Galaxy A5: How do I use Bluetooth on my Samsung Galaxy A5?

Last Update Date : Apr 16. 2018

Bluetooth®

Bluetooth technology is a wireless connectivity feature that has a short range and low power consumption. Using your device's Bluetooth transmitter, you can connect to a wireless headset and entertainment devices like wireless speakers. You can also connect to many car infotainment systems and share your device's music. You can share content, such as photos and contact cards, between two mobile devices.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Connect to a Bluetooth Device

Note: The Bluetooth communication range is approximately 30 feet.

Before you begin, turn on the Bluetooth device you want to connect to, and make sure it is in discoverable mode or visible.

 

To turn on Bluetooth on your device:

1 Open the Notification Panel by swiping your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom.
Galaxy A5: How do I use Bluetooth on my Samsung Galaxy A5?
2 Touch the Bluetooth Quick Panel shortcut. When the Bluetooth transmitter is turned on, the icon will appear green.
Galaxy A5: How do I use Bluetooth on my Samsung Galaxy A5?
3 Your mobile device will begin scanning for any available Bluetooth enabled devices, which will appear in the list under AVAILABLE DEVICES.
Galaxy A5: How do I use Bluetooth on my Samsung Galaxy A5?
4 Touch the name of the device you want to connect to.
Galaxy A5: How do I use Bluetooth on my Samsung Galaxy A5?
5 If requested, verify the passkey matches on both devices and touch OK.
Galaxy A5: How do I use Bluetooth on my Samsung Galaxy A5?

Note: Older Bluetooth devices may ask for a PIN. The default PIN for many devices is four zeros—0000. Some devices have PINs specific to the device. The PIN will be in the device’s documentation.

Unpair Devices

To unpair a device you have connected to:

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Bluetooth under the Connections tab.
Galaxy A5: How do I use Bluetooth on my Samsung Galaxy A5?
4 Touch next to the device in the Paired devices list.
Galaxy A5: How do I use Bluetooth on my Samsung Galaxy A5?
5 Touch Unpair.
Galaxy A5: How do I use Bluetooth on my Samsung Galaxy A5?

The other options available on this screen will vary depending on the device you are connected to. You can touch Rename to change the name of the device. 

Share Content

Many of the applications on your device let you share content via Bluetooth.

 

• When using applications like the Gallery and Internet, touch Share via > Bluetooth and select a device to share with.

• The other device will need to accept the transfer request.

Note: It may be necessary to touch More options > Share or Share via.

Receive Content

1 When another device sends content to your mobile device, you will see a File transfer request letting you know the device’s Bluetooth name and asking you to either DECLINE or ACCEPT the request.
Galaxy A5: How do I use Bluetooth on my Samsung Galaxy A5?
2 After you accept the request, the content will be downloaded from the sender and stored on your device in Apps > My Files > Device storage > Download.
Galaxy A5: How do I use Bluetooth on my Samsung Galaxy A5?

Note: You can also view the transferred files by opening the Notification Panel and touching Bluetooth share: Received.

Additional Bluetooth Settings

From the Bluetooth menu, touch More options for the following options:

Galaxy A5: How do I use Bluetooth on my Samsung Galaxy A5?

• Visibility timeout: Adjust the timeout your device uses when it is visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices.

 

• Received files: Open the location where received Bluetooth files are stored.

 

• Rename device: Change your device's name as it displays on the Bluetooth screen.

 

• Help: Access tutorials for your device's Bluetooth feature.  

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