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#1 Emme

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:54 AM

So my car is on its way be here in a matter of weeks.

I have just got an iPhone and was wondering how this will work with the car.

I don't have the blue tooth option but will be using it as an iPod. How does calling work when it is plugged in with the data cable. Will the music stop so the phone can ring?

I also have freenav downloaded does anyone know how this will work when it is plugged in?

I know people have had various problems with iPhones due to a software issue. I assume a new car will have the latest software on or would I check this when I collect the car?

I wish it was here, the waiting is horrid!

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:02 PM

I don't think you can use the phone via the stereo when it's plugged in via the USB, pretty sure the phone just acts as an external storage device for music. I might be wrong though as I always just use bluetooth.

I wish it was here, the waiting is horrid!


It will be worth the wait! I ordered my Fiesta in June 2009 and finally got it in the September and absolutely fell in love with it :wub:

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:33 PM

Can I just use the phone as normal or does this mean unplugging it o take a call?

Just curious

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:08 PM

If you have the high-level bluetooth/USB/VC option, you can make a call and listen to music over bluetooth - no cables required. it will even show the artist and title on the screen over bluetooth (iPhone 4S only)

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:26 PM

If you have the high-level bluetooth/USB/VC option, you can make a call and listen to music over bluetooth - no cables required. it will even show the artist and title on the screen over bluetooth (iPhone 4S only)


Just to add iPhone 4 does this too

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:47 PM

Sadly no Bluetooth. The dealer is giving me one of those fancy cables though and just wondered how it would work.

I may consider getting an after market blue tooth or Sony stereo as its a motability car anything I get with it goes back with it. So if I buy a stereo Icahn switch them back at hand over time.

It all depends on what type of functionality I get with the cable no blue tooth and with it being an iPhone.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:12 PM

Ok I figured out exactly what I need to know :D

When the iPhone is connected can I still operate the phone from the handset. Use siri to make calls etc. no Bluetooth involved.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:27 PM

Just to add iPhone 4 does this too


Does it display tracks? I thought only the S displays the artist/track etc over bluetooth...

I don't have an iPhone to try it for myself - I personally use a Windows phone which even reads aloud text messages and allows you to dictate a reply - so I was basing it on what I have heard

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:06 PM

The cables work great, brings up an ipod-like menu on the dash. My advice would be to run seperate cables though, the cable is a bit awkward in length.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:13 PM

But what about calls????? I assume without luetooth I cannot make them through the stereo? So I would have to use the handset. But would the handset work if it is plugged into the car?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:19 PM

Not sure, do you have an iPod/iPhone dock? Best way is to hook it up and see if you can still use phone functions.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:29 PM

Not sure, do you have an iPod/iPhone dock? Best way is to hook it up and see if you can still use phone functions.


I have a dock but I know car cables work differently sometimes. So not sure.

Will have to wait for the car.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:45 PM

Hi Emme,

Am I right in thinking you are getting a Zetec S?

All Zetec's and ZS's come with free bluetooth and usb sony upgrade for free in March

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:27 PM

Hi Emme,

Am I right in thinking you are getting a Zetec S?

All Zetec's and ZS's come with free bluetooth and usb sony upgrade for free in March


It's on motability though so don't know if that cancels it out. I'll ring the dealer to check tomorrow as that would be awesome!

Em xxxx

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:52 PM

To clear things up, this is what you need to know.

Without bluetooth, you cannot make a phone call via the radio. It will simply be a MP3 player. With the recent radio update, you no longer need Ford's "Y" cable to play audio. All you need now is the standard Apple data sync cable.

When you have the iPhone pluged into the USB slot, the car will charge your phone, just like it would when connected to a computer. You will still have full control of the handset.

The above is assuming you will have USB in the car. If you only have the 3.5mm AUX port, none of the above applies.

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