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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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 headphones,...
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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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Moto G WiFi reception severely affected by Bluetooth

I suspect this may just be a hardware fault that I have to live with or have repaired, but let's see... My stock 1st-gen 16GB Moto G running 4.4.4 has been working flawlessly for almost a year. A few ...
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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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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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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 what'...
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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 wasn'...
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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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Access to Android phone's SD card from PC, without USB

This question is classical: how to access the phone's SD card from PC? Of course USB works very well, but I'm looking for a wireless solution. I've already tried various apps and solutions, but very ...
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Bluetooth outgoing files log

I had let someone use my phone and they had bluetoothed some files to their own phone and im trying to find what they had sent so i know whether or not to worry about any private stuff being exposed.. ...
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Initiate voice recording via Bluetooth dialling in car

I drive a car with a built-in hands-free interface to a Bluetooth phone (it's a Volkswagen Passat). From the "on-board computer" interface in the dashboard, I can select an entry from my contact list ...
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Tasker: remove security lock when smartwatch is connected

So I just downloaded Tasker because it would be nice to remove the security code when I'm close to my phone (when my smartwatch is connected). I have no experience with it so I thought you guys could ...
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Why does bluetooth turns itself off

I have a Galaxy S4 (GT-9505) here where Bluetooth is turning itself off. Sometimes this happens after a few seconds. Other times it takes longer or even stays on. Also, if it stays on can't find other ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Automatically modify bluetooth settings when launching an app

Here is my use case: my phone is connected to my car via bluetooth, with only the Phone audio enabled. Media audio is off, so I can keep listening to the phone's GPS and the car's radio at the same ...
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Does disabling stock apps cause problems with phone on Android 6.0

So I disabled all the stock apps and other apps I don't use or need in my phone and I am just curious if that could cause issues with the phone where audio eventually breaks. I've been on support ...
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Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 won't work with bluetooth

I have an Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 that I purchased in January. It has static, breaks up and sounds muffled when I have my bluetooth on and wifi is on. If I turn my wifi off it works ok. I have tried ...
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Will a Bluetooth controller work with an android app running on BlueStacks?

My son wants to play the mobile version of Skylanders Trap Team on his microtablet aka LG Optimus Exceed 2 with no service. Apparently it is not compatible with his phone, even though it runs KitKat 4....
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Change SM-G530H Memo App Limit of 1500 Characters (rooted phone)

I have Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G540H lollipop version 5.0.2, rooted... I have also Titanium Backup Pro and ES Root File Explorer... Stock Memo App has limit to characters per each unit, I think ...
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How can I connect my Logitech “unifying” controller, to my Android device over Bluetooth?

Logitech's Unifying standard seems very similar to Bluetooth(same 5-device limit, similar range, similar specs from what I've read on the Internet). I'm trying to connect a Logitech F710 wireless ...
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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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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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Is it possible to extend a local bluetooth connection over the internet?

I want to play a game on my phone with a friend who lives in a different city. The game supports local "ad hoc" play over bluetooth but does not support play over the Internet. Is there an app that ...
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My droid turbo is not able to reconnect with bluetooth with my ihome

I got the i-home and it paired with my phone fine. The phone prompt me for a passkey and i was able to enter it. Then 2 months later my phone wouldnt connect automatically when walked in the room so i ...
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custom keymapping for games?

I'm using an ipega Bluetooth controller with my HTC desire 510. For most things it works great but I am running into some issues with Ravensword 2. Ravensword finds my controller and connects fine, ...
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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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Sony Xperia L WiFi and Bluetooth not turning on

It happened a couple of months ago when I accidentally relocked my bootloader through the Flashtool instead of Backup TA , wifi and bluetooth became inconsistent and kept on crashing the phone. It ...
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Android 5: Bluetooth pairing dialog has no passkey form

I use several Bluetooth devices with my phone. Today I tried to pair a new one and was shown this dialog: Bluetooth pairing request Device NWP-F110 Type the pairing code then press Return or Enter ...
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bluetooth connected still not working

I have an android rk30sdk 4.1.1. tablet, and I have connected a pageflip firefly foot pedal using Bluetooth. It shows as connected under the name premium pedal. Under premium pedal settings it shows ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...