Entertainment - Bluetooth®
What is Bluetooth® audio?
Bluetooth® audio allows you to play music wirelessly through your vehicle’s audio system using a compatible, Bluetooth®-equipped device that has been paired with the system.
How do I know if my device will work with the system?
to see if your Bluetooth®-equipped device is compatible.
How do I set up my device to work with the system?
for instructions on pairing your compatible device with your vehicle.
How do I make calls using voice recognition?
When your paired phone is in the vehicle and turned on, you can make and answer calls without touching your phone. Just follow these simple commands and the system will walk you through the rest of the commands with ease.
At any time you may press the TALK button and after the beep say:
- “CALL” or “DIAL”
- “CALL” or “DIAL” + the person’s name you want to call (example: “CALL JOHN SMITH”).
- “CALL” or “DIAL” + the number you want to dial (example: “CALL 555-1212”).
Functions and options using voice recognition:
- Say “REDIAL” to call the last contact dialed.
- Say “CALL BACK” to call the last person who called you.
- Say “GO TO CONTACTS” or “SHOW CONTACTS” to display contact list.
- Say “RECENT CALLS” to display call history.
How will performance of voice recognition compare to that of my smartphone or mobile device?
The system uses your device’s mobile service, so the same level of performance will apply. For example, if you experience static on your smartphone due to low signal strength, then you will also experience static using voice recognition.
Where can I find assistance for using voice recognition?
To access help for using voice recognition:
- Press the TALK button.
- After the beep, say, “HELP” for options in your current area of operation.
To access voice recognition tutorials:
- Press the TALK button.
- After the beep, say, “TUTORIALS.”
- Select from General, Audio, Phone and Advanced for a brief review of basic commands in that area of operation.
Why does my device’s battery seem to drain more quickly when I use Bluetooth®?
The battery performance of your mobile device depends on many factors, including the features and settings you use. Utilising the Bluetooth® feature in some devices may drain the device’s battery more quickly. To preserve battery strength, turn Bluetooth® off when you are not using it.
Can I use the buttons on the multimedia commander to control my compatible, paired Bluetooth® audio device?
Yes. Tilt or turn the multimedia commander and move the cursor to the desired icon for play, pause, forward or skip. Press the multimedia commander to select the desired icon.
What kind of audio quality can I expect from the Bluetooth® audio feature?
Audio quality will vary by device, network and music files.
If my device is not Bluetooth®-equipped, can I play music through the vehicle’s audio system?
Yes, you can listen to an iPod® or other compatible portable audio player through your vehicle’s speakers using the USB mode or by connecting it to the AUX (auxiliary jack).
Why is it sometimes hard to hear my Bluetooth® through the audio speakers?
This may be due to an improperly adjusted volume control setting on the mobile phone or audio device. For best performance when using Bluetooth®, first adjust the volume level on your mobile phone or audio device to the highest possible level before distortion starts, then adjust the volume on the audio system.
Some vehicles exhibit low volume when using Bluetooth®. This requires the audio volume to be turned unusually high to achieve normal listening levels. When you’re finished using Bluetooth®, reduce the volume level again because the audio system re-engages and high volumes can occur on other modes including radio, CD, or auxilliary.
How many contacts can my system hold?
You can import up to 1,000 contacts from your connected phone via Bluetooth®, including address and image, when applicable.
Is it necessary to pair my mobile phone after updating the phone software?
After updating the operating system of your mobile device (such as Windows, Android or iOS), pairing information may be invalidated. If this occurs, follow the pairing procedure to add it again. Similarly, if your dealer updates the vehicle software you may need to re-pair your device.
I am having trouble reconnecting or re-pairing my phone to the handsfree system. What should I do?
Delete the handsfree system from the Bluetooth® menu on your phone and delete your phone from the Bluetooth® menu on the handsfree system. Follow appropriate procedures to connect or pair your phone.
How should I speak when using the voice recognition feature of the handsfree system?
Speak in a normal voice, not too fast, too slow, or too loud. When speaking a contact’s name, speak in a fluid manner. Do not pause between first and last names.
After I reach the end of a playlist or album, why does my iPhone pause and then resume shuffling the entire music library?
This is the normal operation of the iPhone and it is not affected by the Bluetooth connection to the Mazda Handsfree System. The album or playlist will have to be manually selected to continue playing it.
Why doesn't my iPod (iPod Touch (1G) and iPod Touch (2G)) or iPhone (iPhone (1G), iPhone (3G)) display the song/artist information on the vehicle display?
The Bluetooth profile AVRCP 1.3 or higher is required on both the vehicle and the device to support displaying the information in the vehicle. In this case, the vehicle supports the profile but the devices do not. Therefore the device is not sending the song/artist information to be displayed.