1. AchtungZBoom's Avatar
    Alright so I enjoy many things about being in the MS system after being frustrated by the android world.

    With that being said I need help with a couple things that are driving me nuts.

    1) Please tell me I can connect more than one bluetooth device at a time. I had a headset paired and when I got into my car which previously paired up just fine.. well now I notice it did not connect. So I turn off my headset.. boom it connects. I go back and forth multiple times.. Please tell me I can run more than one thing at a time. I need my band 2 to work along with my car. Speaking of my band...

    2) Having a HORRIBLE time getting my band working. Software downloaded MANY times.. I go to open software "A network error has happened".. I hit that wall every darn time. I have tried to connect to many wi fi points.. through my data... any way and I get this error instantly when I load up the app. So I can not use my Microsoft branded band 2 with my microsoft phone.. Anyone have any ideas what to do with this?

    Both of these things are driving me nuts and annoy me that they worked great on my previous android phones.. any help or suggestions are appreciated, I want to keep my phone but the above things are deal breakers if I can not sort them out.
    01-18-2016 09:20 PM
  2. robertre's Avatar
    I have connected a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard at the same time, so yes, you can connect more than one device. In your case, your headset and Bluetooth device basically perform the same thing, so I can see why there could be a conflict there and it not letting you connect both. I have not idea about your band, though.
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    01-18-2016 09:57 PM
  3. winboy's Avatar
    I have mine connected to my car and Band 2 at the same time and works great.
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    01-18-2016 10:09 PM
  4. mikepalma's Avatar
    Band 2 and 950XL are known problems see Rod Trent on Twitter, as he talks about upcoming fix
    01-19-2016 12:36 AM
  5. signal-2-noise's Avatar
    I have mine connected to my car and Band 2 at the same time and works great.
    same here.
    01-19-2016 01:15 AM
  6. Mike Santagata's Avatar
    Both your headset and vehicle Bluetooth serve the same function, and therefore the phone will automatically prioritize one over the other. Happens with me frequently. Forget to turn off my tones and my phone won't connect to the car. However, band doesn't require music and voice pairing so it won't be affected. I use my phone tied to band 2 and LG tones or band 2 and Chevy mylink all day.
    01-19-2016 01:23 AM
  7. iPone's Avatar
    It would be nice if you could stop music going over a bluetooth device and just use it for call audio
    01-19-2016 06:26 AM
  8. AchtungZBoom's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for the answer on the bluetooth ... thats fantastic.

    I am still however unable to use my band as I can not for the life of me get the software to open.... network error after network error. I reset my phone last night and it did nothing to help. I guess I will have to go to a MS store to get them to help. If they can not get it to work I have to send my phone back..
    01-19-2016 07:48 AM
  9. snakebitten's Avatar
    Band 2 and Auto Bluetooth working for me too. But I gotta admit that getting my Band 2 to work smoothly and reliably didn't happen until recent FW update and a total reset of the Band itself.

    Now it's gone several days running exactly as I have it configured to. Could be a coincidence that the FW and\or Band reset were both needed. But I did them together.
    01-19-2016 10:07 AM
  10. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for the answer on the bluetooth ... thats fantastic.

    I am still however unable to use my band as I can not for the life of me get the software to open.... network error after network error. I reset my phone last night and it did nothing to help. I guess I will have to go to a MS store to get them to help. If they can not get it to work I have to send my phone back..
    Just make sure you're running the latest software/firmware available on your Lumia 950 XL. You could even consider jumping onto the Windows Insider program to get Build 10586.63 (the latest build that hasn't been released publically yet) and then opting out of the Insider Program (you get to keep the Build).
    01-19-2016 09:18 PM
  11. mikepalma's Avatar
    Just make sure you're running the latest software/firmware available on your Lumia 950 XL. You could even consider jumping onto the Windows Insider program to get Build 10586.63 (the latest build that hasn't been released publically yet) and then opting out of the Insider Program (you get to keep the Build).
    What is new firmware # so I can check?
    01-20-2016 04:01 AM
  12. mtf1380's Avatar
    What is new firmware # so I can check?
    I have FW version: 01078.00027.15506.02005

    I believe it is close to the latest issue.
    01-20-2016 11:09 AM
  13. EMINENT 1's Avatar
    My band 2 connects to my car head unit and band at the same time.

    The issue I have is when I have bluetooth headphones connected, it takes priority and most everything else except for notifications does not work like Cortana, music controls, texting from the band, etc.

    Hoping they can get this corrected to allow a both to control the phone the band and the headphones both.
    01-20-2016 01:34 PM

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