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How to Fix Bluetooth Pairing Problems

by on December 30, 2022
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Updated on 12/30/2022 with USB-C conflict information and additional multipoint pairing information.

Bluetooth is a popular method of wirelessly transferring data between two devices, such as your phone and your headphones, your media player and a speaker, or your iPad and a keyboard. It’s one of the most widely used wireless technology in the world, according to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. More than 4.6 billion Bluetooth products are expected to ship this year alone, and that number will likely increase to more than 6 billion per year by 2024.

Bluetooth is all great when it works. But if you’re someone who likes to play around with these kinds of connected gadgets, you know it can be frustrating when there’s a hang-up pairing the two. Here are some common causes of pairing problems, as well as advice on what you can do about them.

Why Bluetooth pairings fail

Bluetooth logo - white logo on blue backgroundBluetooth depends on both hardware and software to work properly. So if your devices can't speak a common Bluetooth language, they won’t be able to connect.

In general, Bluetooth is backward compatible: Bluetooth devices supporting Bluetooth 5 or higher should still be able to pair with devices using, say, the ancient Bluetooth 2.1, launched back in 2007.

Devices also come with specific Bluetooth profiles. If Bluetooth is the common language connecting devices, you can think of a profile as a dialect associated with a certain use. For example, you probably aren't going to be able to connect a mouse and your car because your car doesn’t support the Human Interface Device Profile. But a phone and a wireless headset should both support the Hands-Free Profile, you should be able to pair them.

Usually, Bluetooth devices connect with one device at a time. However, some headphones support multipoint pairing – a feature that lets one pair of headphones connect to two devices simultaneously.

I take you through the steps you can take to get your devices to happily communicate with each other. And if you have a multipoint Bluetooth device, check out my tips on solving problems with Bluetooth multipoint pairing.

What you can do about Bluetooth pairing failures

Smarphone and Bluetooth earbuds on a table

1. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on

You should see the little Bluetooth symbol at the top right of the screen if you have an Android device. For iOS and iPadOS, you'll need to go into the settings to enable and disable Bluetooth. Windows users will find Bluetooth in Settings > Devices > Bluetooth (or you may have a shortcut on your taskbar). Mac users will find a Bluetooth status icon on the menu bar.

2. Determine which pairing process your device employs

The process for pairing devices can vary. Sometimes, it involves tapping a code into your phone or computer. Other times, you can physically touch your phone to the device you want to pair it with (you'll see this option with phones and devices that have NFC, or Near Field Communications, as a feature. It's commonly found on Android phones).

If you’re not sure how to pair a device, refer to its user guide; you can usually find one by searching online.

3. Turn on discoverable mode

Let’s say you want to pair your phone with your car’s infotainment system to enjoy hands-free calling, texting, and navigation. First, go into your phone’s settings and tap on Bluetooth; doing so makes the phone visible to the car. Then depress the buttons on your car's infotainment system, usually on the steering wheel or center stack, to get it looking for the device.

Once it finds your phone, the car may ask for a numeric code that you'll need to confirm or input on your phone. After you do so, the devices should be paired. Remember that your phone or car may only stay in discoverable mode for a few minutes; if you take too long, you’ll need to start over.

If your device is new, it will often be in pairing mode when you first turn it on. A good indicator that a device is in pair mode is if it blinks.

You'll need to turn on pairing mode if the device has been paired with another device. To find instructions search for: put [product name] into pairing mode. We have guides for Jabra, JBL, JLab Audio, Onn, Mpow, and Sony.

4. Make sure the two devices are in close enough proximity to one another

While you wouldn’t think someone might try to pair an iPad with a keyboard if the two weren’t sitting right next to each other, it’s probably worth noting that you should make sure any devices you're trying to pair are within five feet of one another.

5. Power Bluetooth off and back on

A soft reset of Bluetooth can sometimes resolve an issue. With phones, an easy way to do this is by going into and out of airplane mode. For other devices, turn off the power and restart them.

