Pair a Bluetooth device to your Galaxy phone

Last Update date : Aug 11. 2020
Pair a Bluetooth device to your Galaxy phone

Bluetooth lets you connect your Galaxy phone to many different devices. Turn it into a concert hall by connecting it to Bluetooth speakers, or forgo the tangled mess of headphone wires and pair with some Bluetooth headphones.

Information provided applies to devices sold in Canada. Available screens and settings may vary for smartphones sold in other countries.

Connect to a Bluetooth device

Got a Bluetooth device you want to pair with? You have two ways to do it: through Settings or the Notification Panel.

1 First, make sure your Bluetooth device is in pairing mode and that your phone is turned on.
2 On the phone, open the Quick settings panel by swiping down from the top of the screen. Touch and hold the Bluetooth icon to open the Bluetooth settings menu:
Touch and hold the Bluetooth icon to open the Bluetooth settings menu.
3 Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on the other device, and then select the device you want to pair to.
4 It may be necessary to tap OK on the phone to confirm the pairing. Additionally, some devices may require a PIN or verification step. Check the Bluetooth device's manual for any additional requirements.

You can control connected Bluetooth devices like earbuds or a smart TV using the built-in Media and Device panels on your phone.

Turn off Bluetooth

When you're finished using your Bluetooth devices for the day, it’s a good idea to turn off Bluetooth to save some battery life. To disable Bluetooth, open Settings, and then search for and select Bluetooth. To turn off Bluetooth, simply tap the switch.

Turn off Bluetooth

A quicker way to turn off Bluetooth is through the Notification panel. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and then tap the Bluetooth icon (a grey icon indicated Bluetooth is turned off).

Unpair a Bluetooth device

Sometimes, you'll need to unpair a Bluetooth device in order to add a new device. Unpairing a device may also help with connectivity problems.

Unpair a Bluetooth device

From Settings, search for and select Bluetooth, and then tap Bluetooth. Select the device you wish to unpair. Tap Settings (the gear icon next to the device's name), and then tap Unpair.

My Bluetooth device won't connect

If you are having trouble connecting your Bluetooth device to your phone, there are a few things you can try to help make the connection complete.

Please do not hesitate to visit our Support Centre if you need further information or require assistance.

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