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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by surveyor65, May 22, 2017.

  1. surveyor65

    surveyor65 Lurker
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    I use an LG V20 running v7.0. I'm constantly bombarded, like once every minute, with Bluetooth pairing requests from a device named 'sparrow.' I have no idea what this device is, nor have I EVER paired with it. I get requests regardless of where I am...home, work, store...everywhere. Is there a way to block these requests so I can turn my Bluetooth back on and use my smart watch and ear buds again?
     



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  2. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    Having looked into this, there are a great number of similar threads around. However your case seems different as you are getting requests no mater where you are, so it's not a local device trying to connect to your device.

    It seems rather possible that an app on your device is trying to connect to Bluetooth; I have seen reference to an app/process called sparrow that uses Bluetooth to send messages between devices without the need for a data connection. Maybe there is such an app doing this on your phone?

    When you get these requests try going into settings/memory and selecting "Memory used by apps" and see what comes up, maybe a clue in there as to what is sending the requests?
     
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  3. surveyor65

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    The top 10 apps on the list are apps I've had for quite a while or essential apps for the phone...nothing seemed unusual.
     
  4. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    Why not try force stopping each process and see if the requests stop? You see if it is a process, an app can be calling it in the background.

    No guarantees on this naturally. The worse things that can happen is you phone becomes unstable, a quick reboot will cure this.

    Or screen capture your apps list and we can see if something looks like it maybe the culprit?
     
  5. surveyor65

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    I'll just send 4 at a time so I won't bog anything down.
     

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  11. surveyor65

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    Problem solved. Somehow my smart watch was renamed 'sparrow.'
     
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  12. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    Whoops, glad it's fixed. :cool:
     
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