6. Remove old Bluetooth connections

If you're having trouble pairing your phone with the speaker, it could be because the speaker is trying to connect with another device. While your laptop, tablet, or phone may be the obvious choices, there are other possibilities. For instance, you may have paired your speaker to your TV or streaming media player.

Some older speakers and headphones are very simple; they just try to connect with the last thing they are paired with. If your headphones or speaker were previously paired with another phone, laptop, or tablet, turn off that other device or turn off the device's Bluetooth. And if you are no longer planning on using your headphones or speaker with that device, unpair it to prevent future issues. In iOS settings, you can remove a device by tapping on its name and then Forget this Device. In Android settings, tap on a device’s name, then Unpair. After removing a device, start at step 1 on this list.

Some speakers and headphones can store pairing for multiple devices (this is different from multipoint when they connect simultaneously to devices). However, there is a limit to the number of devices' pairing information that they can store. If you're having trouble pairing headphones or a speaker that have been paired to many devices in the past, you may need to reset your headphones or speakers to clear out all of the pairings so you can start fresh. For instructions from the manufacturer on your specific model, search: reset [device name].

7. Charge up both devices you're trying to pair

Some devices have smart power management that may turn off Bluetooth if the battery level is too low. If your phone or tablet isn't pairing, make sure it and the device you're trying to pair with have enough juice.

8. Delete a device from a phone and rediscover it

If your phone sees a device but isn’t receiving data from it, sometimes it helps to start from scratch. In iOS settings, you can remove a device by tapping on its name and then Forget this Device. In Android settings, tap on a device’s name, then Unpair.

If you're deleting the device from your car, you may need to turn off your car after deleting the device, open and close the car door, and wait a couple of minutes before trying to pair the device again.

After removing a device, start at step 1 on this list.

9. Move away from the WiFi router

Another potential obstacle to successful pairing is interference from devices that use the same spectrum, such as your WiFi router. WiFi has been designed to cope with this, but it might not be a good idea to have your devices next to your router.

10. Move away from your smart home devices

Some smart home devices use a wireless technology called Zigbee. You find Zigbee in smart home hubs, including Amazon's Echo Show and Echo Plus, as well as a wide range of smart door locks, light bulbs, in-wall switches, open/close sensors, plugs, and more. Like WiFi, Zigbee devices use the same spectrum as Bluetooth devices and can interfere with pairing. Move away from your Zigbee devices when attempting to pair.

11. Move away from a USB 3.0 or USB-C port

Interference between Bluetooth and USB 3.0 Type A or USB-C is also possible. Newer laptops often have higher-speed USB-C and USB 3.0 Type A ports, so if the connection isn't happening, try pairing your Bluetooth gadgets away from the computer.

12. Make sure the devices you want to pair are designed to connect with each other

Whether it’s a headset, speaker, mouse, keyboard, or something else, your device has a specific profile that spells out what it can connect with. If you’re not sure, check the user manual.

13. Download a driver

If you’re having problems pairing something with your computer, you might be lacking the correct driver. The simplest way to figure this out is to do an online search for: [product name] driver.

14. Update the hardware’s firmware

Some automotive audio systems have been known to not pair with phones because the Bluetooth drivers in these systems didn’t work with later versions of Bluetooth. If you’re not sure how to get the latest firmware for your hardware, check with the device manufacturer.

15. Limit data shared between devices

Android and Windows devices let you choose the information you share between devices. So, for instance, you can choose to share phone audio, media audio, contacts, and text messages with your car. If you don't need to share all of the data, deselecting one or more of the types of information may enable the devices to pair.

For Android 10 devices, go to Settings > Connected devices and select the device. If there are options to select, they will appear. For Windows, go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers > right-click on the Bluetooth device in question and select Properties. Then select the Services tab to choose which types of information to share.

