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iOS 5 Bluetooth Surprise


I have an iPhone 3GS. I have had it for two years and have upgraded to the newer iOS (Apple’s mobile operating system) versions along the way. I love my iPhone. Among other things, I love that I can hook it up to my car (Toyota Prius) via Bluetooth and use my car speakers as my “headset”. I can listen to my playlists, Pandora, iHeartRadio, basically anything with audio.

Here’s is what my radio looked like when hooked up to my iPhone…
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Yep limited controls… play and pause. One thing that bugged me is that I couldn’t navigate my playlists with without holding my iPhone… I don’t do that for two reasons… one distracted driving and because it’s now illegal in Oregon “hand hold” phones while driving.

I updated my iPhone to iOS 5 and when I got into my car I had a really nice surprise… I was surprised more because I thought Toyota had limited the controls like they do on the Navigation system… sorry… I digress that’s another venting session for another day… To my surprise, it was iOS which was limiting the functionality!
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YEP… now it looks like it does when I have a CD in… It lists the track information AND I can control skipping from my steering wheel! I can even use the RPT (repeat) or RAND (random) features. YIPPPPEEEEE!!! The little things that make me smile… :D

Where you surprised by any iOS 5 features?
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