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whenever i click to tell the radio unit to download my phonebook, it gives me a command to enter the pin "1234" when my phone asks for it. but it never does. and when i got to my general > settings and make my phone discoverable... it always say "iphone NOW connected" and on the screen it says failed to download phonebook. keeps repeating this endless cycle... any help?

thanks in advanced!
 

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Iphones don't support transfer of contacts to most automotive head units. This is Apple's fault, you can only share contacts via email or text but not via blue tooth. This has been going on since the first iPhone and is one of my only complaints about it. So you'll have to do it all manually.
 

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Iphones don't support transfer of contacts to most automotive head units. This is Apple's fault, you can only share contacts via email or text but not via blue tooth. This has been going on since the first iPhone and is one of my only complaints about it. So you'll have to do it all manually.
ahhh.... i just came off a BMW 335i that was able to have my phonebook store on my car... bummer.
 

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Iphones don't support transfer of contacts to most automotive head units. This is Apple's fault, you can only share contacts via email or text but not via blue tooth. This has been going on since the first iPhone and is one of my only complaints about it. So you'll have to do it all manually.
Is there any fix for this?
 

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Iphones don't support transfer of contacts to most automotive head units. This is Apple's fault, you can only share contacts via email or text but not via blue tooth. This has been going on since the first iPhone and is one of my only complaints about it. So you'll have to do it all manually.
iPhone address book download works great and automatically in the 2011+ cars. This isn't a "phone" problem, its prehistoric MFD and software that Nissan had in the 2009-2010s (the "beam me a contact" stuff used to download contacts in the 2009-2010s died long ago with the Palm Pilots, along with the "proprietary" Apple cable and CF card as opposed to USB)...
 

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iPhone address book download works great and automatically in the 2011+ cars. This isn't a "phone" problem, its prehistoric MFD and software that Nissan had in the 2009-2010s (the "beam me a contact" stuff used to download contacts in the 2009-2010s died long ago with the Palm Pilots, along with the "proprietary" Apple cable and CF card as opposed to USB)...
Well it worked perfectly fine with android phones. (manually not automatically) the beaming contact feature was just a way to manually send info, which would work perfectly fine if apple allowed it. Its not like it used the old school IR transfer lol
 

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Iphones don't support transfer of contacts to most automotive head units. This is Apple's fault, you can only share contacts via email or text but not via blue tooth. This has been going on since the first iPhone and is one of my only complaints about it. So you'll have to do it all manually.
+1 on that

I gave up - I just use the phone to dial.
 

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My iphone downloads flawlessly in my Lexus and Toyotas. My friend's works in his GM cars. Mine does NOT work in my GTR (2010). I believe they fixed that in 2011+ years. Don't blame Apple exclusively. Nissan was part of problem too.
 

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My iphone downloads flawlessly in my Lexus and Toyotas. My friend's works in his GM cars. Mine does NOT work in my GTR (2010). I believe they fixed that in 2011+ years. Don't blame Apple exclusively. Nissan was part of problem too.
It didn't work in my ISF either, my sprint phone did though. Its kind of hit and miss, I guess mostly only newer cars do.
 

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I have a 2013 and mine won't download the contacts either. It's fvckin annoying when someone calls because I can't recognize the numbers. I need to figure this out asap.
 

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I just tried transferring from my Verizon iPhone 4S to the 2013 and it's not starting the transfer.

Does it start downloading automatically or is there something in the iPhone that has to be done to start the download?
 

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Starts automatically as soon as the phone/car establish the connection, no manual intervention needed. With 800 or so contacts mine takes about 10-15 seconds before the full address list is available on the MFD...
 

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Starts automatically as soon as the phone/car establish the connection, no manual intervention needed. With 800 or so contacts mine takes about 10-15 seconds before the full address list is available on the MFD...
Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but after the download the "Vehicle Phonebook" is still empty but the "Handset Phonebook" is populated with my contacts.

Is that correct or should the "Vehicle Phonebook" also be filled with contacts?
 

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I still can't get shit to load in my "Vehicle Phonebook" on my '13.

Certainly the only thing that is really annoying.
 

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Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but after the download the "Vehicle Phonebook" is still empty but the "Handset Phonebook" is populated with my contacts.

Is that correct or should the "Vehicle Phonebook" also be filled with contacts?
Vehicle phonebook should be empty (or contain whatever entries you've manually entered in there); if you've got a populated "Handset Phonebook" then its sync'd up and you're good to go...
 
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