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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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 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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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 ...
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Use Android as an AVRCP client, not server

I paired via bluetooth my phone (Moto G5, Android M stock non rooted) to a linux box, and among the services that it advertises I found out that the phone can act as an AVRCP remote (that is, send ...
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My HTC ONE M8 bluetooth cant connect with other phones

My htc m8 doesn't connect with other phones with android higher than 5.1 but with bluetooth speaker or a device with android 4.4 work.
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Connect one Android device with two bluetooth speakers simultaneously

I was wondering if it's possible to connect a single Android device with one bluetooth chips inside to two (or more) bluetooth speakers simultaneously, and if the answer is affirmative, every type of ...
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Nougat - Disable settings on lock screen

I currently have my phone set up to automatically unlock when it's connected to my car's Bluetooth, which is super convenient. However, my car's Bluetooth stays active while my car is off, and my ...
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Reverse Tethering via Bluetooth

Doing some googling I have found the possibility to create a PAN network with a Windows Machine to give network access to an Android Bluetooth device. At robotics where I am at we are NOT ALLOWED TO ...
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Bluetooth scanner app don't yield results

I have a OnePlus One with Cyanogen based on Android 6.0.1 as well as an old Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with stock Android 4.x. In addition, there is a TV with Bluetooth, and one of this modern Bluetooth ...
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How can I switch from Bluetooth Discoverability mode to device discovery mode in android

I have a question regarding Bluetooth br/edr for android devices.I have a different type of requirement, In which a local device should discover nearby devices as well as local device should be ...
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Experiencing Wi-Fi connection drops when bluetooth speaker is connected

I have a Huawei P9 Lite with Android 6.0. My issue is that whenever a bluetooth speaker is connected, the phone's wifi periodically loses internet connection. Also my Lumia 730 doesn't have this ...
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Bluetooth Headphone & Phone BT Media Volume Controls Now Separate

I have a pair of Bluetooth earbuds and a pair of Bluetooth headphones I use with my Nexus 6P running Android Nougat (7.1.1). Two weeks into using the earbuds with my phone back when I first got them, ...
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Playing all sound from one device to another

Let me explain my situation first. I have a tablet that is connected to a Bluetooth device that is connected to my auxiliary of my car speakers. I can only connect one device at a time. I have a ...
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Read/Send SMS and Make Calls on Flip Phone via Rooted Android?

I have a Verizon LG-VN251S Cosmos 3, and a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 (rooted; custom android 7.1 Nougat ROM). The Cosmos states in its Bluetooth menu that it has the following "Supported Profiles": ...
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Can't pair my phone with my Windows 8 computer on a Cyanogenmod 13 install without Gapps

Long story short, I managed to pair once, but I couldn't send files. I un-paired and can't re-pair to it. The phone keeps saying "Failed to communicate, incorrect pin or passkey" and my computer says ...
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Switch music apps depending on bluetooth connection (car/headphones)

To start, I have a 2016 Mazda CX-5 and a Galaxy S7. Google Music works best in my car because for whatever reason because I am able to view the "Root" menu and explore artists, songs, playlists, etc. ...
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how can i find what version of bluetooth i have on my toshiba excite tablet

i have a Toshiba excite tablet, does anyone know how I can find the Bluetooth version I have installed, the page turner I want to use only works on version 4 or above, the model number is AT10LE-A
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How to Transfer contact from Lumia 820 (Windows 8.1 \ Denim) to CSV file or to Android Phone - Huawei P9 (Android 6.0)

How to Transfer contact from Lumia 820 (Windows 8.1 \ Denim) to CSV file or to Android Phone - Huawei P9 (Android 6.0) Kindly needs assistances, syncing the outlook accounts along with Google account ...
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Direct audio to bluetooth headset only if answered on headset buttons

Is it possible to have the call audio redirected to the bluetooth headset only if the call is answered by using the buttons on the bluetooth headset. That means that if I have lunch in the cafeteria ...
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Can an APP setup a wifi connection?

I used to eat in a restaurant which provides WIFI for its customers. The owner asked me and I'm asking you :) If we develop and provide an APP for the customer would that app to be able to ...
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Arduino heart rate sensor bluetooth terminal upon event command

I have an Arduino uno r3 set up as a pulse/heart rate monitor, I have a HC 05 bluetooth module set up so i can connect with my android phone, i get the reading on my android phone in a "heart rate is ...
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How and when Android auto connects to a bluetooth device?

