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Sync 3 3.0 build 18093; Seems to have fixed a couple of my issues; What have you seen?

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I have upgraded my Sync 3 to 3.0 build 18093. At first blush, my issues seem to be fixed

 

1) WiFi automatic update gave an annoying message when you start the vehicle

A)I have left it in automatic for a few car on/off cycles and no notification

2) Last update moved my clock time by an hour and it was back and forth to get it correct

A) no issues this time

3) The sync screen wouldn't go into night mode when I started my car at night

A) This also seems to be fixed. I will need more on/off cycles at night to be sure.

4) XM reverting back to a FM/Am station when you turned the car off without turning off the audio

A) this has been my biggest "first world" complaint.... but I think this is fixed as well...

 

What are your experiences??

 

Dogbert62

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My screen sometimes stays bright at night. I have to manually adjust the dashboard dimmer to get it to darken.

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1) WiFi automatic update gave an annoying message when you start the vehicle

A)I have left it in automatic for a few car on/off cycles and no notification

 

I got the pop up after I installed 18093, and restart vehicle.... :(

Good news it only took less than 5 minutes from 18025 ;)

 

I did find this for IOS users... (not me) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvFrDYlOrto

Edited by punch-card

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My screen sometimes stays bright at night. I have to manually adjust the dashboard dimmer to get it to darken.

mine still does this after this last update.

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The build still has not fixed the issues of being able to use Music in the Cloud or Live Streaming through USB Music connection WITHOUT CarPlay activated.

 

The content will stream around 2.5 minutes and the lock up thee sync unit

 

This worked fine on all other Sync systems pre 2017

 

Apple Music in Cloud

Amazon Music

Spotify

Tidal

Vox

Calm Radio

Others.

 

The benefit is for those that prefer the stock navagation and not the poor quality unreadable mirrored Apple Maps. Also I like my Sirius weather and radar

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All,

I apologize to everyone.... I spoke way too soon..

 

The screen stays bright generally when I start the car in the dark and the XM station reverts to the last AM/FM station when I turn off the car.. Oddly, the Auto update message hasn't shown up unlike others on this forum..

 

Sorry again.. I seemed to work when I was testing it out on the first night..

 

Dogbert62

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4) XM reverting back to a FM/Am station when you turned the car off without turning off the audio.

 

Mine still does this even after updating to 18093 - very frustrating.

 

Anybody else have this issue?

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4) XM reverting back to a FM/Am station when you turned the car off without turning off the audio.

 

Mine still does this even after updating to 18093 - very frustrating.

 

Anybody else have this issue?

 

 

There is a thread on that... Happened when I update to Ver 3

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There is a thread on that... Happened when I update to Ver 3

Please post the link to that thread. I can't seem to form a search that can find it. THX!

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Apple CarPlay still a bit buggy. Before I drive away, I make sure Sync is fully loaded on the screen and my iPhone 8 is detected via Bluetooth. I plug in the phone to USB...most of the time CarPlay starts up...sometimes it doesn't, and I have to unplug/plug back in several times until CarPlay starts up.

 

Make a stop somewhere....turn the car off...open the door....unplug the phone. When I get back in (repeating the startup steps above), sometimes I'm back in iTunes or Pandora....sometimes not. Kinda hit and miss.

 

Now, I can't say how much of this is the phone, and how much is Sync 3. I'm anxious to load iOS 12 on my phone and see how that works...and to get Google Maps and Waze on the CarPlay screen.

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The thing I noticed is when I was playing around, I started Alexa did something and wandered away from it.

When I started playing my iPod, the right center screen would flip between song time and total time playing.

 

It wasn't until I saw that Alexa was still 'running' that I exited it, and then the iPod played normal.... hmmm

 

I also have the issue where my Pixel 2 XL does not always (well 5%) of the time not reconnect even if it's plugged in.... I have to shut car off, then it reconnects...

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Well... after working with the 18093 for a while, i can say it hasn't fixed my issues. It is now intermittent which isn't my recollection of the older version.

1) Does not always go into night mode when starting the car in the dark.

work-around.. a. leave the Sync3 in night mode display. b. turn the headlight switch from auto-> on -> auto

2) reverts to the last AM/FM station when tuned to XM and you turn off the car.

work-around.. turn of audio before turning of car

3) reminds you that updates can be done via wifi.

work-around.. turn off auto WiFi updates.

 

Dogbert62

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I downloaded the update. I have the old sync 3 3.0 17276 installed and the new one wont load over USB. Says System already updated? Any ideas?

Edited by Bill Bradley

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I've noticed that my phone looses BT connection to the unit ever so often..

A couple times I was talking to someone and it said it was disconnected, but the call was not... after about 20 seconds (or so) it reconnected... then it didn't... I had to pull over and re-sync it

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