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How do I use Bluetooth® on my Samsung Galaxy Express™?

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 photos and contact cards, between two mobile devices.

Connect to a Bluetooth Device

To connect to a Bluetooth device:

  1. Turn on the Bluetooth device you want to connect to and make sure it is in discoverable mode.

  2. To turn on Bluetooth on your mobile device, open the Notification Panel by swiping your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom, and touch the Bluetooth shortcut. When the Bluetooth transmitter is turned on, the icon will appear green.

  3. Your mobile device will begin scanning for any available Bluetooth-enabled devices. If your device is on and in discoverable mode, it will show up in the list under Available devices.

  4. Touch your device in the Available devices list. If requested, verify the passkey matches on both devices and touch OK.

  5. When you have successfully paired with the device, it will be shown under Paired devices. The device will appear blue when it has an active connection.

  6. Once the device is paired, you can touch the device name to connect to it. The device name will appear blue when an active connection is established.

  7. To end the the connection, touch the device name and then touch OK. The device will remain paired for later use.

Mark the checkbox next to Only visible to paired devices to make your device visible to nearby devices. A two-minute timeout is shown next to Visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices; once it has reached 0:00, the device will revert back to "visible only to paired devices."

Unpair Bluetooth Devices

To unpair Bluetooth devices:

  1. From the Home screen, press Menu > Settings > Bluetooth.

  2. Touch Settings next to the device in the Paired devices list and then touch Unpair. 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

Many of the applications on your device allow you to share content you are viewing or you create with the application via Bluetooth. When using device features like the camera or browser, touch the Share or press the Menu key and look for the Share. When you touch the share feature, Bluetooth will be listed as an option. When you share content using Bluetooth, devices you have already connected to will be shown in a list, and you can connect to new devices during the share process.

Receive Content

When another device sends your mobile device content, you will see a Bluetooth authorization request message on the screen letting you know the device's Bluetooth name and requesting you either Accept or Decline the request to connect. After you accept the request, the content will be downloaded from the sender and stored in Apps > All files > My Files > sdcard0 > Bluetooth. You can also see the files transferred by opening the Notification Panel and touching the notification.

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