The "generic" tag for issues related to Bluetooth, a wireless technology for exchanging data over short distances. Whenever possible, please use the more specific tag *instead* if such exists, e.g. 'bluetooth-audio', or 'bluetooth-tethering'.

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Bluetooth keeps turning on

I have seen this problem on a Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. Bluetooth is switched on unexpectedly. It can be turned off, but will come back a minute or so later. Googling around, it seems that this could be ...
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Left Alt on External Keyboard Helper for use on JuiceSSH and Finch

I like to use JuiceSSH to connect a remote machine which is running Finch. Finch uses ALT+ as it hotkeys prefix, for example, Alt+n to go to the next window. I have an external bluetooth keyboard ...
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Change the Nexus 4 voice dialer

When I double tap the main button of my Bluetooth headset a voice dialer pops up. I'm not sure what app is this voice dialer (I couldn't find it on the apps list), all I know is that it's slow to load ...
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Is it possible to know how far away another phone is using bluetooth?

When connecting to another phone using bluetooth, is there any way to know how far away the other phone is (would be better if it can tell me the exact distance even though a estimated distance is ...
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TI SensorTag firmware Update through OAD(over-the air ) in android

Help me to upload firmware through android app in nexus 7 ,as I have build my sensor tag project through IAR embedded workbench,but I didnt find any app for OAD firmware update in android, when I am ...
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Is it possible to share file with one using NFC and another using bluetooth?

May I know if it is possible to transfer file from one phone using NFC to another phone using blue-tooth? I know it is possible to transfer file from one NFC to another NFC. Also, it is possible to ...
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Can I use wifi or Bluetooth to get the same kind of connection to my phone that I can with USB?

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android 4.4.2, and I also have a laptop and desktop computer, both running Ubuntu 14.04. In order to access or transfer files from phone to computer, I can ...
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Can we connect external Bluetooth Dongle in Android Tablet?

For my survey I want to attach an external USB Bluetooth Dongle to an Android Tablet. Actually I want better range of the bluetooth, so I will use an antenna for the external bluetooth. I want to know ...
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How to know if Bluetooth 4.0 supports HS (high speed)

Is HS supported in most smartphones with Bluetooth 3.0 and up? I've found that for 3.0, if "+HS" is not specified, then the device may not support it (since the HS is not a mandatory part of 3.0) But ...
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Is there a setting to allow folders to be uploaded from a PC/Mac to an Android phone via bluetooth?

Reason I ask is because I get an error message saying that the type is not acceptable/supported when I attempt to drag and drop a folder into the window on my Mac showing the contents of my Android SD ...
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Access windows shared folder via bluetooth

I have a specific requirement of being able to access a shared folder present on a windows 8 laptop. However, rather than doing this over the wireless connection, I want to be able to do this over ...
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Bluetooth keyboard pairs but does not appear as an input device?

I purchased a bluetooth keyboard to use with my lenovo ideatab a2107 which runs android 4.0.3. The specific keyboard is the: Anker® Ultra Slim Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard for iPad Mini, iPad 4, New ...
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Record video with external bluetooth mic (ie headset)

Can you record a video with the built-in camera while using a bluetooth audio source? Specifically, a standard bluetooth headset. I know that you can record audio from the bluetooth headset using an ...
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Bluetooth A2DP daisy chaining / routing

I'm searching for a BT A2DP routing solution to be able to daisy chain 3 BT devices. I have a headset, an Android Smartphone and another BT device (a PMR radio device). Both connections are A2DP. I ...
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Does Android 4.4.3 support Bluetooth Low Energy in peripheral mode

(Re-post from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24049823/does-android-4-4-3-support-bluetooth-low-energy-in-peripheral-mode): We know that Android until 4.4.2 does not support Bluetooth Low Energy ...
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Discover version of Bluetooth

How can I know what's the Bluetooth version of my Android device?
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How to connect a different phone to the “Nexus One Desktop Dock”

The original HTC/Google Nexus One Desktop Dock is a bluetooth device and has audio line out. I would love to still be able to use this with my new phone. Anyone know how to connect this with a Galaxy ...
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How to use an Android device as bluetooth USB dongle?

