Bluetooth will not "Forget Device"

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  1. ilc1971 macrumors newbie

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    I just noticed this a couple of days ago. I was trying to reset a bluetooth watch so i tried forgetting the device on my iphone 5 (6.1. and jailbroken) but it would not forget it. I tried the other devices that i paired with and it would not forget them either. I've tried turning off the phone, bluetooth and the devices and still they are there. Any suggestions? I noticed this after the jailbreak but I hadn't tried forgetting a device in a while so I don't really know if it has anything to do with it. I did reset that same watch about a month ago and the bluetooth did forget the device. Any kind of help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. csunflip macrumors regular

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    Start it up in Safe Mode and then do Forget this Device.

    Took me all morning to figure it out!

    Re-pair and your in business!
     
  3. ilc1971 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. csunflip macrumors regular

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    Sbsettings...... power....safe mode

    Your jailbroken right?
     
  5. ilc1971 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks that worked! Yea but i dont have sbsettings have nc settings . Thanks again.
     
  6. applefresh, Feb 17, 2013
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    applefresh macrumors newbie

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    Kind sir,

    I was having the same issue. I was about to start a painful restore on my iPhone 5. You deserve a beer!
     
  7. bithacker macrumors newbie

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    Let me tell you... I had the hardest time getting my phone to forget and re-pair to my vehicles bluetooth. Even reset the settings on the phone which let me forget the device. Could not get it to re-pair no matter what.

    This worked perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing this!
     
  8. jredecop macrumors 6502a

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    My ipad and iPhone did this too. Is this because of jailbreak?
     
  9. dextr3k macrumors 6502

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    I just encountered this this morning, thanks for bumping this thread up! Worked like a charm.
     
  10. Jstrayy macrumors newbie

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    Had not thought of this until I saw your reply. You sir are a true gentleman
     
  11. galavanter macrumors member

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    Not a word outta anyone about this being an old thread.

    Thanks csunflip!
     
  12. markgpearse macrumors regular

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    iPad Air - Forget This Device Problem

    My iPad Air is not jalibroken. I updated to OS8 last week. Yesterday I traded in my 5s for a 6.

    I've paired my iPhone 6 with my iPad. However, I cannot get rid of the 5s in my Bluetooth list. The forget this device is greyed out. Any suggestions for a non-jben iPad?

    Thanks!
     
  13. JonaRous, Sep 27, 2014
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    JonaRous macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem. I have paired my iPad mini to my iPhone 5s once and then updated to iOS 8 and now trying again to pair with constant failures, and not able to forget device as it's greyed out.
    None of the devices is jailbroken.
     
  14. markgpearse macrumors regular

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    Had a long chat with an Apple genius over the phone. She was not able to resolve the problem. Her last recommendation was to a complete re-set, i.e., re-install iOS8, etc. Haven't done that yet. She says Apple has not heard of this problem.
     

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