16. Clear the Bluetooth cache

Sometimes apps will interfere with Bluetooth operation, and clearing the cache can solve the problem. For Android phones, go to Settings > Apps > and tap the sort icon (the triple bars to the right of "Your apps."). Toggle on "Show system apps" and then select "Bluetooth" from the list. Select "Storage" and then "Clear cache." For iOS and iPadOS devices, you'll have to unpair all of your devices (go to Setting > Bluetooth, select the info icon and choose "Forget This Device" for each device), then restart your phone or tablet.

Solving problems with Bluetooth multipoint pairing

Multipoint is a Bluetooth technology that enables a Bluetooth device to be actively paired with more than one device at a time. That means your headphones could be simultaneously paired with a phone and laptop, or two phones could be paired to a hands-free car kit.

Even though multipoint has been part of the Bluetooth standard for years, there aren’t many products on the market that support multipoint. So if you’re having issues with setting up a multipoint connection, the first thing to do is double-check that your device supports multipoint by searching for “[product name] multipoint Bluetooth” or consulting your product’s manual. Once you’ve confirmed that your device supports multipoint, try these steps.

Trouble adding multipoint devices

If you’re having trouble adding a second device to your multipoint product, follow these steps to ensure you’re adding it correctly.

1. Pair with the first device the way you would with a single-point Bluetooth device. (If you’re having trouble pairing your first device, consult the list of tips above.)

2. Turn off the first paired device and pair the second one.

3. Once you have successfully paired with the second device, turn on the first device. For some products (like the Lenovo Smart Wireless Earbuds and JLab GO Work and PlayPro headphones), that’s all there is to it. Other products (like the Sony WH-1000SM4 headphones, Bose QuietComfort II Earbuds, and Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro earbuds) require installing an app and turning on the ability to connect two devices.

If you can’t connect to a previously paired multipoint device

Multipoint Bluetooth devices can connect to two devices simultaneously but can be paired with many devices. If your multipoint Bluetooth product isn’t automatically connecting to your usual two devices, it may be paired with a third device.

If you use an app to select multipoint devices, go into the app and toggle on the two devices you want to be simultaneously connected.

If you don’t use an app to select your multipoint devices, you will need to re-pair the device that has lost its connection. Follow these two simple steps.

1. Use your multipoint device with the Bluetooth device that is still actively paired with multipoint.

2. Re-pair the device that has lost the connection.

Not all wireless devices use Bluetooth

Keep in mind that not all wireless devices use Bluetooth. Alternatives include the Wireless Gigabit specification, Wireless HD, ANT+, ZigBee, NFC, and Wi-Fi Direct. These other technologies typically won’t work with your phone, tablet, or computer without some kind of additional hardware.

I hope this guide has helped you with your Bluetooth pairing problems. If you know of any tips I've missed, share them in the comments below!

[Image credits: Bluetooth headphones with phone via BigStockPhoto]

For the past 20+ years, Techlicious founder Suzanne Kantra has been exploring and writing about the world’s most exciting and important science and technology issues. Prior to Techlicious, Suzanne was the Technology Editor for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and the Senior Technology Editor for Popular Science. Suzanne has been featured on CNN, CBS, and NBC.

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Main Problem with Bluetooth

From Andrew Phillips on March 08, 2016 :: 7:57 pm

I have three Bluetooth devices and have problems with all of them. It seems to me that the main problem is due to bugs - something that you only touched on in points 12 and 13. Most often the devices loose connection for no apparent reason. You need to reset one or both devices to get them working again, until hours or days later when it happens again.

I had lots of these sorts of problems with my watch (Pebble Steel) when I first got it. Since then the software has been updated several times and it is much more reliable.

I have no idea why it is so hard to write reliable software for Bluetooth but I suspect it is due to a poorly design API.



