It seems disappointing when you have to deal with Bluetooth pairing requests continuously. If your Bluetooth device is close to another device, it will send a pairing request every few seconds. These requests will disturb you while you are busy working.
You can try the below-mentioned solutions to off the requests
How to stop Bluetooth pairing requests?
You can turn off Bluetooth when requesting a device or switch it off completely if you are not using it. But, a neighbor’s device or office device can send you requests.
Most probably, the device connected before will request to connect. However, in some cases, the devices request to connect even if they were not connected earlier. This may interrupt you while working. You can try the following solutions to get rid of this issue.
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How to stop Bluetooth pairing requests on devices that have connected before?
The device connected before retains the memory of the connection & you will need to make it forget. Open Bluetooth, go to Bluetooth & check the list of previously connected devices. If the requested device is one of the devices, then click on [I] next to the connecting device to view the connection information.
Forget(if you use an android) or remove the device(if you have an Apple device). If your device forgets the requested Bluetooth device, then the device will never send requests. However, some of the devices will keep sending requests & you will have to try another solution.
How to stop Bluetooth pairing requests by resetting your Bluetooth settings?
You can try to reset your Bluetooth settings of your iOS or android if the device keeps sending requests. For an iOS device, open Settings>>General>>Reset>>Reset Network Settings. Through this process you can remove all the Bluetooth & WiFi settings to start fresh
Now, enter your phone’s password & make sure you don’t have any connected devices. Your phone will remove the requested device from it’s memory & this will stop the connection.
For android devices, open Settings>>System>>Reset Options. You will see the different reset options from the reset options tab. Select the option to reset WiFi, Mobile & Bluetooth, then follow prompts on the next screen.
The reset process will start once you enter the password. You don’t have to wait longer as it won’t take much time. Your device will remove all previous connections.
How to rename Bluetooth device to stop Bluetooth pairing requests?
This method will work if the requesting device was connected earlier to your Bluetooth device & now keeps sending the request. If you change the name, the requesting device won’t recognize the new name & it may stop requesting. However, some devices will send you requests even after renaming your Bluetooth.
How to pair the requested device with a different device?
It will be the most successful solution but doesn’t work with all devices as the requests might start afterward.
You need to connect the requested device to a friend’s device if the friend doesn’t work in the same office. When disconnected, the requested device will remember the device as “last device they connected to”. Now, the problem will occur with the new device you are connected to. If the same problem occurs when the other device is off, then try other methods.
Users with access to the requested device:-
It will be easier for you to stop requesting devices if you have access to the requested device. Turn off the device or reset it to forget your device. The keyboards, mice, speakers when not in use can be switched off and the problem will be solved.
If you don’t want to switch off the device, reset them to forget the Bluetooth device they keep requesting. You can go through the user manual to reset speakers, headphones, earbuds & other Bluetooth devices.
Most of the speakers & headphones ask you to press the pairing button for a few seconds to reset the speaker. Once the speaker is reset, it will never request to pair any other devices again.
The requesting device can be a smartphone or computer too or you need to “Forget” or “Remove” the device they are requesting from the Bluetooth settings of the requesting device.
What to do if you don’t have access to a connected device & the device has never connected before?
In some instances, a factory reset can help you, whereas the above solutions can work in some cases. The request appears to be a Bluetooth bug that has not yet been fixed.
You have the option to ask your neighbor to switch off the device that is requested by you. Ask them to forget or remove your device. If you are facing this issue at your workplace, then look for the device that is sending requests & switch it off so that it doesn’t interrupt you in between your work.
You can make your android or iOS device undiscoverable after connecting to the device you want. This will only be supported when the devices are old versions. First, turn on Bluetooth, connect to the devices you are interested in & then turn off Bluetooth discoverability. The requesting device will not see your device & requests will be denied.
Therefore, all the new devices are discoverable & you can’t make your Bluetooth connection invisible. You should turn off the Bluetooth connection when not in use to avoid requests.
Should you accept the request?
If you are aware of the requested device & sure that no hacker is involved, then pair it to the device & remove it to notice when the problem ends. But, if you are unaware of where the signal is coming from, do not accept the pairing requests, they may be coming from hackers.
Even after trying all the methods, still the problem exists then report a bug. You can check with your device OS provider on how to report a bug & do it. This problem were faced by many people but not all of them were able to solve using the above methods.
If you report a bug, the OS provider or device manufacturer will help with the issue. Though, one of the solution may solve the problem in most cases. It would take time to get a “Block Signal” button, but these solutions can keep off the signal.