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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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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Bluetooth keyboard with Android?

Can I use a bluetooth keyboard with Android?
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Will constantly having Bluetooth on drain my battery too fast?

I'm thinking about making an app which will require Bluetooth to be available at all times. However, if this reduces battery charge life significantly, then that's kind of a show stopper. Can anyone ...
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Can I use ADB without connecting over USB?

Is there a way to use adb directly via bluetooth instaad of always via usb?
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Is it possible to be connected to two different bluetooth devices at the same time?

I'd like to be able to send A2DP to my car stereo while at the same time sending phone calls to the speakerphone I have in my car. I haven't bought the stereo adapter yet, since I wanted to find out ...
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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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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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Access Android device's file system over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi

I'm looking for a way to access the file system of an Android device (Nexus S) wirelessly, as its USB port has become unfit for anything but charging. Ideally, I'd like the same functionality as ...
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Is it possible to direct all audio output to a bluetooth headset?

I am able to make and receive calls from my Samsung ACE S5830 phone using a bluetooth device. However, when I play MP3 songs on my phone, the output does not play through the bluetooth earphone; it ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to use android phone as bluetooth headset for ps3?

Does anyone know how to use the android phone as a bluetooth headset so that i can use it as a mic while playing several games (COD) for example. I'm using Ice Cream Sandwich and i have a Galaxy ...
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3answers
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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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Problem pairing again Nexus 5 with Alpine car stereo

I had my Alpine radio paired and working with my nexus 5. Then someone unpaired the device on my phone when they wanted to pair it to a different bluetooth device. Apparently the Alpine phone ...
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1answer
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How can I make a message appears on my PC when my phone is ringing?

When I'm at work, I usually have a headset on my head and I am listening to music. My phone is always on vibrate to respect co-workers. However, I don't keep the phone in my pocket because of its ...
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How do I keep my headphone jack from disabling my bluetooth speakerphone in my car?

I just upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy S III running Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and I drive a 2009 Mazda 5 with integrated bluetooth speakerphone. When I'm in my car, I connect the headphone ...
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Call Recorder not using microphone to record the other side

Any Call Recorders that are digital - not using my microphone to listen to what is said in the other end? What about recording calls over Bluetooth? (It seems most most of these applications record ...
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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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How to use an Android device as bluetooth USB dongle?

Is there a way to use my android device as a bluetooth USB dongle without rooting it?
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Can I reverse tether my Android device to my phone using Bluetooth PAN or DUN?

I have a Sony Ericsson K800i phone that supports both bluetooth PAN and DUN. Is there any way to share my phone's internet to my tablet (cheap achinese Aishuo A820 with Android 2.3.1, rooted). For ...
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How can I share the internet connection of my HTC Wildfire ( Android 2.2 ) via Bluetooth or USB?

I have HTC Wildfire and has Android 2.2 installed on it. I have internet (GPRS,3G) on mobile. I want to share to my computer as windows XP. Tried to figure out it first on other questions but didn't ...
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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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Is there an app that will vocalize (text to speech) a message (SMS)?

When I'm driving with a headset active (Bluetooth or wired), I want my Android to read me any incoming text messages. Any references?
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Determining support for Bluetooth Low Energy

I'm doing a feasibility study into Android tablets for commercial applications. I have a product that requires a Bluetooth Low Energy connection. I have a Nexus 7 tablet which is supposed to support ...
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What determines which application acts to a bluetooth AVRCP command?

Background: I have a A2DP/AVRCP bluetooth headset (Nokia BH-505) which I use actively to listen to both podcasts and music. Of course, I listen to these with different apps. The bluetooth headset has ...
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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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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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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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Does Android 4.4.3 support Bluetooth Low Energy in peripheral mode

(Re-post from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24049823/does-android-4-4-3-support-bluetooth-low-energy-in-peripheral-mode): We know that Android until 4.4.2 does not support Bluetooth Low Energy ...
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Does allowing Bluetooth discovery consume more power?

Privacy issues and of course turning Bluetooth completely off-- all aside, if I enable "Make device discoverable" will that draw more power than not? As long as Bluetooth is "on", is it always drawing ...
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How to Set 'Play' Button Behavior on Bluetooth Remote

I have a RocketFish Bluetooth headset paired with my MotoDROID v1 (Froyo). The BT headphones have multimedia controls (volume up/down, next track, previous track, play/pause) and a button to trigger ...
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Answer my phone on my Tablet?

I have an Android phone (HTC Desire Z), I also have a Android tablet (Acer Iconia Tab A501). I would like to link up my phone to my tablet so I can answer my phone on my tablet. Is this possible ...
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How do I send Bluetooth audio from the Stereo (A2DP) to Headset (HSP) profile?

I have a stereo Bluetooth headset. When paired and connected, both the Phone and Media profiles are supported. I can hear Google Maps Navigation voice directions in the headset. However, if I ...
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What are workable/straightforward methods for using external game controllers (bluetooth, USB) with the Android platform?

I own an Archos 43 IT running Android 2.2. It is my understanding that the Archos devices in this product line support USB Host and Bluetooth. What are workable/straightforward methods for using ...
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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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Debugging Galaxy S2 Bluetooth problem: Bluetooth disconnects, Bluetooth status never fully turns on, Only reboot resolves this

I know many have problems with Bluetooth and certain car kits. I specifically have a VW. In any case, my Galaxy disconnects from not only my car, but also from my Philips in home audio system. In both ...
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How can I automatically disable the onscreen keyboard when a Bluetooth keyboard is connected? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the on screen keyboard? I have a USB keyboard attached I'm using a 9.7" Bauhn Android tablet from Aldi running Ice CreamSandwich. I have a Kensington ...
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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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How to type quickly and use the full ASCII character set [closed]

Probably 90% of my time on my phone is spent typing. So I like to be able to do it quickly. Also, because I take complex notes and write code on my phone, I would like to be able to have the full ...
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Is there a SMS to bluetooth router app?

I have a bluetooth device that is paired with my phone. The BT device can receive and send text. How can I route incoming SMS text messages to the BT device? And conversely, how can I have the BT ...
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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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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 ...