This may be an iOS 9 problem or perhaps something with 2598 software but just tried pairing the devices today, first time since iOS upgrade. iPhone came back with a message that the 2598 was not a compatible device! Super bummed about this. Anyone with a similar experience?
Think about it. The only change was Apple.
Sorry, I did not experience any such problem. I upgraded my iphone 6 to IOS 9.0.1 as well. Bluetooth did not give any problem to connect with my nuvi 3597 and even nuvicam.
But I have numerous issues with nuvicam and iphone 6 Bluetooth from the day one. But no such compatibility issue messages.
I would suggest you to remove your nuvi in your iPhone's Bluetooth connections by selecting "forget this device" option and then turn off Bluetooth on your iPhone. Then go to Nuvi's settings and then Bluetooth, select restore Bluetooth settings. This will delete your phone Bluetooth setting.
Now turn ON Bluetooth on your iPhone and try pairing them again.
I am hopeful that this should resolve the issue.
Are you running the latest software on your 2598? if so, you might try reloading it anyway in case there is a corruption issue.
Here is how you have to do it. Leave the phone alone. Just make sure Bluetooth is on. Next, on the GPS, Settings> Bluetooth> Phone. The choose None, then save. Say ok. Say yes to disconnect. The tap Pune again and choose your phone. It should connect and worth fine till you turn the unit off. You will probably have to do this every time.
Have you tried to check to see if there's a update on device?
We also lost connection via USB with wife's Iphone 6 and our W7-64 systems after IOS9 update....
They are forcing you to load Itunes 12.3 in order for USB connection to work with Windows, in order to see the pix & Videos.....
I prefer to use windows to see and copy (as a backup) of the pictures and videos.... Personally I have no use for Itunes, as it continually wants to be the main program to sort and organize images and video, and I don't want any part of it!!!
But IOS9 seems to force this issue!
... I would suggest you to remove your nuvi in your iPhone's Bluetooth connections by selecting "forget this device" option and then turn off Bluetooth on your iPhone. Then go to Nuvi's settings and then Bluetooth, select restore Bluetooth settings. This will delete your phone Bluetooth setting. ...
It may be coincidence or something else may be going on, but I've realized that we have a number of gadgets that use Bluetooth. It is my observation that if they all get to go for a ride in the car and the nuvi and Smart Link app are the last to join in, they won't talk to each other and I have to "forget" and then reintroduce them to each other in the absence of the party in the back seat. All is well afterwards until the nuvi comes late to the party again. I'm suspicious that the wife's smartphone is the primary culprit in the gang as if she disables the Bluetooth on it, I rarely notice any issues.
And this seemed to correct the problem. Had never seen that situation before. Thx to all for the replies.
Update suppose to fix that issue
After seeing info about OS9.01 today, I told wife to check and get it...
She informs me it's now V 9.02 !!!
I have not seen this advice yet: I have had my Garmin Nuvi 2598 GPS and an FM transmitter connected to my iPhone 6 for months and used them successfully together. They all worked fine for a very long time and both remained connected to my iPhone...until I accidentally pressed the "phone" connection on the FM transmitter. Suddenly, my iPhone was no longer connected to my GPS. So, I told my iPhone to "Forget" the FM transmitter and asked it to connect again to my GPS. My iPhone kept saying that my Garmin Nuvi 2598 was not a device that it could connect to even though it could "see" it. I kept trying to connect after turning the iPhone Bluetooth off and on and then turning my GPS bluetooth off and on. After doing that for several times unsuccessfully, I tried turning the GPS and iPhone power off and on several times,also. To my dismay, my Garmin could no longer see my iPhone as a device at all - even though my iPhone kept asking if it could connect to my GPS. Of course, after selecting the GPS, it kept saying that it could not connect to a device such as my "Nuvi" GPS. Ridiculous! As a last resort, I asked my Garmin to reset to the FACTORY DEFAULTS and believe it or not, IT WORKED. My iPhone suddenly appeared on the GPS list of bluetooth phones. I selected my iPhone and now they are "married" again. (However, I am not sure what settings were lost after switching to the factory defaults!) Hope it works for others!
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