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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Debugging Galaxy S2 Bluetooth problem: Bluetooth disconnects, Bluetooth status never fully turns on, Only reboot resolves this

I know many have problems with Bluetooth and certain car kits. I specifically have a VW. In any case, my Galaxy disconnects from not only my car, but also from my Philips in home audio system. In both ...
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Using Bluetooth headset for voice calling on Nexus 4 Stock

I know that people over the net have reported that they were able to place a voice call using one of their Bluetooth headsets. I have a Sony Ericcsson HBH-DS970 headset which pairs with my Nexus ...
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Nexus4 not sending touch-tones to other end of connection

Brand new Nexus 4 (shipped 1 week ago), unmodified software/hardware straight from the box (except for APN settings) No new apps loaded. Connected via Bluetooth to an ATT TL92429 cordless phone system....
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Bluetooth Keyboard won't automatically connect

I have a Logitech k810 Bluetooth keyboard, which can switch between 3 devices with corresponding buttons. I have it paired with my Windows 7 laptop, a Tablet, and an HTC Rezound with Andorid 4.0.3. I ...
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What is “Fast bluetooth connection” on my Cyanogenmod?

Could anyone give an explanation of the option called "Fast Bluetooth Connections" on CyanogenMod7? I don't seem to notice anything after selecting that option though. What does it possibly do?
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Bluetooth headset changing pairing mode into “media audio” only

I've got a Plantronics bluetooth headset which when I pair to my phone (AT&T GS3 4.0.4) works very well at first, with the headset appearing as "Connected to phone and media audio." In this mode I ...
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How to pair Apple Wireless keyboard with Android 2.3.5 -phone and iPad?

I use the Apple Wireless -keyboard. I want to be able to write with only one keyboard: control with it things such as iPad and my Android -phone. I tried BlueKeyboard JP here but I was unable to get ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace - HID Bluetooth Keyboard Connection?

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 headset kills other audio?

I have a bluetooth headset for voice calls on my HTC EVO 4G. When I connect it, voice calls work well, and other audio works before I try pressing the "call" button on the headset. The first time I ...
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Android 4.0 devices do not return majority of the discoverable Bluetooth devices

The observation about 4.0 may be wrong, but this s evident in both the 4.0 devices I have tested : Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Nexus S. (Nexus S is actually upgraded by me to 4.0) In the other ...
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How to work bluetooth with asus eeepad?

Odd question.. How do I get my bluetooth headset to handle the audio/mic for my tablet?
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/TASKER/ Voice Command on Bluetooth Connect

Got a new bluetooth radio in my car and want to add voice control when it is connected. I was thinking that when it either first connects it listens once so I can open up the music app of my choice ...
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Bluez-A2DP as sink

I want to configure and use Bluez as an audio sink for my Android Based Car Head Unit, so that I can connect a smart phone to the Car Head Unit. The smart phone must work as a source of audio stream ...
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Problem with device pairing

I have problem in connecting android with a device. In froyo android 2.2 when I connect android with device it shows me pairing dialogue box and I successfully pair it. When i update my device from ...
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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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Why does my headset swallow the notification sounds?

I've used the Blueparrott B250-XT+ headset for many years now. I love this headset, and I found it after trying a bunch of other models. I have 4 of these now. (My phone is a OnePlus 5T, OxygenOS ...
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How to force audio output?

I'm looking for a way to force audio output when i call someone : I have a galaxy S7 connected to a bluetooth earphone and a bluetooth smartswatch. When I call someone with the smartswatch, the ...
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Bluetooth mouse suddenly stopped connecting to Android tablet

I have a Lenovo Yoga Tab 3. I also have a bluetooth mouse, Microsoft 3600. Some time ago (~ 3-4 weeks) I could successfully use my mouse with my tablet. But now, after I do the pairing nothing happens,...
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How to Transfer multiple files using bluetooth without repetitive confirmation?

