Bluetooth not working with my 2011 Hyundai SonataSupport


  1. BigSlick

    BigSlick Active Member

    I just purchased the new 2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo. My wifes phone is a Samsung Rogue and works great with the BT without any problems at all.

    My Incredibe, however, doesnt work with it for shit. I get it to pair and connect right away. It says it's connected to voice and media, then all of a sudden it just says that its connected to media. I dont even see how its connected to media cause it wont play music thought the cars speakers when it says it is doing so. I press the BT button and the car shows downloading phone book for about 2 seconds and goes away. No voice asking me the name or number or anything. This is pretty frustrating. I know other people had similar problems so I figured I would start a new thread and see if anyone is still having issues and if there is a fix for it.

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  2. ctc

    ctc Well-Known Member

    I had some problems with the phonebook transfer on our 11 Sonata and then one day it just worked. Other than that, the music over BT always worked for me. However, you do have to press the CD/Aux button to listen to music over BT.
  3. BigSlick

    BigSlick Active Member

    Yeah my phone doesn't do either. I did have it on the cd/aux too, and nothing. I tried it over and over and it still doesn't work.
  4. ctc

    ctc Well-Known Member

    Have you tried deleting and re-pairing?

    One annoying thing it does to me is sometimes I have to go into the BT settings and manually tell it to connect to my phone. My wife is the primary driver and her old LG connects every time and works fine. The root problem is the bluetooth stack on the Inc. My co-worker has an Inc and just got a 2011 Ford Edge. He has had problems getting it working with MS Sync too.
  5. BigSlick

    BigSlick Active Member

    I tried deleting it and re-pairing a few times and still doesn't work! I don't understand why they don't give us an update of some sort to fix the BT on our phones. I would be happy if there was an app I could get that actually worked and would replace the stock BT program.
  6. ctc

    ctc Well-Known Member

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  8. BigSlick

    BigSlick Active Member

    The second one might be more promising. I'm gonna give it a shot and see what happens. Not gonna get my hopes up though. Thanks for the links, I'll give an update after I try it.
  9. BigSlick

    BigSlick Active Member

    No good, it asks for your phone to be rooted and mine isn't. This is crazy cause I read of people having no problems with the same phone and car! I don't understand how it could be.
  10. rman18

    rman18 Active Member

    I have the 2011 Sante Fe and I have no issues. I heard some people that need to go into the bluetooth settings and give it permission to the phone book or something like that.

    Mine just always worked.
  11. esportshan

    esportshan New Member

    i have the same exact issue. i have an incredible with android 2.2. purchased a new sonata 2.0t. phone pairs and connects with sonata bluetooth but gets locked up on downloading phonebook. i took it to the dealer twice asking if it is a car bluetooth problem or if the phone is incompatible. after the second trip and the tech talking on the phone with hyundai engineers, the problem is that the sonata bt and android is not completely compatible. the new sonatas do not have internal flash memory to store your contacts so it tries to use the contacts in your phone book when it's "downloading".

    the only solution to get the bluetooth working was to set the car setting on download contacts to no. then when the phone pairs with the car, your phone will ask you if you want the sonata to access your phonebook and you say no. now the phone is paired with the car without trying to "download" contacts so you can do dial by number only, answer calls, and bt streaming (i.e. pandora, slacker, etc.) You won't be able to store phone numbers or names by voice or dial by name as it needs to access the phone's contact. It's better than nothing until the android os becomes compatible with the sonata bt system. hope this helps and if anybody else gets it to work, let us know.
  12. mirneo515

    mirneo515 New Member

    I have samsung captivate and goes fine with my new sonata 2011.
    Just make sure u go to settings and enable stream media from bluetooth.
    Also once ur phone got paired u need hit media button in order to play ur music....it gets from there pretty well u can control the media from u steering mounted controls too... only drawback I would say is it wont say what song ur playing.... it just says source: galaxy s media: file...
    hope this helps...
  13. aquatixx

    aquatixx New Member

  14. pfs2978

    pfs2978 Member

    Hope you get it worked out, I just purchased a 2011 Sonata GLS and it paried and synced right away with no trouble.
  15. aquatixx

    aquatixx New Member

    Well I have good news for some of you who have had the Incredible sync problem I and some others have described earlier. After 2 weeks or so of the "Phonebook Downloading" hangup I finally got a message saying "Transfer Complete" on the Sonata LCD. Since then I can do everything normally: Dial by name, number, play music and use GPS over bluetooth. So much better!
    So my advice is to others is to be patient. My contact list is huge so it may take yours awhile too. Also the hangup still occurs from time to time (but only briefly) after I've added contacts to the phone. I then get the same "Transfer Complete" message after it's done updating amd all works normally again.
  16. ketulshah1981

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  17. FilBrian

    FilBrian Member

    I was having the same problem. I have a 2011 Kia Soul and I couldn't get past the downloading phonebook. Until I spoke with my sales guy and he suggested I clear my call log on my phone. After doing that it said transfer complete. Now everything works. Calls, phonebook and music streaming. Try it out and spread the word to any Hyundai/Kia owners.
  18. kmonnia

    kmonnia New Member

    Thank you so much. I was having trouble where it just kept saying downloading phone book. I deleted my call history and it worked like a charm! I am so excited.
  19. BigSlick

    BigSlick Active Member

    Ok now I'm gonna have to try again today and see if it works for me!
  20. JohnMy

    JohnMy New Member

    Deleting the call history gets rid of the downloading phonebook problem! Thank you!
  21. jmers

    jmers New Member

    I was having the same issue with a 12 sonata 2.0 and my incredible just worked finally after clearing the call history. before that it wouldn't say anything, very strange, but hopefully it keeps working. thanks for everyone's help.
  22. BigSlick

    BigSlick Active Member

    It definitely works and has been working for me since I did this. I just make sure i dont keep a long history of calls logs.
  23. here.david

    here.david New Member

    No issue here. Vibrant on 2.3.5 MIUI. However once after I flashed a new ROM, I went to fast had these issues too yet all I did was DELETE ALL and start fresh and everything worked.
  24. alight

    alight New Member

    Try getting "Bluetooth File Transfer" app--it took care of my contact upload issues..
  25. gsalmins

    gsalmins New Member

    I had the same problem with my HTC Raider and my 2011 Sonata. I found out there may be a compatibility issue. So I downloaded and installed VLINGO on my phone, disabled Google's voice recognition and made VLINGO the default. Now everything works fine.

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