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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Ignore / stop incoming bluetooth connect/pair requests

since a while I receive bluetooth request from my neighbors Harman Kardon media center. Once I accidently 'clicked' the request and suddenly we were connected (no code or handshake needed). Since I ...
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Can I use a Bluetooth Lavalier Mic while recording video?

I want to use a wireless Bluetooth Lavalier mic (Like this) while recording a video. I'm open to any configuration or app to get this done. I have a Galaxy Note 5, is there a way to get a Bluetooth ...
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APK via bluetooth

I recently bought a Nexus 5. I tried to send an .apk (via bluetooth) from my mobile to other mobile. Its working fine and I installed the app on other mobile. But when I tried to send the same .apk ...
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Photos copied via bluetooth from LG 4X HD to Xperia Z are no longer sorted

I recently copied all my photos and videos from my LG to my Xperia Z using Bluetooth. It took a while but the all copied over fine and are in a single album, My Album, under a folder named Bluetooth. ...
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How do I specify a different PIN than 0000 when pairing a bluetooth device on android

I have a bluetooth speaker with default passkey 1111 rather than 0000. I'm not able to connect to it using my android tablet because of this error: Couldn't pair with SP104B because of an ...
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Bluetooth headphones won't re-connect automatically

I'm using an old HTC Sensation XE with Android 4.1.2. Recently I bought a Creative WP-250 and encountered a weird issue with it. It paired with no problems, sound is going out through those ...
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Unable to bluetooth pair Galaxy S5 with BG-BluBox

I paired a BG-BluBox external sound cube to a Samsumg Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition successfully. At a later time, I initiated a pairing of the BG-BluBox with a Samsung Galaxy S5 (Android 5.0). The ...
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wired mic -> bluetooth adapter -> android smartphone for recording possible?

I want to record some of my public speaking using a lapel mic while walking away from my android smartphone. I've done this using a standard bluetooth headset. However, the audio is pretty poor. ...
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Does any 4.3+ device with Bluetooth v4.0 support iBeacon (BLE) scanning?

Facts Bluetooth Low Energy is part of the Bluetooth v4.0 Specification. Android v4.3+ implements support for BLE Scanning Question Does this imply that any device that satisfies the above ...
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android bluetooth details of tethering

what is MAC address. Kindly tell explictly. I mean is it unique for a device or is it different for different communication interfaces....for example is there a MAC address specifically for bluetooth ...
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Bluetooth And Wifi Not Responding

I Have Q mobile A50 (Andriod Ver: 4.1.1) It Had Missed Its I.P Address And Due To It. its The Bluetooth And Wifi Is Not Being Enabled . I.P Adress Is Also Not Showing Can Any One Help Me To Recover ...
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Bluetooth speakers

I'm looking at buying some bluetooth speakers, I haven't used bluetooth in a long time and can't remember exactly how it worked. If i pair my phone with the speakers, whats stopping someone else ...
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How to stream music from one android device to another?

I have an android tablet in my car which is connected to my car's Audio System. My Phone has my most recent music collection on it. How can I directly stream music from my phone to my tablet, without ...
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Why does 4.4 support infinite Bluetooth visibility duration, but previous versions don't?

I'm building an app that forms a network using Bluetooth. However, Android versions less than 4.4 do not support infinite Bluetooth visibility duration. Every x amount of time (usually an hour), the ...
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Audio applications (spotify etc) continue playing when bluetooth calls come in

When I'm in my car and listening to the ESPN Radio app, the Spotify app, or the Soundcloud app, and I receive a call either on my bluetooth or the d/c phone itself, the audio application keeps playing ...
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How to pair bluetooth device without pin?

Android requires something to be entered in PIN field to enable OK button. Device requires that nothing is entered in PIN field to successfully pair (works on Windows). Any solutions? P.S. the more ...
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Using a phone as a game console- HDMI out and USB in simultaneously

I have a pico projector, which I use to display HDMI from my Galaxy S3 via an MHL cable. I recently learned that my phone (and most newer Android devices) can be controlled with USB gamepads, mouses, ...
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Pre-cue using earphones & bluetooth speaker as master

I want to make a little DJ-ing magic on my Android, but without pre-listening to the next track I can just pick playlist and hit "automix". So, is it possible to hear one track in earphones (through ...
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Can I connect two bluetooth device to my tablet?

I would like to connect a bluetooth keyboard and bluetooth mouse to my tablet. Is it possible at the same time?
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Droid Turbo bluetooth stutters after voice command or call

I have a Droid Turbo running Lollipop. Bluetooth connects to car audio fine and I can play music. When I use voice commands or place/receive a phone call, after I'm done and my music resumes it is ...
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How I can reverse-tether my tablet using my phone’s mobile broadband with bluetooth DUN, without rooting?

I have a phone which run java for the J2ME platform not android ones. When I pair it with my laptop, I can use the phone to connect internet using mobile broadband connection (I pick my provider in a ...
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Bluetooth compatibility for chip readers and android 4.4.2

This may be a naive question, but I will ask: A am using a BLU Studio 5 with KitKat. This should function with the square chip reader, but it does not work. Through research I learn that for chip ...
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Use bluetooth headset as a microphone for Android car radio

I have bought one of these Android car radio. The integrated microphone has really bad quality. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and a Bluetooth headset. I would like to use the microphone of my ...
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Can multiple devices send data via Bluetooth to a single device parallelly?

I am working with Sensor Tags by Texas Instruments. These Sensor Tags (CC 2541) have multiple sensors like accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, humidity sensor, temperature sensor and pressure ...
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Can I use ADB without connecting over USB?

