android
  #1  
Old 06-10-2009, 09:38 PM
harani harani is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 8
Default S9 can't see any BT devices

I cannot get my S9 to see any other bluetooth devices.

The other day my friend was showing off his new logitech BT speakers and i said hang on i should be able to play through those and set my S9 away searching but it couldn't see them.

There were loads of other BT devices in the vicinity too including our phones and a GPS "puck"

Now i know the S9 it can't use any services from these devices (except the speakers) but it should have at least been able to see them but it just stayed on search and never came up with anything.

Am i doing somehting wrong ? or is BT broken


16GB version
2.30 firmware
Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]

  #2  
Old 06-10-2009, 11:06 PM
Olley Olley is offline
Ultra Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,894
Default

Headphones or speakers have to be put in pairing mode before your S9 will see them. It depends on the model, but usually it is done by turning them on and holding the power button down for several seconds.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old 06-11-2009, 01:32 AM
Frinard Frinard is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 28
Default

I have the same problem. The BT search on the S9 is pretty much useless. It will only detect a peer BT device AFTER that device tries to connect to S9. So if your speakers require the S9 to connect first it will not work
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old 06-11-2009, 05:14 AM
harani harani is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 8
Default

Yes speakers were set in pairing mode but not picked up. All other bluetooth devices were also set discoverable so i would have expected the S9 to at least see them in the vicinity even if it it couldn't do anything with them.

I can see the S9 as a Bluetooth device from my smartphone so at least i know the BT hardware is actually working
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old 06-11-2009, 07:18 AM
Olley Olley is offline
Ultra Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,894
Default

The S9 had trouble seeing speakers when it first came out. They updated the firmware at least once to address this. Is your S9 fully updated? The S9 is also not like a Samsung P3. At best it will see headphones and speakers, as it doesn't have any file transfer/printing/keyboard/mouse/networking support in it. Mine connects fine with everything I've got including a bluetooth speaker/dock, 4 sets of BT headphones, an Ipod Dock adapter.
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old 06-11-2009, 07:23 AM
harani harani is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 8
Default

i am running the latest firmware 2.30

I realise that it will only use services from compatible devices but i would have thought that even with incompatible devices it would still "see" them even if it couldn't talk to them. After all it has to find a device before it can then interrogate it for compatible services.

My problem is that the scan just sits there and never sees anything no matter how many/what devices are nearby
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old 02-25-2010, 12:19 PM
liltimmy liltimmy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4
Default

is there any update to this problem?

I'm still having this issue, has anyone been able to fix it? Im running 2.50 firmwire.
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old 04-05-2010, 02:59 AM
digitalq digitalq is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 146
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by harani View Post
Yes speakers were set in pairing mode but not picked up. All other bluetooth devices were also set discoverable so i would have expected the S9 to at least see them in the vicinity even if it it couldn't do anything with them.

I can see the S9 as a Bluetooth device from my smartphone so at least i know the BT hardware is actually working
Discoverable and pairing mode are not the same thing. The device must be in paring mode for the S9 to see it.
Reply With Quote

Reply

Tags
bluetooth

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:00 PM.