I have successfully bluetooth-paired my GN8 with my macbookair, doing everything the normal way, but making sure to confirm the computer first then the phone. I also paired with LG HBS700 headphone. LG instructions had an option for pairing something new or havinog to pair again. This did not work the first time I tried it, but the next time I activated GN8 bluetooth it found the headphones. They paired and have worked together through several off-and-on. HTH. Good luck. Can't speak to car, since mine has no bluetooth. But with auxiliary cord and mike, I can use phone handsfree, give instructions to call so-and-so, then talk through the mike/speaker system.
I've had to go back to an older Note too, just so I can connect to my Omron blood pressure cuff. It's absolutely imperative I keep my physician up to date on my blood pressure & glucose readings. Now the Note 8 killed that. And it's a new & very upper end model. Why can't the Note 8 work with it now? Think, had I sold my older Note, or traded it in, do you know what creek Samsung would have sent me up?!!!
Funny thing is Samsung phones are pushing all this healthy app & ability to read meters & one of the top of the line their BT total fails to access. "Buy us for your health needs, we just can't access your devices. Oops"
As with many owning a Samsung Note 8 phone (which really do enjoy using) having recently update the software (upon their recommendations) I no longer can pair my phone with my 2012 Chrysler Town & Country. Having unpair and pairing again several times have proven to fail each time. Totally in agreement with others, to spend as much for a piece of metal for it not to pair with my vehicle is thoughtless, at the least.
No, i believe the issue lies in the Note 8 BLUETOOTH version. So I downloaded an app called BLUETOOTH pair (It's blue and has the BLUETOOTH symbol and a chain link on it). This has allowed my headphones to connect to my note 8. Hope this is the solution to everyone else's BLUETOOTH issues.
I know the person who replied is just being helpful and this is NOT DETECTED at them, it's directed to Samsung. Do you feel stupid telling a customer who purchased a 2016, $80,000 vehicle to basically take my car to the dealership and update my bluetooth, which isn't an option BTW. So hmmm, should I get rid of an $80K vehicle or a stupid phone that is causing such inconvenience. How hard or inconvenient in the name of customer service, would it have been to let the customer paying almost $1,000 for you smart phone to have an option between both bluetooth options (old/new). Samsung, well played...I'm jumping ship stat, cuz I need bluetooth in my vehicle as I travel and conduct business on the road. #WellPlayed #Genius #BunchOfIdiots