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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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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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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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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Bluetooth keyboard won't re-pair to my Galaxy Note 10.1

I bought a Bluetooth keyboard and it worked beautifully for 2 days. I then unpaired it to use on my friend's tablet and it worked amazingly well on hers as well. When I went to re-pair the keyboard to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Sony Live With The Walkman : Phone is restarting continuously

I have a problem with my Sony Live With The WalkMan phone, it has Android 4.0 (ICS) and was working well before last week, the problem started a week before when I tried turning on my phone's ...
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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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Use bluetooth keyboard with a different layout?

I'm Italian, so I use italian language on my tablet (note 10.1), but I have also a bluetooth keyboard with english layout that I use to write little snippets of programmes, the problem is that I don't ...
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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?
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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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Remote control with htc evo 3d via bluetooth?

Can i conect my htc evo 3d to pc via bluetooth, so i can use the remote control feature? i tried unified remote, and it says it supports bluetooth connection, but is ot possible to conect the phone to ...
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How do I move past the ICS lock screen using a bluetooth keyboard?

How do I move past the ICS lock screen using a bluetooth keyboard? Or, alternately, what happens to the keystrokes I type while the lock screen is active? They're different versions of the same ...
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Can I adjust a car radio volume by Bluetooth?

I have a Bluetooth radio on my car but the volume wheel is broken. I am wondering if there's a way to make my Android act as a remote control for the radio, allowing me to increase its volume. I don't ...
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How to connect 3rd party tcp/ip device to Nexus7

I have a wired tcp/ip based device that I need to access from an android app running on a rooted nexus 7. There is only one hard-requirement1. The tablet's primary internet connectivity must NOT be ...
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Cannot add Outgoing COM port for any android device

My problem is that I need to add outgoing com port to my android device (Nexus 4) Windows 8 x64 connected via Bluetooth. This is usually done by using Bluetooth settings on the PC and then from "COM ...
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Nexus4 not sending touch-tones to other end of connection

Brand new Nexus 4 (shipped 1 week ago), unmodified software/hardware straight from the box (except for APN settings) No new apps loaded. Connected via Bluetooth to an ATT TL92429 cordless phone ...
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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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Connect PS3 Controller to Nexus 4 [duplicate]

Is it possible to connect a PS3 Controller wireless (bluetooth) to the Google Nexus 4 without rooting it? There was a way on earlier Android versions, i heard. How about now? Thank you
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Bluetooth Keyboard won't automatically connect

I have a Logitech k810 Bluetooth keyboard, which can switch between 3 devices with corresponding buttons. I have it paired with my Windows 7 laptop, a Tablet, and an HTC Rezound with Andorid 4.0.3. I ...
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Bluetooth audio connection confirmation with Tasker

Just bought Tasker, my goal is that when I get into my car I have a Jabra Freeway, it has a motion sensor and turns on when it detects motion. But my VZW Galaxy Nexus won't always connect. I get tired ...
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Send SMS from PC through Bluetooth

I have an HTC Amaze with Android 2.3. Is any way I can send and receive messages on my PC via Bluetooth to my phone? I tried to connect with MyPhoneExplorer app, but its does not support HTC Amaze.
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How to use a Bluetooth output sound while there is a Digital TV receiver connected to the phone jack?

I cannot find a way to get this to work properly. I want to connect my Android phone with Digital TV to my car's Bluetooth receiver. The TV's signal is boosted with an antenna connected to the phone ...
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How to download pictures from Google Nexus?

With T-Mobile myTouch 4G and T-Mobile's default Android 2.2, I can download the camera photos by pairing the phone with a computer through Bluetooth, and using an integrated file browser functionality ...
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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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I would like to use an android phone as a blutooth to usb passthrough

I would like to be able to connect to a system via bluetooth that does not have bluetooth capability. I know that they make usb to bluetooth adapter dongles. That solution doesn't work for me ...
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When enabling Bluetooth, is there a way to prevent it from attempting to connect to the two most recently used devices?

Device: LG Nexus 4 (16 GB) Android version: 4.2.2 I connect my phone via Bluetooth (A2DP) to three devices on a daily basis. Since Android only tries connecting with the two most recent devices, I ...
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Connect to external device via bluetooth. Who's master/slave?

Quick intro: We have an external device (it's not android) that we usually connect to PCs via Serial Port->USB converter. But now we want to use also Android tablets to send commands to that external ...
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WiFi tether without losing battery

So, as everyone already knows, when tethering data over WiFi your battery may overheat/lose battery/etc. What I want to do is while in my car: Stream internet over WiFi to >1 person Navigate with ...
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There is inconsistency in connection from Android phone to Windows 7 64 bit PC

There are problems transferring files between my laptop and my phone. The symptoms I encountered are strange and I hope for a comprehensive explanation and solution to the problem Background: ...
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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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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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How can I directly, wirelessly copy files between Galaxy S3 and Ubuntu?

I would like to copy files between Galaxy S3 and Ubuntu without giving away too many privileges - just copying said file without any rooty system modifications (I want to keep the carrier-warranty ...
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bluetooth headset to phone

I want to forward all sound from a bluetooth headset's microphone to the phone's stereo -- so the sound that you will hear from your phone will be the same as the input of the bluetooth headset's ...
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How can I stream audio from another device via Bluetooth?

Related question: How can I stream music/audio from Android and PC to Android device via WiFi? I would like to stream audio from a Bluetooth-enabled "dumb phone" to my Andoid phone. The Android ...
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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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Plugged a Bluetooth USB to Tablet but seems not working

I have insert a USB Bluetooth dongle to a Tablet via the USB port and try to turn on the Bluetooth in the Android but fail. So, how do one know if the USB Bluetooth dongle can be supported for a ...
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How do you disable the phone's microphone when a bluetooth headset is connected?

I would like to be able to disable the phone's microphone while a bluetooth headset is connected. The phone's microphone is disabled during phone calls but not when using voice command apps (Cyberon ...
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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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Can I stream audio from Android to Windows through Bluetooth?

Can I stream audio from Android to Windows through Bluetooth? If yes, how?
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Apple Keyboard and Magic Trackpad on Nexus S

I got inspired by the Apple Keyboard and Magic Trackpad on Nexus 7 video, but until I'll get my hands on a Nexus 7, I'm still proud of my good old Nexus S. Now, I did turn on my Bluetooth, put both ...
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Enabling headset button automatically during calls

I have a Samsung Tab 2, and a mono bluetooth headset. The phone shows a bluetooth-connected icon at the top. When I dial any phone number, the headset button is not showing as connected. I have to ...
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Can I use my iMac's mic and speakers for a call with my android 2.2 phone (through Bluetooth)?

I'd like to use my iMac's audio (i.e., microphone and speakers) for a call that is handled on my Samsung galaxy i5000 Android 2.2 phone. Is that possible? I've paired my iMac (OSX 10.6) and ...
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Tasker: Run a task when a specific bluetooth device loses connection

I want to run a task every time my phone loses connection to my truck's bluetooth device. I can see a way to run a task when it connects, and obviously I can "invert" it, but inverting it doesn't ...
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Bluetooth Headset Profile and the Nexus 7?

I purchased the Nexus 7 3G to install as the radio in my vehicle. I stream all media from the tablet via Bluetooth to my factory head unit. However, I have two main issues to solve before this ...
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How can I boost the mic level of my Bluetooth headset?

When I make calls with my Bluetooth headset, often the person on the other end of the line complains that I am too quiet and it's difficult to hear me. How can I boost the level of my Bluetooth ...