iOS 8 and Ability to Receive Texts

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by JohnnyCanuck, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. JohnnyCanuck

    JohnnyCanuck New Member

    Hi. Recently updated my iPhone 5S to iOS 8 and just noticed that I've lost the ability for the ST to receive texts and the option to have the car read them to me. Anyone having this issue or is it just me?
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  3. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    I just checked mine and it's still working properly. Same as you, I have an iPhone 5S and upgraded to iOS8, didn't restore my phone and upgrade after.

    You may have to tap the i icon next to the connected Bluetooth on your phone and enable the text option again. Dunno why mine would still work and yours wouldn't though.
  4. JohnnyCanuck

    JohnnyCanuck New Member

    Weird. I hit the "i" in the Bluetooth section and "show notifications" toggle isn't there either.
  5. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    Does yours not look like this?
  6. JohnnyCanuck

    JohnnyCanuck New Member

  7. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    Try forgetting sync from your phone and pairing again?
  8. JohnnyCanuck

    JohnnyCanuck New Member

    Yeah. Did it like 3 times now. When I'm back in the car, I'll delete and hard reset my phone and try again. Thanks!
  9. JohnnyCanuck

    JohnnyCanuck New Member

    Yup. Tried everything. My information screen for Sync is still missing the "show notifications" toggle.

    Not the end of the world but I loved that feature! Frustrated!
  10. marc89gti

    marc89gti Active Member

    I've seen this too every time there's an update to the iPhone. I have to delete pairing and reset everything up all over again for text messages to work.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Amy

    Amy New Member

    I have the same issue. Has anyone found out how to deal with this? I'm using a different bluetooth connection, but am totally overwhelmed. I've re-paired the device many, many, times. I've "forgotten" the device. It seems to be an iOS8 problem...
  12. JohnnyCanuck

    JohnnyCanuck New Member

    iOS 8 issue but not for everyone. :(
  13. Amy

    Amy New Member

    How could that be?
  14. JohnnyCanuck

    JohnnyCanuck New Member

    No idea. Got a hold of my wife's phone which updated to iOS 8 and no problem. Same with iLiptiKal.
  15. Amy

    Amy New Member

    So frustrating! I'm also having issues (only with iOS8) with QR codes. It keeps telling me incorrect QR code for the wireless connection.
  16. JohnnyCanuck

    JohnnyCanuck New Member

    Yes. Best thing to do is wait at least a couple of weeks before upgrading operating systems. It allows apps to be updated and funtion smoothly.
  17. razorlab

    razorlab Active Member

    My iOS8 upgrade iPhone 5 has the option still...
  18. FordIVTteam

    FordIVTteam Official Ford Representative

    Hey Amy,

    When you say that you're using a different Bluetooth connection, do you mean that you're using something other than SYNC?

    Hi JohnnyCanuck,

    Certain SYNC software versions will not allow that SHOW NOTIFICATIONS option to appear on the iPhone. Even though you've already tested this on your wife's phone, it's still a good idea to make sure your software is up to date. Just log in at: to check.

    Once you've verified that you're running the latest and greatest, let me know which version you have downloaded and I'll let you know what I recommend.

  19. JohnnyCanuck

    JohnnyCanuck New Member

    Hi Kim.

    The version I have is the most up to date one (version that came with the car when purchased). As stated earlier in the thread, I've never had problems receiving texts in the past with any of my iPhones.

    Version Gen-V3.6.2

    Thanks for volunteering your help! I appreciate it. :)
  20. CNRGWR

    CNRGWR New Member

    I'm having some similar issues too. I got iOS 8 before i got my FiST and everything but the texting seems to work. The option to show notifications is there. When I checked it was off so I switched it on by my SYNC is still telling me that my phone doesn't support the texting feature. I'm going to mess around with it tomorrow to try and get it working. I'll post any news (hopefully good).
  21. Stevelach

    Stevelach Active Member

    Same issue here, but a reboot on my phone fixed the issue and I can now receive text messages via sync with iOS8.

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