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I have an iphone 4 and a set of LG HBS700 bluetooth headphones. they worked great up until about a week ago. I could shove my phone in my bag and listen to my music on the way to and from work without an issue.
Suddenly the range on them has diminished considerably. If I put my phone in the same pocket in the same bag that I've been using for the past year , the connection splutters to the point where the pairing between them fails.
Initially I thought they were low on charge but leaving them charging overnight didn't help. I've changed nothing in my set up. I've not upgraded the OS on my phone. I've not suddenly taken to wearing a lead lined scarf.
Any thoughts on what the problem might be and possibly a solution?
but I'm mobile. I listen on my way to work , so as I walk to the streetcar, on the streetcar, on the subway and then walkign the other end. The problem is the same no matter where I am geographically.
The only thought I've had is could temperature have an effect? It was plus 30 degrees C when I first started using them. Now its minus twenty. Maybe the range has been slowly decreasing as the temperature has, now its reached a critical level?
Do you run the batteries right down or do you keep them 'topped up' with charge? I'm told that rechargeable lithium don't like being fully discharged and left.
But if batteries can't be replaced, then they are obviously expecting a limited life device, which is to be thrown away. Well, disposed of according to the WEE Directive ( as opposed to SH*T Directive?)
I just recently (10 days ago) began having this exact same issue with my iPhone 4. I have two different headsets: 2 year old BlueAnt and a 2 month old something else, both are having the same range issues. My only thought is that its the phone, but I can't figure out how. Initially, the iPhone 4 had some serious Bluetooth issues, but from what I can gather, they were apparent in the phone from the first start up, not appearing later, like our issue has.
Mine has a range of barely 8 feet before it becomes static, and will drop connection if something gets between it and the phone at that range i.e. my head, a door, a wall, etc. I used to be able to walk clear across the house and even upstairs before it became even a little distorted. I don't have a huge house, but it's certainly larger than 8 feet.
Localflighteast - I really don't think its the headset...my only basis for that is we have three different headsets of different ages doing the exact same thing. I have not updated my phone recently either, I waiting for the bugs to be worked out of the 6.1 update, so I'm currently running 5.1.