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Mobile phone not showing in Bluetooth attached devices on Galaxy 5 watch, although it is connected

(Topic created on: 11-09-2023 01:05 PM)
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I had to reset my Galaxy Watch 5 and re-pair it to my Samsung 22 Ultra mobile again, but although the pairing process succeeded and passkey accepted, I noticed within the Bluetooth settings on my phone that it is connected to the watch and also shows connected to the watch in the Wearable app too, but when looking in the watch's Bluetooth setting, there are no attached devices to show.

Everything appears to be synching (new watch faces etc)

Does this sound right? I would have thought I should see my mobile connected withing the watch's connected devices.

Thanks all......

 

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Neo001
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If you click on the Bluetooth symbol in the Notification panel, does the watch not show that it is connected to your phone?

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Thanks for your reply.
Yes the Bluetooth symbol is showing, and all appears connected, but I was curious why the attached devices were not showing on the watch., as it does on the mobile phone.

The main thing is that Bluetooth is connected, but wanted to check if the above is the norm with the watch settings really.

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Neo001
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If you click on the Bluetooth icon / >, it will show you that it is connected to the phone. 

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In Settings > Connections > Bluetooth, it will only show the connected audio devices. This Bluetooth connection can be turned on and off and is different from the one used to connect to the phone (which cannot be turned off). Therefore, the phone is not shown here.

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Ah, I wasn't aware that the Bluetooth option within the Connection settings is only for audio devices, so that makes sense.
However if I disable Bluetooth on the watch, then I do lose connection to the phone and consequently the Wearable app isn't connected either, so I must keep it enabled.
When it is enabled, then yes the Bluetooth icon appears at the top of the watch screen (by pulling down the screen first) but it doesn't respond to touch to bring any details of a connection to my S22 Ultra like your screen shot shows.
What's important is that the phone and watch seem to be synching so that's the main thing, but odd that I can't replicate the info you have shown me, as I see you have the same phone and presume you also have the watch 5 (LTE)

Thanks again....

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Neo001
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I have Galaxy Watch 4 Classic Bluetooth version and it just got the One UI Watch 5 update. Possibly that's why the difference.

The LTE versions are yet to receive the ONe UI Watch 5 OS upgrade.

My Bluetooth is most of the times off (even before the update) and the connection to the phone continues to remain active. For Watch 5 as well, it should work the same way. The watch will disconnect only when you turn off Bluetooth on your phone or the watch is out of Bluetooth range of the phone.

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That's interesting, as when I disable Bluetooth on the watch I notice on the phone that the Bluetooth connection to the watch is then disabled.
If I then try to connect to the watch via the phone's Bluetooth, it won't connect unless the Bluetooth is enabled again on the watch.

I think it maybe a software difference between the Watch 4 and 5, even though you have the 5 upgrade.
I was starting to think I may have an issue with the watch, but it all seems fine apart from the confusing Bluetooth connection details.

Thanks for your time! 🙂