Can not turn on visibility on in bluetooth settings

REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often): 100%
BUILD ID = OS VERSION (Settings > About product): 4.1
HARDWARE (XA2, Xperia 10…): Xperia X
UI LANGUAGE: english
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?): did work on 3.2


bluetooth: can not turn visibility on, not for 3 min nor forever



  1. turn bluetooth on works (mostly)
  2. try to turn on visibility → fails (combo switches back to off)
  3. search for devices fails
  4. consequently can not pair new devices


phone should be visible to other


is not


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the phone was long time on 3.2, i did then upgrade it to 3.4, 4.0, 4.1

XA2 Ultra and SFOS 4.1: the bluetooth does not turn on. I am pretty sure that it worked in the last SFOS 3, I did not try it in 4.0.

Even after a reboot?

i would have said yes, even after, cause i was not able to connect to any of my 2 car radios but now that i tried it out … it worked, i could select visiblle for 3 mins and combo would show it and count down would start.

so reboot did fix it, but i guess not always ?

Up to you to tell us :slight_smile: I sounds looks like this issue, and if it is, then a reboot always fixes it for me:

But rather than rebooting each time I want to use the Bluetooth, I have a script with the following command (that I need to run twice sometimes):

After several reboots my Bluetooth works again. But it needed several. Can’t find any consitency or pattern.