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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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Bluetooth track control not working anymore

All of a sudden I noticed that my Bluetooth headphones (one Bose, one Sony) cannot control tracks on Spotify anymore, i.e. play/pause, skip, previous, etc. do all not work anymore. Volume control is ...
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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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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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Bluetooth, audio, screenshot, camera stopped working on Lenovo Tab P11 Plus

So this problem started happening 3, 4 days ago. On my Lenovo Tab P11 Plus none of the following functions are working. It has Android 11. Bluetooth The icon is lit/turned on but it is not working. ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace - HID Bluetooth Keyboard Connection? [closed]

I'm a newly arrived escapee from the iPhone Empire - I just got a Galaxy Ace and it seems better in all respects except one very important one for me... I used to use my iPhone to write / take notes ...
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Bluetooth battery level not showing up in status bar

I'm using Lineage OS 18.1 and a BLE Mouse that reports its battery level. I can confirm that the battery level is reported correctly, by connecting it with my Linux computer: (See Devices: DIY Page ...
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(Pxl5) Audio via JBL speaker becomes fractured after some minutes

The following is a consistent problem (reproduces always): Connecting phone to speaker and turning music on Music is played, un-fractured. Within 30 minutes (maybe less), music becomes very fractured:...
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Is there Live Listen for Android?

iOS has an option in their Settings --> Accessibility --> Hearing Aids settings called Live Listen that allows you to listen from the device's microphone in your hearing aids. Is there anything ...
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Photo transfer from Android device (no screen) to Android smartphone

I am working on an Android passtime project. I have a camera device that runs on Android 8.1. This camera device doesn't have a Screen. I am trying to identify the best way to transfer photos from the ...
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How can I see the transfer speed when transferring files with Bluetooth?

I transfer files with Bluetooth between a Google Pixel 6 and a Samsung Galaxy A8+. How can I see the transfer speed when transferring files with Bluetooth?
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How do I make my headset button resume podcast player instead of music player?

I am using Samsung Galaxy A10e on Android 11. I have AIMP music player and Free Offline Podcast Player FM installed. I am also using the Groove "onn. Wireless Neckband" headset. I have just ...
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Spotify can't be restarted from Bluetooth

I'm listening to Spotify with a BT headset, and once I remove the headset from my ears, it pauses the playback automatically. After a couple of hours, Spotify disappears from available players, and if ...
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Control playback using headset media buttons when using Android Select to Speak functionality

What I ideally want to achieve: TTS for any text I see on my phone, with the user experience similar to my podcast app. My current approach: Use Android Select to Speak functionality. This works to ...
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Bluetooth keeps turning on by itself - Is there a way to determine why? [duplicate]

I saw similar questions but there was no generic answer to the issue. Is there a way to determine what is turning my BT ON? I don't have rooted phone (but can ADB) I got Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android ...
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What's turning on Bluetooth every hour on my OnePlus 6?

I noticed something has been turning on Bluetooth on my OnePlus 6 automatically. I googled online and learned to turn off Bluetooth scanning (for location-based features). However, the problem ...
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Determine app that keeps turning on bluetooth [duplicate]

I recently got back from a holiday without internet, when I got back heaps of my apps updated and one of them now continuously turns my Bluetooth on. How can I determine which app it is? I have a ...
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cyclic bluetooth issues using a Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3

Anybody any idea what is the reason for cyclic bluetooth issues using a Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3? The connection shortly breaks/drops/becomes very slow after 3 seconds before recovering after 1 ...
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Dropbox camera upload wrong file name

I often take pictures with a mobile phone A and send them via Bluetooth to mobile phone B. On mobile phone B, I move the pictures to the album gallery, such that these pictures are uploaded to my ...
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adb command to connect phone to known bluetooth device(my headphones. using it's name or MAC e.g)?

I'm going to automate the reconnection of the headphones between my computer and phone based on events on the phone and computer. how can i tell my phone (using adb) to connect to the known headphones ...
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Remote connect adb to android device

How can I use adb shell for an android device wireless and remotely? With ssh, wifi, or bluetooth. For example can I connect to my mobile from laptop with bluetooth and use adb shell in laptop for my ...
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Cannot pair Galaxy S8 with PC

My PC is an old Sony Vaio SVF model. The last official supported OS is Windows 8.1. The PC has a Broadcom 43142 Bluetooth adapter. From early days of Windows 10 till now, I had issues connecting my ...
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Why is there no option for Bluetooth Dual Audio in Android 11 and are there plans to add it?

