Blueant V1 Voice Command Fix with iPhone OS 3.0

thought I’ll share something which I found today and worked for me.

Blueant V1

Blueant V1

About 2 months ago I bought my current favorite bluetooth headset. This is the Blueant V1. This headset has built in noise cancellation, provides voice command and dialing for the iPhone and a bunch of neat voice controlled functions.

When I upgraded my iPhone 3G to OS 3.0, the voice dialing stopped working. My only thought at that time was that the OS 3.0 has changed something and so broke then function between the V1 and my iPhone.

I checked with a friend of mine who recommended me the V1, he had the exact same problem with the iPhone after the upgrade.

Searched around for a bit, but I guess it was too early to find any reports on the net… until today I finally found a forum post of someone having the same issue, and a fix was posted. After reading, I realize I have done almost the same steps, except one, to reset the V1. The forum thread can be found here. Below is the steps I’ve summarized and tried, I eliminated some which I thought should be insignificant.

Hope this is useful for anyone else out there who is experiencing the same problem.

  1. Blueant V1 on and connected to iPhone
  2. on the iPhone : settings -> general -> bluetooth -> select “blueant v5.3u” -> “forget this device”
  3. power off the iPhone
  4. on the V1 : press the Blueant button to activate voice command [say] -> “settings menu” -> “reset the V1”
  5. power on the iPhone
  6. go through the pairing steps between the Blueant V1 and iPhone
  7. when completed voice dialing works again

5 thoughts on “Blueant V1 Voice Command Fix with iPhone OS 3.0

  1. David Carter

    Thanks! This worked for me (the other suggestions I found on the web didn’t). I suspect the difference is forgetting the Blue Ant while both are connected? I emailed a link of this to a Blue Ant customer support guy.

    1. jason

      I’m glad it worked for you David. Thanks for letting me know. I didn’t try enough to know which is the crucial step that solves the problem. My guess is resetting the V1, or just the combination of steps.

  2. g.m.

    i’m having trouble getting the “phone command” of my blueant v1 to work with my iphone (with OS 3.0), can you give me more details on how to fix this?

    v1 just hung and do nothing after the “phone command” phrase is said; the next time i press BAB again, v1 asks for instructions again…


  3. Keith

    Just read on another form that to get your iPhone and blueant v1 to work so that you can use the iPhones voice dial function you need to upgrade your iPhone to 3.1

    1. Jason Post author

      yes, that’s correct. However we should not get confused betwen iPhone’s voice command feature with the V1’s built in voice command feature. To use the V1’s voice command, you will not need the iPhone OS 3.1. It worked even on the OS 2.x.

      Now, with the V1, there’s a feature to access the phone’s own voice commands as well, which will only work when the iPhone is at least OS 3.1.

      Thanks for pointing it out.


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