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Connect via Bluetooth

To connect to a Bluetooth device, first turn on your phone or tablet's Bluetooth. Then, the first time you use a new Bluetooth device, pair it with your phone or tablet. After pairing, devices can connect with each other automatically.

Important: On a tablet that people share, each person can change the overall Bluetooth settings.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 8.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Turn Bluetooth on or off

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Connected devices.
  3. Turn Bluetooth on or off.

At the top of your screen, a Bluetooth icon Bluetooth shows when Bluetooth is on.

Tip: To save battery, turn off Bluetooth when you're not using it. Bluetooth is off in Airplane mode.

Pair & connect a Bluetooth device

Before you can connect to a Bluetooth device, you must pair your phone or tablet with it. After you pair your devices, they stay paired until you unpair them.

While Bluetooth settings is open, nearby devices can see your device.

Step 1: Pair a Bluetooth device
  1. Open your phone or tablet's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Connected devices and then Bluetooth.
  3. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on. See that your device is set to be visible.
  4. Your phone or tablet will show all available nearby Bluetooth devices. If your Bluetooth device doesn't show, tap More More and then Refresh.
  5. Tap the name of the Bluetooth device you want to pair with your phone or tablet.
  6. Follow the on-screen steps.

Tip: If you need a passcode and don't have it, try 0000 or 1234 (the most common passcodes).

Step 2: Connect to a Bluetooth device

After pairing with a Bluetooth device, you can connect to it. For example, you can connect when you want to switch devices or reconnect after a device comes back in range.

  1. Open your phone or tablet's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Connected devices and then Bluetooth.
  3. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
  4. In the list of paired devices, tap a paired but unconnected device.

When your phone or tablet and the Bluetooth device are connected, the device shows as connected in the list.

Configure, unpair, or rename a Bluetooth device

If your Bluetooth devices have multiple profiles, you can pick which to use.

Your phone or tablet has a Bluetooth name that other devices see when you connect them via Bluetooth. You can change your device's Bluetooth name.

Unpair, rename, or pick profiles for a Bluetooth device
  1. Open your phone or tablet's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Connected devices and then Bluetooth.
  3. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
  4. Next to the paired device you'd like to change, tap Settings .
  5. Change the device's name, pick profiles, or unpair ("forget") the device.
Change your phone or tablet's Bluetooth name
  1. Open your phone or tablet's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Connected devices and then Bluetooth.
  3. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
  4. Tap More More and then Rename this device, Rename phone, or Rename tablet.
  5. Enter a new name.
  6. Tap Rename.

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