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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Alternative Functions from Bluetooth Input

Is it possible to modify what a Bluetooth input effects, such as changing a key press of a Bluetooth keyboard to instead record a tap on a certain location of the screen on your device? (I am running ...
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Can I use ADB without connecting over USB?

Is there a way to use adb directly via bluetooth instaad of always via usb?
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How to type quickly and use the full ASCII character set [closed]

Probably 90% of my time on my phone is spent typing. So I like to be able to do it quickly. Also, because I take complex notes and write code on my phone, I would like to be able to have the full ...
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Is there a Bluetooth earphone that can control the Music being played?

I'm looking for a bluetooth earphone set, or a device compatible with it, so that I can control the music (play/pause & next/previous) without actually touching the phone. Is there any hardware ...
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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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bluetooth upgrade to include keyboard support

I have a Zen Touch 2, running bluetooth 2.1 and android 2.2. I also have a Samsung Galaxy Fame running bluetooth 4.0 (I think) and android 4.1. On my Zen, I cannot connect to a bluetooth keyboard to ...
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Connecting multiple phones to a single Bluetooth module.

I have successfully connected my Bluetooth module (RN-41-sm) with my Android phone. However once I am connected I cannot connect the module with another phone, because it is undiscoverable once ...
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i wanna access the internet with my tablet via the second device

I got a tablet without wifi connection, and a device with a SIM card and internet access. I managed to get a Bluetooth connection between those two devices. Now i wanna access the internet with my ...
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Nexus 7 cannot acts as Handsfree

Today I watched this video in below url and I am wondering why Google Nexus 7 and Google Nexus 4 cannot act like this. Unable see the incoming call coming from paired device in Nexus. URL: ...
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Connect bluetooth webcam to Android phone?

Is it possible to connect a bluetooth webcam to an Android device? Ideally it being accessed as you would normally for recording video?
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Bluetooth Headset as Wireless Microphone

Is it possible to use a Bluetooth headset as a wireless microphone with your phone ? Can it output to the phones speaker or audio jack?
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Can I Bluetooth tether my Android to iPhone?

I am very confused atm. My iPhone 4 says it has Internet Tethering (Settings > General > Network > Internet Tethering > On) via Bluetooth (Settings > General > Bluetooth > On). Does this mean I can ...
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Call Recorder not using microphone to record the other side

Any Call Recorders that are digital - not using my microphone to listen to what is said in the other end? What about recording calls over Bluetooth? (It seems most most of these applications record ...
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How to check supported Bluetooth Profiles on Android device

How do I know which "Bluetooth Profiles" are available on my Android device? Is there any terminal command to list all "Bluetooth Profiles" supported by Bluetooth Stack present in Android device?
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How to reverse tether inorder to transmit Internet signal from PC to Android via Bluetooth? [duplicate]

My phone is HTC Explorer(Pico), Android 2.3.5. I run Windows7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop. My PC has no Wifi. I use a bluetooth USB dongle to transmit files to/from my smartphone. I have a wired ...
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How can I make a message appears on my PC when my phone is ringing?

When I'm at work, I usually have a headset on my head and I am listening to music. My phone is always on vibrate to respect co-workers. However, I don't keep the phone in my pocket because of its ...
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Nexus 4 not find my bluetooth headphone

I bougth a Nexus 4 recently, it works awesome but I have a problem finding my bluetooth headphone... Energy Wireless BT3 Ruby Red They work fine with my old Galaxy Ace with android 2.3.6 Could it be ...
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Can't use Swype after connecting and disconnecting my Bluetooth keyboard

I'm testing my new Samsung luetooth keyboard with my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and discovering some peculiarities. Connecting the keyboard was relatively simple. However, when I don´t use the tablet in ...
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Bluetooth A2DP audio occasionally drops out for a second on custom ROMs

When I'm playing audio over the A2DP data path to my car, the audio randomly will drop for half a second, then gradually comes back to full volume over perhaps a second of time. Speaking like a ...
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Debugging Galaxy S2 Bluetooth problem: Bluetooth disconnects, Bluetooth status never fully turns on, Only reboot resolves this

I know many have problems with Bluetooth and certain car kits. I specifically have a VW. In any case, my Galaxy disconnects from not only my car, but also from my Philips in home audio system. In both ...
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Multiple Androids with one bluetooth keyboard

Is there some software that simply lets me use one bluetooth keyboard to type on several different android tablets in front of me? Provided: The keyboard supports pairing with multiple devices, and ...
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How can I decode the Bluetooth Error numbers found in errno, that show up in Android log?

I am trying to find the definition of the Bluetooth Error Numbers. For example they might appear in logcat output as: 09-16 07:38:50.896 V/BluetoothSocket.cpp( 8809): ...accept(69, RFCOMM) = -1 ...
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Using Bluetooth headset for voice calling on Nexus 4 Stock

I know that people over the net have reported that they were able to place a voice call using one of their Bluetooth headsets. I have a Sony Ericcsson HBH-DS970 headset which pairs with my Nexus ...
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AT&T Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket running jellybean update, Voice Dialer issues with BlueAnt

I upgraded my phone using KIES through a USB connection and now when ever I try to use my BlueAnt Q2 bluetooth headset it starts the new Voice Dialler that just doesn't work at all. Can't recognize a ...
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How do I send Bluetooth audio from the Stereo (A2DP) to Headset (HSP) profile?

