Touareg: 2012 V6 FSI
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: United States
Second Vehicle: Other
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2012 Touareg Bluetooth connectivity with newer iPhone models
I own a 2012 Touareg LUX Edition that has NAV and Bluetooth capability for hands-free phone and audio streaming. I recently upgraded to an iPhone 8 and attempted to connect the phone to the RNS850 head unit. The unit will only find the A2DP audio and connect to it. It will not find the hand-free phone and connect. I contacted VW Customer Care Support and they indicated that the RNS850 head unit is compatible with iPhones up to models 6s\6s Plus. It is not fully compatible with higher models such as the 7, 8 or X. The rep also indicated that there was no update to the head unit that would resolve this. Previously I owned an iPhone6 that connected to both audio and hands-free without issue.
Does anyone on this forum know of any 3rd party hardware options that I can install to remedy this? I am aware of FISCON but not clear if I will run into the same issue and\or if FISCON Bluetooth and the built-in Bluetooth on the RNS850 can work together. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.