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have a 2016 RRS. Have an iPhone 7. I am wondering if anyone else has these issues. Searched the forum but did not see discussion on some of these items.

1. If I plug the phone in before starting, the in Control app does not recognize the phone. Shows me the graphic with the USB highlighted and tells me to connect a phone which of course is connected.
2. If I start the vehicle in the mode noted above, it will never recognize the phone. Have to unplug, turn vehicle off, restart, let the screen cycle to the soft buttons, then plug the phone in. Is that what everyone has to do?
3. If I get a phone call while playing music the music pauses as it should. However, when the phone call is over, the music resumes, but the playlist or album does not show. The song shows in the dialogue box but it does not show the list with the song. This means to advance or change I need to find the playlist, open it, and scroll to the song on. Even then, the list does not indicate that is song playing.
4. Even when plugged in the source defaults to bluetooth. Is that what it should do?
5. I downloaded Sygic as a nav platform. The system will just kick me out of the routing with no reason. Needless to say, this becomes a problem trying to re-enter the destination when rolling at speed.
6. Even when trying to kind to the system and plug the phone in during the boot up phase, it is a crap shoot as to whether the phone is recognized.

Does anyone else have some or all of these issues? Vehicle has been with the dealer for a week. They have replaced the plug in panel in the console, but it seems not to have done any good. The vehicle has the latest software upgrade.

Thanks in advance for any information.

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I have a 2016 and NEVER use the In Control system. My iPhone 8 is synced via bluetooth. I play music through bluetooth. Siri has become very good at picking up my voice even if the music is playing. I ask Siri to make calls. I also ask Siri to change music, etc.

I like to use the native Navigation system because it gives directions on the Heads up Display. I have Waze running on the phone at the same time. Waze warns me about cops. The HUD gives me visual directions. If the HUD and Waze disagree then I go with Waze and allow navigation to reroute. I have the native Navigation muted and hence the voice directions are from Waze.
 

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quick update. got the vehicle back from the dealer after 10 days. they installed a new plug in panel in the console and a new control unit in the dash. say that all music, etc is bluetooth not wired. The plug in seems only for charging, though the apps don't work unless the phone is plugged in. Is the bluetooth streaming the only way that later (17, 18, 19) models work? I will work with it a bit more and see if my issues have really be solved.
 

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I have a 2017 RRS supercharges and absolutely love the vehicle: that is, except for the InContol system. After a year+ of use, I cannot figure the system out. I’ve tried to connect via Bluetooth only, via cable to InControl and both. Connection via Bluetooth offers some integration, via InContol offers other integration. Neither is consistent in how they connect or function.

Sometimes I get the LR voice control, sometimes Sir. Sometimes I can access my playlist on the iPhone, sometimes not. I’m plugged into the correct port and using Apple OEM cables.

Biggest frustration is Waze. When it ‘talks’, it stops my music and displays my phone# on the screen, however it ‘says’ nothing. It is interrupting my playback as it should, but then does not broadcast any directions. Maybe 1 in 20 times, the system has worked as intended.

I’ve tried all sorts of combinations and plug in sequences. Can’t nail it down to ever work properly. Hell, I’m. It even sure what the system is supposed to do-be capable of. All I know is my 2012 Audi A7 is way more capable that the RR system.

It’s been to the dealer 3 times. They have ‘upgraded’ me to the latest software each time and state that should fix the issue. They place the blame on my iOS software and ‘user error’. Frustrates me to no end. I’m not sure what version I’m on at the moment; I’ll check when I get back home later this week. I’m hoping that I can upgrade to the CarPlay version and get a lot of this resolved.

Another problem I’m having is CD’s not getting recognized and/or stuck (won’t eject). Anyone else with that issue (anyone still using CDs???). The CD will usually eject after a few car restarts. If not, I pull the fuse momentarily and that does the
trick.
 
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