Stop iOS from auto-connecting to my bluetooth speakers.

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by iChrigu, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. iChrigu macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys!

    Currently, my iPhone 6 auto-connects to my bluetooth speaker system when I get home and immediately switches the audio output to the speakers which is annoying when I just want to listen to a audio message, watch a short video or even get notifications.

    How do I disable auto-pairing a bluetooth device? The iPhone should only connect to the speakers if I change the audio output in the control center or settings to the speakers for listening to some music.

    Turning off/on bluetooth is not an option because it would disconnect my Apple Watch every time.

    Hopefully you have a solution for me? It sounds so simple and im quite experienced with iOS but I'm probably just too stupid to find an option for this.

    Thanks a lot!
    Christian
     
  2. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    It's up to the device to automatically connect to your phone. Your speaker system is probably constantly looking for the phone and when it shows up, it pairs.

    Check if there's a way to disable automatic pairing on the *speaker side*.
     
  3. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    If the speakers are always on, and they are paired with your phone, I don't think there is a way to prevent them from connecting when they come within range of each other. And when the phone connects to a BT device, it will automatically transfer audio to it (assuming it's a speaker). It's kind of how BT is supposed to work I think.
     
  4. I7guy macrumors G5

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    My old BB, if IIRC, had an BT option to stop automatic bluetooth connections. That would be a great iphone feature, instead of "forgetting this device" to stop automatic connections.
     

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