I have a stereo Bluetooth headset. When paired and connected, both the Phone and Media profiles are supported. I can hear Google Maps Navigation voice directions in the headset. However, if I ...
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Voice Control for Android 2.1

I have a Bluetooth speakerphone for my car (BlueAnt). It uses a phone's built in voice control. When I try to use it, it says that voice control is not supported by my phone (AT&T Samsung ...
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How do I set my Android Nexus 4 via bluetooth MAP to get messages in car

I have a Nexus 4 and I am trying to get it to work with my car computer, and for most parts via Bluetooth it works, especially for audio. I cant get the text messaging part to work, and that has to do ...
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Daisy chaining tethering from phone to tablet to world

the devices I am working with are the WiFi only Google nexus 7 (n7) and a galaxy s3 from boost. My issue is that boost does not have tethering or hotspot capabilities on the s3. However, I can use ...
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Bluetooth device only try to pair Samsung Galaxy S3 but not HTC Sensation or Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Bluetooth device supports Bluetooth 2.1 so no keying PIN necessary. All 3 Android phones Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1.2, HTC Sensation with Android 4.0.3 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android ...
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Is it possible to isolate audio input/output devices?

Is it possible to make the 3.5mm audio jack port of an Android device into a purely audio INPUT device (something like a mic)? I would like to see if I can receive audio input via the jack and push ...
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In a bluetooth connection between Android phone and health device which one is the master device?

The health device is Omron Bluetooth Blood Pressure Monitor. The bluetooth profile can be either Serial Port Profile (SPP) or Health Device Profile (HDP). I'm writing an Android app to read ...
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Chrome keyboard shortcuts, external Bluetooth keyboard, Samsung Galaxy Tab

There are a lot of Google hits in which people report that the usual desktop Chrome keyboard shortcuts (e.g., ctrl+t for a new tab) work fine on Android Chrome with an external Bluetooth keyboard. ...
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Can I use an old phone as a bluetooth headset and dialer?

I'd like to use one of the new 7" tablets that will have cell service as a phone. I would like to leave it in my backpack and use something smaller to send and receive calls. I think I should be ...
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How to limit the synchronized contacts to “My Contacts” on a Galaxy Note?

I have a problem with my Galaxy Note II (Android 4.1.1) when synchronizing the contacts I have on the phone via Bluetooth with my car. I believe this is some limitation of the number of contacts (or ...
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Is it possible to use android phone as bluetooth headset for ps3?

Does anyone know how to use the android phone as a bluetooth headset so that i can use it as a mic while playing several games (COD) for example. I'm using Ice Cream Sandwich and i have a Galaxy ...
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Is it possible to direct all audio output to a bluetooth headset?

I am able to make and receive calls from my Samsung ACE S5830 phone using a bluetooth device. However, when I play MP3 songs on my phone, the output does not play through the bluetooth earphone; it ...
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Determining support for Bluetooth Low Energy

I'm doing a feasibility study into Android tablets for commercial applications. I have a product that requires a Bluetooth Low Energy connection. I have a Nexus 7 tablet which is supposed to support ...
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File transfer error between Samsung Galaxy S3 and Ubuntu 12.04 over Bluetooth

I got my Samsumg Galaxy S3 paired and connected over Bluetooth to my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 Both the mobile and the laptop states that the bluetooth connection is up and running I can query the ...
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Printing data from Android phones to the printer via computer

I can transfer data (images, string) from android to computer via bluetooth. This computer is connected to the printer (Brother MFC- 7360) by USB port. How do I do for the printer to print received ...
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bluetooth unable to access contact list

The Bluetooth installed my my car does not access my contact list. I can make a call if I use the phone number but if I try to call a contact it does not recognize it. How can I make my contact list ...
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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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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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Can I use a external Bluetooth Adapter on an Android Tablet without internal bluetooth?

I bought this Android 4.0 tablet but apparently it doesn't have internal bluetooth. I would like to ask if its possible to connect an external bluetooth device so that I can transfer my files from my ...
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How to prevent characters from repeating when entering text with a Bluetooth keyboard?

I have an Android phone running 4.0.4 (ICS) and a Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard. I have paired the keyboard with my phone and it works all right most of the time. However, every so often I will ...
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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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How to Remote Control Google Doc Presentation?

I want to remote control Google Doc Presentations. Is there an app for this? Bonus point if it can connect via Bluetooth to my Linux-based PC.
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Is there an app that will vocalize (text to speech) a message (SMS)?

When I'm driving with a headset active (Bluetooth or wired), I want my Android to read me any incoming text messages. Any references?
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Bluetooth keyboard with Android?

Can I use a bluetooth keyboard with Android?
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Nexus 4 won't turn Bluetooth on

My LG Nexus 4 runs stock Android 4.2.2. I use Bluetooth for phone calls with a one-ear headset (Plantronics M100). Sometimes I notice in the power toggles menu that Bluetooth has turned OFF and when ...
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Bluetooth option not found on an ICS device

I have Android 4.0.4 (ICS) and the system report app says that it supports bluetooth. However this isn't shown in the settings for wifi etc. Is there any way of turning bluetooth on?