From Clayton Tetua on March 13, 2016 :: 5:36 am

I have 2 Tablet,one with bluetooth 3.0 and the other bluetooth 4.0 both standed.Whats weird is only bluetooth 3.0 is working on my idance headset with csr bluetooth solution.
The other 4.0 show nothing when i try to scan it ..Any suggestion


Try unpairing the headphones on

From Suzanne Kantra on March 25, 2016 :: 5:51 pm

Try unpairing the headphones on your tablet (select forget device) before trying to pair them on the 2nd tablet. You’ll have to do that every time you want to switch between the tablets.


iphone 3 bluetooth trouble with windows ce 6.0 GPS

From Peter Hancock on March 20, 2016 :: 3:17 am

Hi I have an iphone 3 and a new GPS running windows ce 6.0.  the devices pair, but won’t integrate functions such as making phone calls receiving calls showing phone book etc…the GPS works with an android phone but not my iphone 3 ??


PLT M180

From Stephen on March 25, 2016 :: 4:10 pm

I’ve recently purchased a PLT M180 to upgrade my M165. My M165 model will connect to my Galaxy Note5 without any issues, however the M180 model isn’t able to communicate with my phone / connect. I’ve unpaired and repaired the M165 multiple times, and my phone will connect to my car, as well.

I have another phone, the HTC One_M8 that the PLT 180 will connect to without issue - is there a way to make it possible for my Galaxy Note5?

All the devices are functioning correctly. Both versions of the PLT use Bluetooth 3.0, so I’m not sure why one would work on the Galaxy and not the other.


Does the M165 still come

From Suzanne Kantra on March 25, 2016 :: 6:17 pm

Does the M165 still come up in the list of devices? Even if you unpair, it may still have it in memory. You’ll need to “forget” it. Let me know if that works.


Thank you

From Randy on April 02, 2016 :: 1:55 pm

10. Move away from a USB 3.0 port.
This resolved my issue with iPhone SE and Bluetooth speaker - thank you so much!


Bluetooth issu still there

From nithin teja on April 04, 2016 :: 3:05 pm

My Bluetooth pairing problem is still exist. I read your article. Need to apply your article steps. Ill let you further details on my bluetooth problem.


I have problems connecting bluetooth

From Laurie on April 04, 2016 :: 3:55 pm

I have problems connecting bluetooth devices quite frequently. Thanks for sharing these tips, they should help me the next time I have a problem.


Headphones + Phone

From MajorPatootie on April 05, 2016 :: 10:10 am

I have bluetooth earbuds that have worked before, and now suddenly my phone can’t even discover it to pair with! I’ve tried everything on this page that applies, and still nothing.


Which BT earbuds and phone

From Suzanne Kantra on April 07, 2016 :: 9:51 am

Which BT earbuds and phone are you using?


My BT headphones

From MajorPatootie on April 07, 2016 :: 9:54 am

They are Francois et Mimi’s.


If you hold down the

From Suzanne Kantra on April 07, 2016 :: 11:14 am

If you hold down the power on button until they flash orange and blue, you’ll be in pairing mode. If the headphones don’t go into pairing mode, there may be something wrong with the headphones. If the headphones do go into pairing mode and you don’t see them on your device, make sure that any other device that might play audio is disconnected before attempting pairing. Hope this helps.

Iphone Connection To Lenovo Laptop

From Devlin Idell on April 10, 2016 :: 4:35 pm

I tried to connect my iPhone 5s to my Lenovo Laptop and was having problems as my computer kept asking if the code was exactly as it was on my iPhone. I kept waiting to see if the code would show up and then of course the iPhone said that it connected unsuccessfully. Eventually I went ahead and said yes it does match even though it never showed up on the iPhone. The result was that it went ahead and connected the two together through Bluetooth. Problem solved for that!


JBL Clip + to LG V410 pad

From Bob Praetorius on April 20, 2016 :: 9:52 am

When I try to pair the two devices my pad says HP_ENVY Make sure it show this passkey:  #######
The number changes each time I try to pair.  The JBL Clip+ does not have a way to input a number - so it won’t pair.  Any suggestions?


bluetooth problem

From SACHIN on April 22, 2016 :: 1:13 am

i have a trouble for open the bluetooth setting


Thank you

From Carlton Spinks on April 23, 2016 :: 12:56 am

Thank you.  The “forget the device” and reconnect solved my issue.


