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Farleigh15 Level 1 (0 points)

My bluetooth devices used to connect to my iphone 4, but for some reason now they do not. With bluetooth setting switched on (on phone) under the devices tab all i am getting is searching....but does not pick up any of my bluetooth products!!!!!!

iPhone 4, iOS 6.1
  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,310 points)

    A) Is the device you're trying to pair with in discoverable mode?


    B) Does the device you're trying to pair with support one or more of the supported bluetooth profiles? You can not pair it with a computer or another phone with the exception of tethering the Internet connection to your computer.

  • Farleigh15 Level 1 (0 points)

    with blue tooth setting switched ON, under the DEVICES the field just reads "searching" and will not show any of my devices

  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,310 points)

    Is the device you are trying to pair with in discoverable (pairing) mode? If it's not, the phone will never be able to see it.

  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,027 points)

    You did not answer either one of Tims questions.


    hard to help if you will not provide info.


    He asked:


    " Is the device you're trying to pair with in discoverable mode?"




    "Does the device you're trying to pair with support one or more of the supported bluetooth profiles?"

  • Farleigh15 Level 1 (0 points)

    this is the proceedure  i am carrying out and what my iphone is showing.


    1). after entering settings,

    2). i tap the "bluetooth" icon , (currently reading "OFF")

    3). i then slide the off button to "ON".

    4). screen then shows:-     Bluetooth ON


      underneath the bluetooth ON box it shows an heading:-



    underneath the devices box:-


                                            Searching.....       (screen shows searching icon) so it is trying


    and that is all i am getting..      having tried 3 different devices to pair and none of them are appearing in the discoverable box

  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,027 points)



    Are those devices in discover mode?


    It cannot discover the devices if they are not in discover mode.


    What devices are you trying to connect to?

  • Farleigh15 Level 1 (0 points)

    how do i check "discover mode"??   what is discover mode??? where should i be seeing discover mode???


    devises i am trying to connect with ( these items used to appear and i just used to select the item i required to be paired with ) ((they do not show up now))!!!


    nokia headset

    bluetooth inear

    bluetooth car kit, multipoint speakerphone


    as you probably guessed i am new to this techniphobe stuff, only recently bought the phone


    helpppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp ....many thanks for your patients

  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,310 points)

    I don't care what you're doing on the phone. Is the DEVICE YOU ARE TRYING TO PAIR WITH IN DISCOVERABLE MODE?


    Read the manual for the device you are trying to pair with.

  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,310 points)

    Read the manual for the device you want to pair with to find out how to put it in discoverable (pairing) mode. If the device is not in discoverable mode, the phone will never be able to find it.

  • Farleigh15 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok Tim i will try and find the chapter on ...PAIRING??   and/or DISCOVERABLE MODE??

  • Farleigh15 Level 1 (0 points)

    OK read manuals on my devises and have carried out what the have advised, all 3 devises are in pairing mode, but all i am showing on my phone is "Searching"

  • wegras Level 6 (15,065 points)

    I know I am going to regret this ...........


    So it all used to work but now doesn't after updating the iOS ???

    Did you update using over the air or through iTunes plugged into a PC/Mac

    if over the air try a restore of the iPhone using a backup

    BUT first try deleting all bluetooth connections on the iPhone 

    Settings >>>bluetooth>>>pick each device press small blue arrow on right

    >> forget this device

    Do for each one and then start from scratch again following advice you have been given

  • Farleigh15 Level 1 (0 points)

    hi Peter,

    updated over air to iso version 6.1 (10B144)

    i have already carried out what you've suggested and deleated all my bluetooth devises...all i am getting is "Searching"

  • Farleigh15 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Peter,

    will try to restore through backup.

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