In my current project, I am working with iBeacon in the area of IoT. Basically iBeacon works on Bluetooth wireless technology. I am using Raspberry Pi 3 (with in-built WiFi and Bluetooth).

Pi 3 Bluetooth display and detect the iBeacon but not able to do pairing with it and display the following error:


I also tried with bluetoothctl command also but again display the Failed to pair: org.bluez.Error.AuthenticationFailed error.

Am I missing something? I am able to pair iBeacon with my mobile and windows based laptop.

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    As I know, iBeacon is not needed to be paired. It sends advertising packets that contains all needed info. Am I wrong? – Michael Aug 29 '17 at 11:41
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    @Michael: But as per my knowledge pairing should be done. Please feel free to correct me. – Saurabh Chauhan Aug 29 '17 at 11:43
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    @Michael I was just writing the same comment because iBeacon don't need pairing. Is there another reason for pairing? Please elaborate. – MatsK Aug 29 '17 at 11:44
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    @MatsK- I will move forward without pairing and let you know. – Saurabh Chauhan Aug 29 '17 at 11:45

iBeacon is like a lighthouse that send out beacons that an application can pick up and process.

Here is a pretty good "Getting Started with iBeacon".


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