bretty1984

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  1. Around a year ago, I made a post about how I was having problems with my phone connecting via Bluetooth. I had bought a Chinese phone (good spec for less money than phones in the UK) but I could not, for the life of me, get it to sync up with my contacts, calls or Spotify through R-Link. I tried and tried. Many thought it was down to the fact that it was a Chinese phone. Many put it down to it running Android Marshmallow. I searched high and low but got nowhere and then I broke my phone. So, in came my new Huawei p10 lite which is a phone on sale in the UK and it linked up fine - great stuff! However, the phone on this mysteriously cracked in the last month and so, I didn't want to spend a huge amount on another phone as I am still in contract so I opted for another Chinese phone (Maze Alpha in case anyone is wondering) and yet again, this would no sync up!!! Aaaaaaah! Anyhow, last night I was determined to find a solution and thought by the off chance I would look through my phones settings. So I went to Settings - Apps and then worked my way through Contacts/ Phone and Spotify. Within these three, I went into permissions and noticed that these apps had been given permission to everything other than my storage and so, I gave it access to my storage and this morning everything worked perfectly well!! So, for someone who works in IT and is pretty technically minded, my first Chinese phone had given me some real headaches when it came to the R-Link, however, this time, it really was a simple fix! Just thought I would post this in case anyone else has the same issues!
  2. What Oil?

    Sorry, I never did get that impression, it was just a thought really! Will check to see what they say though.
  3. What Oil?

    so would it be ok to add 5w40 to my 1.5 dci? I'vr got loads of it in the garage!
  4. What Oil?

    Sorry for a really lame question but I have checked the manual and it is telling me to look in the maintenance document which I cannot find but what oil should I put in my 1.5dci? I have a feeling it was 5w - 30 but I could be wrong. I have some 10w 40 in the garage would it be ok to use this? Thanks
  5. Split leather on drivers seat

    That is very reassuring. I am keen to get this done before it goes too far
  6. Split leather on drivers seat

    Thanks for the reply. I knew it wasn't leather, just wasn't sure what it actually was! lol. I agree, though a car that costs as much as it does and with very little mileage and age should not have cracking or splitting on the interior. Can I ask, does it matter which dealer I go to? I have one just a mile down the road but that isn't where I bought it from. Is it ok to book it in there?
  7. I have a 16 plate Kadjar and have owned it for 11 months but I noticed today that the leather on the drivers seat near the door is beginning to split. Is this something that can be covered under warranty as the car is only 18 months old and has done around 16,000 miles? For a car so young I am not sure I should have to foot the bill for this. Has anyone else had this problem and had it rectified under warranty? Thanks
  8. Incoming calls put on hold

    thank you for that!
  9. I am not sure whether it is my phone or whether it is my system but whenever I have an incoming call it immediately puts on hold and I am unable to take the call. Has anyone else experienced this? I am going to try disconnecting and reconnecting later but it is a right royal pain. This as well as my inability to skip tracks when playing a song using my phone is really annoying me!
  10. I have the same problem although it worked fine with the first phone I paired up. Then that broke so I paired up my new phone and now it doesn't ring. I also noticed that when people ring me, it automatically puts the call on hold and I cannot speak to them then.
  11. Changing tracks using bluetooth

    There is a setting on my phone for it to remain unlocked when in my pocket or in a certain location. I have set the r-link to be a trusted device yet it still only works when the phone is unlocked by me.
  12. Changing tracks using bluetooth

    I have a slight update on this. I have found that when my phone is unlocked and on and lit up, it will skip tracks using the R-link. Once the phone goes to sleep it stops skipping through the tracks
  13. Changing tracks using bluetooth

    I have tries quick tap and that doesn't seem to work either. It is really frustrating.
  14. Changing tracks using bluetooth

    Well after I left work yesterday I had a play around with it. It seems as though the arrows simply skip the track forward, even with a light touch. On one occasion it actually changed track but in 99.9% of cases it fast forwards. I also used the wheel on the stalk and that did nothing.I am confused as to what I need to do because there is no way it should be that difficult!
  15. Changing tracks using bluetooth

    if I tap it, it simply fast forwards a few seconds. I will have a look at the stalk. Something has got to work!