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Spotify can't be restarted from Bluetooth

I'm listening to Spotify with a BT headset, and once I remove the headset from my ears, it pauses the playback automatically. After a couple of hours, Spotify disappears from available players, and if ...
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Find which app is (not) reacting to bluetooth play button?

I newly have a Sony Xperia 10/III (XQ-BT52) with Android 12 (all updates installed - 60.1.A.0.533) This problem did not appear on my last Samsung A40 phone with exactly this headset. I have a ...
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cyclic bluetooth issues using a Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3

Anybody any idea what is the reason for cyclic bluetooth issues using a Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3? The connection shortly breaks/drops/becomes very slow after 3 seconds before recovering after 1 ...
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Dropbox camera upload wrong file name

I often take pictures with a mobile phone A and send them via Bluetooth to mobile phone B. On mobile phone B, I move the pictures to the album gallery, such that these pictures are uploaded to my ...
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Control playback using headset media buttons when using Android Select to Speak functionality

What I ideally want to achieve: TTS for any text I see on my phone, with the user experience similar to my podcast app. My current approach: Use Android Select to Speak functionality. This works to ...
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adb command to connect phone to known bluetooth device(my headphones. using it's name or MAC e.g)?

I'm going to automate the reconnection of the headphones between my computer and phone based on events on the phone and computer. how can i tell my phone (using adb) to connect to the known headphones ...
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Remote connect adb to android device

How can I use adb shell for an android device wireless and remotely? With ssh, wifi, or bluetooth. For example can I connect to my mobile from laptop with bluetooth and use adb shell in laptop for my ...
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Why the music quality on my Haylou earphones are horrible only on my phone?

I recently bought Haylou Moripods T33 and when I connected it to my Android phone, the quality of the music playing is horrible which makes it nearly impossible to use with my phone. Although, I tried ...
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connect BT headset with BT receiver

I have a BT Headset with mic. I also have a Bluetooth 3.5mm AUX Car Stereo Audio Receiver Wireless I want to use the BT headset with mic as transmitter and the Bluetooth 3.5mm AUX Car device as ...
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How to keep Bluetooth connection alive but don't use it?

My child needs to wear hearing aids which can act as Bluetooth devices (using Bluetooth Low Energy) using the HFP and A2DP protocols. As she occasionally loses one or both devices, I'd like to set up ...
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Cannot pair Galaxy S8 with PC

My PC is an old Sony Vaio SVF model. The last official supported OS is Windows 8.1. The PC has a Broadcom 43142 Bluetooth adapter. From early days of Windows 10 till now, I had issues connecting my ...
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Why is there no option for Bluetooth Dual Audio in Android 11 and are there plans to add it?

It's strange that with most Android devices you can only can output audio to one device connected to via Bluetooth at a time, especially since Dual Audio (output for two audio devices at once) is ...
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What are the icons for bluetooth devices shown in bluetooth scan menu?

In android bluetooth scan menu, the scanned devices are given various icons which specify the type of device that they are reporting themselves to be What are device types 1 and 2 shown in this ...
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Bluetooth volume defaults to maximum on each new connection

Every time I connect a Bluetooth headphone to my android phone the (Bluetooth) volume changes to max volume. It doesn't matter what was the level of the normal volume (non-Bluetooth volume). Example: ...
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How can i stream media via mono bluetooth

I have a Samsung galaxy note 10 plus, which is rooted with magisk if that makes any difference. My car only supports calls. I want to stream my music, as though it is a call, to my car. I have ...
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Why is my Bluetooth connection to my Mac so unrealiable?

I frequently transfer files from my OnePlus 6T with Android 10 to my Mac using sharing -> Bluetooth. Half of the time it works as expected but the other half it fails and it is impossible to make ...
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Browse my Android phone from my desktop computer visa Bluetooth

I have read this question Access Android device's file system over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi but the answers there doesn't work for me. I have a Mac that has a built in program Bluetooth File Exchange ...
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How can I control Spotify with Bluetooth Play/Pause without opening Spotify on phone?

