Highlander Problem: Update. Not the Highlander’s fault.

Our Highlander’s stereo system has decided it is going to reboot itself every ten seconds or so.

I have discovered that the issue is (at least in my case) my iPhone’s fault.

Our Highlander is a 2019 Limited. I have an iPhone XS, as does my wife. We both recently updated to iOS 13.1.2 and that’s when the rebooting radio started in the car.

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Updating to iOS 13.1.3, which was just released, didn’t help. The dealership reset the radio today, which deleted both paired iPhones. I drove the whole way home (20 minutes) and the radio didn’t act up once. Previously, it was rebooting every ten seconds.

I got home and connected my phone and the system immediately went into its fits of rebooting.

I guess we will have to have no phones paired to the car until the next iOS update? Ugh.

I plan to dive more into the settings (if I can get to them before the next system reboot) and see if there’s any changes that can be made.

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Apple fail. And that’s coming from someone who likes his iPhone just fine. No, I don’t want an Android. I just want back to iOS 12.

This isn’t a definitive answer, though, as some Highlander owners have reported system rebooting even with Android phones being paired.

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In other news, we had the Highlander professionally detailed and ceramic coated today and it looks AMAZING. Now, to just get those two front windows tinted.

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