Bluetooth: Usability, pairing failure not intuitive

asked 2014-01-06 14:37:03 +0200

fawz gravatar image

updated 2014-07-28 16:37:55 +0200

jiit gravatar image

When failing to pair a bluetooth device you will get a message to that effect and the device will be listed under "other devices" in the bluetooth settings. When you want to try to reconnect, it will simply show the same "Pairing failed" message without actually trying to pair again. To pair again you have to choose to search for new devices which is very counter intuitive as it's not a new device per se, it's already in your list and you can't hold and forget it either.

This should be resolved by for instance being able to attempt a new pairing when clicking the device again as it is still listed. Otherwise it should not be listed at all, as the listing provides no functionality and simply confuses people.n

Edit: It's a bug at this point. Searching for devices again will not make it try pairing to the device again, it will simply show the 'Problem pairing' message immediately.

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