OP: Same issue(s) in Ď19 Touring (H/K 8), and in our Ď18 GMC Terrain (Bose 7).
Blips and skips with two different iPhones: iPhone 7 Plus and 6 Plus running 12.3.1. ó sound is terrible, almost like distortion at times. We tried multiple Apple branded cables, makes no difference.
Fortunately (and unfortunately), it happens on two different vehicles, the same issue so that definitely points to the iPhone as our culprit.
Solution: Turned off CarPlay, everything works/sounds beautifully on both systems. Not one issue on BT or over USB (as iPod).
In our Forester, we have the H/K 8 speaker system, the highs and lows really shine while using Media > iPod (vs iPhone in CarPlay). BT sounds fine but I think using it via USB (again, as iPod) gives punchier lows and highs.
One nice thing: the in car audio dictation works fine with the iPhone in iPod mode. You can tell it to pick a song or an album or a genre, and it will play it no problem, streaming or otherwise. ónot as friendly as Siri but still functional.
You can still use Siri in ďeyes free mode.ĒLong press the speak button on your steering wheel and it will trigger Siri through your speakers.
If you want to give this a shot, open the link below and scroll down to where it tells you to turn off CarPlay. Very likely, Apple will fix this in iOS 13. We hope, anyway.
HowTo Link: https://www.imore.com/how-stop-music...aying-your-car
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