Force Bluetooth Scan

The docs say that HA scans for new bluetooth devices on start-up.
I want it to find new bluetooth devices without a reboot.
Is this possible?

Hi. It does that by default, don’t know why the docs say that, but my BT tracker automatically finds new devices regularly, not just at startup My config looks like this:

device_tracker:
  - platform: bluetooth_tracker
    interval_seconds: 5
    consider_home: 180
    new_device_defaults:
      track_new_devices: true
      hide_if_away: false

I left my android phone beside the Pi and nothing happened.

I’ll try those settings.
Thx

Check that your phone is visible for other bluetooth devices, some phones have that disabled by default. And, try hitting the ‘scan’ button in the bluetooth screen of your phone

If i have to hit scan to be found that leaves me puzzled, as my live pi4 system has accumulated phones and laptops of visitors and neighbours!. This test system i am playing with is a pi3b+ and all it has found is the bluetooth of the tv.