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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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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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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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 ...
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Puzzling fault between bluetooth earbuds and Android

This problem began between a pair of TWS-8 touch sensitive earbuds and a Samsung Note 2 phone. Everything worked as advertised until I tried to use them for my original reason for buying them -- ...
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can you connect two or more controllers?

Is it possible to connect two or more bluetooth controllers to one android tablet? I am wanting to emulate some games that are four players and I want to know if three friends and I can all play ...
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reset samsung level u pro

I have a Samsung level u pro anc , the problem is the sound balance in left and right ear are not the same , it's not related to software or anything else. actually there was similar situation before ...
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Can a device be tracked if bluetooth is enabled but visibility disabled?

Is it possible to track a Bluetooth signal of Bluetooth enabled Android phone with disabled visiblity? I have heard of professional tracking devices, which are able to track/locate Bluetooth devices, ...
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My MacBook and Pixel 2 form a Bluetooth connect, then break it

I have about three hundred voice memos I'm trying to import to my MacBook (Mojave 10.14.3) from my Pixel 2 (Android 8.1.0). I've been trying to do the transfer over bluetooth because Android File ...
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Do regular Bluetooth keyboards work with Mororola Droid X running Android 2.3?

I remember reading couple of years ago that most (or even all) normal Bluetooth keyboards would not work with Mororola Droid X running Android 2.2. (surprisingly this didn't seem to be covered on ...
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Control another phone via bluetooth

I need to control an android phone by another android phone using bluetooth. Same as Teamviewer, but via bluetooth. Suggestions ? I have root and xposed. So far I found only apps that use Wifi, or ...
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HSP Profile not working on connecting via Android Settings Dialog

I am a newbie on bluetooth & facing a few basic problems. I am currently working on an android voice assistant application, trying to make it work with bluetooth headsets. If I connect to ...
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Bluetooth icon in status bar on Android pie

Is it possible to display the bluetooth icon in the status (notification) bar on Android 9 pie (Bootleggers rom, to be more specific), when the device is not connected to any other devices through ...
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Pixel keeps removing Smart Lock devices

Phone Google Pixel OS Android 9 I connect my phone to my car using Bluetooth, and to use it hands free it must be unlocked. I use Smart Lock to achieve this, by adding my car as a Bluetooth device to ...
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Android (Galaxy S8) not showing Bluetooth “Available Devices” screen

My Galaxy S8 is no longer showing "Available Devices" screen when I enable Bluetooth. I used to be able to see a list of available devices when I enabled Bluetooth. Can this be fixed? Thanks in ...
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Skype via car Bluetooth?

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy S7, bound it to my car's Bluetooth and able to make/accept regular calls. However I cannot figure out how to make calls from Skype through car's Bluetooth. When phone is ...
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Unpair at distance

is it possible to unpair/disconnect/forget a device when you're not within bluetooth distance. A long story short, a friend of mine paired my headphones with his android (just to try it), but forgot ...
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Cannot undo “forget Bluetooth device”

I have an Asus Zenfone running Android 6.0.1. and a Bluetooth headset (Philips SHQ6500) that I had paired but accidentally selected the forget option. Now it's impossible to re-connect it because the ...
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Switching between keyboards with Bluetooth keyboard with cmd + space shortcut

I use an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard with External Keyboard Helper Pro as my keyboard of choice on an Android 7.0 Tablet. I use Gboard when I'm not using the external keyboard. When the external ...
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If Bluetooth Then Hotspot

I have a Pixel 2 and I just installed a Android head unit in my car. I am looking for an app or script that when I get into my car and my Pixel connects by bluetooth to my head unit it turns my ...
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Android tablet disconnects from wifi every ten minutes

I have a Galaxy Tab A Wifi only version (SM-T580), running Android 8.1.0. It is unrooted. Every ten or fifteen minutes or so, the wifi drops out. After about 30 seconds or so, it reconnects. No other ...
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WiFi and Bluetooth not working on android-x86_64-8.1-r1

I have install Android (android-x86_64-8.1-r1) on my HP Pavilion G4 Notebook PC. For few months, it worked very well (except Bluetooth). But now it can't see Wi-Fis around me and the Bluetooth didn't ...
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Connecting a headphone to an Android via bluetooth

Please excuse a novice if the following questions are too simple are even stupid. Question#1 As far as I know, *.aac generally achieves better sound quality than *.mp3 at the same bit rate. Even if I ...
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Cannot add Outgoing COM port for any android device

My problem is that I need to add outgoing com port to my android device (Nexus 4) Windows 8 x64 connected via Bluetooth. This is usually done by using Bluetooth settings on the PC and then from "COM ...
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Is it possible to connect multiple Bluetooth speaker to one smartphone, using a BT 4.0 Android device? [duplicate]

My question is simple: is it possible to connect an Android smartphone with bluetooth 4.0 to multiple Bluetooth speaker (2 or more) ? Thanks
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External Keyboard Helper - Key Combination (Control + Z) - Remote Control

I bought a small remote control for my smartphone and installed External Keyboard Helper Pro. Here you can see my remote control. While I was able to remap the keys of my remote control, I couldn't ...
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Google Maps - no voice direction os bluetooth

I paired my phone bluetooth with my car (VW) bluetooth. It works fine when I have phone calls, but when I use Google Maps - silence. Google Maps Settings -> Navigation settings - Play voice over ...
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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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Make Android phone respond to Bluetooth terminal commands

I am developing a toy. The toy has an arduino nano and a HC05 bluetooth module. The toy sends data the android phone connected via bluetooth. I could figure out how to get the data strings from the ...