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 ignore an incoming bluetooth connection/pairing request? Major Android Flaw

I accidentally tried to pair with a mystery bluetooth device from somewhere in the neighborhood awhile back, confusing it with a device I was trying to pair with. Now every time I turn on bluetooth in ...
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Only owner can enable Bluetooth on CyanogenMod

I'm using an LG GPad 8.3 (v500) with CyanogenMod 12.1-20151007 and on this device only the "owner" is able to activate Bluetooth. There was a similar bug in CyanogenMod 10.1. Is there a workaround to ...
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Disable Bluetooth keyboard lock button

I just bought a tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 if that's important) and a cheap off brand bluetooth keyboard. So far the only thing that's bothering me is the lock button on the keyboard. I have ...
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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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Unable to enable Wifi/Bluetooth

I have a HTC One X , Android 4.2.2, everything worked as a charm, but suddenly my WIFI/Bluetooth functionality stopped working. I cant see any WIFI network and cant turn WIFI on/off. It just shows me ...
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Is there a way to input a specific language with keyboard that is not supported by the android

I'm using Mi 4i and I wanted to input Thai by using a bluetooth keyboard logitech K480. I couldn't find out how to input by Thai and asked support center of Xiaomi. The clerk said that the input Thai ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 not connecting to WiFi or Bluetooth

I have what now a lot of people look at and go what is that? Samsung Galaxy S2 which used to connect to WiFi and Bluetooth but now has completely refused to connect to anything. It's running android 4....
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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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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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Route in-call audio to A2DP headset

How can I set up my Nexus 4 to receive Hangouts and phone call audio over a Bluetooth A2DP link? Even though my headphones are connected, in-call audio is routed to the earpiece or speaker and there's ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace - HID Bluetooth Keyboard Connection?

I'm a newly arrived escapee from the iPhone Empire - I just got a Galaxy Ace and it seems better in all respects except one very important one for me... I used to use my iPhone to write / take notes ...
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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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Straight Talk Galaxy Grand Prime Bluetooth Problem

When I use my Motorola H730 Headset on my Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, my voice is distorted sometimes. It happens off and on during my call.I tried different headsets with the same ...
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Can't send bluetooth files to sd card

Im using Andriod Kit kat 4.4.2 and trying to send files from one phone to another To the sd card. The default location was storage/emulated/0. I changed the default location and receive location with ...
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Choose which app uses bluetooth

When using a Bluetooth speaker, all audio is directed to the speaker. Is there a way where I can choose which app can use Bluetooth? For example, if I want to play my music over the Bluetooth speaker ...
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BLE remote-control / keyboard does not connect automatically

I have an Android 4.4 tablet and a BLE remote control - the remote control is recognized as a Keyboard. I have paired the remote control and connected it to the tablet and it is working good. Every ...
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Discover version of Bluetooth

How can I know what's the Bluetooth version of my Android device?
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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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How do bluetooth SIM cards work

I've seen several Bluetooth dual sim adapters on sites like ebay and aliexpress. I have 3 questions: Considering a standard unrooted single SIM android device, how does the OS switch to taking ...
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Bluetooth dongle support for Ubislate 9ci tablet

I purchased a new tablet Datawind Ubislate 9ci. It is a 9 inch no-bluetooth tablet. Details: Android 4.1.1 Rock chip RK2928 Linux kernel version 3.0.36+ I want to attach a Bluetooth ...
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Disable incoming bluetooth headset connection

I use one bluetooth headset with two Android devices. The problem is that, when I turn the headset on, it automatically connects to the last used device. And if it's not a device I currently want, I ...
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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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icade arcade “keyboard” not working with Android phone, working with Android tablet

I'm guessing this is some sort of bluetooth keyboard recognition and/or selection/activation issue in Android that I can't seem to figure out... The icade arcade bluetooth device is in essence a ...
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Can Not install Android Wear App

I have been attempting to find compatible apps that are intended only to work on Android Phones and Install them on the android wear device. I recently Have came across a Moto 360 2nd Gen. and a ...
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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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Detect Android device from BLE device (How bluetooth works ?)

I would like to know how bluetooth works with Android : when you turn bluetooth on, is it broadcasting data that other devices can detect ? If not, is it possible to detect from a BLE device if a ...
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Android-Windows bluetooth linkage

An android device with no internet connection and a Windows PC with ethernet connection. Is there any way to connect the android device to internet using bluetooth connection between that device and ...
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If bluetooth is failing , how can I stream from my Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 phone to new Mazda3 audio?

