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 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 [duplicate]

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 ...
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Can I use a Bluetooth dongle in my Android Tablet?

I have an Android tablet running on ICS but unfortunately it doesn't have Bluetooth. Can I use a Bluetooth dongle with it so that I can transfer my files between my phone and tablet?
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How can I find out the make and model of the chips in my device?

I'm trying to find out what kind of GPS receiver is in my phone. Every spec sheet is vague on this. I can easily find out what kind Soc or CPU it has, but parts like GPS and FM receivers, Bluetooth ...
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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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Tethering using bluetooth via Galaxy Nexus to Galaxy Tab 7(P1000) tablet

Here is the point there is a secured WiFi connection - which password I don't know - but there is an device - Galaxy Nexus smartphone which is already connected to that WiFi and my Galaxy Tab tablet. ...
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how to access A2DP profile on Thunderbolt

I just purchased LG HBS-700 headset. I would like to know how to access the A2DP profile on my HTC Thunderbolt so I can pair my listening device and my Thunderbolt to my headset. Does anyone know how? ...
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Galaxy Nexus bluetooth keyboard connectbot

I have recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Nexus on which I use ConnectBot to connect to servers over ssh. I have also bought a Apple bluetooth keyboard that I am currently using with the phone - and ...
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What is the fastest way to transfer huge files beween two android powered devices?

What is the fastest way to transfer huge files (e.g. 500MB) between two android powered devices? Bluetooth? WiFi direct? Beam? or maybe USB on-the-go?
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Using Android phone as Bluetooth headset to PC [duplicate]

I'd like to use my HTC One S (running Android ISC) as a Bluetooth "headset" for my computer, so I can use it to make VOIP calls. For devices without that capability built in, are there ...
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transfer files from Mac to nexus 7 via bluetooth?

I forgot the USB cable and I have some files on the Mac that I would like to transfer to my nexus 7. Is it possible to do this via bluetooth? Is there an app that can do this?
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File bluetooth visibilty default on

I have a Galaxy S II, I transfer files using bluetooth to my PC all the time, constantly! It's rather annoying having to mark each and every file as visible on bluetooth (very stupid design not ...
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Does Bluetooth drain power when it's not in use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will constantly having Bluetooth on drain my battery too fast? When Bluetooth is turned on, but not in use, is it still draining power? If so, how much relative to it ...
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Is it possible to output audio from the speakers while a Bluetooth headset is connected?

In iOS, this is achieved by double-tapping the home button, swiping right twice, and selecting the speakers. Can this be done in Android?
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How can I undo the “Do Not Ask Again” for bluetooth contacts?

When I first connected my phone (Samsung Galaxy S II) to a bluetooth device, I was prompted that the device wanted to access my contacts. I mistakenly clicked Do Not Ask Again but I want to undo ...
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How to I force a bluetooth connection with a paired device while that device is currently connected with another paired device?

I have 3 jellybean devices (xoom, N7, & GNex) all paired with a single set of bluetooth headphones (Sony DR-BT21G). Occasionally I get settled in with a device to watch netflix, only to find that ...
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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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Bluetooth file transfers from Sony Arc S always get interrupted

I am not able to transfer files completely over Bluetooth because the the transfers keep getting interrupted. My phone model is a Sony Arc S LT8i. I tried to send a 700 kb image file to my Mac and it ...
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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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How do I determine which A2DP codecs my phone supports/is currently using?

Bluetooth's Audio Profile A2DP supports multiple codecs. All devices have to support SBC (subband codec), then they can support additional "optional codecs" like MP3 and AAC, or "non-A2DP" codecs ...