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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How can I transfer files between my computer and my android phone via Bluetooth

I'm wondering if there is a way I can transfer files to my computer from my android phone and vice versa via Bluetooth easily. The type of data I would be transferring would be small txt or json files....
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Play music on Bluetooth speaker and Youtube on internal

I want to play music in the background over my Bluetooth speaker and use my phone at the same time for other apps playing audio (like Youtube) that are supposed to use the phones internal speaker. Is ...
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Determine app that keeps turning on bluetooth

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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Bluetooth keyboard keys are swapped

I have a Samsung tablet and bought a cover with a Bluetooth keyboard. The problem I have is that the @ key and the " key are swapped around. How do I resolve this?
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Bluetooth constantly trying to pair

I have a moto Z running android 8. I have run into a problem where it is constantly trying to pair with a device that isn't present. Like every 30 seconds or so I get a message that "pairing with ...
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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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How can I ignore an incoming bluetooth connection/pairing request? Major Android Flaw

I accidentally tried to pair with a mystery bluetooth device from somewhere in the neighborhood awhile back, confusing it with a device I was trying to pair with. Now every time I turn on bluetooth in ...
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Automatically change wifi and bluetooth MAC address

I recently learned that it's quite easy to track people with their wifi MAC address and Bluetooth address in stores, etc. I was wondering if there are any drawbacks of changing these addresses ...
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Bluetooth And Wifi Not Responding

I Have Q mobile A50 (Andriod Ver: 4.1.1) It Had Missed Its I.P Address And Due To It. its The Bluetooth And Wifi Is Not Being Enabled . I.P Adress Is Also Not Showing Can Any One Help Me To Recover ...
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WiFi Disconnect also disconnects Bluetooth

I have a new problem that has started in the last few weeks that's been getting more and more annoying. I have a Samsung Galaxy J7 with Android 7.0. It seems now whenever there's some momentary ...
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Can WiFi and Bluetooth be enabled through adb using Firesticks USB connection?

Think I've bricked my first gen firestick. It's had a good run though, installed a bunch of different apps and one was a task optimizer. It has disabled the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on the device and now ...
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How to diagnose Android phone that is not working properly via vehicle bluetooth?

I connected an Android phone to a vehicle via bluetooth to make/receive calls. Connecting the device via bluetooth was simple. Making calls, however, was a challenge. The vehicle reports that the ...
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Phone connected via bluetooth to car audio system: media audio works, calls don't

I have been successfully using my Motorola Moto G3, 2015, with Android Marshmallow 6.0, to connect the phone to the audio car (Toyota) system for months. A few days ago, I received a whatsapp call (...
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Can I stream audio from Android to Windows through Bluetooth?

Can I stream audio from Android to Windows through Bluetooth? If yes, how?
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USB Flash Drive is not recognised on Android phone

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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Ignore / stop incoming bluetooth connect/pair requests

since a while I receive bluetooth request from my neighbors Harman Kardon media center. Once I accidently 'clicked' the request and suddenly we were connected (no code or handshake needed). Since I ...
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Tasker: Run a task when a specific bluetooth device loses connection

I want to run a task every time my phone loses connection to my truck's bluetooth device. I can see a way to run a task when it connects, and obviously I can "invert" it, but inverting it doesn't ...
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OK Google voice command through bluetooth headset (D.I.Y. Google Home device)

I have a Bluetooth speaker with a built in microphone (and also several bluetooth headsets which are essentially the same). I have it paired with my Nexus 5x running Marshmellow. I would like to have ...
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Can I use a external Bluetooth Adapter on an Android Tablet without internal bluetooth?

I bought this Android 4.0 tablet but apparently it doesn't have internal bluetooth. I would like to ask if its possible to connect an external bluetooth device so that I can transfer my files from my ...
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Is there a way to enable Hotspot when connected to a specific Bluetooth source?

I'd like to enable hotspot when my phone connects to the bluetooth in my car (basically turn it on when I start my car). It would be nice if there was a way to do this in Android 8.0 (Pixel XL), but ...
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How to turn WiFi off/on when in/out a car?

My phone WiFi connects automatically to hotspots (of my cable provider) which is very convenient except when I'm driving (where connections are disrupted all the time). Is there an easy way to ...
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Bluetooth keyboards is not switching languages properly

I just bought a cheap bluetooth keyboard to use it with my Huawei MediaPad M3 lite (Android 7.0). It works pretty fine but when I tried to change the language it does not work, i.e. it stay on English ...
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How google home and our smartphone get connected together to send WiFi password to google home?

