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03-31-2014 04:03 AM
how do I make a pairing to a bluetooth LE device persistent (use bonding for future conections), so that the pin is not asked for every time I connect to a device. Is that something I do in a program or is it done in the system bluetooth settings? (and therefore it might be the wrong place in the forum to ask)
The device is listed in the bluetooth settings. On other platforms the problem does not appear.
04-02-2014 04:17 AM
You do it in the Settings-Bluetooth page. Just scan, find your device and select it. If a PIN is required you'll be prompted. Enter it and your device should be "saved" meaning that its details are cached. You shouldn't get asked for the PIN again normally.
04-02-2014 08:31 AM
that is not enough (although it is marked as "saved. The device has one public gatt service and one requiring paring, as soon as i access one of the characteristics belonging to the second one, the pin is rerequested and then not required again as long as I keep the connection to that service.
04-02-2014 08:53 AM
What is the device and do you know its firmware version? I've encountered this issue and I believe it was a problem with the bluetooth device rather than the BlackBerry in that case.
04-02-2014 10:23 AM
Other people in the company are developing the firmware, so I can ask them about firmware details. Windows and IOS do not show that behaviour of asking for the pin so often (what does not mean the firmware is ok..).
04-02-2014 10:25 AM
OK, thanks. That's useful to know.
What BlackBerry device are you testing with and what BlackBerry OS version is it running?
04-02-2014 10:30 AM
Thanks, let me check for any known issues.
Can you tell me any more about the device you're testing with? That might be useful too.
04-02-2014 10:41 AM
Also, is your Bluetooth device acting as a central (we are the peripheral)? How does it support privacy?
04-03-2014 02:08 AM
I've established that this is a known issue. We are targeting the next release to have it resolved.