Ubuntu – Bluetooth won’t find devices!


So the other day, I turned-off bluetooth via the system tray to save power… When I connected to mains power again, I was unable to turn bluetooth back on through either the system tray or the bluetooth settings, though this was rectified after a restart.

Following this was Ubuntu's refusal to work with any of my (previously) paired bluetooth devices… It showed them in the list as before, by simply would not connect to them.

In an attempt to rectify this issue, I deleted my bluetooth devices with the intention of pairing them again… But now Ubuntu won't "find" any devices!

As a test, I also made Ubuntu discoverable so that other bluetooth devices can "see" it and interestingly, none of my other bluetooth devices can "see" Ubuntu…

I'm not too sure what's going on, but any help would be appreciated.

Best Answer

In the past I had luck in reloading the bluetooth driver in the repository. Another option is if Bluetooth device is external then reinsert it into another USB port.