear about something, post it and I will try to clarify.
Just to be clear, I have an AT&T Galaxy s2...I don't know if it makes a difference, but there are apparantly differences with the same phone through other providers.
1st, I deleted all of my car's list of phones and started over.
When I paired my phone with my car, a notice came up on the top of my phone's screen asking if I wanted to let my car communicate with my phone (I don't remember the exact wording of the prompt). I pulled down the screen, clicked in, and selected "always".
2nd, I powered my phone off while in the car with the car running, and then back on again. I don't know why this would matter, but several threads indicated that it made a difference, so I did it.
3rd, I adjusted some of my phone settings. Again, I don't know if it matters or not, but here are the settings on my phone currently...and everything works.
-open voice input and output
-open voice recognition
-select samsung powered by Vlingo
-go back to voice input and output
-open voice recognition settings
*the following are my settings on this page
language : English
web search engine : google
auto-dial : always
use location : check
hide offensive words : check
auto-punctuation : check
listen over bluetooth : check
auto start listening : check
***then a little lower on the page is "voice talk settings"...click on that
launch on Bluetooth : off
autostart speakerphone : off
show body of message: off
wake up command : check
only on while charging: off
speak prompts: check
go back to voice input and output
open "text to speech settings"
Driving mode : check
***open "driving mode settings"
incoming call : check
message : check
everything else: off
4th I powered off my phone again, turned it back on.
My sonata connected, downloaded the phonebook, and functioned perfectly.
I hope this helps if you haven't got it figured out already!