Thursday, April 2, 2015
Pioneer AppRadio 2 & AppRadio 3 Encountering Issues With iOS 8.2
Whenever Apple releases a new version of iOS, older generation AppRadios and head units run into issues. What makes things worse is that Pioneer doesn't update the firmware of their older devices to support new software. Which means, you either stop using the hardware inside your car or skip the iOS update.
Various user feedback and forum threads have brought to light the current issues that older generation head units are encountering with iOS 8.2. Apple released the update at its media event last month. If you own a first generation AppRadio (SPH-DA01/SPH-DA02) or AppRadio 2 (SPH-DA100) or maybe even an AppRadio 3 (SPH-DA110/SPH-DA210), you may have run into one of the following issues...
With older generation AppRadios, AppRadio Mode is the main feature. If issues arise with AppRadio Mode, then users might well be stuck with an expensive AM/FM Radio and clock in their dashboard.
I have gathered a few issues that have been reported so far from various sources regarding iOS 8.2. Not everyone may experience these issues.
1. Screen Resizing: When in AppRadio Mode, the display resizes to a smaller size and doesn't fill up the screen. This issue came back when iOS 8 was released in September of last year.
2. Device does not recognize music stored on iPhone: Some users have reported that their head unit does not show any tracks when using an app like CarMediaPlayer. A popup message saying "an accessory firmware update is needed" could show up.
3. AppRadio Mode-compatible apps crashing: A few apps crash at launch after updating to iOS 8.2. This could be because app developers haven't updated their apps for iOS 8.2 and AppRadio Mode yet. Crashing issues were seen in iOS 8 due to the new keyboard system but most developers have since fixed that issue.
4. Bluetooth Streaming: Jerky playback when streaming music to an AppRadio 3 over Bluetooth has been reported in only one instance. I haven't seen any other instances of this issue being reported.
Do you use an older generation AppRadio with iOS 8.2? Let us know in the comments below if you've encountered any additional issues with AppRadio Mode or the device in general.
By AppRadioWorld at 6:30 AM