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I used to have Bluetooth streaming issues if I try to stream music or podcasts too soon after starting the car. I know the workaround for that. Now I can't get streaming to work at all. I can make phone calls in the car just fine, but when I try to play music, the phone shows it playing but no audio. Plugging into the aux port works. Rebooting both the car and the phone doesn't change anything. I think the next step is to try deleting the phone pairing and re-pairing. Has anyone else run into this on a G1? I've been using this for 3.5 years getting it to work fine, so I'm not sure why it stopped.
 

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Is your phone software up to date or did you recently update it and now the issue crops up? Just asking because it's not always the car's fault.
 

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Is your phone software up to date or did you recently update it and now the issue crops up? Just asking because it's not always the car's fault.
I have iOS 10.2.1 which was release in January. My iPhone updates automatically, and I know I've streamed music since them. This problem only started earlier this week.
 

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I've had this issue on and off in my '13 since I got the car. Very annoying. It hasn't bothered me lately, but I also had to swap my phone out for a replacement (sorry Apple, but your quality has gone downhill) so I of course deleted and re-paired. Maybe that did it.
 

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I've had this issue on and off in my '13 since I got the car. Very annoying. It hasn't bothered me lately, but I also had to swap my phone out for a replacement (sorry Apple, but your quality has gone downhill) so I of course deleted and re-paired. Maybe that did it.
The problem with no audio is usually fixed by swiping up from the bottom of the iPhone, swiping right to get the the music control panel, pressing the small triangle to switch audio to iPhone, then switching it back to the volt. That worked all 100% of the time until now. The other workaround is to now switch the source to Bluetooth until 30 seconds after starting the car. But now neither method works.
 

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Weird. Have you tried turning off bluetooth on your iPhone - waiting a while and turning it back on? If that doesn't work, you may want to try resetting the iPhone (pressing the right side lock button and the home button at the same time until you get the apple logo). Good luck.
 

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Weird. Have you tried turning off bluetooth on your iPhone - waiting a while and turning it back on? If that doesn't work, you may want to try resetting the iPhone (pressing the right side lock button and the home button at the same time until you get the apple logo). Good luck.
I figures powering the phone completely down and back up should have done the trick. But at this point I'll need to try everything. Another thing I'll try is to steal one of the kids phones to see if that streams. That will determine whether it's my phone or the car.
 

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I would also delete the pairing and redo the connection.

Note: I have only had my 2014 for a month or so. I have owned several cars with Bluetooth audio capability. I must say that so far the Volt is the quirkiest when it comes to Bluetooth music streaming.......by far! I hope the car proves to be more reliable than the audio system's ability to reconnect via Bluetooth after running in to the market or leaving for work in the morning. Still LOVE the car though.
 

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Delete phone from car. Delete car from phone. Restart phone. Restart car. Pair. Try.
Tried that. It didn't work. My phone has iOS 10.2.1. Then I tried my daughter's phone with 10.2.0 and it did work. More experimenting is required to narrow down
 

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Ok, problem solved, and boy do I feel like an idiot. Somehow the volume on my phone got turned all the way down, so audio was indeed flowing...just not at an audible level. When all of my family's iPhones were working, i just had to start singing that Sesame Street song "one of these things is not like the other...."

i immediately jumped to a buy in the system or a software update problem...
 
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I used to have Bluetooth streaming issues if I try to stream music or podcasts too soon after starting the car. I know the workaround for that. Now I can't get streaming to work at all. I can make phone calls in the car just fine, but when I try to play music, the phone shows it playing but no audio. Plugging into the aux port works. Rebooting both the car and the phone doesn't change anything. I think the next step is to try deleting the phone pairing and re-pairing. Has anyone else run into this on a G1? I've been using this for 3.5 years getting it to work fine, so I'm not sure why it stopped.
Check to see if you accidentally turned the volume all the way down when the phone was in your back pocket.
 

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I've been having the same issue on my 2013. Just like you, I didn't think to check the volume on my phone (since it shouldn't change on its own). This is my first car with bluetooth and I want my music in my car to be simple for once! I will report back my findings. Your post is still helping other people out, so thank you.
 

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I've been having the same issue on my 2013. Just like you, I didn't think to check the volume on my phone (since it shouldn't change on its own). This is my first car with bluetooth and I want my music in my car to be simple for once! I will report back my findings. Your post is still helping other people out, so thank you.
The other thing I have discovered is that when you start the car, count to 30 before trying to stream audio. Any attempts to try earlier will be hit or miss. Also, sometimes if there is no audio, just turning the volume knob on the Volt dashboard will cause audio to stream over bluetooth. On the flip side, if I have a Pandora paused, and I'm using Siri for turn by turn directions, a volume change will cause the last song I had playing to start (and my wife hates this "feature"). So touching the volume is like hitting play.
 
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