The subject pretty much says it all... unless I'm talking with someone on the phone, my bluetooth devices (and I've used more than one) will NOT play the audio that my phone is playing, even when an application states that it should be.
Example: when the phone is in "driving mode" and I want my new messages to play through Bluetooth audio rather than the external phone speaker, I can't get it to work.
Another example: I installed Drivesafe.ly. When I have that enabled, it should also play my new messages / emails through my Bluetooth. Again, it does not.
Anyone else having this problem? If so, is there a fix? This is incredibly annoying, as it pretty much makes using my Bluetooth while driving useless when people are sending me messages.
Some [most?] bluetooth devices will only connect to Phone Audio instead of all Audio.
Occasionally, the bluetooth device maker will release an app for it [Friend of mine has one of the Jawbone models that he has to install the app for in order to get it to work that way].
Problem is, I used the other headsets on my Blackberry before I upgraded to this phone, and they did exactly what I described the S II will not. It's very frustrating.
My current handsfree device is the Samsung WEP301 (which you would think a Samsung headset would be fully-compatible with a Samsung phone).
Perhaps, then, my problem rests with Samsung and I'll have to call their tech support... wonderful...
Hi, try the Bose series 2 bluetooth headset. It works. The key is looking for AD2P audio support on the headset.
Were you able to try a different headset or get help from Samsung? Let us know!
it sounds to me like a setting issue, the setting i speak of is actually under "dock settings" when you go to settings, select "dock settings" make sure "audio output mode" is selected. of course i could be wrong, but it is worth a try atleast hope it helps
Unfortunately it didn't work. What I on another website is this work sonly on stereo bluetooth headsets. The audio will not work on any normal blue tooth headset. I am not sure.
Okay, here's what I have figured out.
(a) Driving Mode will only remain ported to Bluetooth if you do NOT leave that "Voice Talk" app or lock the phone's screen. The application will keep the phone from automatically locking the screen so long as it is actively on the screen. Since I had the habit of always locking my phone after use, that's why it never worked for me.
(b) Many times after I speak a text message and certainly EVERY time after I hang up after a phone call, the application closes or the screen locks. Therefore, I now have to open the application back up after unlocking the screen, which totally ruins the hands-free option of this app.
So, all in all, it is definitely more of a software issue / sloppy programming / sloppy software-hardware interfacing. HOPEFULLY, these issues will be addressed and rectified.
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