Galaxy Tab S3 - Bluetooth (SM-T820)

Last Update date : Oct 01. 2020

Bluetooth

Bluetooth pairing is a one-time process that establishes trusted connections between your phone and other Bluetooth devices. Once paired, the devices will connect automatically without having to re-enter a passcode.

The provided information refers to the devices sold in Canada. Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.

Connect to a Bluetooth device from Settings

Before turning on the Bluetooth feature on your mobile device, make sure the Bluetooth feature is active on the Bluetooth device you are trying to connect to. Some Bluetooth device required to be set into pairing mode before connecting it to another device (see the user manual for more information).

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Connections if required. Then, touch Bluetooth.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?
4 Touch the slider to turn on Bluetooth.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?
5 Select the device you want to connect to.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?

If the device you are trying to connect to is not displayed on the list, make sure it is in pairing mode. You only need to activate Bluetooth for your Samsung device to be paired but some Bluetooth devices require an extra step, such as entering pairing mode, to establish a Bluetooth connection. Please refer to the user manual of the other device if you have any issue.

6 Confirm the passkey by touching OK.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?
7 The device you selected to pair with will now appear under Paired devices:
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?

Connect to a Bluetooth device from the notifications panel

Before turning on the Bluetooth feature on your mobile device, make sure the Bluetooth feature is active on the Bluetooth device you are trying to connect to. Some Bluetooth device required to be set into pairing mode before connecting it to another device (see the user manual for more information).

1 To open the notifications panel, swipe down from the top of the screen.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?
2 To turn on Bluetooth, touch Bluetooth.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?
3 Select the device you want to connect to.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?

If the device you are trying to connect to is not displayed on the list, make sure it is in pairing mode. You only need to activate Bluetooth for your Samsung device to be paired but some Bluetooth devices require an extra step, such as entering pairing mode, to establish a Bluetooth connection. Please refer to the user manual of the other device if you have any issue.

4 Confirm the passkey by touching OK.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?
5 The device you selected to pair with will now appear under Paired devices. Touch DONE to close the pop-up window.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?

Disconnect from a Bluetooth device using Settings

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Connections if required. Then, touch the slider to turn off Bluetooth.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?

Disconnect from a Bluetooth device using the notifications panel

1 To open the notifications panel, swipe down from the top of the screen.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?
2 To turn off Bluetooth, touch Bluetooth.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?

Unpair from a Bluetooth device using Settings

When you unpair from a Bluetooth device, the two devices no longer recognize each other.

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Connections if required. Then, touch Bluetooth.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?
4 Touch the Settings icon next to the paired device you want to unpair.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?
5 Touch Unpair.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?

Unpair from a Bluetooth device using the notifications panel

When you unpair from a Bluetooth device, the two devices no longer recognize each other.

1 To open the notifications panel, swipe down from the top of the screen.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?
2 Touch and hold Bluetooth.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?
3 Touch the Settings icon next to the paired device you want to unpair.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?
4 Touch Unpair.
Galaxy Tab S3: How do I pair my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820) to a Bluetooth device?

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