Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 11, 2012, 06:46 PM   #1
jjk454ss
macrumors 68030
 
jjk454ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bluetooth sync issues

I have a FitBit Ultra which syncs via BT 4.0, but its very unreliable. On my iPhone 5, the Bluetooth icon is sometimes grey, sometimes totally gone. If I go into settings and turn BT off and on again the icon will come back and sometimes sync, sometimes it still won't.

I'm wondering if its the phone, the fitbit, or just BT is unreliable? Not sure that I shouldn't try a restore of the phone or not.

Any ideas? What does the icon mean? Should it always show in the statusbar? Or only when it's connected? What does the grey icon mean instead of the white icon?

Thanks
jjk454ss is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 12, 2012, 06:31 AM   #2
bohbot16
macrumors 6502a
 
bohbot16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
The grey icon means that Bluetooth is enabled, but not presently connected to another device.

Are you sure it's not a FitBit One that you have?
bohbot16 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:28 AM   #3
jjk454ss
Thread Starter
macrumors 68030
 
jjk454ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by bohbot16 View Post
The grey icon means that Bluetooth is enabled, but not presently connected to another device.

Are you sure it's not a FitBit One that you have?
Yea, it's a FitBit One, my mistake.

I kind of thought that the grey icon was on, but not connected. Why does mine go away completely, is it supposed to turn off completely when not in use? It's getting old having it not sync, cycling it on/off to try o get it o sync, taking forever to sync, etc.

Any suggestions? I don't even know how to tell if its the phone or the fitbit with the issues.
jjk454ss is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:22 AM   #4
bohbot16
macrumors 6502a
 
bohbot16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
I wonder I'd the FitBit disconnects to save power then reconnects later.

You should contact FitBit support and then report back here. I'll be getting a new FitBit myself pretty soon to sync to my iPhone 5.
bohbot16 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:26 AM   #5
jjk454ss
Thread Starter
macrumors 68030
 
jjk454ss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by bohbot16 View Post
I wonder I'd the FitBit disconnects to save power then reconnects later.

You should contact FitBit support and then report back here. I'll be getting a new FitBit myself pretty soon to sync to my iPhone 5.
I posted on there boards, but never got any help.
jjk454ss is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

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 01:44 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC