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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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System settings: order of bluetooth devices in list

On Android 11, I noticed the list of "Previously connected devices" does not show the latest successfully connected device. That said, when I want to manually force a Bluetooth connection to ...
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Can I use my spare android phone as a Bluetooth speaker?

Actually, I have a spare android phone which is connected to my old speaker system. I wanted to connect to that phone via Bluetooth as if I'm connected to a Bluetooth speaker. So that, I can route ...
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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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Make call remotely from one phone through bluetooth using other phone?

I have two mobile phones: Samsung Galaxy S3 i9305 with SIM card Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 I would like to  connect them with Bluetooth,  start my phone calls from Samsung Galaxy Note 3 remotely ...
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How do I disable auto connect for bluetooth device?

I want to leave bluetooth on so I get texts to my fitbit, but when I do that, my phone will connect to my headset which I'm using for something else. I use this headset with my phone too and don't ...
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different audio on different devices

I am going on a trip with my son and want my music to play through bluetooth and his youtube to play through the phones speakers, is this possible
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Use Android device to enable my computer to access Bluetooth devices

My computer can communicate with my Android due to being on the same WiFi network. I have Bluetooth headphones and perhaps other Bluetooth devices (Bluetooth mouse, etc). I just bought a Bluetooth ...
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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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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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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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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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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 speaker failed back to phone speaker when there's a power status change on a GSI ROM

Current Behavior: When my Bluetooth earphone reports a power change to the phone, the Bluetooth disconnects and falls back to the phone speaker. The problem The Bluetooth speaker falls back to the ...
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Forwarding bluetooth remote input through a phone to a PC

I have a bluetooth remote which I can pair with my android phone. I know it's not really possible to turn a phone into a bluetooth dongle, but is there any way I can forward the input the phone ...
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Is possible to see battery status of a bluetooth audio device if is not used for calls?

I have bluetooth audio receiver which shows its battery level in Bluetooth settings. But when I disable Phone calls for this device, can't see battery level anymore. It's even possible to see it ...
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Bluetooth headphone volume buttons make big steps

When I change music volume using the volume buttons on my bluetooth headphones, each click moves the volume 2 or 3 volume steps (compared to when I change volume using the volume buttons on my phone ...
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Android phone Bluetooth connection with Android head unit keeps dropping

I recently bought a used car and it has a (relatively new) Android head unit (i.e., the main radio unit is an Android tablet). The head unit itself is pretty slow and reflective in daylight so I want ...
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Lost bluetooth device. Connection log?

I lost my bluetooth headset. If I knew the exact time my phone lost signal with it, I could be able to locate it. Is it possible to find this information if my phone is not rooted? Android 8.0, ...
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Airpods w Android: on calls bluetooth constantly connects/disconnects

HTC 10, Android 7.0 Works great for music playback, but on calls it continuously connects/disconnects the bluetooth. So using the airpods are useless for calling. I have tried unpairing/repairing, ...
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WhatsApp call/LINE call over phone speaker and Spotify music over Bluetooth speaker at the same time

I connected my Samsung Galaxy S7 edge to my car's Bluetooth and started to call my friend using the phone's loudspeaker on WhatsApp or LINE app. However, I also want to listen to music on the Spotify ...
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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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Bluetooth Car Disconnects :(

Having a pretty irritating issue with my bluetooth connection and my car. The phone will connect up no problem, but as soon as you try to play a track, switch apps or sometimes even unlock the phone, ...
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View when a known Bluetooth device was last connected

I somehow managed to loose my LG G Watch, and it has now been about 2 weeks :/ Around the time that I lost it, I was doing some traveling, so I am trying to figure out where exactly me device might ...
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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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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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external mic plugged in + bluetooth

Hopefully someone can help me. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note II and I want to record with my external mic (rode smartlav+) but still listen to all audio from my phone via bluetooth. (Sena 20s). For ...
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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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Control phone on MacBook Pro via bluetooth?

I'd like to control my Galaxy Nexus via my Macbook Pro via VPN (Virtual Private Network). Since connecting the Galaxy Nexus to an Adhoc, WiFi created by the MacBook Pro doesn't work. That's why I'd ...
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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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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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Want my Bluetooth keyboard on Galaxy Tab10.1 to default to English Android Keyboard (Not to Samsung Japanese Keypad)

I am using a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and when I connect my iBuffalo Bluetooth Keyboard BSKBB06 it always defaults to the Samsung Japanese Keypad and I have to keep manually changing it to the English Android ...
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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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How to connect a different phone to the "Nexus One Desktop Dock"

The original HTC/Google Nexus One Desktop Dock is a bluetooth device and has audio line out. I would love to still be able to use this with my new phone. Anyone know how to connect this with a Galaxy ...
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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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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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How can I have an Android tablet to dial an Android cell phone to make calls?

I would like to initiate a cellular call from an Android tablet. When doing so, I want to do so without touching the phone. Additionally, I am wondering about using the tablet as a headset with a ...
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On an Android device, can I plug a wired microphone and output to bluetooth speakers at the same time

It seems like if my Android phone is connected to a bluetooth speaker and then I plug in a wired microphone through the headphone jack, the bluetooth speaker stops working. Is there any way to ...
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Android doesn’t connect to a hearing aid

I have a hearing aid which is paired to an Android phone. When I reset the hearing aid the connection is not initiated by Android. I have to tap on the hearing aid in Android’s Connected Devices pane ...
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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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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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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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Turn bluetooth on when screen off and volume key is pressed

I would like to be able to toggle bluetooth on when phone screen is off (locked) and I press the volume up button, ideally twice (two quick presses). What options do I have to accomplish this on a ...
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How to change bluetooth maximum volume with mixer_paths.xml?

As question title, I want to change the bluetooth overall volume doing some changes in mixer_paths.xml (if possible). The problem is, that I don't know what variable to change. With the same phone, ...
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