How do I connect a Bluetooth headset to my Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet?

How do I connect a Bluetooth headset to my Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that uses a radio frequency to transmit data over short distances. It is most commonly used to wirelessly connect to headphones and to transfer files. All Bluetooth devices need to be paired before they can be used.

 

To connect Bluetooth headset to your Galaxy smartphone or tablet you must pair the devices via Bluetooth. If you are having trouble pairing your devices, follow the steps below to troubleshoot the problem.

Unpair then re-pair your devicesClick to Expand
1 Go to "Settings".
Settings icon
2 Tap "Connections".
Connections is selected in the Settings menu
3 Tap "Bluetooth".
Bluetooth is selected in the Connections menu on a Galaxy smartphone
4 This screen will display all the devices you have connected to in the past under the "Paired devices" section. Tap the Settings icon next to the device, then tap "Unpair".
Paired and available devices is displayed in the Bluetooth menu on a Galaxy smartphone
5 Once the devices have unpaired, your device will appear in the "Available devices" section. Tap the device again to re-pair the devices.

Please note: Most Bluetooth devices need to be actively pairing to be displayed as Available devices. To turn on Bluetooth pairing refer to the instructions for your specific device.

6 Depending on the device you're connecting to, the devices will now be paired, or you'll be asked to enter a PIN to confirm the connection.

Please note: If you have to enter a PIN it will usually be displayed on the device or on your phone screen. If no PIN is being displayed, entering 0000 will often work. If not, refer to the instructions that came with your device.

Restart both devicesClick to Expand

Turning both devices off and then on again can often fix the issue.

Test your Bluetooth connectionClick to Expand

The Samsung Members app allows you to test your phone's hardware by performing diagnostic checks.

1 Launch the Samsung Members app.
Samsung Members icon
2 Tap "Get help".
Get help menu is located at the bottom of the Samsung Members app
3 Tap "Interactive checks".
Interactive checks is selected in the Samsung Members app on a Galaxy smartphone
4 Tap "Bluetooth".
Bluetooth is selected for interactive checks in the Samsung Members app
5

This screen will display the status of your phones Bluetooth feature. The status should appear as Normal.

Bluetooth checks are complete and the result is normal
Check your permissionsClick to Expand

On some phones you can change the permissions for paired Bluetooth devices. For example, you can disable your Galaxy Buds from being used for calls. Check your permissions to make sure your paired device is permissioned to use all the features you would like to use it for.

1 Go to "Settings".
Settings icon
2 Tap "Connections".
Connections is selected in the Settings menu
3 Tap "Bluetooth".
Bluetooth is selected in the Connections menu on a Galaxy smartphone
4 Tap the Settings icon next to the device.
Paired and available devices is displayed in the Bluetooth menu on a Galaxy smartphone
5 Make sure that the device is permissioned to use the feature you require.
Check your deviceClick to Expand

Connecting to a device via Bluetooth requires an active Bluetooth connection from the device and your phone.

 

If you have tried all the above steps and are still experiencing difficulties, check through the device's user guide for specific troubleshooting instructions.

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