Running Android 12 on Pixel 5a. My phone connects to the vehicle's built-in Bluetooth automatically. However, when I press Play in the car media controls, nothing happens. However, if I open Spotify ...
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What is the difference between Nearby sharing and Bluetooth sharing on Android?

Both can be used to share files, so how they are different?
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How do you transfer contacts from iPhone to Android phone through Bluetooth?

Is it possible to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android through Bluetooth? I don't know there is any technical issue to transfer contacts between iPhone and Android by the Bluetooth. If anybody ...
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Where Android stores bluetooth pairings/settings

Settings like Wi-Fi are stored on [root]/data/misc/wifi/WifiConfigStore.xml What about bluetooth ? Whre did they decide to hide it ? Are they encrypted ? : | Thank you ahead Oreo here, but the answer ...
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Linux laptop connected to Android device via Bluetooth as playback device instead of computer

I have a Pixelbook running both Debian and Ubuntu and a Pixel 5. The following relevant software are present: bluez, blueman, gnome-bluetooth. However, when I connect the Pixelbook to Pixel 5 via ...
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Advanced Bluetooth control

As part of my work, we have recently started using an app-based Citizens Band (CB) system called Midland CB Talk. It basically works something like a traditional CB system but using an app therefore ...
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Bluetooth Audio Codec selection: what do I get when using "best effort" setting?

Hello Everyone I am trying to find which quality system uses for LDAC best effort settings in android from googling I found it depends device to device So there is Three settings for LDAC 330,660,990 ...
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Extract and log data sent through Bluetooth from external devices to an Android app

I would like to extract and log live data from an app (SMART BMS) that I installed from the Play Store. The app monitors various live parameters of an electric drive train such as power and voltage. ...
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What's turning on Bluetooth every hour on my OnePlus 6?

I noticed something has been turning on Bluetooth on my OnePlus 6 automatically. I googled online and learned to turn off Bluetooth scanning (for location-based features). However, the problem ...
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Bluetooth input device not recognised on Android 8 tablet

I have a bluetooth input device (Lekato Wireless Page Turner) that emulates a touchpad input device. On my Android 10 phone, it works ok. I want to use it with an Android 8 tablet (Chuwi Hi9plus... ...
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remap bluetooth headset buttons on android

I have by bluetooth headset and it has 3 buttons: BACK/Volume- NEXT/Volume+ PLAY/STOP I need to map one button (any of these) to make action after pressed (e.g. turn on flashlight, or directly make ...
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"Something came up. The application has cancelled the request to choose a device"

I'm a tech savy person but this has me at my wits end. I have two apps and two devices I want to connect to with my OnePlus 5T running Android 10, OxygenOS 10.0.1 Image Sync, trying to connect to ...
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Moving the mouse pointer using a bluetooth keyboard

Is it possible to use a bluetooth keyboard connected to my Android tablet to move the mouse pointer? I want to use my tablet as a laptop. I know I can connect a keyboard and a mouse, but I just want ...
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Bluetooth -- is there a regional difference in implementation?

I have a new Sony Xperia 5 III The bluetooth on it acts really funny. For example, when I get into the car, the car often fails to pair up with it, and I often have to go into the phone and manually ...
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Turn off bluetooth on bedtime

Is there a native way to turn the bluetooth off every day between certain hours? I now use ITTT, but couldn't find a native way.
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Bluetooth codec settings resetting on re-connection

I've got a Surface Duo 2 running Android 11 (build 2021.827.34) paired with some Sony MDR-1000X bluetooth headphones. The Sonys support LDAC and so does the phone (hurrah!), unfortunately when running ...
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Why I have to turn off mobile data before pinging goes through on bluetooth network?

