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2016-02-05 10:12 AM
It seems that Bluetooth issues seem to get worse when the phone needs to connect to more than one device at the same time. Let's say;
When the Z5 is connected to the SWR50 (SmartWatch3) and working fine until I step into my car (Ford Focus). If it starts connecting to my car al the problems start. Calling is horrible and I see a massive battery drain on the SWR50.
Does any one see this issue?
2016-02-06 03:33 PM
2016-02-06 03:37 PM
2016-02-09 01:51 PM
2016-02-10 09:31 AM
2 weeks ago @@JoostBerk posted the suggestion: "under Security Settings > apps with usage access > look if Google Play Services is unchecked. Then give Google Play Services the access by checking it."
It was unchecked and I have no idea why but I can confirm that this seems to have cleared up my connection issues to my Garmin Fenix 3, or at least added the last piece of the puzzle to make it work. Prior to that I had also used adb to disable Throw, which alone did not help but may be working in conjunction with the fix above. I did not re-enble Throw as it just seems to be bloat. I also tried disabling/re-enabling SmartConnect which made no difference at all.
For the last week I've have almost constant bluetooth connectivity with at most 2 disconnects, that always quickly reestablish.
I can confirm that enabling Google Play services allowed me to actually complete a sync with my Polar V800. I tried all the other suggested recommendations, but none of them made a difference. Throw, stamina mode and smart connect does nothing to solve the problem and I reset those apps to to default values.
I never had problems with my car handsfree connection, and haven't checked to see whether activating Google Play Services has now caused problems there.
2016-02-10 05:41 PM - edited 2016-02-10 05:44 PM
I have a Hond a Civic 2013
I have recently upgraded my phone from the Xperia Z4 compact to the Z5 compact
When I check for software updates it tells me I am up to date as of 10th Feb 2016 - android version 5.1.1
In the car my bluetooth keeps disconnecting and connecting even when I am not on a call, very distracting!
Has anyone had the same problem and have you a fix please?
2016-02-11 12:26 AM
Hi everyone I have been having the same problem but I think I may have found a workaround.
I drive a VW GOLF and the only way I can stop my z5 from constantly disconnecting and reconnecting is by doing the following.
Pair the z5 as normal but then disable the media part of the bluetooth profile on the phone. It then stays connected for the whole journey. I know this means not being able to listen to your music but I found that every time I enable the media setting and not play music it starts disconnecting again. Also I found the smart lock app causes the phone to disconnect as well so Don't add the car as a trusted device and it stays connected.
Hope this helps someone.
2016-02-12 03:12 PM
2016-02-13 11:04 AM
Does any one notice that there is also a difference when entering the car when your calling? Because if the bluetooth tries to connect when i'm on a call the sound is verry stuttering and cracky. If I am not calling during connection the sound is clear most of the time. Still disconnecting during driving causes dangerous situations on the road!!!
After turning off Smart-Connect, Throw and Smart-lock things work better. Also tuning Google Play Services make my SWR-50 and Z5 work better together. But all above don't solve the issues completely. I still need to switch off and on Bluetooth on the Z5 once a day.
I really hope that Sony is solving this problem in the release of Android 6 because this is a big problem.