I have a BLE device that I am currently programming, and I would like my Android to auto connect to this BLE device, if it is advertising and if it is already paired. I know that it is possible, ...
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Android-Windows bluetooth linkage

An android device with no internet connection and a Windows PC with ethernet connection. Is there any way to connect the android device to internet using bluetooth connection between that device and ...
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Audio through Bluetooth Microphone through Jack (Galaxy S5)

I'd like to receive audio from a phone call through my bluetooth earpiece. But I want to speak into a wired microphone. Is this possible? Do I need a special app or specific specifications on my ...
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YouTube car media output not working on bluetooth

Since the latest update on my Samsung Galaxy S6 (Android 6.0.1) I'm not able to play any kind of sound from the YouTube app true my car bluetooth media output. When I play something from my music ...
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No sound with bluetooth headphones on Meizu M2

The headphones are paired, the controls from the headphones work (next, prev, play, pause), but there is no sound. Note, the sound does not come out of the phone's speakers - there is simply none. No,...
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Connecting Raspberry Pi to Android Wear

I have a Raspberry Pi with a Bluetooth Dongle and an Android Wear Device (LG G Watch). How would I connect my G Watch to my Raspberry Pi via Bluetooth? Thanks!
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G4 - Bluetooth headset and multiple media player

I have LG G4, 5.1. It came with "Audio" player pre installed. however, I use Poweramp. It works fine 90% of the time. However, occasionally, when I have my BT headset on (LG HBS 750), and press play ...
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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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Nexus 5 can't connect to Bluetooth Headphones

My headphones (Philips SHB9150BK) used to work properly with my Nexus 5 until version 6.0.0. Since the last update to 6.0.1, it isn't even discoverable anymore. I still can connect the headphones to ...
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Google Now integration with Ford

I am attempting to get my Android Phone (not Google Auto) to cooperate more with my Ford. At the moment, I can use the phone to connect by Bluetooth to play music, do voice calls and the usual things....
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Does any 4.3+ device with Bluetooth v4.0 support iBeacon (BLE) scanning?

Facts Bluetooth Low Energy is part of the Bluetooth v4.0 Specification. Android v4.3+ implements support for BLE Scanning Question Does this imply that any device that satisfies the above mentioned ...
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Why does 4.4 support infinite Bluetooth visibility duration, but previous versions don't?

I'm building an app that forms a network using Bluetooth. However, Android versions less than 4.4 do not support infinite Bluetooth visibility duration. Every x amount of time (usually an hour), the ...
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Allowing requests for Google Voice Search with a Bluetooth headset when the device is locked?

I enabled Allow requests with device locked For Bluetooth devices For wired headsets in Settings for Google Voice search. However, none of my devices ( Sky Vega racer3 and Samsung Galaxy ...
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Bluetooth HCI Snooping integrity

For a project I am sniffing bluetooth communication between an embedded device and my android phone. To make this work I enabled the Bluetooth HCI Snoop log option on my Android phone in developer ...
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Audio applications (spotify etc) continue playing when bluetooth calls come in

When I'm in my car and listening to the ESPN Radio app, the Spotify app, or the Soundcloud app, and I receive a call either on my bluetooth or the d/c phone itself, the audio application keeps playing ...
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Upload video to another device during filming?

Here is the problem I am facing. If filming with a smartphone that doesn't come with a microsd card, you are severely limited by storage, especially if you want it shoot full HD video (on my phone ...
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How does the smart lock feature on Android define a trusted device?

The smart lock feature on Android allows someone to set a Bluetooth device as "trusted" which makes it easy to unlock. See for example: https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/6093922 I tried to add ...
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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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Don't play phone ringtone if bluetooth headset is connected

We recently got rid of our landline and were are now using a 1st gen Republic Wireless Moto E as our home phone. We also bought Vtech Connect to Cell phones so we'd have a more home phone like ...
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Additional external wifi and bluetooth adapters through OTG

guys. I would like to connect additional wifi and bluetooth to my android tablet to make built in free. For example by external wifi I would like to connect wifi keyboard and native one have free for ...
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Can the version of bluetooth on a phone be changed?

My phone has bluetooth 4.0. A smart device I purchased requires BT 4.1 in order for the phone to provide BT call and message notifications. This seems like a software change. Can I somehow update ...
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How to sync two devices as paranoidly as possible?

While I could use Google or in my case Samsung to synchronise my tablet and phone, I'd prefer a solution that neither requires Internets access nor trusting a third party. So how can I synchronise my ...
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How do I press power key on a bluetooth keyboard?

How do I lock my Android device using the bluetooth keyboard? How do I call up "Reboot, Airplane mode, etc." menu from keyboard? Can I issue a forced poweroff from bluetooth keyboard, like when ...

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