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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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Does Bluetooth not work on devices without GPS?

Lego offers an Android app that allows control a Lego train using bluetooth. It does not work on my non-GPS tablet and emits the error message “could not get permission to get device location”. Lego ...
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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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USB Flash Drive is not recognised on Android phone [closed]

I bought the Wansenda S100 OTG USB Flash Drive 32GB USB 2.0 For Android Devices/PC/Tablet/Mac with the intention to load MP3 music on it and play it on my android phone. When I insert the flash ...
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Tab S7 FE tablet with external bluetooth keyboard can't write caret ^ instead it writes ˆ

I'm using my tablet Samsung S7 FE with external keyboard Samsung Trio 500. There is a problem with the caret symbol. I can use write ˆ but LaTeX cannot work with ˆ. I tried installing Google Keyboard ...
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Anti theft in public place

I'm looking for a way to know if my phone is out of reach on public transportation. Is there a way to force ring or lock the phone when it is away from me using triggers like TWS or other phones via ...
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Continuously getting "Bluetooth share stopped working" error

I have an HTC One running Android Revolution HD (ARHD), with Android 4.4.2, and I've been getting this error that says "Bluetooth share has stopped working". The problem is that I have no clue what'...
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Methods for Transferring Incoming Calls and SMS from Android to iPhone

First of all, hello friends. My issue is briefly as follows: I want to transfer incoming calls to an Android device to an iPhone. I have two phones, one Android and one iPhone. What I want to do is ...
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How to make PC work as Bluetooth headphones with Android devices?

I use my Android tablet/phone as a second screen and play media on it (YouTube videos, music, etc.) and send the audio to my PC where I listen to it through headphones. I use the application "...
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Unable to enable Wifi/Bluetooth

I have a HTC One X , Android 4.2.2, everything worked as a charm, but suddenly my WIFI/Bluetooth functionality stopped working. I cant see any WIFI network and cant turn WIFI on/off. It just shows me ...
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Tasker Bluetooth connection times out

I'm trying to make a Tasker profile/action that automatically connects my Android device to my phone via bluetooth for internet access. I'd like it to be invoked whenever the device is unlocked. The ...
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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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how to change persmission of bluetooth app?

I find bluetooth and nfc app every day sometimes running even if bluetooth in menu show off and need to press force stop button to stop the app android bluetooth has so much permission such as ...
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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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Is there a way to prioritize or make Bluetooth device connections "sticky" on an Android phone?

I have a Samsung Android phone with about a half dozen paired Bluetooth devices. The devices are: My car, a Wireless Android Auto dongle, hearing aids, a Bluetooth headset, my Android watch, and ...
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How do I unpair my Bluetooth Headphones from my phone without access to my phone?

My problematic Allview P6 Qmax phone refuses to turn its screen on. Its touch screen has proven to still work, but it just simply refuses to open the screen. I bought a new phone, but my problem ...
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Wifi and bluetooth restarts itself when screen is on

When I do stuff like browsing the web, going through social media or listening music while using bluetooth earpod/headphone/speaker with the screen on my bluetooth and wifi randomly gets disconnected ...
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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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Turn on Bluetooth automatically when Android Auto/AAWireless is detected

I have an AAWireless, and I would like to make Android Auto automatically connect and start (i.e. without any input from my side). This is working without any problem if I keep Bluetooth and WiFi ...
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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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Why does bluetooth turns itself off

I have a Galaxy S4 (GT-9505) here where Bluetooth is turning itself off. Sometimes this happens after a few seconds. Other times it takes longer or even stays on. Also, if it stays on can't find other ...
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Can't turn on Bluetooth after force-stopping Bluetooth system app on OnePlus

I forced stop my OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite's Bluetooth system (`com.android.bluetooth.oplus.overlay). I can't turn on my Bluetooth button now.
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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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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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Is there a way to leave bluetooth on while turning cell service off - a near airplane mode?

