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.
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.
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.
Turning both devices off and then on again can often fix the issue.
The Samsung Members app allows you to test your phone's hardware by performing diagnostic checks.
This screen will display the status of your phones Bluetooth feature. The status should appear as Normal.
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.
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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