BlueDriver is a world-famous wireless OBD2 scanner that mirrors your car ECU data to smartphones and tablets.
However, hundreds of customers face pairing issues with smartphones because they do not follow the correct procedure.
In this guide, you’ll learn the step-by-step process for how to connect BlueDriver to iPhone and iPad.
However, if you have an Android phone, read another guide where I’ve explained the step-by-step process to pair BlueDriver with Android.
How To Connect BlueDriver To iPhone and iPad?
You can follow these step-by-step processes to connect your BlueDriver scanner with iPhone or iPad (steps are the same for both devices):
Step #1- Install BlueDriver App
First of all, turn ON mobile data or connect your iPhone/iPad to a WiFi network. Then open App Store and search “BlueDriver” or open this link in the Safari browser.
Tap on the first search result and verify that developer of the app is Lemur Vehicle Monitors, and then tap on “Get.”
If you have already installed the BlueDriver OBD2 Scan Tool app before, tap on the Download button or Update if any new release is available.
Step #2- Allow Bluetooth Access
Once the BlueDriver app is downloaded on your iPhone/iPad, tap on “Open” to launch the app.
When the app is launched for the first time, you’ll be asked to Buy a new BlueDriver adapter; just tap on “Not Now” to proceed further.
The app will ask your permission to access your Bluetooth device. Provide Bluetooth access by tapping on the “OK” button.
Step #3- Start Your Car Ignition
Turn ON your car ignition but don’t start the engine. You can do this by rotating your Car Key in the clockwise direction. If you have a keyless car, just press the Start Engine button once.
Step #4- Plugin BlueDriver Adapter
Locate an OBD2 port of your car and plugin the BlueDriver scan tool adapter. Wait for 5 to 10 seconds until solid blue light goes out.
Note– Your BlueDriver pairing mode will stay for the next 60 seconds, and you’ve to act fast to pair it with your smartphone or tablet.
If you’re unable to pair in this time frame, just unplug the adapter from the OBD2 port and plug it in again.
Pairing Standard BlueDriver
Step #5- Open Bluetooth Settings
If you have a standard BlueDriver adapter (whose serial number ends with numbers), then you can connect manually from the Bluetooth devices.
Go to your iPhone Bluetooth settings and tap on BlueDriver from the device list to connect.
Now, go back to BlueDriver app and start scanning your car DTCs, and read other data.
Pairing BlueDriver LE
Step #6- Close BlueDriver App
If you’ve BlueDriver adapter whose serial number ends with LE, then it only supports in-app pairing mode.
Fully close the BlueDriver app by swiping up and making sure the app is not running in the background.
Step #7- Start Your Ignition
Now start your car ignition but don’t start the engine. Now, plugin the BlueDriver adapter to DLC (Data Link Connector) or OBD2 port.
Step #8- Open BlueDriver App
Open the BlueDriver app quickly, and it’ll automatically detect your adapter. Just tap on the “Pair” button to connect your BlueDriver with your iPhone and iPad.
Now your iPhone or iPad is ready to scan your car ECU. Follow on-screen instructions in-app menu to read and clear fault codes.
If you follow the above-mentioned steps correctly, you won’t face any issues in connecting your BlueDriver with your iPhone or iPad.
However, I recommend you to act instantly because your device will be in pairing mode for 60 seconds only; otherwise, you’ve to unplug and plug again.