iPhone Bluetooth cannot forgot device

ezio007

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Jun 21, 2014
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I was trying to pair my iphone with MBA to use handoff.. Cannot really do it.
Plus now i have the "macBook air" as paired devices and cannot "forgot this device"..
How could I solve it? I red that I should go in safe mode but my iPhone is obviously non jailbroken
 

8CoreWhore

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Jan 17, 2008
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I have the same problem, it's greyed out. Plus, I cannot do any continuity at all. I cannot get my MBP 10.10 to pair with my iPhone 5S iOS 8 at all. Maybe because that is stuck.
 

langscinema

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Jun 5, 2014
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I'm in the same boat
Trying to pair a mid 2011 MB Air with iPhone 5s and getting the grayed out device in bluetooth settings
Hope it gets solved soon, can't wait to try and use the feature especially calling
 

jopiek

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Jun 21, 2014
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you can simply reset the iPhone settings, it will then also forget about the bluetooth devices :) (I'm developing bluetooth peripherals so a bit annoying indeed, but probably optimisation for most purposes!).
 

Afbar1114

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Jun 18, 2012
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I reset and did a clean install and my iPad is still showing up on my iPhone and MBP. can't not delete it from Mac saying it's an iCloud device and frayed out on iPhone
 

micawoli

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May 28, 2010
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Cannot forget MacBook Air "Forget This Device" greyed out

I'm having a similar problem. I have a mid 2012 MBA and am trying to answer SMSs using bluetooth. I cannot connect my iphone 5s on ios 8 beta 2 to my MBA. A different MBA shows up when I try initial pairing, but cannot connect. There is a constant MacBook Air device showing up in my bluetooth list and I want to forget it because I think that might have something to do with the problem. However, the "forget this device" option is greyed out. Tried to reset network settings and restored the device completely and it is still there and still greyed out.
 

ezio007

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Jun 21, 2014
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Still not able to delete MBA from devices and still can't pair with it in B3
 

ezio007

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Jun 21, 2014
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Anyone? Also tried with rest network settings, nothing happened (except losing wifi passwords)
 

TheColtr

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Feb 1, 2014
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iCloud automatically connects all devices through bluetooth. There is no setup needed. And yes the only way to forget those devices is to sign out of iCloud.
 

markgpearse

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Nov 11, 2010
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Bluetooth

iCloud automatically connects all devices through bluetooth. There is no setup needed. And yes the only way to forget those devices is to sign out of iCloud.

Logged out of iCloud. Thought i had it fixed. I still have two iPhone 6s in my iPad BT, and two iPad Airs in my iPhone BT. Frustrating. Off to the genius bar!
 

PrickleyPete

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Jan 8, 2014
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Bluetooth Device (disappeared) the greyed out one.

iphone 6: 8.02
imac 27, Yosemite, 10.10 - preview 8

I couldn't remove a bluetooth device as most couldn't - it was greyed out and you could not "forget the device".

Fix was simple, for now, do NOT login from the same iCloud account on both devices.

Login from a DIFFERENT iCloud account on the Mac. Do not change the iPhone iCloud account.
Once you have two different iCloud accounts (one on the MAC one on the iPhone), and the bluetooth device (listed as the mac on the iphone) magically disappears from the iPhone list. Something in the bluetooth device list WAS tied to that iCloud account -

It still won't pair, but at least is not listed on my bluetooth list on the iphone anymore.

So to test: Logged back in to the same icloud account as on my iphone from the Mac. The bluetooth device is still not there on the iPhone.

Summary, back to the same iCloud account on both the iPhone and Mac. Bluetooth device that would not forget is now gone.

Update: 30 minutes later, it appeared back on the iPhone - again, with the same iCloud account signed in on both the iPHone and MAC. Until Yosemite goes prod, I'll simply sign with different accounts to keep my iPhone clean.
 
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Floydpink

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Oct 7, 2012
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Orlando Florida
After 2 frustrating days being unable to pair my iPhone 6 with my Honda CRV and a tech at Honda also not able to figure it out, the reset got me paired up.

I still show my iphone5 as a device and can't remove it from my 6.

Annoying, but not a big deal
 

jameswilko2

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Oct 7, 2014
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Solution

Here is the solution to the problem (i.e. Can't forget bluetooth device).

On both devices, go to:

Settings/General/Reset/Reset All Settings
 

fmalloy

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Nov 5, 2007
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This seems to be fixed in 8.1 - the device with the greyed out "Forget This Device" is now gone from the Bluetooth settings completely.
 
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