I have successfully paired multiple bluetooth devices (GM car, Motorola car adapter, Plantronics headsets, and logitech speaker). Everything seems to work until you disconnect the device. The phone will not auto connect with any of them. I can unpair the device then redo and it will work again.
Any ideas on how to fix this?
How do you disconnect the device? I just turn the device off and walk away. Next time I turn on the device it connects. What mode are you using for the Bluetooth connection? If you go to Menu > Settings > Bluetooth and touch the paired device does it try to reconnect? I never turn my Bluetooth off on my phone. It's on 24/7 unless I turn off my phone.
I turn off the bluetooth device, I don't turn off the bluetooth on the phone either.
What do you mean by mode?
In the menu, it will try to pair - says paired - but doesn't work. On the phone's menu settings for the device there are 2 selection boxes: call audio and media audio. I can select media audio but selecting car audio will disconnect. After re-pairing the device both of these items are selected.
I don't know what to tell you, my GS3 auto-connects to a car with BlueConnect Bluetooth, a 2005 Lexus with built in navigation, and a 2007 Tundra with built in navigation with no problems. The mode I alluded to is "Handsfree" in my case. Just a FYI, "Paired" just means the two devices know about each other, "Connected" is what you want for the devices to talk to each other. Just as soon as I turn on the ignition in my car the phone and car start the handshaking sequence and within seconds the BlueConnect changes from "Paired" to "BlueConnect Connected to phone audio" and turns blue in color. This is from watching the Menu > Settings >Bluetooth screen on the phone. Note: BlueConnect is an add on Bluetooth device since my car did not come with Bluetooth.
You may want to read: S3 Bluetooth Does Not Auto Connect to Car
It may give you an idea or a least let you know that you are not alone.
Hi there Bgsocer!
Bluetooth is so necessary now and I want you to be safe! I will be delighted to research this and see what I can find.
I found that there was a recent software updated that was released on 9/14/12 that was supposed to address this issue.
Please ensure your software and build version match IMM76D.I535VRALG7
You can check by going to Settings > About Device. In the same area you can also choose Software Update to process the update.
I would also ensure that all of your devices also have current software/firmware. You can reach out to the manufactures websites to verify usually.
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Great! Thanks so much for confirming the software build version. Next I want you to put the phone in Safe Mode http://bit.ly/RuMIK.
Once it is in Safe mode, I want you to attempt the Bluetooth options again.
Now, if it still acts up while in Safe Mode, you will need to hard reset the phone http://bit.ly/OQaIqg and test again.
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If the phone works fine in safe mode, it means an application installed is causing the trouble. Please complete to http://bit.ly/OQaIqg fix trouble. Keep us posted on experience.
I encourage you to redownload apps one at a time after reset to avoid installing the one causing trouble. Wait 36-48 hours between download to verify the app is good.
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