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Old 07-30-2015, 10:05 AM   #1
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Has anyone else that has the new starlink system that comes standard on the 2016 WRX noticed that while on a call and someone else attempts to call you it automatically rejects the incoming call?

This has happened to me several times and I saw someone on another forum saying something very similar. My phone is a Nexus 6 running stock android 5.1.1.
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:30 PM   #2
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Mine won't connect to pandora over Bluetooth. Or even aha
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Old 08-09-2015, 06:00 PM   #3
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Mine won't connect to pandora over Bluetooth. Or even aha
i have a 16 base and the pandora doesn't work right either wont connect. if i play pandora on my phone then on the head unit select audio source bluetooth it works. Also when i hook my ipod up i hear popping noise like theres interference in the connection. Will have to check on the incoming call problem.
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Old 08-09-2015, 06:53 PM   #4
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All sorts of hit or miss issues with my Starlink. Sometimes it connects fine to whatever I want--iPod, Pandora, Aha--and other times, it won't. I've even had it connect fine to Pandora or Aha, then I switch stations, and the Starlink gets confused and won't do anything.
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:24 PM   #5
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Which head unit do you guys have? 6.2 or 7" .
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Old 08-09-2015, 09:31 PM   #6
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Which head unit do you guys have? 6.2 or 7" .
I have the base 6.2" system. Had a problem over the weekend where it didn't want to pair with my phone. Had to delete my phone from the settings and delete the car from my phone and reconnect it all.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:46 PM   #7
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That's why you don't buy the first model year of anything... I'm sure over the next months/years they will have updates to those issues.
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:54 AM   #8
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i have the same issues you guys are having. I have the Base HU no NAV. Couple weeks ago i took my sti in the dealer for them to look at the HU for issues like;
*Bluetooth not always connecting and a huge lag when connecting
*When switching away from BT Audio it disconnects the service and reconnects when you are back on BT Audio mode.
*Pandora not launching
*aha not launching
*starlink app not being detected.
*on android BT device area if you check there is a 3rd option (input device) this is never checked not sure what controls this

So after 2 hours of testing they had no answer, they even called in the main tech line and they didn't even have an answer they said this HU is too new to even have break/fix for it. When i got home i remembered i had 3 android phones that were all on different OSes. I asked the Subaru tech when the next Firmware update will be released he said normally they are an annually schedule releases.

My Test began with
Evo 4G LTE (4.1.1)
--installed- Pandora, Aha, Starlink (all latest versions)
All of the apps launched with no issues and play back was okay.
The HU still had a lag when turning on to connect to the BT device.
Launched the Starlink app then pressed Starlink on HU and took a while but the feed came up


Samsung Galaxy S3 (MOAR Rom, Rooted) (4.4.4)
--installed- Pandora, Aha, Starlink (all latest versions)
All of the apps launched with no issues and play back was okay.
The HU still had a lag when turning on to connect to the BT device.
Launched the Starlink app then pressed Starlink on HU and took a while but the feed came up


Samsung Galaxy S3 (MOAR Rom, Rooted) (5.0)
--installed- Pandora, Aha, Starlink (all latest versions)
Here is where the problems start. Pandora tries to launch on HU says connecting but never opens the app up. Starlink app open the HU says please launch the app. This wont even detect that app is open. I got Aha app to launch 2 times but there after it wont launch again. Restarted the phone and tried again and still nothing, i removed BT associated it again and it worked again then stopped. BT Audio gets disconnected when switching sources then connects back when you go back to BT Audio again.

Then i said maybe because my phone is modded and rooted it has issues.
So i tried my wife's phone Galaxy S5 (5.0 Stock OS, not rooted) with the same things installed, and same exact issues.
What i can come up with is Android 5.x has issues but anything with 4.x works just the way it needs to, i guess.

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Old 09-11-2017, 10:33 AM   #9
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I have a base 2016 base Impreza.

The Subaru BT is maddening.

With my new LG K20 mobile (Android 7.0), I can answer incoming calls over the car's speakers via the green pickup button on the radio LCD screen / monitor; this is good.

However, Google Now /okay Google cannot read or send texts over the car's speakers UNTIL I change the Audio Source to Bluetooth; instead it uses the phone's speakers.

This is in stark contrast to my old phone iPhone5 (with this same car) -- Siri would always use the speaker system to send & receive texts hands-free. No matter what I was listening to over the audio system.

My normal setup is to listen to FM radio then read incoming texts hands-free. So this new wrinkle is killin' me.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:34 AM   #10
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Came here to say I recently traded in 16' WRX for a 17' Impreza hatch (2nd baby on the way) and the 17' HUD/BT is much better than the 16' system.

Now I will say - after receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update everything went to ****. My BT connection would fine but audio would drop out, even though the song/podcast was visibly still playing. Here is the Google page where many reported their issues

https://productforums.google.com/for...4/ucycaxx0BwAJ

Don't understand how it's almost 2018 and this tech is still no where close to being good
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:55 AM   #11
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Thanks.
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