1. newtda513's Avatar
    Hello p7 friends,
    I having issues with my Bluetooth not seeing my cars Bluetooth.
    I will go to connect but it will not see the cars Bluetooth. I have a Ford Escape 2013 I've been able to connect all other phones and devices to the car. Could there be something that I'm missing with the connections? What VPN be an issue if it's connected?

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    12-04-2022 01:54 PM
  2. bkdodger2's Avatar
    Did you try to turn off the VPN reboot the phone and then try to connect to the car Bluetooth? I know when I was trying Google VPN and Android auto started on my car. It was blocked. I had to exclude Android Auto on the VPN to get it to work
    12-04-2022 08:38 PM
  3. Coop61's Avatar
    I know my 7 pro BT won't connect when the VPN is turned on
    12-04-2022 08:51 PM
  4. newtda513's Avatar
    I know my 7 pro BT won't connect when the VPN is turned on
    Turned off VPN and attempted to connect no such luck.

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    12-05-2022 08:40 AM
  5. bkdodger2's Avatar
    Turned off VPN and attempted to connect no such luck.

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    Did you try a reboot and also toggle off Bluetooth and toggle back on?
    12-05-2022 10:23 AM
  6. newtda513's Avatar
    Did you try a reboot and also toggle off Bluetooth and toggle back on?
    Reboot, toggled off Bluetooth.

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    12-05-2022 10:34 AM
  7. diesel97's Avatar
    Reboot, toggled off Bluetooth.

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    Delete the phone from the car, and any old phones, and reinstall
    12-05-2022 01:09 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is this a factory-installed head unit, or aftermarket?
    12-05-2022 01:47 PM
  9. newtda513's Avatar
    Is this a factory-installed head unit, or aftermarket?
    Factory installed

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    12-05-2022 01:57 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Car stereos from that time often could only connect via Bluetooth for phone calls, not streaming audio -- but you're not even able to connect for phone calls?
    12-05-2022 02:06 PM
  11. newtda513's Avatar
    That is correct,.my phone Bluetooth doesn't see the cars bt system.

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    12-05-2022 02:26 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    That is correct,.my phone Bluetooth doesn't see the cars bt system.

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    Try resetting network which will delete Bluetooth,wifi and network...my Samsung buds had same issue couldn't pair and didn't show up and that fixed it
    12-05-2022 02:33 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Also see if this helps: squareup.com/help/us/en/article/6828-clear-your-android-device-s-bluetooth-cache
    12-05-2022 02:34 PM
  14. Coop61's Avatar
    The Dec. security update may help you out . There is a BT fix for BT connecting to older vehicles.
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    12-05-2022 06:18 PM
  15. newtda513's Avatar
    Did update reset Bluetooth still not showing up to connect.

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    12-05-2022 06:40 PM
  16. diesel97's Avatar
    Did update reset Bluetooth still not showing up to connect.

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    did you delete your phones from your car and start over
    12-05-2022 06:43 PM
  17. newtda513's Avatar
    After restarting phone, walking away from the issue, reading manual about Bluetooth. Everything is connected and working.

    Thank you all helping me out.

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    12-05-2022 06:50 PM
  18. livetovacation60's Avatar
    did you delete your phones from your car and start over

    I had a similar problem as well and deleting all my previous phones seemed to have helped.
    12-06-2022 03:59 AM
  19. Jdubsw's Avatar
    This isn't the bluetooth problem per se, it is the Android 13 update. You can't clear the cache, as it is grayed out, and cache is stuck at 14.34KB. Numerous threads on the subject. Samsung and Android suck
    01-23-2023 04:54 PM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    This isn't the bluetooth problem per se, it is the Android 13 update. You can't clear the cache, as it is grayed out, and cache is stuck at 14.34KB. Numerous threads on the subject. Samsung and Android suck
    Where you trying to clear cache?
    01-23-2023 07:21 PM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    This isn't the bluetooth problem per se, it is the Android 13 update. You can't clear the cache, as it is grayed out, and cache is stuck at 14.34KB. Numerous threads on the subject. Samsung and Android suck
    Welcome to Android Central! This thread is specifically about Bluetooth issues on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, not Samsung.

    If you read through the thread, you'll notice that the OP's problem was resolved after rebooting the phone last month.

    It has subsequently become pretty clear that the January monthly security patch on Pixels (which is not what this particular thread is about) contained some additional Bluetooth and Android Auto bugs, which is most likely why many of us have not received January yet (since Google most likely paused the update, and at this point are probably just going to skip it and proceed to February, when they will hopefully have fixed these bugs). The people who did get January pushed to them over-the-air early on and are experiencing these bugs were unfortunate and unlucky -- but the people who were impatient and manually installed the image from Google's site are learning the pitfalls of not waiting for the official over-the-air push.

    I've been seeing some Bluetooth complaints on Samsung phones after the January update as well, which makes me wonder if the same issue affecting Pixels was not corrected by Samsung when they tested the update on their phones before officially releasing it.

    I'll admit that this is all still speculation on my part (and other tech journalists as well), because no one has made any official announcements about it. But this kind of thing does happen from time to time, which is why I usually recommend that people wait for the official OTA rather than do a manual install. You can say that Samsung and Android suck, but keep in mind that iPhones are not immune from buggy updates either. In the meantime, send feedback to Samsung through the Samsung Members app, and to Google from within the system settings menu.
    01-23-2023 07:55 PM

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