fixed : can’t pair iPhone to Bluetooth JVC car stereo

Question :

I have paired my iPhones to my JVC KD-X250BT car stereo in the past, and this has worked great ever since. But when I recently switched to a new iPhone I had to upgrade the Bluetooth iPhone-pairing I couldn’t get it to work any longer… even with the manual at hand I couldn’t figure out how to do it… the manual doesn’t reflect the actual situation, and I can’t remember how I did the pairing previously…

What is the right procedure ?

 

Answer :

As you mentioned, the JVC KD-X250BT manual isn’t exact, so it isn’t very helpful…

So here are the right procedures for pairing and unpairing your iPhone(s) to and from the JVC KD-X250BT car stereo [ these directions might also work for other JVC car stereo sets ] :

paring your iPhone :

  • on your iPhone [ only if it has been paired before ] – in Settings under Bluetooth : delete JVC UNIT (*)
  • switch Bluetooth OFF
  • switch Bluetooth ON
  • in Bluetooth, at Devices : select JVC UNIT
  • on your car stereo – the text BT PAIRING is displayed
  • check if the code displayed on your iPhone is exactly the same as the code on your car stereo display
  • if so, – on your car stereo – press once on the MENU-button (the main big round tuning button) to accept
  • and – on your iPhone – click OK
  • now pairing is in progress : – on your car stereo – PAIRING is blinking on your display
  • when pairing is successful : – on your car stereo – your display says COMPLETED
  • now – on your iPhone – check in Settings under Bluetooth if JVC UNIT is registered as Connected ; if not, initiate the connection by selecting JVC UNIT from the list

…that’s it : you’re done 😉

 

unparing an iPhone that’s not around :

  • switch OFF Bluetooth on all iPhones (and other Bluetooth-devices around) in your car
  • on your car stereo –  press and hold the MENU-button (the main big round tuning button) until DEMO is displayed on screen
  • turn/dial the MENU-button until BLUETOOTH is displayed on screen, then click
  • then turn/dial to DELETE PAIR, then click
  • then turn/dial until the iPhone’s name is displayed, then click
  • then turn/dial to DELETE YES, then click
  • when DELETED is displayed, the unpairing is complete
  • to finish, switch Bluetooth back on in all devices that previously had it

…that’s it !

(*) unpairing an iPhone that you have nearby :

  • on your iPhone – go to Settings, then choose Bluetooth
  • in the list of paired Bluetooth-devices (MY DEVICES), click on the ‘info-icon’ at the right of JVC UNIT
  • in the screen that opens, click on ‘Forget This Device’ and wait…
  • when you’re automatically put back into the previous screen and the JVC UNIT is no longer in the ‘MY DEVICES’-list, you’re done…

…that’s it 😉

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16 thoughts on “fixed : can’t pair iPhone to Bluetooth JVC car stereo

  1. Hi just bought me S7 but I’m trying to connect bluetooth but it won’t let me, keep say audio is full I don’t know what does that means as I try connecting it to the device. Help

    • @Jaz :

      Are you referring to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone ?
      As that’s not an Apple product, this website will not be of much use to you…

      You’re probably best off looking for help on an Android and/or Samsung related website or forum…

      sidenote : have you tried the “Bluetooth Force Stop”-trick for Samsung S7 ?
      – pull down the notification bar
      – click on the sprocket icon (gear-shaped icon) at the top
      – this will open up settings
      – then go to Applications –> Application Manager –> More
      – there, find the Bluetooth Share app and open it
      – in there, click on the “Force Stop” button (which should clear the cache)
      – then turn off Bluetooth altogether
      – and turn Bluetooth back on again
      – see if reconnects now

      Good Luck !
      enjoy 😉

    • I have a android phone and am trying to connect to the stereo Bluetooth and I keep getting a message that says full. Any ideas?

      • @Michael W Campos :

        I have no experience with Android-phones, so I might be completely off, but…
        my best guess is that “FULL” means that you have already connected the maximum amount of bluetooth devices to your JVC stereo…

        hope this helps – Good Luck 😉

  2. Mine keeps saying its paired, and it shows its paired on my Iphone, and then the radio screen says “testing” for a minute, and then the connection is terminated and I cannot get it to pair again…

    • @Tammy Richardson :

      Thanks for the feedback.
      Sorry to hear the pairing doesn’t work for you yet.

