Anyone having problems with their bluetooth on the Galaxy S3? I have a plantronics M1100 that I can no longer give the phone commands through. When I double click it to give a command (eg. Call home) the S voice on the phone turns on wants to know what I want to do. I have spoken to both Verizon and Samsung Tech Support and they can't figure it out....
I have the same issue, I'm really disappointed with the way Android operating system phones in general handle bluetooth headset calls. My 15 year old basic phone could handle them without a problem. When I got my Incredible a few years back it was a nightmare before they final released a few fixes for it. I hope someone has a work around for this or Samsung will be releasing a fix.
Yes, I'm starting to miss my Droid Inc. The GS3 won't auto-connect to my Bluetooth audio in my car using my Blackberry Stereo Gateway. It connects to my car's phone Bluetooth fine, but I have to manually connect the audio profile. Not a huge issue, but my 3 year old phone use to be able to do it, you would think the GS3 would too.
Yes, I have tried to following:
A soft reset, hard reset, unpaired devices, repaired devices, had the phone unlocked mode when turning my car. I notice that when the Bluetooth audio is on, the phone detects it and wants to connect, but then it can't. Something is going awry at this time. I did an internet search and scores of other people are having the same issue with their VZ GS3 phones? ICS update please.
I've found a solution but it is a paid app called Cyberon Voice, $5.99 download on the app store. It works fantastic, I have a password lock on my phone and am able to connect dial and recieve calls as I SHOULD be able to do with ICS! It's crazy after shelling out $250 for the latest and greatest phone I then needed to pay to get my bluetooth to work. FAIL for Android
Having read yours and others questions regarding the Galaxy S III problems with HANDS FREE calling in your vehicle, I am happy to say I have the answer, but not the one you want to hear. I own two GM vehicles and the S III was supposed to be compatible with both, but they aren't. Have been on the phone continually this past week with Verizon, Samsung and GM. I too can call out if I select the contact or use a speed dial number, but NOT with VOICE RECOGNITION. GM had me vehicle software checked and everything. The final result was given in a conference call with Verizon and Samsung this past Wednesday. RESULT: The S III will not work with your vehicle due to the fact that it has S-Voice and everything associated with S-Voice is relative to theory. This same problem occurs in the Apple I-5 phone. Voice recognition has no way to decypher certain understandings. Example: If you tell it to call Bob Smith, then it appears on your phone all the Bob's in your directory or Call Dianne mobile and it will call a different Dianne that is set up differently. BASICALLY; They have a major problem with this and they do not seem too reluctant to fix it. Therefore both my S III's are going back on Monday. I will probably revert back to my Fascinate that worked perfectly fine........
Yes please tell us the settings. I could connect my headset and receive calls but trying to make an outgoing call with the headset while the phone was locked was a no go. I would have to unlock the phone by typing in my pin before I could make an outbound call and even then it didn't work that great.
Thigs is what worked for me....turn on phone Bluetooth and headset Bluetooth ....when notification comes up tap on Bluetooth .... Tap the gear on right side and check both call and media audio.....worked for me... Neither Verizon or Samsung were aware of the setting.... Good luck....
My problem is with a lock screen, hitting the headset of my bluetooth doesn't allow svoice to work. It actually comes on (as I can hear it ding), but it ignores everything I say. I have to unlock the phone and it works great then. I had the evo and evo3d before and never had a problem. It must be because s-voice is an app. Wonder if we can use regular bluetooth calling instead of s-voice? I usually leave my phone in my pocket to make calls, so very frustrating having to unlock the phone first.
On the main screen touch phone ..... Bottom left touch menu....then touch call settings....then accessory settings for call.... Under Bluetooth touch outgoing call conditions...see if the make calls while locked is checked.......
Hope this helps... It worked for me...it still goes through Svoice as far as I can tell...I don't believe the phone has commands that we can talk directly to when using Bluetooth .
