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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wired mic -> bluetooth adapter -> android smartphone for recording possible?

I want to record some of my public speaking using a lapel mic while walking away from my android smartphone. I've done this using a standard bluetooth headset. However, the audio is pretty poor. ...
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Has device [storage] browsing through Bluetooth been disabled on Android?

My mobile phone is a Motorola Moto G with Android 5.1 and I've just discovered I could no longer browse my phone storage through Bluetooth. I only use that feature infrequently yet I find it extremely ...
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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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Wiimote Working on Samsung Galaxy S II Without Root

I've been reading everywhere that the Wiimote doesn't work with Samsung Galaxy S II because of the bluetooth stack on the device which is not able to pair with the Wiimote. Many claim that it's ...
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In-call speaker volume fixed too “low” while smartwatch connected via Bluetooth

When my smartwatch (a cheap noname MTK 6260A device probably running Nucleus (most likely a clone of the ZGPax S29), and controlled by the BTNotification app on my Android device) is connected to my ...
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Can I use a Bluetooth Lavalier Mic while recording video?

I want to use a wireless Bluetooth Lavalier mic (Like this) while recording a video. I'm open to any configuration or app to get this done. I have a Galaxy Note 5, is there a way to get a Bluetooth ...
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No Media profile in Bluetooth connection

When I connect my Galaxy S5 (Android 5.0 build G900FXXU1BOC7) to the car (a Hyundai Accent), the Bluetooth connection doesn't show the media profile, only the phone profile. Which is strange, since my ...
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Manually edit the bluetooth pairing list, phone keeps overwriting it with old list. How to stop that?

I have an Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and I wanted to connect my phone to an old HTC Rhyme docking station via bluetooth so I can use the speakers in it. I have all the data needed for the connection (ID, ...
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How do you disable the phone's microphone when a bluetooth headset is connected?

I would like to be able to disable the phone's microphone while a bluetooth headset is connected. The phone's microphone is disabled during phone calls but not when using voice command apps (Cyberon ...
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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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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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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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Mapping bluetooth mouse buttons

I have a bluetooth keyboard and mouse I use with my HTC EVO 4G, and I have tweaked my keyboard using the methods in the answers to questions like this and this. I would like to know if there is a ...
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Stop bluetooth answered or outgoing call from automatically unlocking screen

When I get in the car I leave the phone in my pocket. Then when the phone rings, I answer the call through the car's controls, but the problem is that this unlocks the screen. This causes buttons on ...
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Bluetooth earpiece spontaneously disconnects and reconnects while talking

I have an Xperia Z3 Compact phone and a Plantronics Voyager Edge bluetooth earpiece. Recently the earpiece sometimes (usually once or twice a day) spontaneously disconnects from the phone and ...
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Reverse tethering via Bluetooth: How to share PC internet connectivity with android phone via Bluetooth

OS: Windows 7 SP1 x64 Phone: Galaxy Ace 3 - android 4.2 (rooted) I'm aware of normal tethering scenarios in which the user can share the Mobile Data connection with other phones/pcs via ...
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Enable bluetooth tethering via command line

Is there a way to activate the bluetooth tethering mode in Lollipop using the command line? You can do it for usb tethering by running the command service call connectivity 30 i32 1 Is there a similar ...
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How do I undo imported contacts?

It started when I wanted to backup my Mom's contacts online in my email. I took backup of her contacts in a .vcf file and transferred it into my phone via Bluetooth. Later that day, I wanted to go to ...
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Copy bluetooth paired devices from one phone to another

I bought a new Android phone and was able to transfer all my data, sms, call log, etc to it. My question is how can I transfer the list of all paired bluetooth devices from my old phone to the new ...
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Using rooted android device as a bluetooth speaker

I want to use my rooted Android phone (Moto G) running 4.4.4 Kitkat with Bluetooth 4.0 as a bluetooth speaker, is there any way to do that? Thank you!
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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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Using Bluetooth headset for voice calling on Nexus 4 Stock

I know that people over the net have reported that they were able to place a voice call using one of their Bluetooth headsets. I have a Sony Ericcsson HBH-DS970 headset which pairs with my Nexus ...
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Nexus4 not sending touch-tones to other end of connection

Brand new Nexus 4 (shipped 1 week ago), unmodified software/hardware straight from the box (except for APN settings) No new apps loaded. Connected via Bluetooth to an ATT TL92429 cordless phone ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard won't automatically connect

I have a Logitech k810 Bluetooth keyboard, which can switch between 3 devices with corresponding buttons. I have it paired with my Windows 7 laptop, a Tablet, and an HTC Rezound with Andorid 4.0.3. I ...
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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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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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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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Android 4.0 devices do not return majority of the discoverable Bluetooth devices

The observation about 4.0 may be wrong, but this s evident in both the 4.0 devices I have tested : Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Nexus S. (Nexus S is actually upgraded by me to 4.0) In the other ...
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/TASKER/ Voice Command on Bluetooth Connect

Got a new bluetooth radio in my car and want to add voice control when it is connected. I was thinking that when it either first connects it listens once so I can open up the music app of my choice ...
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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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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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YouTube car media output not working on bluetooth

Since the latest update on my Samsung Galaxy S6 (Android 6.0.1) I'm not able to play any kind of sound from the YouTube app true my car bluetooth media output. When I play something from my music ...
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How to read/interpret Bluetooth HCI snoop log?

