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[Q] Cannot connect or tether iPad Air to Nexus 5

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By jourdanc, Junior Member on 11th January 2014, 01:28 AM
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Hi guys,

Has anyone ever had trouble tethering their iPad Air to the Nexus 5? I use my iPad Air for work, and would like to tether it to my Nexus 5. My current carrier plan has no tethering restrictions.

I managed to pair the two devices together, but could not actually establish a bluetooth connection (no error shown on either device when a connection attempt is initiated).

I can get these to pair up via bluetooth with other devices, just not with each other

When I ran a 3rd part bluetooth debugging app (bluetooth viewer lite) and sent a random message:
- the iPad recognised a bluetooth connection was established
- on the nexus 5, The app indicated that a message was sent
- on the nexus 5, the bluetooth icon was still greyed, indicating no connection had been established.

I tried the usual stuff, un-pair, reset, re-pair, turning off wi-fi, etc. With no luck

Any ideas, guys? Thanks for your help!
 
 
11th January 2014, 01:34 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by jourdanc

Hi guys,

Has anyone ever had trouble tethering their iPad Air to the Nexus 5? I use my iPad Air for work, and would like to tether it to my Nexus 5. My current carrier plan has no tethering restrictions.

I managed to pair the two devices together, but could not actually establish a bluetooth connection (no error shown on either device when a connection attempt is initiated).

I can get these to pair up via bluetooth with other devices, just not with each other

When I ran a 3rd part bluetooth debugging app (bluetooth viewer lite) and sent a random message:
- the iPad recognised a bluetooth connection was established
- on the nexus 5, The app indicated that a message was sent
- on the nexus 5, the bluetooth icon was still greyed, indicating no connection had been established.

I tried the usual stuff, un-pair, reset, re-pair, turning off wi-fi, etc. With no luck

Any ideas, guys? Thanks for your help!

Uhhhh....why are you using Bluetooth? Just turn on the WiFi hotspot on the Nexus 5 and connect your iPad to that WiFi network.
11th January 2014, 03:02 AM |#3  
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Uhhhh....why are you using Bluetooth? Just turn on the WiFi hotspot on the Nexus 5 and connect your iPad to that WiFi network.

I concur. My wife and I both fire up the wifi tether on our n5's for a couple ipad and ipod touches. Works great every time.
11th January 2014, 03:57 AM |#4  
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DOH! Just figured it out ... I didn't enable 'Bluetooth Tethering' on my Nexus 5, it may be off by default.

For anyone who's wondering how to switch it on:
Settings -> More ... -> Tethering & Portable Hotspot -> Bluetooth Tethering

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Uhhhh....why are you using Bluetooth? Just turn on the WiFi hotspot on the Nexus 5 and connect your iPad to that WiFi network.

My understanding is that I can tether via Bluetooth Low Energy, so there will be less battery drain on both devices. Do you think that sharing over Wi-Fi could be more battery efficient or negligible in comparison?

Cheers, guys!
11th January 2014, 05:29 PM |#5  
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DOH! Just figured it out ... I didn't enable 'Bluetooth Tethering' on my Nexus 5, it may be off by default.

For anyone who's wondering how to switch it on:
Settings -> More ... -> Tethering & Portable Hotspot -> Bluetooth Tethering



My understanding is that I can tether via Bluetooth Low Energy, so there will be less battery drain on both devices. Do you think that sharing over Wi-Fi could be more battery efficient or negligible in comparison?

Cheers, guys!

Both are around the same. WiFi is faster though. And just to let you k ow, Bluetooth LE is only for things like fitness trackers. Not tethering.

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13th January 2014, 08:45 AM |#6  
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Both are around the same. WiFi is faster though. And just to let you k ow, Bluetooth LE is only for things like fitness trackers. Not tethering.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

Great to know, thanks for sharing
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