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I have noticed every time my headlights turn on automatically that my media screen stays at a brighter level. I have continued to bump the dimmer switch down each time and the screen dims as it should. The next night though it's back at full brightness.

Any feedback on this issues?

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I have noticed every time my headlights turn on automatically that my media screen stays at a brighter level. I have continued to bump the dimmer switch down each time and the screen dims as it should. The next night though it's back at full brightness.

Any feedback on this issues?

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Mines on a rotary dial? Is yours different? Once set it doesn’t change for me.

There are 3 positions,

Adjustable brightness, parade mode(daytime brightness) and dome lighting
 

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What do you mean by “bump the dimmer switch”?

Like up a notch then back?
Media screen will be excessively bright and out of sync compared to cluster. Move the dash dimmer switch-in my case i roll it down then back to where i had it and the media screen will be back to normal. I haven't figured out what causes it other than we see it every now and then when driving at night.
 

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Media screen will be excessively bright and out of sync compared to cluster. Move the dash dimmer switch-in my case i roll it down then back to where i had it and the media screen will be back to normal. I haven't figured out what causes it other than we see it every now and then when driving at night.
Thanks for clarifying.

That’s a fascinating issue. Haven’t seen this myself.

I find the light a little too dim at max and too bright on parade mode. But not related.
 

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Media screen will be excessively bright and out of sync compared to cluster. Move the dash dimmer switch-in my case i roll it down then back to where i had it and the media screen will be back to normal. I haven't figured out what causes it other than we see it every now and then when driving at night.
This is similar to a problem I’ve been having. If I use Apple Car Play with my iPhone and use Apple Maps to navigate instead of the built-in navigation system, then Apple’s female voice comes on periodically and gives me turn-by-turn directions. If I turn the volume down during one of the directions, it will turn down properly. But on the very next turn her voice is blaring out again at the original volume level.
 

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I should add that I’m on the pre u73 and pre u94 software levels.

I have only the OTA update from September on my vehicle if this is a datapoint.

I haven’t had the CarPlay issue either with iOS 10.3.3. I just updated to iOS 12.1.2 so we’ll see.

There are lots of known issues with apple iOS 11/12 worth checking
 

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I should add that I’m on the pre u73 and pre u94 software levels.

I have only the OTA update from September on my vehicle if this is a datapoint.

I haven’t had the CarPlay issue either with iOS 10.3.3. I just updated to iOS 12.1.2 so we’ll see.

There are lots of known issues with apple iOS 11/12 worth checking
It would seem to be more of an issue with the van, I think. For what it’s worth I am on 12.1.2. When I turn the volume dial down I can see the volume level go down from, say, 16 to 8. And the next time an announcement is made it’s right back up there again at 16.
 

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I should add that I’m on the pre u73 and pre u94 software levels.

I have only the OTA update from September on my vehicle if this is a datapoint.

I haven’t had the CarPlay issue either with iOS 10.3.3. I just updated to iOS 12.1.2 so we’ll see.

There are lots of known issues with apple iOS 11/12 worth checking
It would seem to be more of an issue with the van, I think. For what it’s worth I am on 12.1.2. When I turn the volume dial down I can see the volume level go down from, say, 16 to 8. And the next time an announcement is made it’s right back up there again at 16.
Are you using wired or wireless CarPlay?

I found no exact matches for this fault profile with ios12 problems. There is an extensive list of bugs however and people always blame the car first.

Warranty doesn’t cover connectivity issues, so worth looking at the phone first unless you’ve got deep pockets.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8354949

This is the closest conversation even if it’s the opposite issue. FWIW.
 

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Are you using wired or wireless CarPlay?

I found no exact matches for this fault profile with ios12 problems. There is an extensive list of bugs however and people always blame the car first.

