Bluetooth not letting me "forget device"

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by amnichols10, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. amnichols10 macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    On both of my iOS devices (iPhone 5/iPad Air) under the bluetooth setting I am having a problem trying to forget bluetooth devices.

    An example is that my computer would be on the list and is "not connected". I go to connect and it says that it can't connect and to make sure that the devices are in range and the bluetooth is turned on. Mind you the bluetooth is switched to "on" on all my devices and they are literally right next to each other.

    Then I try to "forget this device" and that option is greyed out and not available to me leaving me when devices that my bluetooth remembers that won't connect and that I can't get rid of.

    Is there a way to force my iOS device to delete bluetooth devices?

    Hope that this makes sense.
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    This seems to be something to do with iCloud/Handoff/Continuity. I have a bunch of devices on my phone and iPad that can't be forgotten.
  3. big samm macrumors 65816

    big samm

    Oct 27, 2008
    i have the exact same problem, there is no way to forget these devices, hope it gets fix in 8.1 tomorrow.
  4. amnichols10 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
  5. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    The extra devices on my phone have been removed with the iOS 8.1 update.
  6. fmalloy macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    Yes, noticed the same here. Seems to be a bug fixed in 8.1 as part of the Bluetooth fixes.
  7. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
    to forget the devices sign out of icloud. They are linked thru your account. The connection will happen automatically when handoff requests it, so trying to manually connect them won't do anything.

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