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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Can't pair DualShock 4 to NVIDIA SHIELD Portable

I find myself completely unable to pair my Sony DualShock 4 controller via Bluetooth to my NVIDIA SHIELD Portable. I'm able to pair the controller to my Windows PC and OnePlus One, and I can pair my ...
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How to stream audio from PC to Android Device over Bluetooth

I have a rooted Android Device running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a PC(with Bluetooth dongle) running windows 7. My mobile has Bluetooth with A2DP support. I want to output the audio(not just music) ...
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Will constantly having Bluetooth on drain my battery too fast?

I'm thinking about making an app which will require Bluetooth to be available at all times. However, if this reduces battery charge life significantly, then that's kind of a show stopper. Can anyone ...
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How to use two Android smartphones as lavalier microphone transmitter and receiver?

I have two Android smartphones (Nexus 5 and Galaxy Nexus) and lavalier microphone. I would like to connect microphone to one smartphone and connect another smartphone to the mixer console. Then stream ...
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samsung galaxy S3 mini having Bluetooth issues

Bluetooth issues. Got a new fitbit watch for Christmas. It has synced with my laptop with no issue and has worked with other phones but would not connect to my S3 mini, I have sinced realised that my ...
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Can I restart Bluetooth from the terminal?

I have a rooted Galaxy S 2 (I9100) and was wondering if I can restart the Bluetooth on my phone via the terminal client on my phone.
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Disable calls through Bluetooth smartwatch but show call status

I just got a cheap smartwatch and it works ok. But the phone calls goes always to the watch. Even if I'm using my headphones. headphones are wired. It can switch audio from watch to phone and shows ...
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Nexus 7 2013 LTE bluetooth problem

I have a Nexus 7 2013 LTE and I have a problem with pairing it to my Pioneer DEH-X5600BT head unit. Both of them work great with other devices: The Nexus works with my notebook, my Samsung Ativ S ...
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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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G4 - Bluetooth headset and multiple media player

I have LG G4, 5.1. It came with "Audio" player pre installed. however, I use Poweramp. It works fine 90% of the time. However, occasionally, when I have my BT headset on (LG HBS 750), and press play ...
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Bluetooth earpiece spontaneously disconnects and reconnects while talking

I have an Xperia Z3 Compact phone and a Plantronics Voyager Edge bluetooth earpiece. Recently the earpiece sometimes (usually once or twice a day) spontaneously disconnects from the phone and ...
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Is it possible use a different bluetooth codec than SBC on Android Lollipop?

I've been having trouble with the sound quality of with my Motorola Roadster 2. Basically this is a bluetooth In-Car speakerphone that can stream incoming media audio to my FM radio, so I can enjoy ...
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How to use a paired bluetooth device as Smart Lock trusted device?

I am interested in using my Nexus Player (or other bluetooth device) as a Smart Lock trusted device for my phone. My goal was to be able to unlock my device without needing my usual pin while sitting ...
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Is it possible to install drivers for new hardware in Android OS? [duplicate]

I would like to know if it is possible to install drivers for new hardware in Android OS. I know that Android images usually come only with the drivers for the particular device they're design for ...
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Nexus 5 can't connect to Bluetooth Headphones

My headphones (Philips SHB9150BK) used to work properly with my Nexus 5 until version 6.0.0. Since the last update to 6.0.1, it isn't even discoverable anymore. I still can connect the headphones to ...
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Google Now integration with Ford

I am attempting to get my Android Phone (not Google Auto) to cooperate more with my Ford. At the moment, I can use the phone to connect by Bluetooth to play music, do voice calls and the usual ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...