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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dorlow, Apr 20, 2021.

  1. dorlow

    dorlow Well-Known Member
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    So, I have the Pixel 5 phone. My wife and I share a car. I have it paired to the car. I work from home. I was just on a call and my wife decided she needed to leave, so she starts her call and then it disconnects my bluetooth headset and connects to the car. How do I change bluetooth to manually connect for certain devices?
     



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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    It may be that the setting is on the other device (the car in this case). I don't use a lot of bluetooth audio devices, but that's how it works with my desktop speaker: it was a setting on the speaker that controlled whether it automatically connects to my phone (or tablet, or both...) when powered on, and there is no option on the phone to control this (nor on the tablet, so this isn't just some strange Android limitation since my main tablet is not an Android device).

    I don't know anything about car systems, but that's where I'd look for the option.
     
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  3. dorlow

    dorlow Well-Known Member
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    I don't want to use a car setting. That's no better. Now I need to remember to connect and disconnect my phone to my car while it's running. If I forget and remember later, I would have to walk out to my car and turn it on to just disconnect it.
     
  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    What I mean is that the option to automatically connect is probably controlled by the car system rather than your phone (if there is an option here at all). So I was suggesting checking the car system's settings to see whether you could tell it not to connect automatically to the phone. This was, as I understood it, what you were after: you shut the car down, the connection drops, but it doesn't automatically connect again when you turn the car on.

    You can always disconnect any device using the phone, so there would never be a need to go to the car to disconnect it.
     
  5. dorlow

    dorlow Well-Known Member
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    Seems like it has to be a 2 way street. Seems like I could toggle something on the phone that says don't auto connect to the car... Maybe there isn't.
     
  6. dorlow

    dorlow Well-Known Member
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    Anyway, the only option on the car is to pair connect and disconnect.
     

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