Many times I had to transfer images from my Smartphone to my laptop. Sometimes, until 50 images. Normally, I have to confirm 50 times to receive all the images from that smartphone. Quite wasting time ...
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Bluetooth: one device for input and one for output

Good morning everyone! I am wondering, is it possible on Android 9 to use a Bluetooth headset as voice input and a Bluetooth speaker as output at the same time? Context: I need to run my voice ...
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How to put bluetooth prompt on notification bar when receiving files [incoming file no option to select yes or no]?

Okay, I'm not sure how to phrase this question but what I am trying to achieve is to have a bluetooth transfer prompt right on the notification shade instead of having to pull down, then tap on the ...
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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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Bluetooth keeps turning on by itself - Is there a way to determine why?

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Apps not recognizing Bluetooth presence (especially the mic)

I have a good BT headset. It pairs without issue to my phone which has stock Android 7.0. Audio plays fine through the BT headset but for some reason the mic function is not properly recognized. I ...
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why i am not able to transfer images from Redmi 1s to my laptop via bluetooth?

Well, I was trying to transfer images from my REDMI 1S device to my laptop but don't know why my every attempt is unsuccessful whether I am trying to send images in bulk or one at a time?Can anyone ...
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Open android app on another phone via bluetooth?

I am trying to get past FRP on an LG M430 (Stylo 3, I am also the owner of it), and the only method that would work seems to require a bluetooth headset to open Google via its mic. Trying to get back ...
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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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Use bluetooth call audio as speaker audio with Roger Pen

I have a Roger Pen that is linked to my LG G5 via bluetooth to answer phone calls. I am told that the pen can only answer and end calls via bluetooth, but if I want to play music through my pen, I ...
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Android Auto apps don't interrupt radio

When listening to the radio in car, with Bluetooth handsfree, the radio is interrupted when a phone call comes in but not when I play spotify or other apps (Google maps, Tunein radio or others) from ...
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If I'm connected to device A don't connect to device B

I often find myself in my car following my wife until our commutes separate. When arriving at stop signs for instance, my audio regularly cuts out and transfers to the BT Audio in her vehicle. I'd ...
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Is there a way to change the default mic source system-wide on Android?

I have a bluetooth mic (that can act also as earphones) that I would like to use for recording video from various apps. Most apps don't have an option for using a bluetooth mic source and only use the ...
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Android 7.1.1 Moto Z Force Bluetooth Won't Turn On

I have a Moto Z Force phone on android 7.1.1. When I tap to turn on bluetooth, it looks like it has been turned on (but doesn't find anything) and if I tap away it shows that it's off. If I go into ...
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Dns fail in Bluetooth tethering?

When I connect my laptop with my phone over Bluetooth tethering, I do not get internet access, however wifi and usb tethering is working fine? There is a dns fail, I checked using dig command,
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How to disable Bluetooth Scanning without “Location” tab

I bought an Android TV running Android 5.1.1. As it is a TV box, it does not have a "Location" tab under Setting, like in a android smartphone. I like to disable Bluetooth scanning as this can be ...
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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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How to play Bluetooth speaker and device speaker at the same time?

I'm on the Moto z and on 7.1.1 nougat. I have the JBL speaker mod and a Bluetooth speaker. But I want to use them both. How do I do that? If I connect to the speaker the mod speaker turns off.
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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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Using a presentation pointer with Android tablet

I have recently bought the Nvidia Shield Tablet, which happens to have Mini HDMI output. As a PhD student in Maths (potentially staying in academia afterwards), I give and will most likely continue to ...
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Can I use a windows 10 computer with Bluetooth as a trusted device for Smart Lock?

I have a desktop computer with an old Bluetooth 2.0 dongle and a HP laptop with Bluetooth 4.0 that I can pair successfully to my LG G3 running stock Android 5.0, but when Secure Lock asks me if I want ...
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Bluetooth won't turn on

I have a GALAXY S6. I have rooted it and have made use of apps such as Greenify, Servicely and Pixel Battery Saver to save battery. The only thing not working is Bluetooth. It is not turning on. I ...
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Prevent bluetooth keyboard from losing connection to android tablet

I have an Android 6 tablet (Sasmung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 if it matters) and use a bluetooth keyboard with it. After a few minutes of being idle, the keyboard loses the connection. To reactivate it, I ...
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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 ...