Voiceover And Bluetooth Connection

iOS and iPadOS

Hi. Running IOS8 on an iPhone 5S. I am trying to pair my phone to my Panasonic Micro HiFi System, which permits bluetooth streaming. When I go into Settings, Bluetooth and turn it on, I am told that Device searching is "In Progress", but nothing is found and "In Progress" remains on my screen indefinately. Has anyone else had a similar issue? My daughter is also running IOS8, on an iPhone 5 and has no trouble connecting to the HiFi, albeit that she is not using Voiceover. Should I be doing anything else on the phone in order to detect discoverable bluetooth devices?



Submitted by Soupy on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My guess is that you have to do something with your Panasonic Hi-Fi to set it into pairing mode. Right now, it’s not telling your phone that it’s out there and available. This should be a one-time only thing, and your phone will automatically connect to the Panasonic once it has been paired for the first time.

Submitted by Eric Davis on Saturday, September 27, 2014

I know how that goes. I have 3 or 4 bluetooth devices that I use. It can be a problem to remember how to put each in paring mode. The difficult part is that most of them don't tell you when they are in paring mode.