      Seems like you have to make sure, that before you try to pair, the car stereo’s name is not (no longer, so delete it if it still is) on the list of paired devices on your iPhone from the list of paired AND the iPhone’s name is not (no longer, so delete it if it still is) on the list of paired devices on your car stereo

      Hope this helps
      Enjoy !

      • Hello,

        I have the same problems here. The phone says it is paired (connected) and as soon as it starts “testing” on the JVC unit (KD-X330BT) it get’s disconnected. I have tried it after initialyzing the radio and clearing the jvc unit from my list on the iphone but i can’t seem to get it working.

      • @Thijs :

        Sorry to hear it doesn’t work for you yet.
        I’m not familiar with the JVC KW-XR816 myself, but judging from the info you’re giving and the info from the manual that can be found here :
        http://www33.jvckenwood.com/pdfs/B5A-0825-00.pdf

        …my first suggestion would be to start deleting all paired devices from the JVC car stereo, as “once pairing is completed, the Bluetooth device will remain registered in the unit even if you reset the unit.” To delete paired devices from the JVC car stereo, following the instructions given on Page 9 of the manual : “To delete the paired device, –> 13, [DELETE PAIR].”

        As I don’t own this type of JVC car stereo, I’m not exactly sure how to interpret those directions, but it should be obvious to you when having the JVC car stereo in front of you.

        Hope this helps – Good Luck & enjoy !

      • Hello,

        I am having exactly the same problem with a KD-B97BT pairing with iPhone 6 – I am on a second unit now as first was replaced under warranty by supplier – this unit is displaying the same snag as the first one.

        On both units initially the paring worked fine for several weeks then occasionally I would find that the phone would not pair when entering the vehicle and I had to re-pair the phone as per instructions in the radio manual – this would occur more and more frequently over time until the iPhone 6 will not remain connected beyond a few seconds as described by Tammy above.
        I have checked the radio and it shows no paired devices in its list – I have deleted and re-paired the iPhone numerous times.

        Any ideas?

      • @Adrian Hatton :

        Thanks for the feedback.
        Sorry to hear you are having troubles.
        I cannot find any info on a JVC car stereo labelled KD-B97BT ; could it be there’s a digit missing in that model name ? a 5 maybe ?

        anyway :
        judging from the problem you are describing, the probable causes I can think of are (in no particular order) :
        – if this model came with a USB-connector for Bluetooth connection, check if the Bluetooth-USB-connector is properly/tightly connected
        – if this problem has occurred after an iOS-update, do a reset on your iPhone : press the physical MENU- and ON/OFF-buttons simultaneously until the screen goes black and the white Apple-logo appears
        – if it’s not one of the above, try resetting the Car Stereo by unplugging it’s power cable for a minute or so
        – else, check if your car battery is in good order
        – if none of the above is of any help, bring your Car Stereo in for repair (again) to your dealer, as it likely to be some sort of hardware failure (again)…

        Hope this helps
        Good Luck !

    • @jubbal7650 :

      Sorry to hear it doesn’t work for you yet.
      I’m not familiar with the JVC KW-XR816 myself, but judging from the info you’re giving and the info from the manual that can be found here :
      https://www.manualslib.com/manual/653529/Jvc-Kw-Xr816.html?page=14#manual

      …my first suggestion would be to make sure the USB-Buetooth-dongle (that seems to come in the original packaging as well) either is connected properly in the (front or rear) USB-port …the USB-Bluetooth-dongle not being connected properly or not being connected at all would mean the software isn’t detecting any bluetooth hardware and might be programmed not to display any option to connect via Bluetooth in that case…

      hope this helps – Good Luck 😉

  3. I have a Jvc KD-A805 I’m trying to pair the Bluetooth to my phone please help me pair it to my phone

    • @Leon :

      Thanks for the feedback.
      Sorry to hear it doesn’t work for you yet.
      I have no experience with the JVC KD-A805, and the info on your exact problem is rather limited,
      but after having had a quick peek in the manual that can be found here :
      http://resources.jvc.com/Resources/00/01/16/26.PDF
      …I would think the most probable cause of your problem is with the Bluetooth-USB-adapter…
      Did you make sure the Bluetooth-USB-adapter (the one that came in the KD-A805 packaging) is installed properly/tightly ?
      Did you try plugging it into both the front and rear USB port ? Did that make any difference ?
      Did you try using a different Bluetooth-UBS-adapter ? Did that make any difference ?

      Hope this helps 😉
      Good Luck !

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