Cannot pair iphone "forget device"

on Pi4 with 2022.03-1 I can pair my iPhone to stream audio via the UI and then osmc shows up in my list of bluetooth devices, but if I disconnect and try to reconnect by just clicking that item on iphone it says “Cannot reconnect. Forget the device” and I have to reconnect through the UI. Surely I don’t have to go through the UI every time I want to connect?

On plain Raspian config I successfully installed GitHub - nicokaiser/rpi-audio-receiver: Raspberry Pi Audio Receiver with Bluetooth A2DP, AirPlay, and Spotify Connect and it worked fine but I’m afraid to apply that to osmc as I’m sure it will screw a bunch of things up.

There’s a bug in My OSMC that showed up recently and will be fixed in the next upgrade. Meanwhile you can connect and trust devices using the command line bluetoothctl. If your phone’s BT address is XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX,

scan on
connect XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX

Thanks! Will that make my phone connect automatically every time I’m in range? (Something I don’t want and annoying thing about my Bluetooth streaming dongle that led me to build media center in the first place).

TBH I don’t know. With my Android phone I have to manually connect to my OSMC device. But if I get in my car, the phone connects automatically. No idea what the difference is.

You could enable airplay in Kodi’s settings and use that on your iPhone instead of Bluetooth.