Android (Version11) phone has mobile data turned on, then it connects to another bluetooth device B which is a Bluetooth pand server. After pairing and network service connection, B provides an IP to ...
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POCO X3 Pro - Bluetooth stays on

Recently aquired a POCO X3 Pro. Problem is, I disable bluetooth (to conserve battery), however, after a reboot, bluetooth is enabled again. It says that Google Play Services turned it on. Any ideas ...
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How can I disable the OPP and OBEX Bluetooth services altogether?

My device is Android 11 and rooted. I want the file transferring from my device or to my device to be disabled permanently, but still be able to connect it to a headphone. How to achieve this?
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Redirect MIDI bluetooth input as MIDI usb

I have a digital keyboard which can be connected to android via bluetooth (MIDI). The problem is that the android applications only recognize usb midi connection (wire). Is it technically possible to ...
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Voice typing is not working when talking onto Bletooth headset

I'm trying to use the "Google Voice Typing" and Gboard dictation, both works fine. However if I'm using my Bluetooth headset neither of them can recognise any words. Only if I hold the phone ...
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How can I configure Do Not Disturb so calls don't interrupt a Teams meeting?

When I'm connected to a Bluetooth headset, it seems Do Not Disturb is meaningless. I turn it on (sometimes allowing Starred Contacts to interrupt, sometimes none) and put on my earbuds to work, ...
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Bluetooth does not auto-connect to vehicle after update to android 11

After updating a OnePlus 6 device to Android 11, I noticed that the bluetooth, when turned on, does not automatically connect to the car, but I have to select it manually. I don't find any option to ...
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Whatsapp doesn't detect bluetooth headphones

I've an old phone Xiaomi Redmi3s prime (Android 6.0.1, MIUI 10.2) that I use as a desk-dock for meetings as an extra device which has its own WhatsApp. The problem is it just doesn't detect any ...
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How To Send Text Message With BlueTooth Keyboard, Instead Of Starting New Line? [duplicate]

I'm not just talking about sending in Whatsapp. I'm talking about the native texting system for andriod phones. I have a MX Key, and for some odd reason. No matter what I do, I can't get "enter&...
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"Phone calls", "Media audio", "Contact sharing" option missing in Bluetooth settings

I have a Samsung phone. "Phone calls", "Media audio", "Contact sharing" options are missing in Bluetooth settings. There's only a toggle for "Audio". Any idea ...
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Could I use a Bluetooth keychain (tracker) to track how many times a day an animal comes to eat on its food bowl (where I put a cellphone)?

I am researching wildlife rehabilitation and I would like to count how many times a day a released animal comes to eat on a food bowl left in the woods. To do this, I am wondering if I could mark the ...
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how to reroute android audio via bluetooth/DECT

I'm trying to reroute the audio from an android device to a DECT base (like jabra, plantronics, etc). I envision two ways and I cannot workout any of those: reroute all audio (mic and loudspeaker) of ...
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Why is my android device rebooting after connected to bluetooth?

I have a Samsung Galaxy M11 wich after i connect it to bluetooth and trying to play audio on PC immediatelly restarts.This happens after i've made some software updates.First i updated the soft while ...
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Battery level to output via Bluetooth for external control

Is there any device to read the phones battery level ; lets say 10 % to 90% to trigger a signal out over blue tooth; some apps haves control; like sonoff; for wifi control but I want to trigger ...
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MK7 VW GTI (2015) unable to receive metadata over bluetooth

When using Bluetooth audio in my mark7 VW GTI with my Pixel 3 on Android 11 the GTI can no longer receive any metadata other than the track positon. On-screen and steering-wheel controls that used to ...
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Why does my Bluetooth app keep turning itself on and how do I stop it?

I have an LG K51 Android phone. For approximately the last month, I have noticed that the Bluetooth app keeps turning on all by itself. I have read other answers and suggestions here. The issue I have ...
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manipulating character strings communicated over Bluetooth

I successfully installed a Bluetooth Keyboard Emulator for an Android device – it has keyboard and mouse control that works nicely. I wonder if there is a way to “break” the app to get access to the ...
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