Best Headphones Under $50

From The Sound Fusion on April 23, 2016 :: 10:01 am

I have a 2008 BMW X5 and a Samsung Galaxy S3 cell phone.  I can pair the audio from the phone but I am not able to pair the cell phone’s contact list.  A popup screen comes up on the phone asking if I want to pair the contacts.  I tap OK, the screen goes away and momentarily comes back with the same popup screen asking if I want to pair the contacts.  I am not able to get my contacts to pair with my vehicle’s bluetooth,


Bluetooth Headsets issues

From Henry Kam on April 29, 2016 :: 4:24 pm

Bluetooth headsets can be further broken down into section i.e in major three categories, first being the traditional, mono, single- ear headsets which clicks to majority’s mind when they hear the word Bluetooth headset for the first time. The second being the stereo headsets that covers both the users ear. Where one is willing to make calls, Stereo headsets are considered as best and can also be used for listening music. Lastly, there are speakerphones that need not to be connected to the user’s ear, instead one experiences project voices that assist you to hear without placing any device on your head.



From Kathy David on November 17, 2020 :: 9:38 am

My wireless headphones are Broken I don’t know what to do can you please help me


I need help

From Sawyer Hicks on May 04, 2016 :: 10:20 pm

My galaxy s3 won’t discover my soundcandy soundmine Bluetooth speaker



From Teresa McCoy on May 10, 2016 :: 2:44 pm

ok for me it was not pairing due to being to near my laptop usb3 port. As soon as I moved my samsung galaxy s6 and speaker away from laptop, it worked. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Glad to hear it worked!

From Suzanne Kantra on May 10, 2016 :: 2:54 pm

Glad to hear it worked!


Car reading phone numbers that are not there

From Daz on May 13, 2016 :: 6:56 am

I wonder if anyone can help. I have a HTC one M9 phone. I deleted alot of numbers from my phone in October 2015. I bought a new 2015 Quashqai in February this year which obviously has handsfree built in. I have the bluetooth phonebook installed on my phone, but when I search for numbers on my handsfree in the car, it is showing phone numbers that are no longer in my phone, eevn though I deleted them 4 months before I got the car. I have all my number stored in my phone not on SIM, and dont know what to do now as it is not even reading new numbers that I add to my phone. Can anyone shed any light or help to solve please. Thank you. Daz


Check which accounts you're syncing to your phone?

From Josh Kirschner on May 13, 2016 :: 10:46 am

Did you check to see which accounts you are syncing to your phone and whether you deleted the contacts from all those accounts or just the ones stored on your phone? For example, if you are syncing your Google contacts to your phone, but you only deleted the contacts that are associated with “Phone” not Google, then perhaps your car is picking up the contacts from there. Note that in Android, you can choose which contacts to display. So you may by only seeing your “Phone” contacts on the phone, but other contacts are there behind the scenes.

I’m speculating somewhat here, and don’t know what combination of contact accounts you have, but that seems like the best place to start.


Bluetooth problem

From Laura Baker on May 14, 2016 :: 5:47 am

My phone is smashed & the bluetooth headphones were connected to the phone.  I have now got a new phone but we cannot connect the headphones to the phone.  Any idea how we can connect to the new phone.  It is not possible to disconnect from the old phone as we cannot even turn it on.


If your headphones are still

From Suzanne Kantra on May 16, 2016 :: 10:36 am

If your headphones are still paired with your old phone, you need to put them into pairing mode again to find your new phone. Usually that means holding down the power button until the lights blink blue and red or rapidly blink. For specific instructions, consult your user manual or search for “pairing mode” along with the name of your headphones.


unable to connect

From Mel Lagon on May 14, 2016 :: 6:22 am

i have a samsung notebook with bluetooth inbuilt i have switched it on and i got my jam bluetooth head set switched on to connect   my comp will not find the head set i have checked all possibilities but they wont talk to each other the comp is 3 y/o when checked bluetooth it says all systems are up to date


