Questions tagged [bluetooth]

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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Google Play Music is the only app that produces a “Browse” button on my car stereo

If I connect my phone via Bluetooth to my car, and then play music using the Google Play Music app, the car shows a Browse button, which allows me to navigate through artists and albums with the car's ...
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Bluetooth scanning is disabled

I bought an android car head. I can search and pair my phone with it, but form the unit itself cant search for the devices and it always empty list. Is there a way to enable scanning from the unit it ...
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Disable Bluetooth auto connect for specific devices

The info Android version: 8.1.0 Phone: BQ Aquaris X Pro. The phone ships with almost-stock Android. I am using Nova Launcher (not sure if important) The situation I have a Bluetooth headset on my ...
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How to map Apple wireless keyboard keys in Android 10

I'm having trouble using the Return/Enter key on the Apple wireless keyboard (model A1314) while connected via Bluetooth on Android 10 (device: Google Pixel 3). Specifically, I'd like to use the Fn+...
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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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How can I set my bluetooth visibility on all the time with lollipop?

I use my phone as a beacon. When I show up places, other bits of hardware notice my bluetooth presence and do things. As of lollipop apparently this doesn't work anymore because there is no way to ...
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Voice commands via Bluetooth on Google maps

I can get Google maps to open with my Google assistant and Roiv bolt Bluetooth in the car, but I can't figure out out how to have it start reading out directions without touching the screen. Is this ...
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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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How do I reliably access my music library in Google Play music from my car's bluetooth system

i have a Samsung Galaxy S6 and 2015 Mazda. In general, access my music via bluetooth in my car works much better when I disable Google PLay Music and only use the native music app. However, I would ...
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Remap Bluetooth Headset's media key [Android 9]

Setup: OnePlus 5t, Android 9.0, not rooted Bluetooth 5.0 headset with one media button A single tab on the media button starts the Google Voice Control / Assistant, there is no way to change a tab ...
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How can I use my Android phone as a voice changer?

Trying to use Robovox Pro on my android (samsung phone) and i have a bluetooth speaker yet want use real time voice changer with my external mic under my mask (to disguise my voice) like https://www....
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How do i check my Wireless earbuds Battery?

Okay, So I don't really know What's the appropriate section of StackExchange to post this question, But I'd like recommendations on that. So i'm using new wireless earbuds that I bought earlier this ...
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Galaxy s2 bluetooth stopped working suddenly

I have samsung galaxy s2. The bluetooth of the phone has stopped detecting any bluetooth devices around. It was working fine till last night. The phone got switched off during night due to low battery....
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How to connect bluetooth headphones to phone without know the model

I have old bluetooth headphones that I try to connect to my device. I don't know the model only the brand name. The question is how to pair it?
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Use bluetooth microphone in Google Assistant

I'm trying to set up my motorcycle bluetooth headset (BT-S2) to allow me to use Google Assistant. It has the following profiles: A2DP-SNK AVRCP HSP HFP I've managed to find an old APK of 'Smart ...
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Galaxy S4 bluetooth voice commands

Can anyone help me out. I recently changed my Razr for Galaxy S4 (SCH-I545) on Verizon. I would like to access S-Voice from my bluetooth headpiece, but if I have a pin number set for the phone's lock ...
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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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How do I find the Mac address of a paired device?

There is a Bluetooth Headphone which paired to my Android Device. I want to know what is the Mac Address of the Headphone. Is there any way to find the Mac Address of the paired device?
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SMS notification on Bluetooth

How can I get text notifications on my 390 Plantronics bluetooth device from my Galaxy Prevail 2 if it has that feature? I have tried my settings in my phone but it only has the option for call audio. ...
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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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Automatically turn off bluetooth discoverability

Bluetooth discoverability is meant to be active only when in the Bluetooth settings. But somehow Xiaomi MIUI changed that so it is always active. Is there some tool that will turn off the Bluetooth ...
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Bluetooth keyboard Esc = back

I regularly use an apple bluetooth keyboard with my Samsung tablet. When it was running the stock ROM (Android 7.0) the Esc key was mapped to the back action. Now that I have installed LineageOS 16 (...
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Change SM-G530H Memo App Limit of 1500 Characters (rooted phone)

I have Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G540H lollipop version 5.0.2, rooted... I have also Titanium Backup Pro and ES Root File Explorer... Stock Memo App has limit to characters per each unit, I think ...
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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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Can I use android tablet as a handsfree or headset bluetooth device profile ? Status in 2018

