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How Do I Use the Bluetooth® Feature on My Samsung Galaxy S5 Active? (SM-G870A)

Bluetooth® technology is a wireless connectivity feature that has low power consumption but a short range. You can connect to a variety of wireless devices that are bluetooth® enabled like 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.

The available screens and settings 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 manual.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Bluetooth Feature
  2. Then, navigate to Settings > Bluetooth.

  3. Touch the slider to turn Bluetooth on.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Bluetooth Feature

    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.

  4. Your device will begin scanning for available Bluetooth devices. After it has been 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. Then, touch OK.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Bluetooth Feature

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 Galaxy S5 Active Bluetooth Feature
  2. Navigate to Settings > Bluetooth.

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

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Bluetooth Feature
  4. Then, touch Unpair to disconnect the device. 

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Bluetooth Feature

Share Content

Many apps allow you to share content using Bluetooth®. 

To share pictures:

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

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Bluetooth Feature
  2. From the available list, touch the Bluetooth.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Bluetooth Feature
  3. Select a device to share with.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Bluetooth Feature
  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 Galaxy S5 Active Bluetooth Feature
  2. If you accept the request, the content will be downloaded and stored on your device in your Gallery and My Files apps.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Bluetooth Feature

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

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