I have xiaomi redmi note 2 prime smartphone . It runs MIUI 7 android operating system. I am also leasing a new Mazda 3 I Grand Touring. The problem is that Bluetooth connection does not stay stable ...
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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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Streaming movie from Galaxy S5 to TV, through laptop?

Summary: I want to stream Google Play movie from Android to HDMI/VGA/Composite TV, possibly through laptop. I have no idea whether it's possible or not but I'd really love some insight from some more ...
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How and when Android auto connects to a bluetooth device?

I have a BLE device that I am currently programming, and I would like my Android to auto connect to this BLE device, if it is advertising and if it is already paired. I know that it is possible, ...
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Play Songs from Laptop to Phone

This is since a big issue that I wanna play songs from my laptop to my phone via bluetooth. But the only solution I find that is play songs from mobile to laptop speakers.. but I want the opposite ...
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Is it possible to know how far away another phone is using bluetooth?

When connecting to another phone using bluetooth, is there any way to know how far away the other phone is (would be better if it can tell me the exact distance even though a estimated distance is ...
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Any android app that can call from another ordinary phone via bluetoot [duplicate]

Any android app that can call from another ordinary phone via bluetooth Can i make call from my nonandroid phone using my android phone via bluetooth connection
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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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Is there a way to track all-day heart rate using Bluetooth heart rate monitor?

I have Polar low power bluetooth H7 heart rate monitor (strap). I would like to get an all day heart-rate monitor activity similar to what is produced by various watches, but with just my strap and my ...
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Use bluetooth keyboard with a different layout?

I'm Italian, so I use italian language on my tablet (note 10.1), but I have also a bluetooth keyboard with english layout that I use to write little snippets of programmes, the problem is that I don't ...
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After updating to Marshmallow, my car doesn't see incoming texts anymore

A few days ago, my BlackBerry Priv notified me that it had an update to Marshmallow ready, so I installed it. Once I did, I had to re-authorize it to talk to my car over Bluetooth (Ford Sync system). ...
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How to stream audio from PC to Android Device over Bluetooth

I have a rooted Android Device running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a PC(with Bluetooth dongle) running windows 7. My mobile has Bluetooth with A2DP support. I want to output the audio(not just music) ...
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After auto update, Samsung Tab S2 will not reconnect to Samsung Tab S2 9.7 bluetooth keyboard

My Samsung tab S2 had an auto update yesterday. Now, the matching samsung bluetooth keyboard will not reconnect. When I try it comes up with "unable to connect" message. Keyboard still shows as ...
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Sony Live With The Walkman : Phone is restarting continuously

I have a problem with my Sony Live With The WalkMan phone, it has Android 4.0 (ICS) and was working well before last week, the problem started a week before when I tried turning on my phone's ...
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Is it possible to find out what is accessing the Bluetooth service?

Is it possible to find out what is accessing the Bluetooth service? Right now I have an issue in which my phone will drain after about 8ish hours. The Battery view is showing Bluetooth as the top ...
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My phone denies certain file types when sending from PC via bluetooth

My Samsung Galaxy Ace has the latest official CyanogenMod nightly. I have Windows XP, a bluetooth dongle, and bluesoleil drivers. I am able to send images and apk files from my pc to my phone. But ...
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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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Ble devices show in the bluetooth setting page some can connect but some can not

My smart phone is Samsung Galaxy note 5(android 6.0.1). I have two BLE peripheral device, one is "Garmin fenix 3" the other is "TI CC2650 SensorTag". In android bluetooth setting page I can see two ...
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Sending Whatsapp chat history to another android phone

At present, I am using whatsapp on Nokia Xpressmisic 5530. Earlier, I have used Xiaomi. I need to transfer chats to my android phone. Inside Nokia, it only have two options: Via Bluetooth Upload. ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard Won't Type

I've been using a Pointmobl bluetooth keyboard with my Kindle fire for about 2 years with no problem. But, suddenly, when I turned it on the other day, the keyboard connected just fine, but the keys ...
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Bluetooth sync with Local contacts - cyanogenmod

G'day, I have a SGS4mini (I9195) with cyanogenmod 11 (4.4 kitkat) and have most of my contacts "local" i.e. not synced with google. I have successfully paired it with my (Citroen) car and can place ...
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OK Google voice command through bluetooth headset (D.I.Y. Google Home device)

I have a Bluetooth speaker with a built in microphone (and also several bluetooth headsets which are essentially the same). I have it paired with my Nexus 5x running Marshmellow. I would like to have ...
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Every App crashes, if you connect a BT input-device

I have a problem with my Android-tablets and a connected Bluetooth remote control. (It gets detected as a BT-keyboard, which is fine to me) The remote control is a BT 4.0-remote control and is ...