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How do I block Available devices that are not mine in Bluetooth Settings

(Topic created: 01-11-2023 04:25 PM)
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userOmdCs7vxH3
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When I pair devices with Bluetooth, I see devices in the "Available Devices" that are not mine, but could belong to neighbors. How do I add these devices to the Blocked Devices list?

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Hello @userOmdCs7vxH3, We understand it is bothersome to see a list of devices on your phone that do not belong to you. 

As the other Members said, the devices under "Available" are much like looking over the fence at your neighbor's house. 

To enter (connect to your phone), they would need to ring your doorbell or rather, you would receive a notification on your phone to allow the connection to your Bluetooth. You have to approve all Bluetooth connections the first time the device connects to the phone.

This is where the Block pairing requests feature is useful. If you receive a notification on your phone to connect to a device, and you did not request it, then you select the option to block the request. That device will no longer be able to request a connection to your phone.

I hope this helps.

 

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Charkatak
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Why would you block devices? It is the same as seeing your neighbor's Wi-Fi, you just don't connect to them.

userOmdCs7vxH3
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I don't want to see them on my phone, they don't belong to me.
Charkatak
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They are not on your phone, it is just when you go to Bluetooth settings it's in "discovery mode" and that makes other close by devices appear in the list.

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userOmdCs7vxH3
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So why is there a "Block pairing requests" option if I cannot block my neighbors devices from being paired to my device?
Puti
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To pair is to connect, doe s nt change the fact that you can still see it. Think of it like a short fence. Block pairing request keeps the gates locked. But you can still see the house. Same difference
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userOmdCs7vxH3
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That still doesn't answer my question. I can see the house(devices) but don't know how to lock the gate(block the devices from pairing with my device).
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LimeGreenGal
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You won't connect accidentally with your neighbors' devices, as pairing requires accepting the request and entering the code. Nothing to worry about.
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Hello @userOmdCs7vxH3, We understand it is bothersome to see a list of devices on your phone that do not belong to you. 

As the other Members said, the devices under "Available" are much like looking over the fence at your neighbor's house. 

To enter (connect to your phone), they would need to ring your doorbell or rather, you would receive a notification on your phone to allow the connection to your Bluetooth. You have to approve all Bluetooth connections the first time the device connects to the phone.

This is where the Block pairing requests feature is useful. If you receive a notification on your phone to connect to a device, and you did not request it, then you select the option to block the request. That device will no longer be able to request a connection to your phone.

I hope this helps.