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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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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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 wifi-hotspot,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Streaming movie from Galaxy S5 to TV, through laptop?

Summary: I want to stream Google Play movie from Android to HDMI/VGA/Composite TV, possibly through laptop. I have no idea whether it's possible or not but I'd really love some insight from some more ...
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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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Switch language on Android device with bluetooth keyboard

I'm using Logitech MK850 bluethooth keyboard and mouse combo on Samsung Galaxy S8+. If I'm using Samsung (default) keyboard, I can switch language (Korean/English) using Kor/Eng switch key on the ...
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Finding lost bluetooth device

I was traveling from NY to Cleveland and I misplaced my Sennheiser Momentum TW's. I used Google My Activity to help see my phone activity, and I see Spotify was opened at 3:21pm which would suggest I ...
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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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What is the keyboard shortcut to send mail in Google Inbox?

I often use a bluetooth keyboard with my tablet and use keyboard shortcuts everywhere. In the Gmail app and in the web versions of both gmail and inbox, the shortcut to send a mail you're writing is ...
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Using audio and mic from device used to answer phone

I have 2 bluetooth devices: 1. Wristband - which can also act as an earpiece 2. Bluetooth earphones with a mic. My wristband is always connected via bluetooth to my device, and my ear phones are ...
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Possible to Obtain Active Bluetooth Connection Details? Protocol version? Profile? Codec?

Is it possible to obtain details about an active bluetooth connection in Android? Protocol version is what I most want to know, such as if a bluetooth 5.0 peripheral is connecting to the device ...
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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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Side load apps on android wear watch through iOS app

I am wondering if it's possible to side load apps on an android wear watch through Bluetooth debugging from the android wear app on iOS. I have a Moto 360 2nd Gen and I recently bought an iPhone. I ...
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Intercept (bluetooth) audio to add preamble sound

Is it possible to intercept the audio going to bluetooth? When using a bluetooth headset for either navigation or exercise (endomondo), if the bluetooth is not getting any audio, it hibernates, ...
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Whatsapp Call / Line Call and Spotify Music over Bluetooth

I have a question, I connected my phone Samsung S7 Edge to my car bluetooth and started to call my friend using phone loudspeaker on Whatsapp or LINE app. However, I also want to listen to music on ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...