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Can't check 'Phone Audio' setting for a Bluetooth headset

I found this fix/workaround: Go to Settings, then Bluetooth. Turn off the Bluetooth and the screen should show a link for the scanner settings. Click the link to turn off "Bluetooth scanning." Then it ...
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Android Smart Lock: Why is there no option to use WiFi?

Some forums state the risk for the WiFi network to be spoofed. I don't understand how the risk is different: an attacker could spoof a Bluetooth device as well. The risk is different. It's not ...
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How to set default call audio output to earpiece when connected to bluetooth?

I was in need of doing this exact thing today. I was forced to figure it out on my own after I couldn't find an answer online. As it turns out, it's easier than I expected. Open your bluetooth ...
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How do I determine which A2DP codecs my phone supports/is currently using?

On my Cyanogen 10.1 phone (AOSP 4.2.2), it is possible to enable a capture of bluetooth traffic. You can then load this capture into Wireshark and look at the negotiation phase to determine which ...
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Record video with external bluetooth mic (ie headset)

This app worked better for me: Cinema FV-5 After installing the app, but before recording the video, do the following: Click Settings Click Audio Source Select Bluetooth Mic Then record your video.
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Why do I need to turn on location services to pair with a Bluetooth device?

My understanding of Bluetooth is that applications using Bluetooth have direct access to the device MAC address for the purpose of pairing. I will assume this for this answer. If you can read MAC ...
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Displaying Bluetooth gadget's battery status on the phone

This is possible on Android, at least on Lollipop. The feature is dependent on the Bluetooth headset sending the battery level in the right format. If the headset supports it, you will see an option ...
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Prevent music players from auto play on bluetooth connect

Background Major part of this guide was extracted here: How to Disable Bluetooth Automatic Playback on any Android Phone The point of this guide isn't to disable Bluetooth music entirely, otherwise ...
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My new Nexus 7 doesn't allow me to receive apk files with bluetooth

Android only accepts certain file types (from a hardcoded list) by default. There are two solutions: The sender can rename their files before sending to one of the white-listed mime-types (by adding ...
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How do I determine which A2DP codecs my phone supports/is currently using?

With Nexus 4 (5.0.1) or Nexus 7 (2012)(4.4.4) devices it is possible to use the developer mode to get the btsnoop_hci.log. "Enable Bluetooth HCI snoop log". It is not necessary to root the devices. ...
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Connecting Android Devices to Windows 7 via Bluetooth

I located a solution from this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZNPO1gMcoA and thought I would share here since this was the first result when I began looking for a solution. The ...
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Use bluetooth keyboard with a different layout?

You need to install physical keyboard layouts. One of the best extensions to do that is this: RS - Hardware Keyboard Layouts It is free, and does nothing else. You use the standard settings page to ...
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Can I connect Gamepad for Nexus Player on smartphone?

Yes. You put the gamepad into pairing mode by holding down the home button + the back button for 5 seconds, until you see the blue lights flashing, and connecting to the gamepad in the Bluetooth ...
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My Samsung Galaxy trend plus wifi wont turn on

Do you have applied any update(custom or OTA) ? Custom: If you have upgraded your ROM before official release, high possibilites are there to face these type of problems. OTA: Very rare but possible ...
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How to use a paired bluetooth device as Smart Lock trusted device?

I managed to "trick" it into connecting by sending a file from one device to another. Then it becomes available to add as a trusted device. So I think you need to be actively doing something with the ...
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Android Smart Lock: Why is there no option to use WiFi?

What you ask would certainly be possible, but it should be restricted to when a device is connected to a Wi-Fi network using sufficient security, i.e. WPA2 authentication/encryption. Probably it was ...
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Bluetooth input for video recording : Android 10, One Plus 7

Finally cracked it! Using any Bluetooth headset (even supporting BT 5.0) like Crossbeats and recording with stock camera app or with Open Camera with audio source set to external doesn't work. ...
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What Android phones are ANT+ hardware enabled?

This list gives the most correct answer, as it gives "what Android phones have ANT wireless hardware" regardless of if the software piece has been turned on: http://forum.xda-developers.com/hardware-...
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Discover version of Bluetooth

Go to http://www.gsmarena.com/ and search for your device: the site provides several info including Bluetooth version.
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How to stream music from one android device to another?

This app could do the trick: Bluetooth Music Player Free You need to install it on both Android devices and pair them. Then put the tablet in ListenMUSIC over Blueetooth mode and the the phone in ...
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How do I determine which A2DP codecs my phone supports/is currently using?

In many cases, you need not go through this process, as valdikss now keeps track for many of the contributed results on his website https://btcodecs.valdikss.org.ru/codec-compatibility/ https://...
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Can I use ADB without connecting over USB?

2020 Update: Android 11 enabled built in Wireless Debugging. Here's the official announcement on the feature, and here's a handy guide on how to connect ADB without cables, without root.
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Can I use ADB without connecting over USB?

Non-Rooted Solution: Enable USB-debugging in the developer setting and connect your phone to your computer via USB. Run the adb command, adb tcpip 5555 (Make sure port 5555 is not blocked by any ...
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Can an Android phone be used as a Bluetooth headset/speakers?

Here's a XDA article by Mishaal Rahman that basically says: Even without A2DP profile on Android (which is not implemented even in Android 8 yet), you can do a low-quality Bluetooth streaming via ...
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Send Audio to Two A2DP Bluetooth Devices Simultaneously

Update, 2017 Bluetooth 5.0 In summary, Bluetooth 5.0 comes with a lot of bandwidth, which allows the streaming to two speakers at the same time. Speaking about the 5.0 Bluetooth in the Samsung S8, ...
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Bluetooth keeps turning on

It was the Firechat app for me. It'll be one of the most recent apps you installed if the Bluetooth started turning on out if nowhere.
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Displaying Bluetooth gadget's battery status on the phone

As soon as a device implements the Bluetooth Battery Service (BAS), it is able to indicate the battery status.
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Whatsapp chat history Transfer to android phone

You can't restore chat history from one platform to a different platform. Eg:- Window to Android or vice-versa as in your case. Read the below Whatsapp faq, http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/wp/...
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Can I connect two bluetooth device to my tablet?

I honestly thought that only one device could be connected at a time using Bluetooth. In an attempt to prove my point I tested connecting multiple devices simultaneously to my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4: ...
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