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Hi all, I sure am glad I found this place. We picked up my wife's new car this past Saturday. It's an EXV6 and has the nav.& sat.radio along with the bluetooth system. The IT guy from the dealership spent about a half hour showing us the features of the car and even paired up my wife's cell phone but it didn't download the contacts list. He said the bluetooth system in the phone was too old. I read all the booklets and checked out videos on youtube. Right now I have two questions, 1-Is there a way to manually add the phonebook and entries? 2-What particular feature do I need to look for in the "bluetooth dept"for a new phone.
I called the IT person last night and he went outside the dealership to try but
he couldn't get anything to work manually either. He said he would contact Kia directly and let me know asap. Thanks guys. Bob.
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I have a tracfone and the pairing of the phone was OK but I had to program the the numbers and names one by one, following the instruction in the manual. It's a long process,the car has to be running all that time. Hope this is helpfull. Papajoe
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My wife's two year old phone didn't sync the contacts either. My Iphone, no problems. Answer, get an Iphone. Most of the auto manufacturers use the Apple Ipod/Iphone as the benchmark system so it makes sense that they work.

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Here are the phones that will not download phonebooks with Audio/Nav Units:
AT&T
HTC Touch Dual / LG CE-110 /LG CU-500 /LG CU-515 /LG CU-720 SHINE /LG CU-920 /GT-365NEON /LG INVISION 630/ Mororola EM330/ Mororola W376g / Samsung SGH-A837/ Samsung SGH-I607 BLACKJACK/ Samsung SGH-A707 SYNC / Pantech 3CB C150 BREEZE

Sprint
Blackberry Pearl / HTC MOGUL/ HTC TOUCH DIAMOND/ HTC TOUCH PRO/ LG LOTUS/ LG LX-550 FUSIC / LG UX-260 RUMOR / SAMSUNG M630 / SANYO SCP-2700/ PALM TREO755P

T-Mobile
Motorola E8 ROKR / Motorola W450 / Nokia 5130 XpressMusic / Samsung SGH-T409 / Samsung SGH-T539 / Samsung SGH-T819 / Samsung T919 / Sharp Sidekick LX

Verison
LG VX-8610 Decoy / Blackberry 8130 Pearl / LG VX-5400 / LG VX-5500 /LG VX-8300 / LG VX8560 CHOCOLATE3 / LG VX-8700/ LG-9200 ENV3 / Motorola Droid / Motorola QA1 / Motorola VU204 / Motorola VU30 / Motorola W750 / Nokia 7205 Intrigue / Samsung SCH-A950 / Samsung SCH-U350 Glint/ Samsung SCH-U470 Juke / Samsung SCH-U550 / Samsung U960 Rogue
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If your phone is an Android phone, you will need to ADD sharing of Phonebooks entries with Bluetooth.

There are Aps available to bulk edit and enable Bluetooth sharing like Bluetooth File Transfer available from the Android market.

Enjoy.
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Note: I had a touch diamond and was able to sync contacts.

Also, if you purchase the map update that just came out. It updates the software in the NAV/Bluetooth system. It may be compatible with more phones. It definitely has some changed functionality in the bluetooth area and has an option in the Phone/Advanced section to sync or not sync contacts.

I noticed that more contacts sync with the new NAV/Bluetooth software with my Blackberry Curve 8530 Verizon. Before the update my phone would sync like 70-80 contacts. After the update it syncs 150 contacts.
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2013 Kia Sorento For some reason my bluetooth only downloaded 50 of my contacts as opposed to the 183 I have in my phone book. Any ideas?
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