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By Damilola Faustino

Bluetooth is a popular method of wirelessly transferring data between two devices such as your phone to your headphones, your media player to a speaker, or your iPad to a keyboard. It’s one of the most widely used wireless technology in the world. Bluetooth is all great when it works. But if you’re someone who likes to play around with these kinds of connected gadgets, you know it can be frustrating when these devices refuse to connect despite your efforts. In line with this, we share ways to fix Bluetooth pairing problems:


Charge up both devices you’re trying to pair

Some devices have smart power management that may turn off Bluetooth if the battery level is too low. If your phone isn’t pairing, make sure it and the device you’re trying to pair with have enough power.

Decide which pairing process your device employs

The process for pairing devices can vary. Sometimes, for example, it involves tapping a code into your phone. Other times, you can just physically touch your phone to the device you want to pair it with. If you’re not sure how to pair a device, refer to its user guide or you can usually find one by searching online.

Turn on discoverable mode

After turning on your Bluetooth, you may also have to make it discoverable. This will enable the gadget you want to connect discover it. Also, note that there is a timeline that your Bluetooth will be discoverable in some devices. So, you have to keep checking to make sure that it has not expired.

Make sure the two devices are in close enough proximity 

It’s worth noting that you should make sure any devices you’re trying to pair are within five feet of one other. It will make the pairing seamless.

Power the devices off and back on

A soft reset sometimes can resolve an issue. With phones, an easy way to do this is by going into and out of airplane mode.

Get away from the Wi-Fi router

Another potential obstacle to a successful pairing is interference from devices that use the same spectrum, such as your Wi-Fi router. Wi-Fi has been designed to cope with this, but it might not be a good idea to have your devices directly on top of the router.

Ensure Bluetooth is turned on

You should see the little Bluetooth symbol at the top of your phone’s screen. If you don’t, go into the settings to enable it. This is one of the first things you should do when you want to use your Bluetooth.

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