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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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 ...
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Bluetooth keyboard pairs but does not appear as an input device?

I purchased a bluetooth keyboard to use with my lenovo ideatab a2107 which runs android 4.0.3. The specific keyboard is the: Anker® Ultra Slim Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard for iPad Mini, iPad 4, New ...
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A2DP Bluetooth audio randomly shows “(no media)”

Sometimes when I connect my phone to my headset, the Bluetooth device will be listed as: "Connected ( no media )" When this happens, it uses the "Phone audio" profile. The "Media audio" profile ...
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Does the Bluetooth/Google Now “Initializing” bug exist on Razr Maxx HD?

There is a pretty severe, widespread Android Jellybean bug that causes Google Now voice search to not work over bluetooth audio (it gets stuck saying "Initializing"). I've personally dealt with this ...
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Is it possible to handle cell phone calls through a Samsung Galaxy Player?

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. I was wondering if there was anyway to sync my cell phone to it via Bluetooth and then handle all of my calls and texts ...
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Streaming Songs as Alarms on my Nexus One to Bluetooth Speakers

I know there are several apps available that allow the user to utilize .mp3 files/songs as an alarm. So when the alarm is triggered, the selected song/playlist starts to play. I'm also aware that if ...
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Pros and cons of various in-car hands-free solutions [closed]

What would be pros and cons of headsets versus speaker phones for in-car hands-free phone operation? Are there other solutions as well? Are features such as reading and dictating text-messages come ...
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What is “Fast bluetooth connection” on my Cyanogenmod?

Could anyone give an explanation of the option called "Fast Bluetooth Connections" on CyanogenMod7? I don't seem to notice anything after selecting that option though. What does it possibly do?
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Switching profiles based on networks availability

While there are plenty of apps to switch profiles based on various triggers (time, position, ...), Llama being an excellent one for instance -- I did not manage to find any which would from time to ...
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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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Get internet access via bluetooth

Possible Duplicate: Is Internet tethering possible on Android phone via bluetooth or WiFi? Tethering Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3110) via Nokia E71 In the era of PDA's most of them could ...
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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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What is BluetoothTest process?

I am on android jelly bean and I keep noticing this process called "BluetoothTest" and I don't know what it actually does. I tried searching online for it but only ended up with other people ...
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Use a USB Controller with Xoom without adapter

I would like to use an X-Box 360 Controller with my Motorola Xoom tablet, however the Controller uses USB to connect and I do not have the required USB OTG adapter to plug it directly into the tablet. ...
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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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Bluetooth car audio with track data

I have a Droid 3 and a 2012 Toyota Camry which offers bluetooth support. Currently I find the only app that will display track information on the screen of the Camry's stereo is the default Android ...
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Bluetooth USB on Android

Is there any way to add Bluetooth USB dongle support to Android OS? My version that I use for an embedded device doesn't contain any BT dongle support I think. What has to be done to add this ...
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My new Nexus 7 doesn't allow me to receive apk files with bluetooth

I have just got a Nexus 7, and I am trying to send an app that i made into my Nexus, neither sending it with my phone using bluetooth or directly from my laptop using bluetooth works: on my phone it ...
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How to play YouTube or any audio from my desktop Linux and send the audio playback to Android?

I have many music lists and local files which is playing in my Fedora, Ubuntu, ArchLinux, Solaris, FreeBSD. How can I send the playback audio to my Android so that I can hear using my headphone from ...
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Bluetooth headset changing pairing mode into “media audio” only

I've got a Plantronics bluetooth headset which when I pair to my phone (AT&T GS3 4.0.4) works very well at first, with the headset appearing as "Connected to phone and media audio." In this mode I ...
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Bluetooth PAN issue

I have to setup the bluetooth PAN on my development board. On my device most of the functions working fine -- but PAN is having problem. I am tring to set up Static IP for my board , which will be a ...
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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 easy is it switch between bluetooth speakers on nexus 7

If I buy a Nexus 7 and two good bluetooth speakers, can you pair with both at the same time? Or if you have to switch between them, can that be done really really easily? I'm looking to avoid ...
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Record video with external bluetooth mic (ie headset)

Can you record a video with the built-in camera while using a bluetooth audio source? Specifically, a standard bluetooth headset. I know that you can record audio from the bluetooth headset using an ...
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How to pair Apple Wireless keyboard with Android 2.3.5 -phone and iPad?

I use the Apple Wireless -keyboard. I want to be able to write with only one keyboard: control with it things such as iPad and my Android -phone. I tried BlueKeyboard JP here but I was unable to get ...
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Why does the CM7 Radio FM app require bluetooth to run?

The FM Radio app on my stock ROM(s) (Samsung 2.2 and 2.3) only required to plug in earphones. And that was the case with any phone radio app on any cell phone. But why does the app which comes with ...
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How to add a physical keyboard layout

I'm using a Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Android with Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.1). When I go to Settings -> Language & input -> Physical Keyboard and tap on Logitech Tablet Keyboard Gen there is ...
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Does Bluetooth tethering not work, or am I doing it wrong?

I carry two Android devices: my Nexus S phone, and a Nexus 7 tablet (both running Android 4.1 "Jellybean"). The tablet has Wi-Fi, but no cellular radio; so in order to use the Internet with it when ...
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Handsfree profile sniff mode

I recently connected a bluetooth module (BTM511) to my Android phone (SG2 running android 4.0), using both the handsfree and the headset profiles. I notice that the Bluetooth device never goes into ...
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How to pair ICS phone with other device that has no Bluetooth PIN

I have a Galaxy S3 i9300 running ICS Cyanogenmod and I am trying to pair it with a Bluetooth device that has no PIN - a Wii Balance board. The balance board does not have a PIN, however whenever I ...
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Reverse tethering Android to Mac via Bluetooth

I'm trying to let my Android (4.1.1) phone use my Mac's (10.8.2) wifi connection via Bluetooth. This is what I've tried: Paired devices successfully; PAN interface created on the Mac Enabled ...
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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 ...