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Old 11-04-2015, 10:53 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help with the MDI cable please!

Hi Guys, I'm new to this forum, I have recently picked up a 2010 Golf 6 1.6 TDI BLUEMOTION SE, basically when I insert my iPhone cable into the USB end MDI it didn't use to recognise the device on the media screen, I then found an update online in which I updated the media system via Flash drive/ USB and now it charges the phone unlike before, but it still doesn't read the phone and comes up with something like 'device without compatibility' so anything I try play on the phone, nothing happens... When I connect through Bluetooth/ Aux it works fine... Did I download the wrong update? Please help, thanks in advance.

P.s. It's an IPHone 4s I'm using.
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:14 AM   #2
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The actual MDI plug for your phone might work better. I just got my 2013 GTI and I got the latest iPhone MDI cable and it works


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Old 11-04-2015, 11:19 AM   #3
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A friend of mine had the same car and had, as you said, the actually MDI cable for the iPhone 4s and it worked perfectly with my phone, but I don't want to go out and purchase the exact plug as I change my phone quite frequently so that's why I was happy with the MDI with open female end USB, in which I thought I could just plug in any phone cable and it would recognise it and be able to play the music.
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:24 AM   #4
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At least it charges it. You could just enable it with Bluetooth. Sounds more clear that way


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Old 11-04-2015, 11:27 AM   #5
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Yes true but it would be nice not having to wait in the morning for it to connect via BT that's all, thanks for the reply mate.
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:29 AM   #6
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Does your have a delay connecting via Bluetooth?


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Old 11-04-2015, 11:37 AM   #8
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Yes it does sometimes, usually when you turn your Bluetooth on from your phone it should automatically connect to the cars media system, however I have to always physically click on the VW PHONE BT option on my phone then wait a while for the car to recognise it's being connected, the car will search for a while then eventually connect, takes maybe 30 seconds give or take.
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Old 11-04-2015, 11:46 AM   #9
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Oh wow. Luckily I don't have that problem but sometimes it does act up and says it's connected but it doesn't play while it's been playing and let's say I get a phone call or something. Usually when I get phone calls but rare


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That made no sense lol. So while its playing and I receive a phone call it'll stop playing obviously but after I end the phone call sometimes it'll remain "connected" but will act up and not play so I'll then have to disconnect it and just reconnect it


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Old 11-04-2015, 11:53 AM   #11
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I have that exact same problem as well! Forgot to mention it, maybe it's just a common issue with the unit...
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:13 PM   #12
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I have that exact same problem as well! Forgot to mention it, maybe it's just a common issue with the unit...

Yes possibly common issue. Doesn't happen to often but when it does it can cause a headache. Nothing an aftermarket head unit can't fix


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