I Don't Want Bluetooth Audio! - 2012 Honda CR-V Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Honda CR-V Long Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V: I Don't Want Bluetooth Audio!

August 16, 2012

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When I plug my iPhone into the CR-V to play music or a podcast it successfully plays ... for about 20 seconds. Then it goes quiet. Nothing I do can coax it into playing again.

Then I go into the Audio Source menu and call up Bluetooth Audio since my iPhone is paired for phone use. I then discover that it will successfully play in Bluetooth Audio. That's nice, except I don't want Bluetooth Audio. The sound quality's crap and I can't control anything besides play, pause, next and forward. If I wanted that functionality, I'd use a CD, which wouldn't sound like crap.

Others also noticed this annoying tendency, including Dan Edmunds who dug deeper and discovered that when you plug in your iPhone a little icon pops up on its screen. You press it, a menu pops up and then you tell the device where you want sound to be directed.

Hopefully you only have to do that once, though in other cars, you don't have to do it at all.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor


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