2014 Toyota Highlander: Iffy iPod Indexing
May 12, 2014
I didn't download the silly Entune software for our long-term 2014 Toyota Highlander. I'm not going to. It's silly. I don't want Toyota telling my telephone what to do. So maybe this "problem" would be fixed that way. I don't know. I won't be the one to find out though.
The issue? Our Highlander is trying to play songs, artists and albums that aren't on my iPhone.
Check the photos. Both of these are sorted alphabetically by album. The iPhone shows Acoustic EP by Against Me!, (untitled on my phone for some reason) Album by Elijah Wyman, The Amazing Royal Crowns by The Amazing Royal Crowns and Bakenal by Mischief Brew. Now check the one the Toyota shows. Hmm, something's different. ABCDEFG. That's an album by Chumbawamba that isn't on my iPhone but IS in my iTunes library.
There are a number of other items indexed on the Toyota that are in my iTunes cloud (streaming of those is disabled) that just aren't on the phone. Thankfully, the car doesn't waste too much time trying to find these things and just skips over the item as soon as it can't be found. Still, the whole thing is very odd.
Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 4,582 miles