For my Google Pixel 4 on Android: I often go sailing out in the ocean or motorbiking in distant woods where there is no cell phone signal. I want to leave Bluetooth on so I can listen to podcasts, ...
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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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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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Low mic gain on bluetooth headset with new Android

I have been using Sennheiser HD350 headset since 2 years now. I have taken many many calls with this headset on various OS including Android, MacOS and Windows. Never had any issues. However, I ...
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Cause for audio disturbances in bluetooth connection

Having connected my blaupunkt car radio to my android smartphone via bluetooth(connection established signs on both devices) instead of played audio, I currently get the very noise you see here. Note ...
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weird BT issue Pixel 5

BT Shure TW2 in ears connect fine to Mac. But intermittent to Pixel 5, whether Wifi or cell/data. BT speaker is no issue with either. I've reset BT/WiFi. Re-paired. Re-started the Pixel 5. Any ideas?...
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Why does an Android phone send out a nameless MAC address in BLE?

I have 2 Android phones and scan with a BLE scanner (nRF connect) on each phone simultaneously in an isolated area. In nRF connect, both phones display a nameless MAC address, no Bluetooth device name....
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iCade Arcade "keyboard" not working with Android phone but 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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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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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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HTC one infinite reboot. How to turn off bluetooth from adb?

This is my first question here... My problem is similar to the one explained here: HTC. infinite reboot. How to turn off bluetooth from adb? ..my HTC one rebooting continuously due to bluetooth. So I ...
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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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Is it possible to set a transmit power limit to Bluetooth on (some?) Android devices? Or at least monitor it?

My smartphone is not compatible with Bluetooth LE 5.2 audio, but I still want to limit the power transmitted to earbuds. I know the transmit power is set automatically, but in case it is conservative, ...
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Wireless headphones sound garbled on Samsung Galaxy A54

My Cowin E7 bluetooth headphones suddenly have garbled sound when connecting to Samsung Galaxy A54. They work fine with other devices (including other Samsung/Android devices) and I have also used my ...
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Does wifi and bluetooth scanning work when the location setting is turned off?

I have the "bluetooth and wifi scanning" setting listed under "location" section of my phone settings. That makes me think that only when an app is requesting geolocation is it ...
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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 to connect a specific Bluetooth device using Google Assistant?

I wanted to know if there was a command for Google Assistant to connect a specific Bluetooth device. It would be very convenient to use in the car so you don't waste time fiddling with your cell phone....
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Can we use Bluetooth to transfer money from one person to another? [closed]

Is it possible to transfer money from one person to another using Bluetooth technology without using the Internet?
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Can we disable the bluetooth notification on android device when connected?

Whenever I connect my headphone, my android device starts to show the bluetooth device is connecting even though I paired at earlier time. Is there a way to disable this notification from asking each ...
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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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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 there a way to route notification to the phone speaker when connected to a Bluetooth speaker?

I often listen to music/radio on my Bluetooth speaker. Everytime a message is received the music mutes and I hear a very loud notification sound. I would like the music to continue and the ...
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Why do my headphones have a colour photo instead of an icon in Bluetooth settings

In my Bluetooth settings, I have two paired audio devices: "Bedroom Speaker" is a Google Home Mini and "WH-1000XM4" are my Sony headphones. As they provide both audio and hands-...
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Is it possible there are Bluetooth devices connected which do not appear in the Bluetooth settings?

We have a Bluetooth sensor which is mounted to the windscreen of the car. It uses Bluetooth to connect to a smartphone. The sensor records driving behavior and we get a discount on the insurance if we ...
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can't get bluetooth audio working while using chromecast despite setting

i am using a pixel 5a/android 13 to cast to a 1st generation chromecast, using the system wide screen cast available in settings because subtitles don't work when using vlc's casting. i'm casting to ...
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How to check supported Bluetooth Profiles on Android device

How do I know which "Bluetooth Profiles" are available on my Android device? Is there any terminal command to list all "Bluetooth Profiles" supported by Bluetooth Stack present in Android device?
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Why do I need to turn on location services to pair with a Bluetooth device?

Whenever I try to connect my Samsung Galaxy S6 with Android 6.0.1 to a Bluetooth enabled device, it tells me to enable "location services". When I complained about this, the software vendor replied: "...

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