Nokia 8/7 Bluetooth not working with Car Music after 8.1 update


After installing the latest Android Oreo 8.1 update on Nokia 8 and Nokia 7 the Bluetooth music does not work in my car. It seems that the Nokia 8 is not connecting to Car Bluetooth. But the hands free phone functions work and also the contact sharing works you can't listen to music or audio-books anymore in Nokia 8 in car. The Bluetooth issue in Nokia 8 started after 8.1 Android update as it was working fine prior to this update.  Car media works well with different phones and tablets but not with Nokia 8 (Oreo 8.1).
Nokia 8 Bluetooth not working

This is serious issue in Nokia 8 as it does not play music in car only and Playing over Bluetooth headset works fine. As a troubleshooting when tries to delete and repair the Nokia phone to Car Bluetooth, it also did not helped. The Bluetooth issue in surely due to 8.1 update on the Nokia 8.

Moreover the Nokia Bluetooth connection is not stable and gets disconnected now and then. Music playback is jittery and stutter in Nokia 8 after 8.1 Oreo update.   The issue is really frustrating and painful for the Nokia users who are found of music of Audio books listening in the car.

How to fix Car Music not playing in Noida 8 after 8.1 Oreo update:

The issue seem to be some changes made in Bluetooth on Oreo 8.1 update, due to this the Nokia 8 Bluetooth connection to car media/audio is failing. There is option for you change the setting in developer mode in Nokia to fix this. But this is just a workaround. Nokia must release an official fix for the issue.

Workaround for Nokia Bluetooth issue:

To be able to play music in car you need to go into developers mode and manually choose SBS Bluetooth codec. These are basically codecs with different speeds.
Please on your Nokia 8/7 phone->Goto->Settings > System > advanced (or developer) settings > blootooth sound (or audio) codek/kodec > streaming SBC or AAC. After doing the changes you should be able to play music in you  car from Nokia phone.

Hope this helps, Please let us know in comment section.

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