1. C LaBelle's Avatar
    I have yet to get my S8+ to automatically reconnect to Bluetooth devices. I first noticed it in my truck, I had an add on Bluetooth adapter hooked to my radio and after initial pairing it wouldn't connect when I would get back in the truck. I figured it was just a cheapo adapter and chalked it up to that. In my wife's car (2013 Explorer with Sync MyFord touch) it does reconnect but only have a LONG time, probably 5 minutes, my wife's iPhone connects in a matter of seconds.

    This past weekend I installed a new high end radio in my truck that is equipped with Bluetooth and while there is an auto connect option in the radio (which is enabled) my phone will not automatically connect.

    I have also noticed this with my Jambox, every time I turn it on I have to connect manually every time. This is starting to get annoying, any ideas?
    12-05-2017 05:06 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is there any other Bluetooth device nearby that might be competing for the connection (like, for example, a smartwatch)?

    Also, any power-saving modes turned on?
    12-06-2017 12:22 AM
  3. C LaBelle's Avatar
    No power saving modes are on, and as far as other Bluetooth devices, well it depends on where I am. I don't own a smart watch and when I get in my truck there are no other devices around. When I'm in the house and say I turn on my jambox, (my home theater and Samsung TV have Bluetooth) it doesn't try to connect to either of those either. It detects them but doesn't automatically connect to any of them
    12-06-2017 07:25 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I've noticed lately that certain devices seem to hold onto the phone's Bluetooth connection for longer than they should. For example, when I recently rented an Altima, I noticed that it would remain connected to my Pixel 2 XL even after I parked at my gym's lot, shut the car off and walked into the gym. It prevented the phone from automatically connecting to my Bluetooth headphones, which I turned on while walking to the gym entrance. I had to go to the Bluetooth menu and manually tap the headphones to connect them. But then I found that if I waited a few minutes until the car's Bluetooth system finally shut down (not sure why it waits so long after turning off the ignition and locking the doors), then my headphones would automatically connect when I turned them on.

    So I wonder if something like that might be happening to you. When you get into your truck, open your phone's Settings>Bluetooth​ menu, and see if any device is shown as connected already.
    12-06-2017 01:34 PM
  5. mundo472's Avatar
    do you have "Nearby Device Scanning" activated? It's under settings-connections-more. I still have to prompt my phone to connect sometimes. That's fixed with either a reset or manual. An occasional reset and clearing the cache does wonders.
    This flaw is about 80% better than it was just a couple years ago, but still a pia.
    I can offer no suggestions about your wife's presumably smug attitude when this happens. You could always play that recent Sammy commercial where they mock iPhones.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    12-07-2017 06:19 AM
  6. C LaBelle's Avatar
    I didn't know about the nearby device scanning. I looked and it was turned on however I turned the function off, restarted the phone, turned the function back on and now it's auto connecting! Thank you for the tip! Seems to be working fine now.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    12-09-2017 08:28 AM
  7. JTB3's Avatar
    I was able to solve a similar issue with the Bluetooth not autoconnecting on my LG G7 ThinQ by installing this app from the Google Play Store: Bluetooth Auto Connect https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....btautoconnect
    Vlad Frost likes this.
    08-04-2018 10:40 PM

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