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iPhone5 bluetooth not working

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  • buloi123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 6, 2013 9:54 AM (in response to praveenkay)

    My Iphone 5 bluetooth also is not working. I bought my bluetooth speaker and when I turned ON it's bluetooth, then I go to my iphone5 settings-->Bluetooth and from OFF--to--ON, it keeps on searching Devices for infinite time....

  • Sodaboy1978 Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)
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    Sep 6, 2013 9:56 AM (in response to buloi123)

    Try resetting you network settings. And make sure your other device is discoverable.

  • buloi123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 6, 2013 10:20 AM (in response to praveenkay)

    hmmm... I tried to restart my iphone 5 and now it's working fine...

  • samagnolia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 7, 2013 7:33 AM (in response to apatamal)

    Thanks for this info....I have a blue Ant system in my car....can't see it...bought a brand new Flex3, could see it but didn't work...or should I say the 3 songs I bought from itunes showed up and started playing while we were driving (didn't tell it to do this either), then when a call came through, music stops, can't hear the person .....well you get the picture.  So I came on here to see what everyone else had to say....and I was so excited to have a new Iphone5. 

    I can't get my screen protector on straight either, finally tossed it...grrrr.

    I am disappoined APPLE!!  I have all t hings apple here but this phone is irritating when you can't connect.

     

    PS, I dug out an old bluetooth earpiece, connected quickly, could hear clearly, but realized no one could hear me cause the dog had chewed on it!!! Ah phooey

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    Sep 7, 2013 8:05 AM (in response to samagnolia)

    wait - it's Apple's fault that you are too fumble fingered to apply a screen protector? An accessory that isn't even needed or recommended?

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,445 points)
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    Sep 7, 2013 8:11 AM (in response to samagnolia)

    Try this for 3rd party Bluetooth connections http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1664 and this for troubleshooting Bluetooth. http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4562

  • samagnolia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 7, 2013 9:05 AM (in response to ChrisJ4203)

    Thanks Chris for being so helpful.

  • jeeju Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 8, 2013 11:29 PM (in response to zoomgirl)

    Thank you very much i too faced similar issues with Bose BlueTooth Headset with my iPhone 5 and didn't have any idea, but yours make it work out - presto

     

    with kind regards JM

  • m_pfister Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 4, 2013 11:33 PM (in response to praveenkay)

    I had to reference my owner's manual for my bluetooth speaker b/c I couldn't get my 5s to even recognize it. I have the Logitech Z515. After following the instructions of holding down the volume + & - buttons simultaneously for 10sec my speaker was then recognizable & I could pair it. It's amazing what you can find out if you just read the instruction manual! And surprise it wasn't b/c of ios7.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    Oct 5, 2013 7:25 AM (in response to m_pfister)

    Thanks for adding a little sanity where it is needed

  • kutnc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 5, 2013 2:33 PM (in response to picturemate)

    Thanks Josh. I tried your sugestion and it worked!!! I was having trouble with pairing my iPhone 5S with  BMW328. Just cleared all paired phones from the car and then tried re-pairing the Iphone 5S. It worked. The name of my old iPhone 4S and the new 5S was the same since I restored everytihing from  a backup. The car audio system was getting confused with the old setting saved in its memory.

  • Luchen1357 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 27, 2013 12:49 PM (in response to buloi123)

    THANK GOD I GOT MINE FIXED--- This is what worked for me -----

     

    navigate to General > Accessibility > Physical & Motor. From here, change the Incoming Calls setting from Default to Headset. This change ensures that the iPhone creates a Bluetooth headset pairing to your car’s audio system, which is needed for phone calls to work as expected. When you are not in your car, the iPhone reverts to its “normal” behavior.

  • Lujosalgo Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
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    Nov 4, 2013 11:51 PM (in response to zoomgirl)

    Thanks Zoomgirl for the tip for the Bose Bluetooth headset! press the call button 5 seconds and it was discovered.

  • Drimbo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 26, 2013 9:13 AM (in response to praveenkay)

    Brandnew Iphone 5s that won't connect with bluetooth to apple keyboard or iPad3 on iOS 7.0.4

    *&^%%##

    It keeps on spinnin and searchin

     

    Any cues?

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,860 points)
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    Nov 26, 2013 9:17 AM (in response to Drimbo)

    On the keyboard make sure it is not paired with another device.

     

    As to the iPad what are you attempting to do?

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