Is there a way to use adb directly via bluetooth instead of always via usb? -- Thanks for the adb wireless solutions below, but I am looking for something that works well on hotel or public wifi. ...
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Voice activated bluetooth recorder

Apps like Babbler and Automatic audio recorder are noise activated, but none I've found are Bluetooth compatible. Do you know any? Is there a way to make them recognize the Bluetooth recorder?
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Connecting Android Devices to Windows 7 via Bluetooth

I'm trying to connect both of my Android devices to my Windows 7 laptop, to see what I can do with them (file transfer, bluetooth tethering, etc.) Here is the hardware I'm working with: Samsung ...
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Bluetooth keyboard keys are swapped

I have a Samsung tablet and bought a cover with a Bluetooth keyboard. The problem I have is that the @ key and the " key are swapped around. How do I resolve this?
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Can I use my phone as a bluetooth game controller for my computer?

I've seen BT Controller but I think it only allows users to use their android as remote for other androids. I just want to use my phone as a bluetooth controller with up, down, left, right, L, R, ...
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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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Phone Audio Priority & Bluetooth

hope you can help we have an app that interacts with a bluetooth headset and connected earphones (to the phone). we are sending specific audio steams at the earphones vs the BT headset. however, when ...
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How to set default call audio output to earpiece when connected to bluetooth?

My phone is connected with a bluetooth watch. Which has in built speakers. I can make and receive calls from my watch. Now whenever I receive a call my call audio output is sent to my watch speakers. ...
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Use android phone as bluetooth receiver in car

In my car I have my old Android phone as the GPS and music player. I was hoping to use it as a receiver for my calls coming to my other phone and any bluetooth devices around it streaming music. Is ...
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How to display the on screen keyboard when Bluetooth keyboard is connected

I use a Bluetooth keyboard with a variety of Android devices. Most versions of Android (below 4.2.2) when the external keyboard is connected the on-screen keyboard is still available. When I pair ...
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Reverse tethering via Bluetooth: How to share PC internet connectivity with android phone via Bluetooth

OS: Windows 7 SP1 x64 Phone: Galaxy Ace 3 - android 4.2 (rooted) I'm aware of normal tethering scenarios in which the user can share the Mobile Data connection with other phones/pcs via ...
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Why does bluetooth turns itself off

I have a Galaxy S4 (GT-9505) here where Bluetooth is turning itself off. Sometimes this happens after a few seconds. Other times it takes longer or even stays on. Also, if it stays on can't find other ...
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Sony Xperia L WiFi and Bluetooth not turning on

It happened a couple of months ago when I accidentally relocked my bootloader through the Flashtool instead of Backup TA , wifi and bluetooth became inconsistent and kept on crashing the phone. It ...
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Can I receive SMS from a bluetooth connected phone?

I have a Windows Phone 7.5 phone and recently got an used (non-returnable) Android 4.4 phone. I love the Android experience but the phone is not on the right carrier. Is there a way to use bluetooth ...
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Bluetooth GPS compatibility list for Android 2.2 / Archos 43 tablet?

I've been looking at a very inexpensive bluetooth GPS (DeLorme Earthmate BT-20) to pair with my Archos 43 Internet Tablet running Android 2.2. Is anyone aware of a compatibility list that I should be ...
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Bluetooth HCI Snooping integrity

For a project I am sniffing bluetooth communication between an embedded device and my android phone. To make this work I enabled the Bluetooth HCI Snoop log option on my Android phone in developer ...
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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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When my Droid Maxx, connected to Bose Bluetooth speaker, receives a call the music plays on phone ear piece. can it be fixed?

I have a Droid Maxx and am listening to music on a Bose Bluetooth speaker (soundlink) without call capability (its only a speaker). When I receive a call the Bose stops working and the phone rings. I ...
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Use device as Bluetooth receiver

I recently got a new phone and would like to use my old device as a bluetooth receiver for my stereo. I'd like for it to work like a bluetooth receiver such as this one. (Pairs as speaker and offers ...
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Transmitting sound from my TV to my android phone

I have android TV in my bedroom. I have nexus 5 phone as well. How can I transmit the sound from my tv to my phone so I can use my headphone, is that possible? I don't have Bluetooth headphones... ...
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Can I use my Android device as AVRCP or HID remote control for my Windows 7 media player?

I have Windows 7 based computer having Broadcomm Bluetooth hardware and running WIDCOMM Bluetooth stack implementation (as side note: stock remote control solution provided by manufacturer is CIR ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard types multiple letters

We recently got a Galaxy Tab with a Bluetooth M-edge keyboard. I was having much difficulty pairing it (it kept telling me the pin I entered was incorrect), but finally managed to do so. Now, when I ...
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Allowing requests for Google Voice Search with a Bluetooth headset when the device is locked?

I enabled Allow requests with device locked For Bluetooth devices For wired headsets in Settings for Google Voice search. However, none of my devices ( Sky Vega racer3 and Samsung Galaxy ...
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Stop bluetooth answered or outgoing call from automatically unlocking screen

When I get in the car I leave the phone in my pocket. Then when the phone rings, I answer the call through the car's controls, but the problem is that this unlocks the screen. This causes buttons on ...
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Remote Gyro Controller for Input (Like Wii Motion+)

I've got this idea in my head to use Google Cardboard for a flight sim on Android (so you can look through any window of the plane just by turning your head), but using a gyro remote (like the Wii ...
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Android Wear on Lenovo Vibe X2 (4.4.2) bluetooth granted permission

just bought smart watch Sony Smartwatch 3, however it doesnt seem that the Android Wear application on my phone is working well. Problem is that if I left my phone on a desk and leave the room so the ...