Connection security failed: role: Central in ble_app_rscs_c


I am working on nRF52840 DK with nRF5_SDK_15.2.0_9412b96 and I used the example ble_app_rscs_c with absolutely no changes. I first erased the flash and then burned the Softdevice and app to erase any bonding. I used LightBlue on my iPhone to advertise 0x1814 (BLE_UUID_RUNNING_SPEED_AND_CADENCE). The first time I received the pairing request on iPhone. Every time I restart the DK, I receive the following error several times (4 to 5 times):

<info> peer_manager_handler: Connection security failed: role: Central, conn_handle: 0x0, procedure: Encryption, error: 4352

and then

<info> peer_manager_handler: Connection secured: role: Central, conn_handle: 0, procedure: Encryption.

Although it finally works, these failures cause a long delay.  I have also seen this problem reported for BLE peripheral examples but their solution (un-pairing from iPhone) does not work for me. I need to keep the devices paired.

I was wondering how I can fix this.


  • Hi, 

    I was having this same issue. I was able to mitigate this through connecting to the Target (in SES with a development board Target -> Connect J-Link) and Erasing the board and re-flashing (Target -> Erase All). Then I re-flashed and ran my applications. My best guess is their is some corruption that occurs in RAM where the SoftDevice is located. Maybe this solution will work for you too. 


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