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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paste text to bluetooth?

I'm using the PasswordSafe app and am looking for an easy way to send passwords from my phone to other computers. I can copy the password to the clipboard but what then? Is there an app that will have ...
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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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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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Control phone on MacBook Pro via bluetooth?

I'd like to control my Galaxy Nexus via my Macbook Pro via VPN (Virtual Private Network). Since connecting the Galaxy Nexus to an Adhoc, WiFi created by the MacBook Pro doesn't work. That's why I'd ...
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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 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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external mic plugged in + bluetooth

Hopefully someone can help me. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note II and I want to record with my external mic (rode smartlav+) but still listen to all audio from my phone via bluetooth. (Sena 20s). For ...
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Continuously getting “Bluetooth share stopped working” error

I have an HTC One running Android Revolution HD (ARHD), with Android 4.4.2, and I've been getting this error that says "Bluetooth share has stopped working". The problem is that I have no clue ...
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Sharing via bluetooth disappeared?

I don't know when it actually went missing since I haven't had a use for bluetooth transfers lately. But when I recently tried to share an image to a friend via bluetooth, I found that the option ...
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How do I connect a Wii Balance Board to Android via Bluetooth?

Cue the "I've tried nothing and I'm out of ideas"... What do I want?: I want to make a Unity game for Android using the Wii Balance Board as a controller. What have I researched?: The Wii ...
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How to sync two devices as paranoidly as possible?

While I could use Google or in my case Samsung to synchronise my tablet and phone, I'd prefer a solution that neither requires Internets access nor trusting a third party. So how can I synchronise my ...
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How do I press power key on a bluetooth keyboard?

How do I lock my Android device using the bluetooth keyboard? How do I call up "Reboot, Airplane mode, etc." menu from keyboard? Can I issue a forced poweroff from bluetooth keyboard, like when ...
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can you connect two or more controllers?

Is it possible to connect two or more bluetooth controllers to one android tablet? I am wanting to emulate some games that are four players and I want to know if three friends and I can all play ...
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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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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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Galaxy S4 bluetooth voice commands

Can anyone help me out. I recently changed my Razr for Galaxy S4 (SCH-I545) on Verizon. I would like to access S-Voice from my bluetooth headpiece, but if I have a pin number set for the phone's lock ...
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Bluetooth auto connect to headset

I am using Android 2.2 on my samsung. One problem that I hate is that when I turn on bluetooth then turn on my handsfree headset it doesn't auto connect. It's paired and works, but each time I have to ...
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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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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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Control bluetooth volume on phone?

Seems like the volume control button on my bluetooth headset is broken, is there any way to change the bluetooth volume directly on the phone? I am on Android 4.1.2, just in case it's relevant. I ...
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How to work bluetooth with asus eeepad?

Odd question.. How do I get my bluetooth headset to handle the audio/mic for my tablet?
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is there a way to recover partially received contact files from bluetooth

I recently bought a new Galaxy s5 phone. when I tried to Bluetooth my contacts over, it only partially sent the file is there a way to open the partially send file?
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Cannot turn on Wifi or Bluetooth

I have a Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230, but for some reason it will not turn on WiFi or Bluetooth. The slider goes green for 2 seconds then turns itself off. I have Googled this problem and it would appear it ...
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Paired with unknown device

Galaxy S3 I noticed that my Bluetooth is turned on (I never use it and keep it off) and my phone is paired with an unknown device called "Deborah's iPhone". My "Messages" application duplicated ...
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android 4.2.2 bluetooth NOT pairing problem (galaxy s4 i9505)

i have an Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE (i9505) with stock rom + root (4.2.2 ME2 build). i have issues from time to time with Bluetooth pairing. It stopped working a few months ago, then started working ...
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Video data location from external camera?

Can anyone tell me the file, directory or path in an Android device that camera data would be sent to from an external video camera that is connected via WiFi or Bluetooth (like a WiFi enabled GoPro ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint) activate on Verizon: Change MSL code

I have been researching how to activate a sprint s3 on verizon and it should be possible if i change the msl code. I would be able to change it in qpst or dfs cdma toool, but my s3 usb port is broken ...
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Connecting Mini USB 2.0 Bluetooth dongle to Android 4.4.2 tablet

My tablet doesn't have integrated Bluetooth, so I purchased a Mini USB 2.0 Bluetooth dongle. I also have a Micro USB to connect it to. However, I don't know how to do it. Is there any hint to make it ...
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How can I use my phone as a live microphone with my bluetooth speaker like a PA

It seems that I can only record a message and then play it over the speaker and not talk directly through the speaker like a PA system. I've tried a few "microphone" apps but none works. any ideas?
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How do you pair a bluetooth keyboard with samsung galaxy note pro

I recently bought a bluetooth keyboard for my Samsung galaxy note pro p901. ..but it fails to pair...it keeps saying invalid pin when I enter the pairing pin..The note pro is operating 4.4.2 o's. any ...
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Push audio over Bluetooth from tablet to phone

I have a Samsung Galaxy tab s and an htc one m8. I would like to play audio from the tablet and use the m8 as a Bluetooth speaker to play the audio . is it possible? Is there an app that does this? ...
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Scan for Existence of Other Devices

Is it possible to know how many devises are in a certain area? I'm just trying to passively count the number of people in a room and I was hoping that my phone could recognize them by WiFi, Bluetooth, ...
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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 its hotkeys prefix, for example Alt+n to go to the next window. I have an external Bluetooth keyboard ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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No Bluetooth option using Lenovo a269i

I'm an android first timer, who bought a Lenovo a269i. Lenovo's site states that it has bluetooth, http://shopap.lenovo.com/in/en/smartphones/a-series/a269i/ and plenty others in Internet do so too. ...
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Music Player over Bluetooth Issues

I've been wrestling with getting numerous music players to work as intended with no luck. I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy S4 (ATT 4.3) connecting to a Mazda3 2012. I first started out using the ...
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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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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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Using External Bluetooth dongle in ICS 4.0.3 Tablet

I have a HCL Me U1 Tablet with Android ICS 4.0.3 OS. Specification It does not have internal bluetooth but has a Micro-USB and USB port. I would like to know if bluetooth devices can be accessed by ...
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How can I type using my Bluetooth Keyboard when the screen is locked?

I have recently purchaced a bluetooth keyboard and have been using it with. My Galaxy Player 5.0 (running 2.3). I was wondering if there was a way that I can still type using my bluetooth keyboard ...