Is there a way to use my android device as a bluetooth USB dongle without rooting it?
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Stream music from iPod Touch to Nexus 5

I would like to stream music from my iPod Touch to my Nexus 5. I have found a few apps that can do it over WiFi but I look for a way to do this when I don't have access to WiFi. Is there a way to do ...
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Both Bluetooth and Wifi not working on Galaxy S3 Mini

I have a Samsung Galaxay S3 Mini. I bought it from Canada and used there for 8 months without issue. However, when I came to Pakistan I unlocked it, and started seeing lots of issues. First, I have ...
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Is it possible to use Apple Wireless keyboard with Android 4.2.2 tablet?

I have a Kobo Arc 10HD and it runs on Android 4.2.2. I have successfully paired it with an Apple wireless keyboard but I still can't seem to use it. My virtual keyboard pops up and when I type on the ...
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Use phone as USB Bluetooth adapter

I know this question has been asked before, but I've never found a definitive answer. I have a Bluetooth keyboard that I would like to use with my computer. My PC is fairly old, which means it doesn't ...
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How to change bluetooth profile of Android device?

The bluetooth profile on my developer board running 4.2.2 is setup to act as a laptop. However, android car stereo in a car is setup with headset profile, thus can receive audio. HOw, if possible, can ...
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What is the fastest way to transfer huge files beween two android powered devices?

What is the fastest way to transfer huge files (e.g. 500MB) between two android powered devices? Bluetooth? WiFi direct? Beam? or maybe USB on-the-go?
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Samsung Galaxy S III mini - Cannot turn Bluetooth on

I have new Samsung Galaxy S III mini (GT-I8190N) with Android 4.1.2, and I cannot turn on Bluetooth. When trying to do it from Settings menu, switch toggles from "O" to "I" position, but remains ...
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BT keyboard + mouse simultaneously (tablet)

I have Acer Iconia B1-A71 and what I want to do is to attach a full-size keyboard and a mouse to it. As far as I know, my tablet does not support OTG, so I am thinking of connecting both devices via ...
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Bluetooth keyboard connection settings

I installed a system update and it changed how the device works when connecting a bluetooth scanner. The tablets I am using are Nexus 7 (the new one released in 2013). They are all identical ...
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Problem pairing again Nexus 5 with Alpine car stereo

I had my Alpine radio paired and working with my nexus 5. Then someone unpaired the device on my phone when they wanted to pair it to a different bluetooth device. Apparently the Alpine phone ...
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Want my Bluetooth keyboard on Galaxy Tab10.1 to default to English Android Keyboard (Not to Samsung Japanese Keypad)

I am using a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and when I connect my iBuffalo Bluetooth Keyboard BSKBB06 it always defaults to the Samsung Japanese Keypad and I have to keep manually changing it to the English Android ...
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How to tether an Android phone to a PC via Bluetooth?

When wifi connecting to the internet via an Android mobile, how can I get access to this internet connection over Bluetooth from my computer?
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Access Internet via Bluetooth from Windows 7 Desktop to Android 2.3.5 Mobile phone

Hi need to know How do we Access Internet via Bluetooth from Windows 7 Desktop PC to Android 2.3.5 Mobile phone? Please advice step by step solution and Thanks in advance. When I was raising this ...
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Route in-call audio to A2DP headset

How can I set up my Nexus 4 to receive Hangouts and phone call audio over a Bluetooth A2DP link? Even though my headphones are connected, in-call audio is routed to the earpiece or speaker and there's ...
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Galaxy S4: bluetooth remote audio not supported

Hi I have a (AU) Nissan Navara D40 2012, when i got it my phone always worked perfectly for streaming music and phone calls. Now when i start my ca, the phone connects to the stereo system ok but, ...
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bluetooth headphone can't pair

I have LG e975 , android 4.1.2 and a bluetooth stereo headphone Pyle PHBT5 which supports A2DP. The problem is that bluetooth can't find the device. Is there something I can try?
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Android 4.0 bluetooth support

Can we send files via bluetooth from Android 4.0 to another device without having to authorise from the other device. I am trying to send files from a Android 4.0 device to a printer(which does not ...
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Does Nexus 7 has Bluetooth Smart technology?

