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Has anyone had any luck loading their phone book from an iPhone or any phone for that matter?

My bluetooth works great. But when I try and do a data transfer, it just sits there searching for the data, and nothing happens. The dealer said I am supposed to press something on my phone, but I don't think so.

On my wife's MDX, all you have do is call the phone book transfer option, and it pulls all the contacts from the iPhone, without having to do anything on the phone.
 

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I did!

I loaded my Blackberry Storm phone numbers very easily. It was kind of automatic like the sounds of your wife's MDX. I may have had to go into the bluetooth section of the phone but can't really recall. I'm sure you can do it quickly with an iphone once you find the key.

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If anyone knows how please post. My dealer actually told me I had to input everyone manually. I have not done that yet. I can not just sit in my car and program. The car is made to be driven.
 

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If I remember correctly, when the car says waiting for transfer (or whatever it says) you have to go to your phone and hit transfer data. Car first, then phone.
 

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I'm pretty sure you can't do it. I have an iPhone as well and could not get it to work either.
Ya, I think it is a no go. The Lexus site actaully says no also. Basically, iPhone uses the bluetooth only as a head set, not for data. There is no function on the iPhone called "Transfer Data"

Oh well.
 

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I have confirmed that as well. As of now there is no way to transfer contact data directly form an i-phone. Our marketing person here had spent a total of an hour + on the phone with Apple trying to find a way to do it. Fortunately, it's not terribly difficult to input contacts by hand if you only use 5 or 10 regularly.
 

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Have you noticed poor quality with your I-phone blue tooth?
If you don't mind me asking, which particular Iphone do you have? Original or 3g?
 

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I sure do and the reception/quality is really bad. Some people with the Iphone have no problems, others, like us, have really bad issues. I'm not sure what causes it but I just stopped using the bluetooth.
 

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I sure do and the reception/quality is really bad. Some people with the Iphone have no problems, others, like us, have really bad issues. I'm not sure what causes it but I just stopped using the bluetooth.
It's funny, not bad enough to sell the I-phone, nor obviously the car tho! :)
What I've been doing is just using the speaker cord to connect the phone, it allows you to talk over the car's speakers with consistent clarity. HOWEVER it does allow the user on the other line to hear a bit of an echo, but they don't seem to mind it to much, and you can actually hear the caller and adjust car speaker volume over steering wheel controls. Just remember to hold your I-phone somewhat near your mouth, since the phone is still your speaker.
 

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It's funny, not bad enough to sell the I-phone, nor obviously the car tho! :)
What I've been doing is just using the speaker cord to connect the phone, it allows you to talk over the car's speakers with consistent clarity. HOWEVER it does allow the user on the other line to hear a bit of an echo, but they don't seem to mind it to much, and you can actually hear the caller and adjust car speaker volume over steering wheel controls. Just remember to hold your I-phone somewhat near your mouth, since the phone is still your speaker.
Good idea, I will give that a try next time :cool: Thanks!
 

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I have the 2g and the reception is fine. Weird how only the front left speak works, but the sound and mix are fine.

Back to the phonebook thing. It is an issue with the Lexus system, cause the Acura one pulls the data fine. Oh well
 

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Does anyone have any new information on this topic since the thread went dormant? I read somewhere that the iPhone does not support the Bluetooth protocol used to transfer data. It definitely doesn't seem to have a "send phonebook" option under the BT menus.

Has anyone had success with a different kind of phone in the IS-F? What about the iPhone in other cars--how exactly does that work?
 

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My wife has the Iphone 3Gs and it connects fine when she drives the car, never had an issue? As for the phonebook we have never tried, truthfully there is never a need for the phonebook as she only drives it a few times a month :)
 
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