This question is a duplicate of this thread from 2011. I am asking because I suspect android may have been subject to an update or two since then. My use case is Old car with aux input Tablet ...
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Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 won't work with bluetooth

I have an Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 that I purchased in January. It has static, breaks up and sounds muffled when I have my bluetooth on and wifi is on. If I turn my wifi off it works ok. I have tried ...
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Unable to configure wifi and/or bluetooth on Google Glass EE 2

I have a Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 (yes). I am unable to connect either wifi or bluetooth (primary goal is wifi). For wifi, I first tried the following: On the glass: Settings → Wifi &...
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Help troubleshooting bluetooth connection to my laptop

I recently switched from an s8+ to a s10+ I'm trying to set up the pairing between the phone and my ThinkPad x380 laptop. What happens is that after I confirm the pass code on both devices, my laptop ...
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Huawei P10: Bluetooth keeps on disabling and disconnecting in car, when charge cable is not connected

I can connect my Huawei P10 phone via Bluetooth to the car without any problem. But every 2 to 10 minutes, it disconnects and disables Bluetooth on my phone and after about 1 minute automatically ...
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Does Bluetooth tethering not work, or am I doing it wrong?

I carry two Android devices: my Nexus S phone, and a Nexus 7 tablet (both running Android 4.1 "Jellybean"). The tablet has Wi-Fi, but no cellular radio; so in order to use the Internet with it when ...
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Bluetooth Consistently Turning Itself Off

I'm having issue where my bluetooth will occasionally turn off. This is an issue because I have a smartwatch that connects with bluetooth. My SO also has a smartwatch, but doesn't have this issue. ...
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Bluetooth disconnects when starting to play music

I have a Jabra Move headset that has been working wonderfully for months. However, today it started having connection problems to my Motorola Moto Z: it connects and remains connected indefinitely, as ...
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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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How to fix Bluetooth disconnecting frequently?

I have a Nokia 6 with Android 8.1.0 and a Bose QC35 II headset. It has recently started disconnecting frequently, from approximately every 10 seconds to every two minutes or so, seemingly getting more ...
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Headset microphone audio level low during call

I have a phone and two headsets. The listening sound level is fine for both headset; so I can hear my partner just fine. But during calls the receiver can hardly hear me. Without headset the sound ...
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Is it possible to extend a local bluetooth connection over the internet?

I want to play a game on my phone with a friend who lives in a different city. The game supports local "ad hoc" play over bluetooth but does not support play over the Internet. Is there an app that ...
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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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Bluetooth file transfer limited to specific file extensions?

I send and receive files via Bluetooth with names that end with zip and txt, but not apk or dmp. Android Nougat
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Is it possible to show battery level for paired Bluetooth devices in Android 10?

I wonder if there is possibly to show battery levels for paired Bluetooth devices in Android 10?
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Custom keymapping for games?

I'm using an iPega Bluetooth controller with my HTC Desire 510. For most things it works great, but I am running into some issues with Ravensword 2. Ravensword finds my controller and connects fine, ...
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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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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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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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Bluetooth headset delay

To start off I am not really sure if this is hardware (headphones or the phone) or android specific issue/feature. Maybe there is an android workaround for the hardware feature hence this kind of fits ...
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My droid turbo is not able to reconnect with bluetooth with my ihome

I got the i-home and it paired with my phone fine. The phone prompt me for a passkey and i was able to enter it. Then 2 months later my phone wouldnt connect automatically when walked in the room so i ...
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Sharing via bluetooth disappeared?

I don't know when it actually went missing since I haven't had a use for bluetooth transfers lately. But when I recently tried to share an image to a friend via bluetooth, I found that the option wasn'...
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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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bluetooth earphone work only with calls redmi 7

my BT headphone are connected and i can make call with them , but i cant hear music\media with them and the sound is coming out from the speakers. the "use for media "box is checked . i tried to ...
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Connect to external device via bluetooth. Who's master/slave?

Quick intro: We have an external device (it's not android) that we usually connect to PCs via Serial Port->USB converter. But now we want to use also Android tablets to send commands to that external ...
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Android “Nearby” ( set up nearby device ) - “No devices Found”

trying to migrate over from 1 mobile to other . Older is on 7.0 and newer is 9.x aka Pie. Both devices have bluetooth and wi-fi turned on. In fact one sees the other on a bluetooth scan and they ...