Pairing a Bluetooth device to my Samsung Phone

Last modified : Sep 16. 2020

You can pair devices together via Bluetooth to transfer data, play audio, conduct calls and other functions. Devices must be paired properly before any form of data can be transferred. Please follow the below options to find out how to pair devices together:

Please note: Screenshots were captured from an Australian variant Galaxy S10 5G operating on OS Version 9.0 (Pie), settings and steps available may vary depending on your Galaxy device and Android OS Version. If you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung subsidiary. Bluetooth connections between devices may vary depending on the connecting Bluetooth device specifications.

Want to learn how to pair and listen from two Bluetooth Speakers on your Galaxy device? Check out our guide Setting up Dual Audio on Android 10.0 for step-by-step instructions.

Bluetooth Pairing via Quick SettingsClick to Expand
1 Swipe down on your screen to access your Quick Settings and tap on the Bluetooth icon to enable Bluetooth.
Swipe down to access your Quick Settings and tap on Bluetooth
2 Locate and select the device you would like to connect to
Locate and select the device you would like to connect to

If you are having troubles locating the Bluetooth device you would like to connect to, ensure you have enabled phone visibility or pairing mode, also check the Bluetooth setting has been turned on. If you are connecting to another Galaxy phone and Phone Visibility isn't turned on head into Settings > Connections > toggle on Phone Visibility.

Toggle on Phone Visibility
3 Tap OK on both devices to confirm the Bluetooth pairing request.
Bluetooth Pairing Request - Tao OK on both devices
4 Once the two devices are connected, you will be able to view under Paired Devices.
Once successfully paired you will be able to view under Paired devices
Bluetooth Pairing via Connection SettingsClick to Expand
1 Head into your Settings > Connections
Head into your settings > connections
2 Toggle on Bluetooth to enable this setting, once enabled select the setting to pair nearby devices.
Toggle on Bluetooth
3 Select device you would like to connect to
Select device you would like to connect to

If you are having troubles locating the Bluetooth device you would like to connect to, ensure you have enabled phone visibility or pairing mode, also check the Bluetooth setting has been turned on. If you are connecting to another Galaxy phone and Phone Visibility isn't turned on head into Settings > Connections > toggle on Phone Visibility.

Toggle on Phone Visibility
4 A Bluetooth pairing request will pop up on both devices, ensure you tap OK on both devices to complete the pairing process
Tap OK on both devices
5 Once complete, you will be able to view the connected device under Paired Devices.
Paired device
Unpairing DevicesClick to Expand
1 Head into your Settings > Connections
Head into your settings > connections
2 Select Bluetooth
Toggle on Bluetooth
3 Tap on the settings icon Settings cogwheel
Paired device
4 Tap on Unpair
Tap on Unpair

If you have tried the above steps but still having issues pairing to another Bluetooth device, you can reach out to us via Chat Support or Call us (Toll free in Australia) on 1300 362 603 for further support. Alternatively, you can also reach out to us through the Samsung Members app, check out our guide Using Samsung Members to learn how to raise an Error Report.

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