What version of Windows are

From Suzanne Kantra on May 16, 2016 :: 11:02 am

What version of Windows are you running? And, what model of Samsung notebook?


unable to connect

From Mel Lagon on May 17, 2016 :: 7:29 am

my samsung notebook is model number np915s3g and i am running windows 8.1 every thing shows ok but the comp dosnt find my head set all though the head set connects to every thing else   and i did disconnect all other devises before trying to connect with comp


Your computer is seeing other

From Suzanne Kantra on May 31, 2016 :: 3:14 pm

Your computer is seeing other Bluetooth devices, though, right? Some people have had luck with restarting Bluetooth Support Service, though this is usually after they’ve been successful pairing the device at least once. Might be worth a try, though. To restart Bluetooth Support Service:

1. Press Windows key + R

2. Type services.msc

3. Right click on Bluetooth Support service and select Restart

4. Right click on Bluetooth Support Service and select properties.

5. In startup type: select Automatic

we can easily solve

From Jegan K on May 15, 2016 :: 1:57 pm

Guys this is very very easy… no need to worry..its a matter of 10 seconds. .go to ur application manager and delete the blue tooth cache.. 9994606589

Any time u can catch me


Never mind- I got it!I

From Diana Smith Hill on May 31, 2016 :: 7:51 am

Never mind- I got it!

I figured it out

Once you pair your speakers you have to choose the sound player just like you would have to choose your default music player. Right click on the speakers on the taskbar bottom right, choose playback devices, select the device you want to playback your music. Right click it and select make default.


car blue tooth continues attempting to "pair" with phone but can't

From christina on June 07, 2016 :: 10:12 am

Hello, I’ve had my phone for about 6 months and it was working fine with my blue tooth in my car but all of a sudden it won’t work and the car continues to searching for it.  This is interrupting my radio every 1 minute.  It is so frustrating.  At this point, I don’t care if I ever use it again, I just want the radio to not get interrupted every minute.  To operate the blue tooth in the car, I have to push a ceiling button, but that is not working, I am unable to ask it to delete phones.  I did that once and repaired phones and that worked for one call and then went back to not working and now I am unable to delete phones.  Any ideas?  The dealer says $2000 to replace system.  Ouch!



From Karen on August 20, 2018 :: 1:49 pm

Remove your battery cables and reset you car, it worked for me


Paired Iphone6 win 10 pc will not reconnect

From joseph putz on June 11, 2016 :: 2:20 pm

go to bluetooth icon on pc, select setting, select options, select Allow bluetooth devices to discover this pc, go to com ports, select, add device, select make incoming sinal discoverable

Then repair. Good Luck this wasn’t obviouse, using bluetooth 4.0 usb connect


Trouble connecting lg g3 phone bluetooth with car

From Chloe on June 18, 2016 :: 1:39 am

My phone’s blue tooth was working perfectly with my Ford Fiesta but then all of a sudden a couple days ago it wasn’t connected and it won’t reconnect. I’ve tried restarting both devices. I reset the blue tooth in my car. Every time I try to connect them, my car immediately says “Failed Pairing” and returns to the previous screen. Neither of the devices will recognize each other. Help! This is very frustrating!



From bryan jonathan on June 18, 2016 :: 8:21 am

thank you ur advice was helpful had such a problem couldnt connect my samsung j2 to my radio before i had no prob but after ...i did a rediscover and it is now working..thank u be blessed


Blue Tiger Elite Headset Won't Pair to Computer

From Ken Tennen on June 28, 2016 :: 1:58 pm

Rather expensive Blue Tiger Elite Dual Camo etc. headset will pair to my cell phone but not to my computer. My computer guy says talk to Blue Tiger and Blue Tiger says talk to my computer guy. I now have a $115 dust collector.


Found a solution to "missing driver" !

From Noam on June 30, 2016 :: 9:54 am

Go here and choose a driver package according to your operating system:

Worked great for me!