As you all know in order to connect our google home devices we use a special google home app on our smartphone. But the questions is , suppose that app know the current WiFi password, how that ...
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Automatically accept bluetooth files

I am trying to automatically accept files from a computer to a tablet, so I don't have to press the "accept" or "reject" popup.
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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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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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Android Smart Lock: Why is there no option to use WiFi?

My Android device (v. 7.1.2) offers several options to use the "Smart Lock" feature. This feature uses some rules to automatically disable the lockscreen. Available rules are: Trusted place Trusted ...
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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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Make Google voice / assistant listen always when ear buds connected?

My bluetooth earbuds on my Android S7 phone do not have a button to activate Google Voice Assistant for things like note to self Etc. If the phone screen is on Google Voice is always listening. How ...
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How to disable Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Camera permanently?

Need to permanently disable Wi-Fi, bluetooth and camera for work on a few work only devices. Can this be done through Terminal? I've tried ifconfig to disable Wi-Fi but it just enables automatically ...
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Can I emulate a Bluetooth keyboard with my Android device?

I'd like to use an Android phone for controlling presentations. I know there's some wifi approaches, but often times the computer running the slideshow isn't owned by me and is not comfortable ...
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How to use a paired bluetooth device as Smart Lock trusted device?

I am interested in using my Nexus Player (or other bluetooth device) as a Smart Lock trusted device for my phone. My goal was to be able to unlock my device without needing my usual pin while sitting ...
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File transfer works only with specified suffixes

No problems to transfer files with some extensions like .jpg via bluetooth. But for files with majority of other suffixes (e. g. .avi, .apk) I have first rename them, then transfer them and finally ...
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What percentage of Android devices have BLE support?

Just asking for a bit of data, as I couldn't find it anywhere. Useful to know whether to develop for BLE or Bluetooth. How about percentage over time as well?
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How can I use a bluetooth controller to skip back/forward a video 5/10 seconds?

I've been trying to find an application that will skip a video backwards 5/10 seconds when I press a button on a bluetooth remote and maybe even save a bookmark to a list of bookmarks when I double ...
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bluetooth and wired headphones at the same time

When travelling, sometimes my girlfriend and I like to watch tv shows or movies together on my phone. I have bluetooth headphones and she has wired. Only one set of headphones can get the audio at ...
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Reacting to Bluetooth Disconnection

I have a problem where disconnecting from various bluetooth devices switches my phone into Silent Mode. This is causing me to miss important calls and messages. There are quite a few different devices ...
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How to configure bluebooth dialing behavoir?

I connect a Bluetooth earpiece to my Android phone to allow me to receive calls when driving. By accident, I discovered that if I quickly press the button on my earpiece twice, the phone will ...
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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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Recent bluetooth signal strength drop

I used to walk out of my apartment, walk down three floors and across the parking lot before my Bluetooth signal disconnected. Now I have to hold the phone at chest level or sound starts to stutter if ...
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Locating a bluetooth device in a room

There is a bluetooth device out of sight in a room that is paired to my Android smartphone, and I can connect to it when I am close by. (It is a muted audio device.) Are there any methods to locate ...
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Is it possible to use 2 Bluetooth Unidirectional devices simultaneously?

Is it possible to pair (and use) both a microphone-only and a speaker-only Bluetooth devices so that they can be used instead of the built-in mic/speaker in the phone? If so, can you point to where I ...
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Bluetooth outgoing files log

I had let someone use my phone and they had bluetoothed some files to their own phone and im trying to find what they had sent so i know whether or not to worry about any private stuff being exposed.. ...
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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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Continuous pairing request from a smart watch

Some time ago I replaced a phone to a new one using Android 7 (before it was 6) and my smart watch updated to Android Wear 2.0. Hard to tell what was the reason but since then each time a bluetooth ...
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How do I turn off the cellular radio without disabling bluetooth?

I have an old Motorola Droid that is no longer subscribed on any Verizon service. I still use it for things like web browsing, ebooks, and along with some wireless stereo headphones, music. I've ...
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Control Phone set volume through Bluetooth device

I am stuck with a problem and I need your help please. For some reason I need to use my bluetooth earpiece to be able to control the phone volume. I have also found that the earpiece can control ...
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Music played via Amazon Music app cannot be controlled by Pebble Music app

Many a times I use my Pebble time watch to control the music played on my smartphone. Pebble connects to Smartphone via Bluetooth. I use Pebble Music app to control the music played on my device. I ...
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Play Songs from Laptop to Phone

This is since a big issue that I wanna play songs from my laptop to my phone via bluetooth. But the only solution I find that is play songs from mobile to laptop speakers.. but I want the opposite ...
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How to zoom in and out using bluetooth mouse?

We zoom in and out using two fingers in an android app such as PDF viewer or map. If I use a bluetooth mouse, how can I do this? The wheel does not seem to work for this purpose.