What is Bluetooth and how do I use it?
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that uses a radio frequency to share data over a short distance, eliminating the need for wires. You can use Bluetooth on your mobile device to share documents or to connect with other Bluetooth-enabled devices. For security reasons, Bluetooth devices must be paired before they can begin transferring information. The process of pairing your devices will vary depending on the device you are connecting to.
Turn on Bluetooth from your quick settings
Turn on Bluetooth from the Settings app
Before you can pair your devices you must turn Bluetooth on and enable pairing mode on both devices. The process of enabling pairing mode will vary depending on the device you are using. Please refer to your device specific manual for more information.
The following steps detail how to connect to a Galaxy Watch. The steps to connect to other devices may differ slightly but the process will be the same.
Please note: if you cannot find the device you want to connect to, check to make sure that Bluetooth is enabled and your device is in pairing mode. If you still can't see your Bluetooth device, tap Scan on your smartphone or tablet
Your devices will now pair and establish a connection between one another. Depending on the device you are connecting to this may take a short while or be ready to use immediately.
Once your devices have been paired they will be able to transfer information wirelessly. What they transfer will depend on the type of device you are using. A Galaxy Watch will transfer health and fitness to your phone while your phone sends information about your texts and calls. You can manage your devices to rename your Bluetooth device, select what it is used for and unpair your devices.
Please note: the options in this section will depend on the device you are connected to
Your device has a name that will be visible when connecting via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. By default the name of your device will be same as the name of the model. For example, a Galaxy S10 will be called Galaxy S10. You can change your device name to be anything that you want.
Please note: the option to enable or disable Media volume sync is only available when a supported device is connected
If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.
This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.