Feedback: Cannot connect to bluetooth device that requires PIN

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2/6/24, 10:11:41 PM CST

Cannot connect to bluetooth device that requires PIN

FB13592282 — visionOS

Basic Information

Please provide a descriptive title for your feedback:

Cannot connect to bluetooth device that requires PIN

Which area are you seeing an issue with?


What type of feedback are you reporting?

Incorrect/Unexpected Behavior


What does the Bluetooth issue you are seeing involve?

Finding and pairing for the first time

What Bluetooth device are you using? To identify your AirPods, see

Other Accessory

When did the issue last occur?

It’s happening now

When you saw the issue, were any other devices connected?


What time was it when the issue last occurred?

Feb 6, 2024 at 10:02 PM


Please describe the issue and what steps we can take to reproduce it:

We sell Bluetooth Smart Card readers that use BLE 5 to connect to iOS / iPad / macOS systems and authenticate with smart cards that use PIN pairing when first connecting to our reader. On the Vision Pro, when connecting to the device for the first time, I get prompted to allow pairing. However, after selecting Allow Pairing, the Vision Pro disconnects from the Bluetooth device and does not pair. On an iOS device or a Mac, I would be prompted to enter the PIN. VisionOS does not prompt for the bluetooth pairing PIN. 

I have tried both in our app, Bluetooth scanner apps, and with 2 different models of readers, and they all fail in the same way.