Last Updated: Dec 24, 2012
This article helps you troubleshoot Bluetooth issues on your BlackBerry Curve 8530.
You may have Bluetooth® issues if your BlackBerry® Curve™ 8530 is unable to:
These steps help identify and resolve the underlying cause. After completing each step, test to see if the issue is fixed. If not, continue to the next step.
Does the device you're pairing with support the same Bluetooth protocols as your BlackBerry Curve 8530?
Refer to the Bluetooth device's user manual for compatibility.
Your BlackBerry Curve 8530 is compatible with Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HFP, HSP, OBEX, PBAP, SPP, and SSP.
If the manual doesn't list any of these protocols, your BlackBerry Curve 8530 is unable to connect to that Bluetooth device.
Bluetooth may be turned off on either the BlackBerry Curve 8530 or the other Bluetooth device. Be sure Bluetooth is enabled on both devices.
Is the Bluetooth device in range?
The Bluetooth communication range for most devices, including your BlackBerry Curve 8530, is about 30 feet. Be sure your devices are in range.
A soft reset deletes any temporary files that may be causing the issue.
Removing the pairing, restarting your BlackBerry Curve 8530, and then re-pairing the Bluetooth device refreshes and updates your connection.
Note: To optimize device performance, be sure your BlackBerry Curve 8530 is running the most recent device software. Upgrade the device software.
If you're still having issues, try our community pages for the BlackBerry Curve 8530.