jonnyg wrote:Anyone have a vgate icar3 bluetooth that had problems getting it to connect to your iphone? I can get it to pair just fine with my kindle fire (android) and use leafspy lite, but since I paid $20 for LeafSpy Pro on ios I would like to get it working on there with my iphone 6 running ios 9 if possible..
donyjunk wrote:jonnyg wrote:Anyone have a vgate icar3 bluetooth that had problems getting it to connect to your iphone? I can get it to pair just fine with my kindle fire (android) and use leafspy lite, but since I paid $20 for LeafSpy Pro on ios I would like to get it working on there with my iphone 6 running ios 9 if possible..
Try actually running Leafspy Pro and it might find it automatically, it doesn't pair from the iOS system menus like normal bluetooth 2.0 does.
If it still doesn't show there there's another app called testblue or bluelight or something like that which scans for bluetooth 4.0 devices. If it shows up with that app but not Leafspy Pro you might need to update versions or ask Turbo3 (the author) to get the beta test version which might support devices not yet in the official release yet.
Let me know if/when you get it working, if you let it sleep (power down the car and go away half an hour or more) whether it works again when you power on. SalisburySam using an iCar3 wifi said his reconnects on every power up of the car, but I had no luck with a BT4.0 version, it stayed asleep on restarting the car, requiring an unplug/replug to make it re-show. Royal PITA. Because of that I sent it back, thinking of getting an LELink (never sleeps?) instead, or just one of those wifi ones with a power switch, you have to turn it off/on manually unless you want it drawing power all the time, but at least better than having to yank and replug every time. iCar2 wifi also goes to sleep to and doesn't rewake, the power button does nothing on that, the seller just refunded me rather than pay to ship it back. I asked a couple of Amazon sellers about the iCar3 WiFis they were selling and got conflicting info, one said you have to un/replug each time, the other (in broken english) said it starts when you start the car. So not sure if I will be as lucky as SalisburySam even if I got an iCar3 wifi. He also has a 2012 SL vs a 2013 SV that I have, so that might also be another variable. What do you have?
Marktm wrote:There does appear to be mixed success with iOS/bluetooth/LeafSpy installs. I've been monitoring the reports on this forum, waiting for consistent successes. Is there a combination of dongle, LeafSpy app, iOS version/phone that has proven to be consistent in connection recognition, startup, dongle quality, etc, etc? Reviews of the LELinks on Amazon have been somewhat inconsistent also.
steveclv wrote:If we purchased LeafSpy Pro for iOS and I now have an android phone for more permanent use in the Leaf, do we have to purchase the pro version again for android?
AlanSqB wrote:I'd really like to get my LeafSpy working again but, as mentioned earlier, I've had two LELinks go bad after just a few hours of use. The Bluetooth name of the device changed and they could no longer be read by LeafSpy or any other application. They just kept flashing red.
Has there been enough evidence of successful use that I should consider attempting to buy a 3rd unit? I need something as I'm back to a fairly long commute and need the extra data at the end of the charge.