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 exchange messages between 2 android devices through wifi and bluetooth without internet?

I am currently working on the creation of an application for mobile devices with Android which should be capable of sending and receiving messages through local means like wifi and bluetooth. After ...
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Motorola Milestone Android - Bluetooth Issue - Paired but not connected

im using a Motorola Milestone. I have tried to connect to various bluetooth devices (laptops/other android phone) with this phone but none of them work. I can pair them But after pairing it says ...
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How to make URL coming in via Bluetooth open in browser? [closed]

When receiving an URL from Nokia phone, my Galaxy 3 shows the URL as text file and I need to first open it via Opera browser, then manually select the whole URL and only then I can open it all (for ...
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Are there any Android phones that allow Bluetooth PAN off the shelf?

I'm specifically looking for an off-the-shelf solution. Without going into too much technical detail, I need to connect a phone via Bluetooth to a device and receive IP traffic from the device. ...
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Bluetooth headset doesn't play ringtone

I've paired Bluetooth headset Plantronics Explorer 390 with Android phone. I can set ringtone of incoming call on every contact. The issue is that any Android phone I've tested plays ringtone on ...
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Rename a bluetooth device?

Android doesn't seem to offer a way to name (or rename) a paired bluetooth device. For example, if I have two identical Bluetooth headsets, I can't readily tell which is which. Do you know of any way ...
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Send Audio to Two A2DP Bluetooth Devices Simultaneously

I was pleasantly surprised to see that I can pair & connect my Nexus One with two identical NoiseHush N550 Bluethooth headsets simultaneously. Unfortunately however, only one of them (always the ...
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Connect LG Optimus 2X to Windows/Ubuntu via Bluetooth/Data Cable to use Internet

I want to connect my LG Optimus 2X (P990) to my PC to use the Internet. I tried using the LG PC Suite 4 available for windows, but it crashes as soon as I make a connection with my phone. And, ...
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Does the Eee Pad Transformer TF101 support the APT-X audio codec?

I am considering buying a Bluetooth speaker for use with my Asus Transformer (amongst other devices) but I am unable to find out whether the Transformer supports the APT-X codec, or find any ...
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Disconnect phone's built-in Mic while using Bluetooth A2DP adapter [closed]

I am using an A2DP adapter (similar to NoiseHush N550) to speak and listen to my Nexus One (running 2.2-froyo). It works fine, except that I noticed that the Nexus One's microphone(s) are still ...
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Is it possible to use 2 Bluetooth Unidirectional devices simultaneously?

Is it possible to pair (and use) both a microphone-only and a speaker-only Bluetooth devices so that they can be used instead of the built-in mic/speaker in the phone? If so, can you point to where I ...
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I can not get rid of information about a file transfer

Hi I have HTC phone with Android system. Several days ago I tried to transfer a picture from another phone by bluetooth. Now I can't to delete a notice about transfer. I mean that when I click on ...
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why do all sound apps get bluetooth button events, all at once

If i have my phone (thunderbolt cyanogenmod7/2.3) connected to a bluetooth stereo and i hit the play button on the stereo, music, pandora, Subsonic, and Audible all start playing at once. pausing ...
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Bluetooth OBDII Android app

I am going to order this OBDII scan tool from DealExtreme: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/elm327-bluetooth-obd-ii-wireless-transceiver-dongle-16921 Just wondering if there are any apps out there that ...
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Connecting Android to Ford Sync via Bluetooth?

I am trying to get Bluetooth audio to work with my Ford Touch. It's has worked but I can't figure out the conditions where it does. It will pair just fine but when I try to play audio it will display ...
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Suggest a bluetooth handsfree app [closed]

Is there any Android app out there for bluetooth handsfree control which requires no internet connection ? I want to make calls, receive calls, sent messages and I want my messages to be read to me. I ...
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Bluez-A2DP as sink

I want to configure and use Bluez as an audio sink for my Android Based Car Head Unit, so that I can connect a smart phone to the Car Head Unit. The smart phone must work as a source of audio stream ...
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How do I send a group of contacts via bluetooth?

It's possible to send individual contacts via Bluetooth with Contact -> Send Contact -> Send contact - Bluetooth. But I don't see a way of doing this (on the HTC Desire) with a group of contacts? Is ...
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Send audio using bluetooth

I have an Acer Liquid Metal with Froyo and an Alpine Car Stereo (bti 114). I can use the stereo as headset perfectly and I've noticed that I can also hear the phone notifications when using it. Can I ...
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droid x bluetooth volume too low

Does anyone know how I can get under the hood and modify the db output for my bluetooth media levels? I've read numerous posts of people complaining about this problem but am unable to find a ...
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How do I disconnect Bluetooth headset while in call

Does anyone know how to disconnect from a Bluetooth headset/handsfree device while in a call? Sometimes when I'm getting into my car while on a call, the handsfree in the car will take over the call ...
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Why won't Jawbone headset invoke Voice Search/Dialing?

I have an Aliph Jawbone (original) which worked fine with Sony Ericsson dumb-phones (K750, K810) but on my HTC Desire S (Gingerbread, 2.3.3) I can't figure out how to use it for voice dialing. The ...
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Connecting to internet using Wi-fi portable hotspot or bluetooth? which one is more battery saving?

I have EDGE internet connection in my Samsung Europa I5500L (Froyo 2.2). I can connect to the Internet from my laptop using both bluetooth or making a wifi hotspot from the device using that EDGE ...
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HTC Desire - cannot turn Bluetooth on!

I was playing with Android Bluetooth API on HTC Desire. Bluetooth was working fine, then suddenly it stopped. Now I cannot turn it on, even manually from the Settings menu. Here is something from ...
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Bluetooth headset in-call volume doesn't change?

