Many in The Community have had issues with Bluetooth. A few tips about common issues.
- Device will not pair with my car. This is common and a rule of thumb, if you have a high end car, you will need a high end phone. For example: A low end Mercedes does not pair with low end phone and in some cases not even with an expensive phone. Many car manufacturer’s offer a very limited list of compatible phone models. If Bluetooth is very important to you, it’s best to check to see if your car is compatible with the phone you’re interested in using, before the frustration starts building. If you have a super car, well, some just don’t have Bluetooth. Throw the phone in the boot (if it has one) and enjoy the drive! Or, skip down to points 1a & b.
(There is no rhyme or reason to the order of this list)
CHRYSLER, DODGE, RAM, JEEP, FIAT:
Check dealerships website and or owners manual
Check owners manual
If your phone does not pair with your car, there are other options.
a. Bluetooth speakers
b. Bluetooth earbud
- I have to restart my phone every time to get it to connect.
Turning off Bluetooth Scanning, will usually correct this problem. This feature is buried in Location > Improve Accuracy in an advanced portion of the menu in Android. Bluetooth Scanning is not needed to connect to/or pair to a device.
If still having issues, forget the pair, restart the phone and pair again with the device.
- Bluetooth drops connection. Several factors can cause this problem.
a. Bluetooth radio is on it’s way out. Turn it on, does it stay on? Do the same with WiFi, does it stay on? If they do, the radio is good. If they can’t stay on, it’s a hardware failure.
b. Could it be there are too many devices connected? Yes, this will depend on what Android operating system you’re on, age of phone, phone’s processing power. A computer usually can handle 7 connections. Some say limit it to 5. For your phone, best to keep it as simple as possible. If your phone is dropping connections, eliminate one at a time until all connections hold. Now you know what the maximum is for your phone.
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