Bluetooth Detected Some Devices But Not iPhone earpods!

The title says it all. I checked as well Could not connect to bluetooth , bluetooth option not shown in settings menu or in status & notifications and

I am on KDE Plasma, LTS, I could scan and detected actually my Samsung TV, my other old laptop, but no way I could see my Apple earpods (not sure about which model but I bought them Q2 2020 - AirPods Pro I believe)).
(I just thought and disconnected them from my phone, but still not showing)
How can I connect my earpods? Why aren’t they showing?

Have you changed ControllerMode line in /etc/bluetooth/main.conf to:

ControllerMode = bredr

Then, save and restart bluetooth service.

sudo systemctl enable --now bluetooth.service

I looked at the file, no

Should I just add it to the end of the file?

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Uncomment the following ControllerMode = dual line in /etc/bluetooth/main.conf and change the value to bredr

# Restricts all controllers to the specified transport. Default value
# is "dual", i.e. both BR/EDR and LE enabled (when supported by the HW).
# Possible values: "dual", "bredr", "le"
ControllerMode = bredr

Then, save and restart the bluetooth service:

sudo systemctl enable --now bluetooth.service
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Now I can see 2 bluetooth devices, but named as alphanumeric strings, 2 characters followed by a “-” like 5g-h3-…

Clicking on them it seems trying to connect then fails.
These 2 devices dissapeared! Then appeared again!

It should work with the above config. :thinking:

Are they in pairing mode?

To place your AirPods in pairing mode:

  1. Place both your AirPods in the charging case.
  2. Open the lid on the case. You’ll see the light come on, indicating the charging status.
  3. Press and hold the circular button on the back of your AirPods case. The light inside the case will begin to blink white. This indicates that your AirPods are in pairing mode.

The AirPods Pro will remain in pairing mode until the charging case’s lid is closed.

You can now open the Bluetooth menu and find the “AirPods Pro” listing, and connect to the headphones.

If it doesn’t work then i’m all out of ideas. :sweat_smile:

That’s it.
This just did it.
Thank you very much @ainz

(I have been struggling with this for a few days.)

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