Simple & Effective Tricks on How to Solve Home Audio Bluetooth Speakers Pairing Failure/Problems
Home audio Bluetooth speakers have changed how we listen to music. That is, you don’t have to link the music source and the speakers directly using a wire/cable.
Still, the technology is only thrilling when it’s working properly.
Linking a smartphone to a Bluetooth speaker
At times, it may fail hence, the need to troubleshoot them.
Even before we review how to troubleshoot a Bluetooth audio system, it is important that we discuss some possible sources of failure.
What Causes Home Audio Bluetooth Speakers Pairing Failure?
Well, for any two devices to pair appropriately via Bluetooth, both the hardware and software must be compatible. Basically, the two devices must use the same protocol, i.e. “speak the same language”.
Normally, you’ll find that a number of Bluetooth devices are backward compatible. This implies that they can still pair with earlier versions of Bluetooth wireless technologies.
However, the problem comes when a device is using the Bluetooth Smart. This is a low energy Bluetooth that works on a different protocol.
You’ll find that Bluetooth Smart devices may not connect with the Classic Bluetooth. They are not backward compatible.
This is a comparison between Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart technologies.
Again, for the Bluetooth Smart Ready, you can easily connect with both Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart.
In short, what I am trying to say is:
The Bluetooth devices will only pair/connect if they are compatible. Compatibility is something beyond your control and it’s upon the manufacturer to determine this.
Again, even if your home audio Bluetooth speakers are compatible, it doesn’t mean that you will be free from pairing failures or problems. You will experience such problems at times, but, the good news is that you can fix them.
How to Fix Common Bluetooth Speakers Pairing Failure or Problem
Below are some common ways on how to solve simple pairing failures:
1. Ensure the Bluetooth is Turned On
Obviously, when the Bluetooth is OFF, the two devices will not connect/pair. You should check the two devices to ensure they are in ON state.
In most cases, it’s either the Bluetooth symbol or an LED that will light up. This can be a steady or a blinking light depending on the settings of your Bluetooth speaker or device.
You should refer to the manufacturers’ manual to be sure of the appropriate indication of an ON state of the Bluetooth device.
In case the system is ON but there is still a Bluetooth pairing failure, then you should move to the next step.
2. Check the Bluetooth Settings
All home audio Bluetooth speakers and devices have certain settings that determine the procedures for it to connect with other devices. For most wireless home audio speakers, once you switch on the Bluetooth mode, it should be discoverable.
However, for personal computers, tablets or smartphones, you must configure the Bluetooth settings. The procedure may include:
- Reviewing the pairing process. This may include tapping some code that identifies the Bluetooth home speaker.
- Turn on the “discoverable mode” of your Bluetooth device. This will make your Bluetooth “visible” to that of the speaker system, hence the ability to connect.
Again, you should note that, depending on the settings of the home audio Bluetooth system, it may only stay ON for a specified period of time if not paired with another device. Therefore, staying for so long without connecting will force you to restart the system again.
Remember, restarting the two devices will also reset their systems, hence solving the Bluetooth pairing problem too.
I highly recommend that you read the home Bluetooth speaker instructions to discover more about this.
3. The Two Devices Must be Within the Specified Range
You should ensure the devices you are trying to pair with the home audio Bluetooth speakers are within the range stipulated by the manufacturer.
For Example, Ivintec model VB310 and VB308 have a connecting range of ≤10m. This range may vary depending on the type of Bluetooth technology.
4. Check Whether the Bluetooth Devices have Enough Charge
Well, this could cause Bluetooth pairing problem. Remember, even the low power Bluetooth technologies, require a minimum amount of power to receive and transmit data.
In the case of most tablets or smartphones, whenever the energy saving setting is ON, it will limit certain processes by turning them OFF. Turning OFF your device’s Bluetooth could be one of them.
Again, you can also check your device settings to make appropriate adjustments or consider recharging it. I will recommend the latter.
5. Consider Deleting Speaker’s Bluetooth from Your Device and Rediscover/Search it again
This can also solve possible home audio Bluetooth Speakers pairing problems. Depending on your device, you can tap on the Bluetooth name of the speaker then click on “forget”, “delete” or “un pair”.
By doing so, it means you’ll be starting the process again.
6. Switch OFF other Devices that Use Wireless Communication around You
Even though modern wireless communication devices are designed to cope up with most environments with other wireless communication infrastructure, at times this interference could be an impediment to successful Bluetooth pairing.
In case you have other wireless devices around, simply turn them off and restart the process of pairing the two Bluetooth devices.
7. Check Your Data Sharing Information
There are some devices where you can select the kind of data you intend to share with other devices. You can check these settings and adjust them accordingly.
Basically, assuming your home audio Bluetooth speakers are in good working condition, trying these tricks will definitely solve the problem.
Here at Ivintec, we’d also like to hear from you too. Which problem are you experiencing with your Bluetooth speakers as far as connecting/pairing with other devices is concerned?
Send us an email and our technical team will advise you accordingly.