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#109 of 130 Re: problems to transfer phone book to car [cmeisel]
Jan 01, 2009 (8:41 pm)
OK, so I just bought a 2009 Camry Hybrid for $1300 under invoice at Dublin Toyota in Northern CA and really like the car. I tried connecting my LG Voyager (Verizon) phone today and uploading my entire address book of 244 contacts and finally figured it out. I couldn't find any solution on this Forum to I want to share mine:
1) First thing you have to do is Pair the Phone with the Car which was pretty straightforward.
2) I then tried a call and found it worked great so now wanted to transfer all me phone numbers from the phone to the car. This is where I got stuck. I called Verizon and they are usually great but had no clue on this one and passed the buck to Toyota of course. As it's New Year's Day Toyota was not open so I did some surfing and cobbled together this solution.
3) When you go into the Bluetooth menu on the Camry Hybrid Nav system there is an option to "transfer phonebook." When you click it you see "transferring data" but then the Bluetooth DISCONNECTS. So I thought there was a problem with the phone or the Camry because it keeps disconnecting in the middle of this. Turns out this is the desired procedure.
4) So when the Camry says transferring and you see the Voyager (or your phone) disconnect from Bluetooth that is good. Now here is the answer.
5) Go To "Settings and Tools" on the LG Voyager
6) Select "Bluetooth Menu"
7) Click on the "Camry Device" which comes across as "HANDS FREE" unless you change it to "Camry" like I did because I also have a Motorola Bluetooth T505 Visor Speaker in my wife's car.
8) Click "Optioins" at the bottom of the Voyager screen while "Camry" is the selected device.
9) Click "Send Name Card" and then the Voyager will search for the Camry Bluetooth and reconnect and show you all your contacts.
10) Within my Contacts list on the Voyager I click "Options" and click "Mark All" and then send all the contacts from the Voyager to the Camry.
11) It took about 15 seconds to transfer 244 contacts and now they are all safe and ready to go in the Camry. Real nice process but not that intuitive to figure out.
12) As far as maintenance goes I think I will only update contacts in my phone and maybe once a week transfer all thos contacts to the Camry.
Hope this helps someone!
#110 of 130 Weigh In: Who has a phone to recommend for Toyota Camry
Jan 22, 2009 (10:08 pm)
Hey all, I think we all can agree that getting bluetooth to work well is a crap shoot at best. imho, if u are considering buying a camry, skip the bluetooth option and then have it installed aftermarket. My local shop could have provided SUPPORTED bluetooth with display, gps, and on-star-esque service for half the price I paid for factory installed bluetooth.
The compatibility chart is nice but it isn't even half the story. For those of us who are stuck w factory installed bluetooth, who can recommend a good phone? (a reliable unit that connects easily, where listener and caller sound very good,) Cell provider and model please & thank you.
Jan 23, 2009 (11:07 am)
Sorry, I've never had a problem with the OEM bluetooth on any of my 3 priuses, or my wife's 2 hybrid camrys. Motorola phones of all types, blackberry pearls, curves. TMobile and Verizon.
I'm just talking about pairing, connecting, and call quality. No problems.
I have never tried to import my contacts, though. I've just entered the 5 or 6 that I call the most. for others, I just dial from the phone's contact list.
#112 of 130 Re: Weigh In: Who has a phone to recommend for Toyota Camry [Christine111]
Jan 23, 2009 (1:57 pm)
Could you share the brand name of
"My local shop could have provided SUPPORTED bluetooth with display, gps, and on-star-esque service for half the price I paid for factory installed bluetooth."
I would like to pursue that.
Mar 26, 2009 (6:40 am)
In no way to I condone talking on a cell phone while drive but there are times when you need to such as you need a private conversation when others are in vechicle. Does anyone know how to convert "tranfer call" butt to work while driving?
#114 of 130 Issues with registering phone(s)
Mar 30, 2009 (6:30 pm)
I have a ATT Vu by LG and a Propel by Samsung, neither phone will register
#115 of 130 Re: Blue Tooth Blues.... [amaresh]
Jun 13, 2009 (9:45 pm)
My apologies to Dwight for using his thread to post my problem, but they are related:
I recently bought an '07 TCH and am trying to get my Samsung phone (with ATT) to work with hands free bluetooth.
When I turn on bluetooth it directs me through the "pairing process"
I say and confirm a name.
Then it shows a passkey number and says it is searching for passkey.
And this is the farthest I get.
* I have tried to dial the passkey #
*I have tried to dial a number in hopes it would pair with my phone.
*I have tried to ask for "help" through this phase, with no success.
Since it is a used car, I wonder is bluetooth trying to find the previous owner's phone?
I would love to initialize and start from scratch, but I cannot find a way to get around the "pairing" exercise.
In connecting this phone to other bluetooth devices, my phone has usually phond such devices with no problem. But it doesn't seem to find this system.
I sure hope I am doing something idiotic and can be steered into the right direction.
Please help this frustrated new owner.
#116 of 130 phone disconnects seconds after call starts
Aug 25, 2009 (5:57 pm)
I have a 2008 TCH to which I have paired a Blackberry 8800. Worked flawlessly until I recently added an LG TE365. Bluetooth is now cutting calls shortly after they begin (whether I initiate or I receive). I deleted the LG profile, but the problem persists. I've also adjusted the volume down but that hasn't solved the disconnect.
#117 of 130 Cannot link phone with camry
Sep 24, 2009 (1:04 pm)
I have a 2009 camry(no navigation system) and an LG brand cel phone, serviced by AT&T, model # CU920. I have been to 2 Toyota dealerships to set up the blue tooth.
The "linking' does not hold!! I need help!
#118 of 130 Bluetooth Call Waiting
Oct 12, 2009 (11:01 am)
Plz help! I have an 09 Hybrid - everything is great with the car except the call waiting on the bluetooth. When I am talking to someone and a call comes in, both calls are dropped. I cannot find the settings to make sure call waiting is on. My phone works great away from the car.It is only this one thing that doesn't work right. Am I missing something really easy to fix? If so, how do I do it?