How can I undo Bluetooth's Forget this Device?

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  1. martinjams

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    I mistakenly pressed Forget This Device when trying to Bluetooth connect to my smartphone. I've tried resetting the settings and the network but with no effect. iPad says it doesn't recognise (phone name). What can I do?
     
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    Hi, welcome to iPF!

    Turn on Bluetooth on your smartphone, make sure it is visible/can be found by your iPad.
    Then go to Settings - Bluetooth on your iPad, turn on Bluetooth there. As soon as your iPad finds the phone, it will show "Not paired". Tap it to connect your iPad to your phone.
     
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    Thanks J.A. When I did that I got this message:
    "Pairing Unsuccessful
    "(Phone name) is not
    supported.
    "OK"
    and then the phone is not found again unless I reset settings/network settings.
     
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    When you turn on Bluetooth on your smartphone, is there displayed a list of the devices which have been linked to your phone? And if so: can you read your iPad's name there?


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    Like this. (Sorry, German.)

    And next important thing: tethering must be turned OFF when you want to pair your iPad with your smartphone again.
    Your phone has to be visible for your iPad:


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    You don't have to reset network settings. The way I do it works without it. Just "Forget this Device" and try again.
     
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    Yes it is listed, I can read it, and under the listing is "Paired but not connected".
    I'm not sure what "tethering" means; and should it be turned off at the iPad or the phone?
    I presume the tick/check on your second image is equivalent to "Discoverable" on my phone, that is, it is 'visible'.
    On the phone, under "Bluetooth Advanced Settings", there is the option against "FTP Server" to "Turn on service" and against "Message access" to "Turn on service". Should I tick/check these settings?
     
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    Tethering should be turned off on your smartphone. I find it on mine in "Settings".


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    Yes, my check mark means "Discoverable", on your phone.

    On your phone, the only thing you have to do is turn off your hotspot, turn on Bluetooth and make your phone discoverable. No advanced settings, afaik.

    Then turn on Bluetooth on your iPad, let it find your phone, pair your devices, and if everythings works, your devices should get connected.
     
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    With Wi-Fi off and the phone not acting as a Wi-Fi hotspot, and the phone's Bluetooth "Discoverable", I turned on the iPad Bluetooth. It searched for the duration of the phone being "Discoverable" without finding anything. I reset the "Reset Network Settings" and repeated those steps. This time the phone was found with "Not paired". When I touched the phone name, after a few seconds the same message came up:
    "Pairing Unsuccessful
    "(Phone name) is not
    supported.
    "OK"
    The same happened after "Reset All Settings".
     
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    Weird. While trying to help you, I've in the meantime "Forgot this Device" and paired again without problems, twice.

    Let's see if basic troubleshooting will help:
    Restart your iPad - turn it off and on again.
    Reset it - press Home and Power button at the same until the Apple logo appears.
    Clear the multitask bar - double press the Home button to reveal it, then delete all the apps running in the background.
     
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    I tried all that. Ended with the same "Pairing Unsuccessful" message.
     
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    #10 J. A., Jul 21, 2013
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