Keep BT from trying to connect?

sparkomatic

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I've got my phone paired up to my aftermarket nav via BT in my car. However, whenever I get in my car, my phone always dings to tell me the built-in BT wants to pair up.

Is there anyway to set my phone to ignore this BT device? I don't think I can turn off the built-in BT in my car so thought maybe I could control it from the HOX.
 

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I got a brand new 2012 car and my BT is not working really at all. There are so many bugs with it currently. I hope an OTA will be released to fix the problems with it.

I know this does not help you...Just making you aware! Many others are having issues. (Unless its the international version!)
 

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I've got my phone paired up to my aftermarket nav via BT in my car. However, whenever I get in my car, my phone always dings to tell me the built-in BT wants to pair up.

Is there anyway to set my phone to ignore this BT device? I don't think I can turn off the built-in BT in my car so thought maybe I could control it from the HOX.


If the phone was ever paired with the built-in BT, you have to dig thru the settings and delete the pairing on the Built in.

Why WOULDN'T you want it to pair with the car? It will almost surely sound better than the aftermarket nav.

Most cars that have Bluetooth DO have a way to turn it off. You have to dig thru the manual. Or google "how to turn off Bluetooth in (insert car make and model).
 

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I got a brand new 2012 car and my BT is not working really at all. There are so many bugs with it currently. I hope an OTA will be released to fix the problems with it.

I know this does not help you...Just making you aware! Many others are having issues. (Unless its the international version!)

Must be specific to the AT&T version because my international pairs perfectly, transfers the phone book, reads me my text messages, translates my verbal messages to text, and sends them back via the phone, dials, accepts streaming music, everything.

However, one time my HOX did go wacko on me and refused to pair. It turned out there was too much interference near by, and just moving the car made it work. (The interference was from a battery Ryobi pack charger.)
 

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If the phone was ever paired with the built-in BT, you have to dig thru the settings and delete the pairing on the Built in.

Why WOULDN'T you want it to pair with the car? It will almost surely sound better than the aftermarket nav.

Most cars that have Bluetooth DO have a way to turn it off. You have to dig thru the manual. Or google "how to turn off Bluetooth in (insert car make and model).

The phone was paired to the car at one point but I've already deleted it from the car's profile.

I WOULDN'T want to pair it with the built-in BT because the Kenwood head unit I put in has BT built into it. It also has navigation and iPod integration built-in. The head unit that came with the car is missing both those features. Oh, and the BT on the Kenwood sounds better.

Thanks. I've already checked online on "how to turn off Bluetooth in (insert car make and model)" online and came up empty. Which is one reason why I came here.
 

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The phone was paired to the car at one point but I've already deleted it from the car's profile.

And you deleted the Car pairing from the phone too?

Have phone set visibility to paired devices only?

Also under phone bluetooth settings, you can set viability to time out after a short period of time, but don't set it to never (always visible). You don't need it to have visibility turned on if its already paired.

Other than finding it in the manual or in the dash settings, if your bluetooth is separately fused you could kill it entirely by pulling the fuse, unless 57 other things are also controlled by that fuse.
 

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Have phone set visibility to paired devices only?

That was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!!

My phone was set to "visible to all nearby devices". I just didn't even think to tap on it in order to change it to "only visible to paired devices". I was going into the BT menu on the phone and not seeing anything.

That statement made me figure it out. Perfect.
 

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