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    Default Connecting Galaxy S5 to Certain Bluetooth Devices

    Hello

    I just upgraded from S2 to S5 and realised that unlike my S2, the S5 doesn't find the devices I want to use like my car bluetooth handsfree or my Phillips bluetooth headset.

    Is there a setting that I am missing?

    Thank you

    Marta
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    Went from iphone to android.. Thinking big mistake... Can anyone tell me why and what to do so I can listen to my music via USB port in my pioneer radio model DEH-7300BT... So frustrated !!!! PLEASE respond to my crys of help! Is there a setting I'm missing??? Do I need to get some kind of accessory.. Galaxy s5 phone
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    Marta is there a setting in Bluetooth to correct this?
    I have the s2. Maybe you have to click on visible for it to sync?
    I don't have mine yet, or I would look. Hopefully I will get it Friday.
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    You need to reset the device itself. Usually you hold down on the power button and it starts flashing.
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    I discussed this in another thread. One must hold the S5 screen open when starting the car with Bluetooth on. Then one gets a permission question on the S5 and one must answer YES. If one just keeps the S5 in one's pocket, it will not work with the car.

    Evidently, the S5 has that security question to prevent one's addresses from downloading into cars not owned by the user of the S5. My old dumb phone did not have that question and downloaded all addresses to any paired car system.

    The question could be answered NO. Then if one has others driving one's car or has passengers in the car, the S5 owner could prevent that information from loading for that one trip.
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    I'm able to pair my s5 to my vehicle (a 2014 Subaru), but the phone won't automatically connect when I get in the car. with my Note 3, it was instantanious-as soon as I started the car, a call would switch from the phone to the car. With the s5, I have to open the bluetooth settings every time I get in and re-connect them. Is there a setting I'm missing? Sometimes I forget to resync them, and then end up answering the phone with the phone, which eventually is going to get me pulled over by police Please HELP!
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    Exactly the problem I have.

    I just want to turn bluetooth on, get on my car and drive. I don't want to have to pair it manually every time.

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    I saw where someone recommended downloading Bluetooth autoconnect from the play store, and all the reviews of the app report it fixed the syncing problem. I have it downloaded and am going to try it when I get off work. Thought I'd put it out here just in case
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndroidAmberina View Post
    I saw where someone recommended downloading Bluetooth autoconnect from the play store, and all the reviews of the app report it fixed the syncing problem. I have it downloaded and am going to try it when I get off work. Thought I'd put it out here just in case
    Cool.... I'll give that a go too!

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    Default Re: Connecting Galaxy S5 to Certain Bluetooth Devices

    does your Pioneer have a USB port? Or does it have Bluetooth by any chance?

    Cheers
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    Zero problems here, using many bluetooth devices.
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    No problem here either. Connects without issue automatically

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    Quote Originally Posted by S5_GJH View Post
    Exactly the problem I have.

    I just want to turn bluetooth on, get on my car and drive. I don't want to have to pair it manually every time.

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    You shouldn't have to pair it everytime. If you pair it once and activate car mode, you should be just fine. Car mode is the small icon in the notification tray that looks like a steering wheel. Hope this helps.

    -via Android Central App on GWaLL's S5
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    What does car mode do and where do I access it? Is it the same as drive mode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirmaru View Post
    What does car mode do and where do I access it? Is it the same as drive mode?
    Car mode is the newer kit kat version of drive mode. Swipe down the notification menu from the top with two fingers. Car mode will be listed with the other notifications. Once you tap car mode, it opens automatically and from there you can click the menu tab in car mode, go to settings and you can register a car bluetooth or bluetooth device. Hope that helps.

    -via Android Central App on GWaLL's S5
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWaLL13 View Post
    You shouldn't have to pair it everytime. If you pair it once and activate car mode, you should be just fine. Car mode is the small icon in the notification tray that looks like a steering wheel. Hope this helps.

    -via Android Central App on GWaLL's S5
    So, you still have to activate the "car mode", or does it do it automatically?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndroidAmberina View Post
    So, you still have to activate the "car mode", or does it do it automatically?
    No once you pair the device once, it should automatically save it.

    -via Android Central App on GWaLL's S5
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    I had zero programs reconnecting all my bluetooth devices to my phone.

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    Default Re: Connecting Galaxy S5 to Certain Bluetooth Devices

    I'm having this problem about half of the time. Half the time my phone connects automatically to my car Bluetooth without me having to do anything and half the time I have to switch phone Bluetooth off and then right back on for it to connect. I have to pay more attention to if any common trend for when it works vs. when it doesn't. (Going to check if my wifi signal at home is still connected since seems like Bluetooth doesn't automatically connect more when I'm leaving home vs. when I'm elsewhere in my car. Anybody else notice anything like this?)

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    Same thing for me, had a galaxy s2 that worked perfectly with my pioneer avic-940bt navigation system [ paid over $700.00 for ] could stream pandora no problems.. Now I just upgraded to a galaxy s5 and found out that it is not compatible!!! I'm not to happy.
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    I am coming from a s2, used bluetooth with my lincoln. My s5 works just like the s2. I don't have to do anything, just comes up and showing bluetooth is active on the screen.
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    Did you find a fix? I am having the same problem - my music streams with no problem. It says I'm paired. But phone calls do not sync.
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    Don't know if this will help anyone else but I couldn't connect my S5 to my Supertooth buddy. My S2 connected fine. I had to reset the Supertooth Buddy which removed S2 pairing. Then the S5 could see it but I get the incorrect pin and password problem.
    Last edited by rod955i; 05-23-2014 at 01:02 PM.
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    I purchased the Galaxy S5 because I loved my S2 and used it all the time in my 2013 Outback. After pairing my new S5 to my Subaru, I noticed that it never auto-connected when I turned the car on. I could connect it manually but it always took about 10 minutes of repeatedly turning the bluetooth on and off. I contacted Samsung Live Chat but the nice person on the other end couldn't help me and suggested that I contact Subaru and request that they do an update on my car. Frustrated, I Googled the issue and found a forum that stated that there is a bug in Subaru's software and suggested that I use the voice recognition in the car to pair the device (controls on the steering wheel) instead of the controls on the radio.
    It absolutely fixes the problem and you don't have to install another app.

    I have pasted a copy of the post. It is from an Apple forum but the writer has the S5.

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5020918?tstart=0
    "Hi, guys...there's a fix for this (I have a 5s and an Impreza). First of all, Subaru can't update the radios...once they're installed in the car, there is no possibility of firmware updates. Secondly, not everyone has a NAV system in the their cars, so instructions I've seen vary across forum posts.

    Here's the simple universal fix: Pair your phone using the car's voice commands (buttons on your steering wheel)...not using the menu button and dial on the radio itself. For some reason, using the voice commands to pair the phone makes the phone autoconnect every time after the pair, whereas using the stereo buttons doesn't let the phone reconnect. It's a bug in the system, but this is the workaround. I just did it, and it works great.
    "

    I hope this helps.
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    exact same problem... galaxy s5 and subaru forester 2014.... works fine before with an older windows phone... frustrating
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