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Using the Bluetooth Feature on Your Galaxy Tab S2

Bluetooth technology is a wireless connectivity between devices within a short range. You can connect to a variety of wireless devices that are bluetooth enabled such as wireless speakers, wireless headset, and entertainment devices. Through this feature, you can share various contents with connected devices and connect to bluetooth enabled cars.

The Bluetooth communication range is approximately 30 feet.

Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Connect to Bluetooth Device

If you are connecting to an older Bluetooth device, you may be asked for a PIN. The default PIN for many devices is four zeros—0000. Some devices have PINs specific to the device. The PIN will be in the device’s documentation.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.   

    Samsung From the Home screen, touch Apps
  2. Navigate to Settings > Bluetooth.   

  3. Touch the slider to turn Bluetooth on.   

    You can also turn on your device's Bluetooth transmitter using the Quick Panel shortcut. Open the Notification Panel by swiping down from the top of the screen and then touch the Bluetooth icon.

    Samsung Touch the slider to turn Bluetooth On
  4. Your device will begin scanning for available Bluetooth devices. Once completed, a list of available devices will appear under Available devices.

    Make sure the device you are attempting to connect to has been turned on.

  5. Touch the name of the device you want to connect to. If requested, verify the passkey on both devices, and then touch OK.   

    Samsung Touch the Name of the Device

Unpair Devices

If the paired device does not appear under the paired devices list, make sure your Bluetooth is on.

  1. To unpair a device you have connected to, from the Home screen, touch Apps.   

    Samsung To unpair a device you have connected to, from the Home screen, touch Apps
  2. Navigate to Settings > Bluetooth.   

  3. Touch the Settings next to the name of the device you have selected in the Paired devices list.   

    Samsung Touch the Settings next to the name of the device you have selected in the Paired devices list
  4. Touch Unpair to disconnect the device.    

    Samsung Touch Unpair to disconnect the device

Share Content

Many apps allow you to share content using Bluetooth. 

To share pictures:

  1. After selecting the photo to share, touch Share.   

    Samsung After selecting the photo to share, touch Share
  2. From the available list, touch Bluetooth.   

    Samsung From the available list, touch Bluetooth
  3. Select a device to share with.   

    Samsung Select a device to share with
  4. The transfer request needs to be accepted by the receiving device.

Receive Shared Content

  1. When another device attempts to send content to your device, a File transfer request will be displayed. Touch ACCEPT to accept the file transfer. If you do not want to receive the file, touch DECLINE to reject the transfer.    

    Samsung Touch Accept File Transfer or Decline Transfer
  2. If you accept the request, the content will be downloaded and stored on your device in your Gallery and My Files applications.     

    Samsung After Accepting the Request, stored on your device in your Gallery and My Files applications.

    To view the transferred files immediately, open your Notification Panel and touch File Received.

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