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Pair a Bluetooth Device to Galaxy S8 Active

Bluetooth pairing is a one-time process that establishes trusted connections between your phone and other Bluetooth devices. Once paired, the device will connect automatically without having to re-enter a passcode.

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

Connect to a Bluetooth Device

From Settings

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Bluetooth.

  3. To turn on Bluetooth, touch the slider.

  4. Select the device you want to connect to.

  5. Follow the on-screen prompts.

From the Notification Panel

  1. To open the Notification Panel, swipe down from the top of the screen.

  2. To turn on Bluetooth, touch the Bluetooth icon.

  3. Select the device you want to connect to.

  4. Follow the on-screen prompts.

Disconnect from a Bluetooth Device

From Settings

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Bluetooth.

  3. To turn off Bluetooth, touch the slider.

From the Notification Panel

  1. To open the Notification Panel, swipe down from the top of the screen.

  2. To turn off Bluetooth, touch the Bluetooth icon.

Unpair from a Bluetooth Device

When you unpair from a Bluetooth device, the two devices no longer recognize each other.

From Settings

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Bluetooth.

  3. Touch Settings next to the paired device.

  4. Touch Unpair.

From the Notification Panel

  1. To open the Notification Panel, swipe down from the top of the screen.

  2. Touch and hold the Bluetooth icon.

  3. Touch Settings next to the paired device.

  4. Touch Unpair.

    To connect again, you have to pair the devices.

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