It's strange that with most Android devices you can only can output audio to one device connected to via Bluetooth at a time, especially since Dual Audio (output for two audio devices at once) is ...
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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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Will a Bluetooth controller work with an Android app running on BlueStacks?

My son wants to play the mobile version of Skylanders Trap Team on his micro tablet a.k.a. LG Optimus Exceed 2 with no service. Apparently, it is not compatible with his phone, even though it runs ...
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Bluetooth volume defaults to maximum on each new connection

Every time I connect a Bluetooth headphone to my android phone the (Bluetooth) volume changes to max volume. It doesn't matter what was the level of the normal volume (non-Bluetooth volume). Example: ...
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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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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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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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External USB Bluetooth does not work in Android 4.0.4 kernel 3.0.8+

I have inserted an external USB Bluetooth dongle into a Tablet via the USB port and try to turn on the Bluetooth in the Android but fail. So, how does one know if the USB Bluetooth dongle can be ...
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What is the difference between Nearby sharing and Bluetooth sharing on Android?

Both can be used to share files, so how they are different?
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Tasker: remove security lock when smartwatch is connected

So I just downloaded Tasker because it would be nice to remove the security code when I'm close to my phone (when my smartwatch is connected). I have no experience with it so I thought you guys could ...
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How do you transfer contacts from iPhone to Android phone through Bluetooth?

Is it possible to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android through Bluetooth? I don't know there is any technical issue to transfer contacts between iPhone and Android by the Bluetooth. If anybody ...
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wired mic -> bluetooth adapter -> android smartphone for recording possible?

I want to record some of my public speaking using a lapel mic while walking away from my android smartphone. I've done this using a standard bluetooth headset. However, the audio is pretty poor. So,...
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Where Android stores bluetooth pairings/settings

Settings like Wi-Fi are stored on [root]/data/misc/wifi/WifiConfigStore.xml What about bluetooth ? Whre did they decide to hide it ? Are they encrypted ? : | Thank you ahead Oreo here, but the answer ...
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Use bluetooth microphone in Google Assistant

I'm trying to set up my motorcycle Bluetooth headset (Fodsports BT-S2) to let me use Google Assistant. It has the following Bluetooth profiles: A2DP-SNK AVRCP HSP HFP I've managed to find an old APK ...
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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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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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Turn on Bluetooth if WiFi is not connected to some network and turn off WiFi after that using Tasker

I want to turn on Bluetooth if WiFi is not connected to some network and turn off WiFi after that using Tasker. I've managed to do that, but I have a problem. First, Bluetooth turned on even if I was ...
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Playing music over Bluetooth in Android car unit that only accepts Bluetooth phone call

I have Android car unit on Peugeot 307 SW (2007). It has Bluetooth, but it's only for making calls. I want to play music on it, and I don't want to buy any adapters. Google Maps can tell the ...
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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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Automatically modify bluetooth settings when launching an app

Here is my use case: my phone is connected to my car via bluetooth, with only the Phone audio enabled. Media audio is off, so I can keep listening to the phone's GPS and the car's radio at the same ...
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Bluetooth Audio Codec selection: what do I get when using "best effort" setting?

Hello Everyone I am trying to find which quality system uses for LDAC best effort settings in android from googling I found it depends device to device So there is Three settings for LDAC 330,660,990 ...
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Samsung 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 the night due to a low ...
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Is it possible to use Apple Wireless keyboard with Android 4.2.2 tablet?

I have a Kobo Arc 10HD and it runs on Android 4.2.2. I have successfully paired it with an Apple wireless keyboard but I still can't seem to use it. My virtual keyboard pops up and when I type on the ...
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Extract and log data sent through Bluetooth from external devices to an Android app

I would like to extract and log live data from an app (SMART BMS) that I installed from the Play Store. The app monitors various live parameters of an electric drive train such as power and voltage. ...
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How to send commands to Android device using Bluetooth module

I want to add extra physical buttons to my old Samsung Galaxy Note 4 for a project that I'm doing. Essentially, I want to be able to press one of the buttons that are connected to a Bluetooth module (...
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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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Voice typing is not working when talking onto Bletooth headset

I'm trying to use the "Google Voice Typing" and Gboard dictation, both works fine. However if I'm using my Bluetooth headset neither of them can recognise any words. Only if I hold the phone ...
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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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Initiate voice recording via Bluetooth dialling in car

I drive a car with a built-in hands-free interface to a Bluetooth phone (it's a Volkswagen Passat). From the "on-board computer" interface in the dashboard, I can select an entry from my contact list ...

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