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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Long term beacon ranging causes Bluetooth failure

We have an Android app that does beacon scanning using altbeacon This can be with the app in the foreground or background. After some random time interval (usually hours, but not always) of beacon ...
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Can I force Android to use an external microphone in apps like Instagram?

I'm trying to do instagram live, but the audio is really crappy. So I plugged in my headphones, but the sound comes through but it's not using the microphone in the headphones. It does use the ...
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Information Request about “Media Output” feature

In Android 10 we are now able to select which output we want to use for playing back audio. Is there any documentation about how to add devices to this list (can apps perhaps register themselves to ...
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Frequent audio dropouts on bluetooth, is it possibe to increase BT emission levels

I have a Xiaomi Note 7 and AKG Y500 headphones. I experience very frequent audio drop-outs unless I keep the phone close to the headphones (in my shirt pocket...). The same headphones work flawlessy ...
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detect home without location enabled

I 'd like my phone to detect if I'm home and then disable the lockscreen. My first idea was to use the smart unlock feature but I don't have a connected bluetooth device at home to use as trusted ...
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Problems using Google assist with my bluetooth headset

When I connect my Bluetooth MC helmet to my S7 edge it will only use "S voice" and not "Google assist", if I use the home button "Google assist" works fine, any good ideas ;-) ??? Regards Kim
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How to play audio through both device speaker and Bluetooth speaker

I have an Android-based projector (Xiaomi Mijia Youth Edition) and a Bluetooth speaker (Mi Soundbar). I need to play audio through both of them. How do I do it?
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A2DP problems on CM13, MT8392

After porting CM13 (Resurrection Remix M) to my tablet and replacing all the necessary bluetooth libraries I found out that there is no sound in headphones over A2DP. Logcat gives this when playing ...
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Bluetooth changing screen size on Samsung Galaxy S6?

It seems like connecting to Bluetooth is messing with my phone's screen dimensions somehow. When I rotate the phone while viewing YouTube mobile in fullscreen, the video reorients the size, but only ...
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Can I use my android phone as a bluetooth receiver?

I want to use my Bluetooth headset for PC, not an tiresome wired headset. But my workplace doesn't allow to use wifi for PC, even Bluetooth dongle. Also we use private IP and all connections are ...
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How does android send files over bluetooth (using “share”)?

I'm working on a system that expects to receive a file over bluetooth from an android phone. Of course, I could write an app on the file host and devise my own protocol, but (at least for now) I'd ...
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Issues with system volume with/after bluetooth headsets

Anyone else facing this issue. When I connect to my Bluetooth headphones sometimes the volume of the headphones is very low. And increasing the volume on the phone doesn't help. I have to unpair and ...
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Is there any way to completely block an app from using audio?

Every time I open an app (in this particular case, Pokemon Go), My bluetooth headphones are automatically swapped to my phone, even if I am actively using them to listen to music from another source. ...
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How to access Bluetooth connection log

I have an older version zte n818s qlink wireless service. I was turning on my Bluetooth and seen where an ITAG was connected or trying and as quick as me googling what ITAG was it disappeared. How ...
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Microphone problem - suspect Android or software issue

I have a replacement pair of Jaybird Freedom 2s after the first set broke. I have connected these to my main phone (Android Blackberry Key2), the audio works but no microphone. The old Jaybird ...
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Using selfie stick remote to start playback

I'd like to see if anyone have a way of using a selfie stick remote (bluetooth, single button, sends a volume adjustment to trigger camera) to instead map to "play" on google music or youtube, etc... ...
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I want to use my bluetooth headset (Sennheiser MB660 UC MS) with an app that doesn't support bluetooth

I work as a freelance consultant using a platform that aggregates my clients who buy hours from me in blocks. Billing is done per minute when a client makes a voice/video call. Voice clarity and noise ...
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Is it possible to create a hotspot App for SMS and Call just like internet?

We have mobile hotspot option for sharing internet with other people. its a simple option and is present in any android phone today. But, is it possible that we call or send message from someone else ...
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How to control PowerPoint from Android and see my notations?

I do a lot of presentations using PowerPoint in my PC, so I bought an Android tablet to help me out. I want to control the slides shown in PC via my tablet, but I also want to be able to see my ...
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Android automatically makes a call after connecting to audio bluetooth device

After connecting to my bluetooth headphone, my phone automatically calls my friend(let's call him Bob), when i reject the call it calls again, this issue only happens with my new bluetooth speaker, my ...
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Bluetooth media buttons don't work when phone is locked

I have bluetooth headphones (Anker) which include a play/pause button. This button only works when the phone (Nokia 3.1) is unlocked. How can I enable bluetooth media buttons to work when the screen ...
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How to map Apple wireless keyboard keys in Android 10

I'm having trouble using the Return/Enter key on the Apple wireless keyboard (model A1314) while connected via Bluetooth on Android 10 (device: Google Pixel 3). Specifically, I'd like to use the Fn+...
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Voice commands via Bluetooth on Google maps

I can get Google maps to open with my Google assistant and Roiv bolt Bluetooth in the car, but I can't figure out out how to have it start reading out directions without touching the screen. Is this ...
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Bluetooth keyboard Esc = back

I regularly use an apple bluetooth keyboard with my Samsung tablet. When it was running the stock ROM (Android 7.0) the Esc key was mapped to the back action. Now that I have installed LineageOS 16 (...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 scanning is disabled

I bought an android car head. I can search and pair my phone with it, but form the unit itself cant search for the devices and it always empty list. Is there a way to enable scanning from the unit it ...
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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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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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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 (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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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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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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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 ...
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Android Bluetooth unwanted state changes

I have a strange Bluetooth problem on Android with a Samsung A3 occurring every now and then. During a continuous heart rate measurement recorded by my own app it appears that Bluetooth turns off ...
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Override button function on Bluetooth device connected to android phone

Double clicking the play/pause button Bluetooth headphones Tagg inferno calls the last dialled number. How can I override it to skip the current playing track Anyone facing this issue. I would love ...
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Use bluetooth microphone in Google Assistant

I'm trying to set up my motorcycle bluetooth headset (BT-S2) to allow me to use Google Assistant. It has the following profiles: A2DP-SNK AVRCP HSP HFP I've managed to find an old APK of 'Smart ...
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Bluetooth audiocontrolling doesn't work

When connecting my Samsung Galaxy S7 to bluetooth-devices (cars, bluetooth-loudspeakers etc.) the music is normally played but the devices' control units do not work. It is not possible to control the ...
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Independent volume for Bluetooth headphones

I have Plantronics BackBeat Fit 2100 headphones. They were working fine with my Moto X4 (Android 9, May 2019 update) until this afternoon, at which point the volume controls stopped working. Before: ...

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