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      07-20-2019, 10:49 PM   #353
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I found I had to turn the AUX volume all the way down, and that made my audio nice and clear. Was expecting to need to turn the volume up, but it made the quality worse and worse.

So far I haven’t been able to get my phone to auto connect properly when I get in each time, but I reckon it’s something to do with iOS 13 beta. If I toggle this in the Bluetooth settings, CarPlay appears moments later every time.

Definitely some incompatibility with the box though, since wireless CarPlay connects fine with the X7 I’m driving atm.
I’m also using iOS 13 and auto connect works most of the time, not always. Also I’ve tried to lower down the volume and even at 10% sounds bad. So I took my headphones and connected them to the AUX cable that comes out from the box and stills sound bad, so definitely something is wrong with the CarPlay interface. I’ve managed to make audio sound great connecting the iPhone via USB and linking number “8” to that source, sacrificing “wireless” usage.
Can you take a photo of the version of the software that your CarPlay box is running? It's in the settings for the box. Screen looks like this, I'm curious if yours is running a different version from mine which may explain why your auto connect is working sometimes where as mine does not work at all.
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I also found it interesting your ACP is showing up with a left hand side icons where most RHD cars should have it on the right hand side.

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I also found it interesting your ACP is showing up with a left hand side icons where most RHD cars should have it on the right hand side.

Yes it may be a setting in the CarPlay box that I haven't changed, though since it's not a touchscreen I kind of like it on the left instead. I have an android head unit with CarPlay in my work car, and it has settings that let you change it to either side. It's a touchscreen so I have it on the right.
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I also found it interesting your ACP is showing up with a left hand side icons where most RHD cars should have it on the right hand side.

Yes it may be a setting in the CarPlay box that I haven't changed, though since it's not a touchscreen I kind of like it on the left instead. I have an android head unit with CarPlay in my work car, and it has settings that let you change it to either side. It's a touchscreen so I have it on the right.
Yea, it doesn't seem like a big deal for a non touchscreen. Just thought I make a note of it lol. Mine just shipped.
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Interesting!

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3302...557d3c00QUoeEt

I had this in my cart.. and it shows $319. Wow.



I orderd it at $280 + 2.75% cashback from Ebates.
Hey, well that definitely beat my deal then!
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Interesting!

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3302...557d3c00QUoeEt

I had this in my cart.. and it shows $319. Wow.



I orderd it at $280 + 2.75% cashback from Ebates.
Hey, well that definitely beat my deal then!
Thanks to your link! I wouldn't have ordered at the $319. I noticed it's now $319 even on the link you provided now.
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Can you take a photo of the version of the software that your CarPlay box is running? It's in the settings for the box. Screen looks like this, I'm curious if yours is running a different version from mine which may explain why your auto connect is working sometimes where as mine does not work at all.
This is the version my system has:

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It tries to connect to every paired iPhone in order until it finds one in range.

BTW, I'm still having bad audio quality via AUX . Maybe this software version has a bug. Does yours sound good in that version?

Also I've tried to do factory reset but asks me for a code, 0000 1234 and 8362 doesn't work.
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Hey coniman, yeah I don't have any real complaints about my audio quality.

My box looks the same as yours, but obviously running a slightly older firmware.

I've been in touch with Michael, maybe there is a newer version than yours that we can try upgrading to, will post when I hear back.
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For the record, I'm also running this version of the firmware and audio quality is fine (other than lacking some bass).
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@MJBO have you tried to unpair and pair again your iPhone? Have you paired more phones or only yours? Also in Bluetooth setting there is an option for auto-connect, just make sure itís checked.
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@MJBO have you tried to unpair and pair again your iPhone? Have you paired more phones or only yours? Also in Bluetooth setting there is an option for auto-connect, just make sure it’s checked.
I've tried unpairing and pairing mine again, with no effect. Basically if I watch the settings panel I can see the CarPlay wifi network repeatedly connect and disconnect. As soon as I toggle the CarPlay switch in the Bluetooth menu, it connects.

Haven't had a chance to try my fiancé's X running regular iOS 12, I will as soon as I can.
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