Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communications technology that devices can use to exchange information over a distance of about 8 meters. The most common Bluetooth devices are headphones for making calls or listening to music, hands-free kits for cars, and other portable devices, including laptops and cell phones.
There are several Bluetooth profiles that define the features and communications standards for Bluetooth devices. For a list of the profiles supported by your phone, refer to your phone’s owner’s guide.
To connect to a Bluetooth device, you must turn on your phone’s Bluetooth radio. The first time you use a new device with your phone, you must “pair” them, so that they know how to connect securely to each other. After that, you can simply connect to a paired device.
Turn off Bluetooth when you’re not using it, to extend the life of your battery between charges. You may also be required to turn Bluetooth off in some locations. Bluetooth is turned off in Airplane mode.
Touch Wireless & networks.
Check or uncheck Bluetooth to turn it on or off.
Your phone has a generic Bluetooth name by default, which is visible to other devices when you connect them. You can change the name so that it is more recognizable.
Touch Bluetooth name, enter a name, and touch OK.
You must pair your phone with a device before you can connect to it. Once you pair your phone with a device, they stay paired unless you unpair them.
See the documentation that came with your device to learn how to make it discoverable by your phone, and for other instructions for pairing.
If your phone stops scanning before you make the other device discoverable, touch Scan for devices.
The devices pair with each other. If you’re prompted to enter a passcode, try entering 0000 or 1234 (the most common passcodes), or consult the documentation that came with the device to learn its passcode.
Once paired, you can connect to a Bluetooth device—for example, to switch devices or to reconnect after the phone and the device come back into range.
If the device you expected isn’t displayed, touch Scan for devices.
When the phone and the device are connected, the device is displayed as connected in the list.
Some Bluetooth devices have multiple profiles. Profiles can includes the ability to transmit your phone conversations, to play music in stereo, or to transfer files or other data. You can select which profiles you want to use with your phone.
Touch Options in the menu that opens.
When you’re finished, press Back .
Touch OK to confirm that you want to disconnect.
Touch Unpair or Disconnect & unpair in the menu that opens.