1. mistykp's Avatar
    Hello and sorry if there is already a thread out there for this but I'm new to these forums and also an android phone so.........I come from the IOS world and just "upgraded" to the S4. I had zero issues with blue tooth connectivity to my 2011 Chevy Malibu. Before I left Best Buy with the S4 they paired the phone for me and I was able to make to hands free calls and that was a week ago, the day I got the phone. I can not get it to work to save my life. HELP!!!!

    If responding please note I need "laymans" terms for this and not extreme techy!

    Thank you!
    01-14-2014 02:05 PM
  2. STARGATE's Avatar
    Have you checked the phone to see if Bluetooth went off by accident?

    Pull down with 2 fingers or just one from the top of the screen of your phone.
    Press and hold for 2 seconds Bluetooth.
    See if the toggle is off or on. There's also a scan button on the bottom press it when near your car to see if it recognizes the car.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    01-14-2014 02:15 PM
  3. STARGATE's Avatar
    Oh and by the way, welcome to the forums! 👍😆

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    01-14-2014 02:15 PM
  4. mistykp's Avatar
    Bluetooth is on, this much I can tell you. This scan button you speak of.....tell me more. Although I am pretty sure I did this last night and it showed paired. But when I make a call it recognizes nothing. I really appreciate your time! Like I said brand new to any forums and this phone/system. I have been IOS forever!!!!!!! It's like a new language.
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    01-14-2014 02:26 PM
  5. STARGATE's Avatar
    Sorry I didn't get back during the day but I had a very busy day at work.
    I'll get back here tomorrow morning.
    Good night.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    01-14-2014 11:19 PM
  6. metle_geek's Avatar
    Do this pull down the notification shade (i use that teminology so you know what i mean) i included some pictures to help you out ok press the gear you will see a screen like the first one. Touch the bluetooth you will come to screen two (notice how it says not visible) tap the device name and it will go to screen two where it puts it as visible. Now go to pairing mode on your car press the scan button it should recognise it now and simply pair them this is true for all androids its just how they emplemented it you have to make it visible and even then its for a minit im assuming itts done like this to conserve power

    from my wonderfully rooted gs4 woot
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    01-23-2014 03:01 PM
  7. metle_geek's Avatar
    Btw dont worry my stuff is themed yours will be stock looking but the funtionality is the same

    from my wonderfully rooted gs4 woot
    01-23-2014 03:06 PM
  8. STARGATE's Avatar
    Bluetooth is on, this much I can tell you. This scan button you speak of.....tell me more. Although I am pretty sure I did this last night and it showed paired. But when I make a call it recognizes nothing. I really appreciate your time! Like I said brand new to any forums and this phone/system. I have been IOS forever!!!!!!! It's like a new language.
    If you go to Bluetooth and it's off (as mine is in the screenshot below) as soon as you turn it on it will start scanning automatically.
    You can see the scan button at the bottom.
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    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    01-25-2014 02:32 AM
  9. STARGATE's Avatar
    Oh and you can also try what metle posted.
    Good luck and may the Force be with you!

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    01-25-2014 02:34 AM
  10. tmozer's Avatar
    OK. Finally had a chance to link my Galaxy S4 to my 2013 Malibu. Phone works fine. However, even though Mylink see the 1000+ MP3 audio files on my phone and plays them, the volume is too low. Even setting the Malibu audio to full volume, you can hardly hear the track. What am I doing wrong?
    01-27-2014 10:57 PM
  11. metle_geek's Avatar
    Have you tried turning up the volume on the phone itself?

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    01-28-2014 09:27 AM
  12. tmozer's Avatar
    Still having volume issues with Bluetooth audio. Installed Pandora on the phone. Mylink connects with and controls Pandora perfectly. However, again, the volume is so low to be useful. I even installed "A2DP Volume" on my phone, but it does not seem to help. Help please!!
    01-29-2014 12:52 PM
  13. metle_geek's Avatar
    You need to find the media volume and raise it there should be an option for it in the blue tooth settings when it's paired

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    01-30-2014 05:02 AM
  14. STARGATE's Avatar
    Just turn the volume up from the phone.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
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    02-01-2014 04:56 PM
  15. sgagalap's Avatar
    Hi
    I had the same problem establishing a bluetooth connection on chevy malibu.
    This is what I did and resolved the issue. On malibu audio system
    Go to configuration->radio settings->software versions menu->Clear and reset radio
    Then try pairing your device.
    07-20-2015 10:07 AM
  16. Dragonslayer6972's Avatar
    Have you checked the phone to see if Bluetooth went off by accident?

    Pull down with 2 fingers or just one from the top of the screen of your phone.
    Press and hold for 2 seconds Bluetooth.
    See if the toggle is off or on. There's also a scan button on the bottom press it when near your car to see if it recognizes the car.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    I have checked this. This is a new phone and the bluetooth was linked to my old phone that died. Thanks in advance for any and all help.
    12-06-2015 01:40 PM
  17. Dragonslayer6972's Avatar
    I will give it a try thank you.
    12-06-2015 01:49 PM
  18. frustrated samsung's Avatar
    Looking for help. Got new Samsung s4 as old one screen screwed. Can't not get my blue tooth to pull up any device. I can still pair my old phone to my car n headset. But can't get my new one to even recognize either. I have unpaired old phone and tried every answer for threads here. Really getting frustrated.
    01-03-2016 10:19 AM

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