UE Boom Pairs but won't play music

From Craig Cowan on July 03, 2016 :: 9:43 pm

My UE Boom has been playing music of Asus Laptop for while via “listen to music” option.  However, yesterday it will not allow me to do that.

The process used to be; Start Spotify and play music.  Turn on UE and it automatically connects to “Voip calls and handsfree”.  The sound plays poor quality so I disconnect that option and connect via “listen to music”.  Within music it is playing music again at superior quality sound. 

Problem: it connects as per normal to voip but when i disconnect and reconnect via listen to music it connects but continues to play the sound via the laptop speaker.

I’ve reset the device and deleted from PC and started fresh, same problem.
Any ideas??


lg tone pro 800 won't pair to zte phone

From james jenkins on July 05, 2016 :: 8:42 pm

My zte phone finds/pairs/connects to lg tone pro 760 headphones, and can find every other bt around, but can’t find lg 800 hdphns. My moto e phone connects with both, no problems. lg and zte had no solutions.


Pairing Issues of phone and wireless headphone

From Kelvin XY on July 07, 2016 :: 1:24 pm

I’d just bought my new wireless headphone for my phone, but after pairing the both devices, my phone’s keypad is disabled, what should I do?


Pairing iPhone 62 with JBL Charge 2+ speaker

From Tom Bushery on July 11, 2016 :: 3:11 pm

As far as I can tell, my iPhone 6s runs Bluetooth 4.2. I have a JBL Charge 2+ bluetooth speaker, that according to the specs, runs Bluetooth 3.0.  I can pair the two, but when I try to play iTunes music from my phone through the speaker, no sound comes out.  Is this a compatibility issue?  I have the same problem with my Dell Inspiron 11 3152, which apparently runs Bluetooth 4.0.  Any help will be appreciated.


Pairing iPhone 6s with Kmart bluetooth speaker

From Dino on January 25, 2020 :: 3:53 am

I didn’t even know iPhone 6s runs Bluetooth 4.2 nor did I know there were different versions of Bluetooth, so thanks!

I have two cheap speakers, one is wireless one from Kmart and the other is a USB one from ebay (China), and have no idea what specs they run. I can pair the two speakers with my Macbook laptop, but when I try to play any music from my iphone 6s through these speakers, no sound comes out.

I’ve given up so I’ve just bought a new bluetooth 4.2 receiver and new bluetooth 4.2 speaker to test if indeed there is a compatibility issue.

Have you tried using a AUX cable to connect from your iPhone 6s to your speaker? And have you tried charging the speaker in full first? Let me know if this helped.


Most useless article I've ever read

From Anonymous on July 25, 2016 :: 11:26 am

I request the author to write something useful instead


Thanks for the awesome feedback!

From Josh Kirschner on July 25, 2016 :: 11:41 am

Given the number of people in the comments who were helped by this article, we thought we had finally produced something useful. Apparently not.  We apologize that we couldn’t do a better job serving your unexpressed needs (where you instead looking for an article on how to be a better gardener? If so, I agree, this article would be the most useless article you’ve ever read). In any regard, we will get right to work on an article that may have a greater amount of usefulness, as per your request.


Samsung Tab media audio won't play on Plantronics Bluetooth

From Gee on July 04, 2017 :: 7:56 am

The call audio works but not media with the Plantronics M165


Don't Be A Hater

From Zero-Effect on January 23, 2017 :: 6:12 am

I have scan this forum looking for a resolution to my issue, and from I can tell they have helped well over 2 dozen people so far. So if you don’t have a legit Bluetooth issue or question, go troll some place else.


Thank you

From Deac Mirela on July 30, 2016 :: 6:38 am

Nr.7 rezolved my problem. I had economy power on, and could not connect trough bluetooth.


Glad it helped!

From Josh Kirschner on August 01, 2016 :: 10:53 am

Sometimes the fix is really simple, but finding what that simple thing is can be a real pain. Glad the article helped.


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