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  1. EMINENT 1's Avatar
    Whenever I workout I use Bluetooth earbuds. Jaybird Bluebuds. When I try to reply to text, it just shows the keyboard with the overlay of connecting and the screen times out. Same thing when I pull up music controls. Nothing happens when I press the next button or swipe to increase volume.

    Is this just not possible to work simultaneously?
    01-01-2016 03:47 PM
  2. devbent's Avatar
    Whenever I workout I use Bluetooth earbuds. Jaybird Bluebuds. When I try to reply to text, it just shows the keyboard with the overlay of connecting and the screen times out. Same thing when I pull up music controls. Nothing happens when I press the next button or swipe to increase volume.

    Is this just not possible to work simultaneously?
    Hi Eminent1,

    This is a new one, when I get back to work on Monday I'll borrow a set of BT Headphones with music controls on them and test it out. In theory this should work, but I have suspicions as to why it doesn't!
    Dave47, toddsay and EMINENT 1 like this.
    01-01-2016 07:05 PM
  3. birdjross's Avatar
    I can only get the controls to work with wired head phones, 3 different BT head phones I've tried just don't work
    01-02-2016 11:14 AM
  4. EMINENT 1's Avatar
    This probably has to do with bt headphones taking control of music controls and calls, so band can't control the phone functions as the same time.

    Pretty sucky if this is the case. Makes the music controls, Cortana, texts useless when using bt headphones.

    If so, any way to make it work in a future update?
    Last edited by EMINENT 1; 01-02-2016 at 12:47 PM.
    01-02-2016 12:23 PM
  5. DroidUser42's Avatar
    This probably has to do with bt headphones taking control of music controls and calls, so band can't control the phone functions as the same time.
    This may be a limitation of BT.
    01-02-2016 03:57 PM
  6. HOTDAWG's Avatar
    I haven't tried responding to texts, but my Band wont control the music with BT headphones either. It just says connecting and then eventually times out.
    01-02-2016 05:44 PM
  7. Captain_Eric's Avatar
    Nope. When on Bluetooth earbuds, my Band 2 won't control Groove Music playing on my Lumia 1520.3 running 10586.36. Got to be a bug....
    Last edited by Captain_Eric; 01-03-2016 at 08:56 AM.
    01-02-2016 09:44 PM
  8. pink_n_fluffy's Avatar
    We got the music controls to work by fluke really but only worked on Windows 10 not 8 and I've not tried texting but I'm sure it should work in theory. If I connect my band music control first before I connect my BT headphones I can then use the band to control my music. If I connect my BT headphones first then I can't connect my band it just says connecting. Hope that is of some help
    01-05-2016 04:48 PM
  9. onysi's Avatar
    double tap your music control before you connect another Bluetooth -- a Bluetooth speaker for that matter, or earphones.


    It sorta makes it ssay that "i am on top and in control of this phone, not you"
    01-11-2016 06:58 PM
  10. vw65bus's Avatar
    This may be a limitation of BT.
    When using my android phone and android wear watch I can use Bluetooth headphones and the watch both for controls. Not sure why Microsoft programed there's the opposite but I wish they'd fix it. It's a windows problem that can be fixed. Just wish they'd take care of it.
    05-30-2016 10:24 AM
  11. ynotbike's Avatar
    I've had this same issue when connected to Sony Bluetooth headphones or a Mazda 6 car Bluetooth setup and my 950xl.

    I'll double tap the button on the MS Band 2 and connecting will flash rapidly but never connect.
    05-31-2016 11:09 AM

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