Can I link my iP6 to new car stereo only?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dawgfan, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. dawgfan macrumors 6502

    dawgfan

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    I don't want to leave bluetooth on and have the phone broadcast to every bluetooth receiver it finds. Can I link it my new stereo for phone and text capabilities and not have to turn bluetooth off when not in the car?
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Your bluetooth won't connect to anything unless it is "paired" with that device.

    Also, remember that leaving the bluetooth on all the time, even when you are not connected to anything, still uses power, and will result in less battery life.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Whilst above is true the battery life difference is negligible.
     
  4. dawgfan, Feb 22, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2015

    dawgfan thread starter macrumors 6502

    dawgfan

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    Thank you. I never use it, so I forgot about having to pair. I just don't want any of my stuff available to computers or other devices capable of receiving the signal it transmits.

    edit - to clarify for me - would I have to 'agree' to pair if another device could see my phone?
     
  5. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, your phone won't automatically pair to unknown devices and many require you input a "pin" to complete the process.
     

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