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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by victek, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. victek

    victek Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I have a BT hands free system built in to my car stereo. My previous phone would automatically connect when I was in the car, however the S5 doesn't. I have to go into the BT phone settings and tap it to connect. Pairing is not the problem - the BT device list shows that the car deck is paired. Is there another setting that I need to enable? I'm not seeing anything in the BT settings section. TIA
     



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  2. Crafty

    Crafty Android Enthusiast

    I don't think there is a setting, I seem to remember people complaining about this with the S3.

    There is a free app in the play store called "Bluetoooth Auto Connect" that will automatically connect to a given device when bluetooth on the phone is turned on. Here it is:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=papers.ch.autobluetooth

    This seems similar : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=a2dp.Vol

    What you could do is put an NFC tag in the car somewhere and use an app like trigger (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jwsoft.nfcactionlauncher) to turn on bluetooth and then let one of the apps above connect to the car..

    If you find a better solution let me know!
     
  3. JP123

    JP123 Newbie

    This is timely, in a way.
    I have just posted a question regarding the same problem with my new S5 vs. the old S2 which used to connect automatically.
    I'll have to go a and see what this app can do.
    Thanks!
     
  4. teallin

    teallin Newbie

    Make sure to remove the original phone from the radio. I have issues after my wife has been in my truck and had her phone linked to bluetooth. I had to manually connect untill i removed her phone from the radio.
     
  5. JP123

    JP123 Newbie

    Did that and it did not make any difference.
    JP
     
  6. JP123

    JP123 Newbie

    PROBLEM SOLVED:

    Using the voice commands at the steering wheel of the car to pair the S5 (Lollipop) will definitely keep the phone BT "automatic re-connection" (recognized automatically).

    Note: I found this trick elsewhere -- not my original idea.
    Thanks to the person who discovered this.

    JP
     

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