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Mine was already defaulted to that. It still doesn't work. This is using the jabra speaker phone in the car. So we tried the xbox 360 headset and it doesn't unlock the screen either. They both work when the screen is already unlocked though. We tried with both regular gesture lock and with face unlock (and 2 s3 phones), so apparently its one of the major fails for this phone. I still love the phone, but this has just got to be fixed or allow us to use the default bluetooth like other android phone. Maybe certain bluetooth devices unlock since yours does. Can you tell me the kind you have? And also confirm you are using pin/gesture lock.
My Bluetooth is a plantronics M1100. My phone is in the SWIPE to unlock mode. I just tried with my bluetooth and it worked fine and unlocked the phone....I have a 2007 Lexus that has Bluetooth but I cannot give commands to the phone with it. I can give it commands like dial by number and it works. I think there are some older Bluetooth devices that are not compatible with the new phones... Mine works fine now....good luck....
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Is not having a password to get into your phone better security? I would prefer to have a password to unlock my phone incase I lose my phone somewhere. Letting bluetooth control my phone would only be a problem if someone were to get a hold of my headset and my phone together, which is about 10% of the time and only when I'm in my car. the other 90% i have my phone outside of the car and I don't carry my headset with me. If someone were to steal my phone then the phone is locked and they can't get in to pair a different bluetooth headset correct? Maybe i'm missing something?
I think he's referring to unlocking the phone though. If somebody living with you got your headset, they could hit the button and it would unlock yourr phone and they'd have access to everything easily. But bluetooth doesn't need to unlock the phone, it just needs to allow calls to be made and that's what is failing as s-voice can't "hear" or accept commands when locked.
I am not knocking having a security code.. I think it is great. I am only saying I don't think you can use your Bluetooth when the phone is locked with a security code.. Someone should contact Samsung and hopefully get the answer instead of us making so many assumptions...1-800-734-5870.
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Two things - you are partly correct in what you are saying, however on my other phones bluetooth didn't "unlock" the device, it just allowed calls to be made, which you noted already the settings/accessory option even allows. In the s3 case, it uses an app (s-voice) to make the calls, so apparently the device has to be unlocked to use. I just want the ability to make a call with my bluetooth - I don't want it it to unlock the phone, just make a call since I've paired the device that means I should allow that. Maybe its an ICS issue or new bluetooth security feature, but I'm thinking its the s-voice causing the issue. I have no idea what the evo or evo3d used to make calls, but it probably wasn't an app. However bluetooth does start s-voice even in lock mode, but it doesn't recognize any voice commands until the phone is unlocked. Probably a bug.
Hopefully nobody ever steals your phone, but if you have no data on the phone or care about that, then no big deal. I have work info on my phone and we are required to keep it password protected to use corporate email. just my opinion too
The problems associated with making bluetooth voice calls with the S3 fall into two categories. One is the pairing of the S3 with the bluetooth headset, speakerphone or automobile system. There have been several suggestions in this thread regarding this issue. The other issue is the ability of the S3 to make voice calls with or without a bluetooth device. My view is that the S3 using S-Voice cannot do this without looking at the phone as there are text messages without voice responses. If you want to make voice calls without looking at the S3 screen you need a bluetooth headset or speakerphone with its own voice dialing capability. I purchased the Parrot Minikit + portable bluetooth speakerphone and it works fine. Speakerphones like the Motorola T325 and Roadster 2 that rely on the phone for voice dialing do not work well.I believe that most automobile bluetooth systems have their own voice dialing capability and therefore work well, once paired properly. I have not found a website that lists headsets or speakerphones with self-contained voice dialing capability. If anyone knows of one, please let us know.
I need help! I just got my Galaxy S3 yesterday and it will not see my bluetooth in my car. I have 'unpaired' it from my old phone and still it does not see it. I can see my neighbors' devices, but not mine. I need it to work so I have hands free driving. Anyone please help.
open your notification window ( Place a finger at the top of your screen and drag it down )> you should now be on your notification window)>Select the Bluetooth icon( >B ) on the top far left hand side> it should be lit up now> now go down into your Notifications Box it should say "Bluetooth available" select that> Now it should say the name of your Phone near the top of your screen and say "Not visible to other Bluetooth devices" select that and make sure the box is highlighted> now try pairing it with your car and devices.
Please tell me if this helped you?