My Bluetooth headphones connect to my Android phone about 1-3 seconds after being switched on. Connecting the same headphones to my Ubuntu laptop (with Intel USB-2 Bluetooth driver) takes about a minute or sometimes longer.

Why so slow?

Can I do anything to improve this?

1 Answer 1


I was able to fix it on Ubuntu 20.04.

You must add this config FastConnectable=true at /etc/bluetooth/main.conf.

It comes false by default to power save. Hope it helps!

  • Worked for me on Manjaro, awesome. Just in case anyone doesn't know - you need to run sudo systemctl restart bluetooth after saving the config file to apply it.
    – cyqsimon
    Aug 27, 2021 at 7:23

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