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    Bluetooth wireless technology

    Use the Bluetooth function to send files to other Bluetooth compatible devices, or to connect to handsfree accessories. Bluetooth connections work better within 10 meters (33 feet), with no solid objects in between. Pairing is necessary to connect to other Bluetooth devices.

    Note

    Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth devices can vary.

    To turn the Bluetooth function on or off

    1. Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Connection preferences.
    2. Tap Bluetooth.
    3. Tap the switch to enable or disable the function.

    Hint

    You can also turn Bluetooth on or off from the Quick settings panel.

    Naming your device

    You can give your device a name. This name is shown to other devices after you have turned on the Bluetooth function and your device is set to visible.

    To give your device a name

    1. Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Pair new device.
    2. Tap Device name.
    3. Enter a name for your device.
    4. Tap RENAME.

    Pairing with another Bluetooth device

    When you pair your device with another device, you can, for example, connect your device to a Bluetooth headset or a Bluetooth car kit, and use these other devices to share music.

    Once you pair your device with another Bluetooth device, your device remembers this pairing.

    Note

    Some Bluetooth devices, for example, most Bluetooth headsets, require you to both pair and connect with the other device.

    Hint

    You can pair your device with several Bluetooth devices, but you can only connect to one Bluetooth profile at the same time.

    To pair your device with another Bluetooth device

    1. Make sure that the device you want to pair with has the Bluetooth function activated and is visible to other Bluetooth devices.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Pair new device. A list of the available Bluetooth devices appears.
    3. Tap the Bluetooth device that you want to pair with.

    To connect your device to another Bluetooth device

    1. Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Previously connected devices.
    2. Tap the Bluetooth device that you want to connect to.

    To unpair a Bluetooth device

    1. Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Previously connected devices.
    2. Tap (Settings icon) beside the name of the device that you want to unpair.
    3. Tap Forget > Forget device.

    Sending and receiving items using Bluetooth technology

    Use Bluetooth technology to share items with other Bluetooth compatible devices such as phones or computers. You can send and receive the following kinds of items:

    • Photos and videos
    • Music and other audio files
    • Web pages

    To send items using the Bluetooth connection

    1. Make sure the Bluetooth function is turned on for the receiving device, and that the device is visible to other Bluetooth devices.
    2. Open the application on the sending device which contains the item that you want to send. Scroll to the item.
    3. Depending on the app and the item you want to send, you may need to touch and hold or open the item, then tap (Share icon).
    4. Select Bluetooth.
    5. Turn on the Bluetooth function if prompted.
    6. Tap the name of the receiving device.
    7. On the receiving device, accept the connection if prompted.
    8. On the sending device, confirm the transfer to the receiving device, if prompted.
    9. Accept the incoming item on the receiving device.

    To receive items using the Bluetooth connection

    1. Make sure that the Bluetooth function is on and is visible to other Bluetooth devices.
    2. The sending device now starts sending data to your device.
    3. When you are notified of an incoming file to your device, drag the status bar downwards and tap the notification to accept the file transfer.
    4. Tap Accept to start the file transfer.
    5. To view the progress of the transfer, drag the status bar downwards.
    6. To open a received item, drag the status bar downwards and tap the relevant notification.

    To view files you have received using the Bluetooth connection

    1. Find and tap Settings > Device connection > Connection preferences.
    2. Tap Received files.
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