I've read here http://www.bluetooth.com/Pages/Bluetooth-Smart-Devices-List.aspx among other pages that it has this technology, but i'm trying to connect to a beacon with it and the app says that ...
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using galaxy tab as a bluetooth device for mobile

i've been trying to find a way to allow all my notifications and phone calls from my phone ( galaxy s3 or galaxy s5) to go through a galaxy tablet, as i'm wanting to replace my car stereo ( honda ...
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Do a Google voice search with Belkin CarAudio Connect Bluetooth on a Sony Xperia

I have a non-rooted Sony Xperia running Android 4.3 and I have recently have bought a Belkin CarAudio Connect AUX with Bluetooth. It connects fine and it all works however it left me wanting more. ...
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BT Handset “HTC Mini+” does it work with non HTC Android Phones just for calls ? (or simillar)

Does HTC Mini+ (pay attention to "+") or simillar BlueTooth Headset work with other non-HTC Android Phones ? (like Nexus 5) - I don't mind missing some advenced functions I care mostly about receiving ...
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Nexus 5 won't connect to my car radio via Bluetooth [duplicate]

I recently bought a nexus 5 phone and tried to connect it via bluetooth to my alpine radio and it won't work. They are visible to each other and it allows me to try to connect, but then it tells me ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard doesn't display foreign language characters (ö, ä, ü) on Android

I got a Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard (K810), English keyboard layout, which I would like to use with my Android smartphone (LG G2). The pairing of the devices works fine, but I can't get it to display ...
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External USB Keyboard to Android (via bluetooth preferably)

How to connect external USB keyboard (preferably via bluetooth) to Android device? Best would be piece of hardware with USB socket to plug standard usb keyboard into it, that would work as "bluetooth ...
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What are the Bluetooth profiles supported by the Nexus 7 (KitKat)?

I would think this is a simple question, but I am not finding the answer after searching. What are the Bluetooth profiles supported by KitKat on the Nexus 7?
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Find bluetooth version on Galaxy S3 running 4.3

Every answer I've found to this question says that under Settings -> About Phone, I should see Bluetooth Version listed. I don't even have About Phone. There's Settings -> More -> About Device, which ...
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Bluetooth headset changing pairing mode into “media audio” only

I've got a Plantronics bluetooth headset which when I pair to my phone (AT&T GS3 4.0.4) works very well at first, with the headset appearing as "Connected to phone and media audio." In this mode I ...
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Bluetooth outbound transfer list

I have a device running Android 4.1.2 and the problem is that I want to check Bluetooth outbound transfer list to see the failed transfers. So that I can resend it. How can I do that?
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Can I connect to a shell from a PC to my Android using bluetooth or USB?

I want to run some commands on my rooted android phone. It is not very practical to interact with a shell using the touch screen, therefore I wanted to run a daemon on it and connect to it from a PC. ...
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How to disable file extension check during incoming file transfers?

I'm running CyanogenMod 10 on my Nexus 7. As with all other Android devices, for some reason Google thought it cute to check file extensions of incoming Bluetooth file transfers and reject them if ...
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Manually edit the bluetooth pairing list, phone keeps overwriting it with old list. How to stop that?

I have an Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and I wanted to connect my phone to an old HTC Rhyme docking station via bluetooth so I can use the speakers in it. I have all the data needed for the connection (ID, ...
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How can I change the default location for bluetooth file transfers?

I have an Android 2.3 device (Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, S6102) and want all files that I receive via bluetooth to save to my SD card. How can I do that?