That reply sounds like nonsense. It worked before. Then I got a new phone. Now it does not work. Am I supposed to now buy a new car radio? It is obvious that Samsung has a defect in their newer phones. If it is not fixed I am going to return this phone and keep on returning new ones until I get one that works. Probably from another manufacturer.
Yes I have. I have not tried the voice setup route yet, but will do that shortly. But I am still wondering why I am going through this process. It worked with my old phone. My car is the same one. It really ought to just work out of the box without playing around. I hadn't mentioned it, but my new phone also does not work well with my Logitech multi-device keyboard. You can set it up to connect automatically to as many as three devices. For a couple of years I have been able to connect to my PC or my tablet or my phone by just turning a knob on the keyboard to the correct position. The tablet and the PC work just fine. The phone has to be told where to connect each time. I remain convinced that Samsung left something out of this phone.
Finally was able to get 2010 Toyota Highlander to connect with hands free.
Didn't have to do voice command. I went through screen display, to telephone, then bluetooth. Had to connect on and off--- had bluetooth on samsung off, then turned on.
My samsung galaxy s5 (yep s5) was connected before and couldn't figure out why the 9 wouldn't pair.
As I went through above steps, my memory was jogged that this was the route I had to take with the 5. But, because so long ago, I forgot.
Hope this helps.
I also found YouTube that reminded me.
Toyota Highlander Buetooth Set up from Crystal Toyota.
Hmm that's odd. Mind shooting me the following information?
Hi @SamsungMichelle --
I have the S9, Model SM-G960U. Software/Baseband G960USQU2ARF9, Sprint is the carrier.
I have a 2016 Traverse which auto-connected fine with my paired S7. When I upgraded to the S9, I removed all previously paired devices on my car, and re-paired everything. My husband's S9 would auto connect fine, but mine would always search and say "could not connect to **phone name**". If I would remove and manually pair it at car start-up, it would work fine for that trip, but once the car was turned off and on again, I would be back at square one. I did try to pair it through the voice pairing option, as some suggested, but still had the same problem.
The only fix that worked happened by accident; my fitbit broke, so I un-paired it from the phone (and have not re-paired it). The next time I was in my car, it automatically found my phone. It's worked ever since.
I am having this same issue on my BMW F30 and other Bluetooth devices. My car will show that the phone is connected, but I have to go to the phone and hit play becuase hitting play on the car will do nothing. I have a similar issue with my beats head phones. When I turn them on my phone will connect to my headphones, but if I hit play there is no sound. I have to disconnect my head phones and reconnect everytime to hear music.