I have a Motorola Droid (the original, A855) and a Jawbone Icon bluetooth headset. The headset does not have its own volume controls, so I've tried adjusting the volume using the volume rocker. While ...
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Can I use the Nexus-S GPS as an external GPS for another device (via Bluetooth)?

Is it possible to use the Nexus-S GPS as an external GPS for another device (via Bluetooth) ?
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How can I pair Motorola CS3070 bluetooth barcode scanner with Nexus One?

I have a Motorola CS3070 bluetooth barcode scanner and a Nexus One. I followed Use a Bluetooth Barcode Scanner with Android - Nexus S & Motorola Symbol CS3070 Scanner, but I can't pair the scanner ...
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How can I turn my android phone into a remote control (mouse/keyboard) through bluetooth for ubuntu/linux

There are a lot of apps that turn an android phone into a remote control for a desktop system, but only for windows based systems. I use ubuntu and I only find Remote droid , works ok but only ...
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Audio dropouts over Bluetooth on Nexus One

Ever since the Gingerbread update, my N1 has been experiencing random audio dropout problems every 5-10 minutes when connected to my car's audio system via Bluetooth. The audio will be streaming ...
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Use Only Mic in Bluetooth Headset, While Outputing Audio to 3.5mm Jack?

Is it possible to use only the microphone in a Bluetooth headset, while letting my Android phone sound through amplified speakers connected via the 3.5mm jack? More specifically, I am looking to use ...
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Why does bluetooth headset auto dial a number when I press the button

After I have paired a bluetooth headset, if I press the call button on the headset it automatically calls one particular number? Why does this happen? I would have thought it should bring up the ...
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Can I connect to a shell from a PC to my Android using bluetooth or USB?

I want to run some commands on my rooted android phone. It is not very practical to interact with a shell using the touch screen, therefore I wanted to run a daemon on it and connect to it from a PC. ...
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Will the AT&T HTC Aria Froyo (2.2) official upgrade solve the Bluetooth reset issue? will it allow free tethering as the unofficial 2.2?

Hi I couldn't wait and dowloaded the 2.2 upgrade for my AT&T HTC Aria just to find out the official one came one a few weeks later. The only reason I want to upgrade is the Bluetooth reset bug ...
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Is it possible for my HTC Desire to interupt my iPod when I receive a call?

I frequently miss incoming telephone calls because I am listening to my iPod Touch and I don't feel it vibrate. Does anyone know if it's possible for my HTC Desire to somehow notify me of the call ...
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How do I turn off the cellular radio without disabling bluetooth?

I have an old Motorola Droid that is no longer subscribed on any Verizon service. I still use it for things like web browsing, ebooks, and along with some wireless stereo headphones, music. I've ...
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Problem with device pairing

I have problem in connecting android with a device. In froyo android 2.2 when I connect android with device it shows me pairing dialogue box and I successfully pair it. When i update my device from ...
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Can I use ADB without connecting over USB?

Is there a way to use adb directly via bluetooth instead of always via usb? -- Thanks for the adb wireless solutions below, but I am looking for something that works well on hotel or public wifi. ...
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Do I need a new Bluetooth headset?

I just picked up an HTC Droid Incredible a few days ago. I already had a Plantronics Discovery 975 headset, which I like, so I've been trying to use it with the phone. It pairs fine and does work, but ...
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Is it possible to have a TCP/IP network using bluetooth?

I have my Android U8220 and I need to have a network with my laptop as if it was an ad-hoc wifi connection (tcp/ip). Is that even possible? If you want to know, I'm using bluez as manager in my Linux ...
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Can an Android phone be used as a Bluetooth headset/speakers?

Is there a way to make an Android phone (HTC Desire HD) act as Bluetooth speakers or headset? I'd like to use the phone as wireless headphones whilst watching a movie on a computer (running Ubuntu).
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Turn on bluetooth when USB is connected?

Is there any app, or other method, that lets me automatically turn on Bluetooth if USB is also connected, and turn it off when USB is disconnected?
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Bluetooth AVRCP only device [closed]

Is there a Bluetooth device I can use with my Android phone which has nothing more than previous, play/pause, and next track buttons? There are many AVRCP Bluetooth devices, but they are all also ...
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Android Froyo (2.2). Why I cannot put letters on bluetooth PIN?

Please, I have a device wich I connect via bluetooth from my Samsung Galaxy S. The bluetooth device have a alphanumeric PIN. When I try connect it ask for PIN but my galaxy only let me to put ...
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Xperia handset - cannot send files using bluetooth [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Xperia handset - cannot send files using bluetooth My friend has a Sony Ericsson Xperia (most probably X8) handset which is an Android based smartphone. He is not able ...
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Can I emulate a Bluetooth keyboard with my Android device?

I'd like to use an Android phone for controlling presentations. I know there's some wifi approaches, but often times the computer running the slideshow isn't owned by me and is not comfortable ...
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Can Tasker/Locale tell me what BT device is connected?

I want to change the phone's state dependent on which specific bluetooth device is connected -- can Tasker or Locale do that? Thanks!
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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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Can I Bluetooth tether my Android to iPhone?

I am very confused atm. My iPhone 4 says it has Internet Tethering (Settings > General > Network > Internet Tethering > On) via Bluetooth (Settings > General > Bluetooth > On). Does this mean I can ...
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Help pairing bluetooth headset/microphone with Samsung Galaxy Tab & Skype?

I have had some difficulty getting a bluetooth headset/microphone to work with the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and with Skype. First, the bluetooth scanner can only find some headsets, not all of them. I ...
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Can I tether my Blackberry Pearl to WiFi Tablet (such as Archos 70 IT)?

Has anyone used Blackberry Pearl to connect to a non-3G tablet device (for internet access)? Specifically something like the Archos 70 IT or Samsung Galaxy Tab?