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Torque APP wont connect to OBDII Dongle

Step 1: Connect WIFI/Bluetooth To Your Tablet or Phone

connect to the OBDII Dongle via the Bluetooth app on your unit.

In summary before going to Step 2 below, you should have successfully paired EML327 Bluetooth/WIFI to Tablet or Phone — and car ignition should be ON (one step before engine turns on).


Step 2: Update Settings Inside OBD App

You need to set OBD App (in this case Torque) to either search for Bluetooth (or) WIFI. If this is not done, then Appwon't detect the ELM327 scanner. This should be done on any OBD App, because all work similarly.

How Instructions:

  1. In Torque, go to "Settings". Updating these 2 settings:

    torque lite bluetooth wifi

  2. Tap "Connection" and choose either "Bluetooth" or "WIFI", as seen below...

    torque obd settings

  3. Tap "Device" and choose name of connected ELM327 Bluetooth/WIFI signal. Some common examples you may see: OBDII, OBD-II, WIFI ELM327, WiFiOBD, OBDDevice, V-Link.

    Or it may have nothing. In that case, it's still ok.
  4. Now force close Torque via "Task Manager" on your Android device. And launch Torque again. This is because many OBD Apps for some reason won't apply new settings unless you close it completely, and launch it again.
  5. That's it. It'll now successfully connect to vehicles ECU. Ensure car ignition is on.