[BCAB] Bluetooth pairing

Jackie Cairns jackie.cairnsplace at btinternet.com
Wed Jun 27 12:19:46 BST 2012

Yep, have to agree.  I have tried and failed to pair my BrailleSense Plus to
the iPod Touch for precisely the same reason, so haven't even got to phase
two where dropout is a factor.  Always thought it was just me and kind of
left it as something for the back-burner as it's not that important in the
grand scheme of things.  But it would be nice to have them paired, but I
just get timed out like you, so sod it! (smile).  There is an incredibly
short space of time for entering the PIN and I get the message that pairing

Anyway, I have a very hot date now with Wimbledon!!

Kind Regards,

Jackie Cairns

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Ian Macrae
Sent: 27 June 2012 11:36
To: BCAB Discussion List

Why is pairing between an iPhone and an BN apex such a nightmare?  Both
devices have bluetooth on and can find and identify each other.  However,
when I try to pair, first there's the obstacle of the incredibly short time
limit for entering the PIN code which means that pairing is denied because
it took too long.  Then, once you've cracked that one, connection fails for
no clear reason.  I'm told to make sure that Apex is turned on and in range.
The proximity of the phone to the BN is pretty much immediate.  It does
annoy me that things like this appear to be such a lottery.

Ian Macrae
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