... to continue troubleshooting to my previous question: bluetooth - Nexus 6p - kernel wakelock - bluesleep - Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange, I Enable Bluetooth HCI snoop log via (Settings -> ...
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No sound with bluetooth headphones on Meizu M2

The headphones are paired, the controls from the headphones work (next, prev, play, pause), but there is no sound. Note, the sound does not come out of the phone's speakers - there is simply none. ...
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Can I use my android phone to enable my computer to access bluetooth devices?

My computer can communicate with my android due to in the same wifi network. I have bluetooth headphone and perhaps other bluetooth device (bluetooth mouse, etc). I just bought a bluetooth dongle ...
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Connecting Raspberry Pi to Android Wear

I have a Raspberry Pi with a Bluetooth Dongle and an Android Wear Device (LG G Watch). How would I connect my G Watch to my Raspberry Pi via Bluetooth? Thanks!
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G4 - Bluetooth headset and multiple media player

I have LG G4, 5.1. It came with "Audio" player pre installed. however, I use Poweramp. It works fine 90% of the time. However, occasionally, when I have my BT headset on (LG HBS 750), and press play ...
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Is it possible use a different bluetooth codec than SBC on Android Lollipop?

I've been having trouble with the sound quality of with my Motorola Roadster 2. Basically this is a bluetooth In-Car speakerphone that can stream incoming media audio to my FM radio, so I can enjoy ...
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Nexus 5 can't connect to Bluetooth Headphones

My headphones (Philips SHB9150BK) used to work properly with my Nexus 5 until version 6.0.0. Since the last update to 6.0.1, it isn't even discoverable anymore. I still can connect the headphones to ...
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Google Now integration with Ford

I am attempting to get my Android Phone (not Google Auto) to cooperate more with my Ford. At the moment, I can use the phone to connect by Bluetooth to play music, do voice calls and the usual ...
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Does any 4.3+ device with Bluetooth v4.0 support iBeacon (BLE) scanning?

Facts Bluetooth Low Energy is part of the Bluetooth v4.0 Specification. Android v4.3+ implements support for BLE Scanning Question Does this imply that any device that satisfies the above ...
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Why does 4.4 support infinite Bluetooth visibility duration, but previous versions don't?

I'm building an app that forms a network using Bluetooth. However, Android versions less than 4.4 do not support infinite Bluetooth visibility duration. Every x amount of time (usually an hour), the ...
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Pre-cue using earphones & bluetooth speaker as master

I want to make a little DJ-ing magic on my Android, but without pre-listening to the next track I can just pick playlist and hit "automix". So, is it possible to hear one track in earphones (through ...
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Bluetooth compatibility for chip readers and android 4.4.2

This may be a naive question, but I will ask: A am using a BLU Studio 5 with KitKat. This should function with the square chip reader, but it does not work. Through research I learn that for chip ...
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Bluetooth HCI Snooping integrity

For a project I am sniffing bluetooth communication between an embedded device and my android phone. To make this work I enabled the Bluetooth HCI Snoop log option on my Android phone in developer ...
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Audio applications (spotify etc) continue playing when bluetooth calls come in

When I'm in my car and listening to the ESPN Radio app, the Spotify app, or the Soundcloud app, and I receive a call either on my bluetooth or the d/c phone itself, the audio application keeps playing ...
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Using Android phones with two antennas to programmatically transmit wifi and bluetooth at the same time

I'm trying to see if there are any phones that have separate wifi and bluetooth antennas. I know that certain phones such as the galaxy S5 have two antennas for use in MIMO (2x2MIMO), which helps them ...
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Bluetooth disconnects after 30 mins

After 30 mins of bluetooth being enabled , without warning it becomes disabled (while in continual use). Bluetooth , currently enabled : But becomes disabled (greyed out) after 30 mins. As it ...
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Upload video to another device during filming?

Here is the problem I am facing. If filming with a smartphone that doesn't come with a microsd card, you are severely limited by storage, especially if you want it shoot full HD video (on my phone ...
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How does the smart lock feature on Android define a trusted device?

The smart lock feature on Android allows someone to set a Bluetooth device as "trusted" which makes it easy to unlock. See for example: https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/6093922 I tried to add ...