NOTE - Depending on the model of smart- phone, the settings of the connected smartphone may need to be changed. (ex: For iOS or other models, notification settings may need to be activated.) For details, check the instructions on connecting smartphones.
Well, I hope this helps resolve your time issue. If you do not want the contacts to load maybe try it without the contacts and see what it does. Manually set the clock to an incorrect time and then follow the procedure and see what happens. I think the key is to turn on notifications within the bluetooth settings on the iPhone itself. I am not sure why this is required for time sync but it may be an IOS thing. I am not sure AHA is required for firmware updates. There is an option for over the air updates and I do not believe this requires the app. However someone stated that this is not available with non-Nav units. Mine has Nav so I do not know. And the point about the music app, I agree, nuts. I find it odd that I can use the head unit to play/control Pandora but I can not use it to play music on the phone via bluetooth. I did go into the Starlink app on the HU and and use the music player there but that was a big fail.I'm having the exact same problem, time will not update. This is what I don't understand and maybe along with Subaru's windshield lawsuit there should be one for entertainment system. Why do I need to enable and install all these apps for the most basic features to work, ie. add my phonebook contacts for the time to update..***. Or install Aha app to check for updates on the car, a music app, seriously or enable Siri to allow a USB connection. Bloody ridiculous, sorry OP, your post just hit a nerve. Thanks @gumbobtr I'll try your instructions.
Thank you. Now works perfectly. Turning on "Show Notifications" did the trick.