Warranty doesn’t cover connectivity issues, so worth looking at the phone first unless you’ve got deep pockets.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8354949

This is the closest conversation even if it’s the opposite issue. FWIW.
I’m using wired as it seems it’s the only way I can use CarPlay. I can use BT to make or take phone calls but wired is the only way I can use Apple maps. It’s not a big deal so I probably won’t pursue it. The reason it seems to be the van is that the van’s display indicates the volume has been reset although I realize that it could be a function that the phone controls.
 

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I have had the volume issues now that I'm reminded when using navigation thru my mobile. I can't say it's happened recently though. As for bumping, I'm meaning just barely touching the rotary switch will cause it to dim properly. It's distracting alone with the brightness plus adding the danger of looking for the switch to adjust it nightly.

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I have noticed every time my headlights turn on automatically that my media screen stays at a brighter level. I have continued to bump the dimmer switch down each time and the screen dims as it should. The next night though it's back at full brightness.

Any feedback on this issues?

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Haven't seen this per- se but in my case the media screen is not dim enough. My eyes are SUPER sensitive when we drive at night for long periods that media screen just seems to annoy me..

So it can't be dim enough and when I turn screen 'OFF' it's not really off just letters and images are removed the screen still 'glows'.. my family thinks I am nuts but if my eyes are physically hurting from the strain.. it's hardly mental.

I have to use a thick cloth to cover the screen.. if you are traveling and you know where you are going just want to 'hear' music what do you need the screen for?
 

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Are you using wired or wireless CarPlay?

I found no exact matches for this fault profile with ios12 problems. There is an extensive list of bugs however and people always blame the car first.

Warranty doesn’t cover connectivity issues, so worth looking at the phone first unless you’ve got deep pockets.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8354949

This is the closest conversation even if it’s the opposite issue. FWIW.
I’m using wired as it seems it’s the only way I can use CarPlay. I can use BT to make or take phone calls but wired is the only way I can use Apple maps. It’s not a big deal so I probably won’t pursue it. The reason it seems to be the van is that the van’s display indicates the volume has been reset although I realize that it could be a function that the phone controls.
Ok, I just updated to iOS 12.1.2 and experienced these issues for the first time.

Initially my Apple maps navigation was using a very generic computer voice and the volume was extremely loud. When I turned it down the next dictation was exactly the same loudness as the first.

This is was not the Siri voice.. it may have been the uConnect system voice but was very computerized.

Not being able to stand it I tried a bunch of things to no avail until I went to the extent of performing a DFU restore of the iOS.

Once my phone was all setup again and tried the apple maps it was fixed. However there are some new defects that remain in iOS 12.

My CarPlay text messaging is half from my phone and half from the car speakers.

The google Music app continually freezes transitioning from wifi to LTE. Requiring the cable to be disconnected and reconnected.

Siri launches and disappears. Requiring a second “Hey Siri”.

Siri launches but has no greeting and doesn’t mute radio.

Siri reports location services are not enabled when they are. This prevents queries like “where’s the closest coffee shop”

These where not an issue when I was on iOS 10.3.3, and the system worked flawless.

So yay for updates! Here’s to another “don’t fix it if it ain’t broke” scenario.

Why does apple have to go and change things that cause compatibility issues.
 

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iOS 12.1.3 update has fix many of my recent issues. Give it a try
iOS 12.1.4 has broken CarPlay again. New issue during dictation which fails to read message and jumps straight to “would you like to reply” and hey Siri issue failing to mute during dictation.

This should be it’s own thread perhaps

I shouldn’t have upgraded from 10.3.3 haha
 

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m0ebius604 -

This is OT for this thread, but have you had the issue where the incoming ring is inaudible or very soft over BlueTooth? (Not via CarPlay)

This happened on my wife's 2018 Pacifica Limited with Uconnect 4C NAV sometime around the intro of iOS 12. It worked fine before where the incoming ring tone would play via the cars speakers. I tested another Pacifica at my dealer, and it had the same issue. My 2019 Jeep Overland does NOT have this issue, although it's pretty much the same NAV.
 
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