Galaxy Tab A: How do I use the Bluetooth feature on my Samsung Galaxy Tab A?

Last Update Date : Apr 13. 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 pictures and contact cards, between two devices.

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

Connect to a Bluetooth Device

To connect with a Bluetooth device, Bluetooth must first be turned ON and make sure it is in discoverable mode or visible.

Note: The Bluetooth communication range is approximately 30 feet.

1 From a Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > Bluetooth。
2 Touch the slider to turn Bluetooth On.
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Note: You can also turn ON your device's Bluetooth transmitter using the Quick Panel shortcut. Open the Notification Panel by swiping from the top of the screen to the bottom, and then touch the Bluetooth icon. When Bluetooth is ON, the icon will appear green.

3 Your device will begin scanning for available Bluetooth devices, which will appear in the list under Available devices.
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4 Touch the name of the device you want to connect to in the Available devices list..
5 If requested, verify that the passkey matches on both devices and touch OK to pair devices.
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Note: If you are connecting to an older Bluetooth device, you may be asked 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.

 

Tips: Touch SCAN to refresh the Available devices list to search for more available devices nearby.

Unpair a Bluetooth Device

1 To unpair a device you have connected to, from the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > Bluetooth
2 Touch the Settings icon next to the name of the device in the Paired devices list.
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3 Then touch Unpair to finish unpairing.
GALAXY TAB A: HOW DO I USE THE BLUETOOTH FEATURE ON MY SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A?

Note: 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. You can mark or unmark the profiles supported by the device to turn each profile on or off.

Share Content via Bluetooth

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

1 When using applications like the Gallery and Internet, touch Share via or MORE options and select Share or Share via.
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2 From the available list, touch Bluetooth and select a device to share with.
GALAXY TAB A: HOW DO I USE THE BLUETOOTH FEATURE ON MY SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A?
3 The other device will need to accept the transfer request.
GALAXY TAB A: HOW DO I USE THE BLUETOOTH FEATURE ON MY SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A?

Receive Content via Bluetooth

1 When another device sends content to your device, you will see a File transfer request letting you know the device’s Bluetooth name. Touch ACCEPT to proceed file transfer or DECLINE to stop connection.
GALAXY TAB A: HOW DO I USE THE BLUETOOTH FEATURE ON MY SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A?
2 If you accept the request, the content will be downloaded from the sender and stored on your device in Apps > My Files > Device storage > Download.

Note: You can also see the transferred files by opening the Notification Panel (swipe down with finger from the top of the screen) and touching File Received.

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