Pair Bluetooth with your Samsung devices

Assorted Samsung devices on a table

Remember when you had to rely on cords to link up your devices? Bluetooth is now the norm when it comes to wireless connections. Headphones, speakers, even TVs – they all rely on Bluetooth. And as the technology has evolved, new ways to connect Bluetooth devices have appeared in our everyday lives. You can sync your Bluetooth devices with your phone or tablet through the Settings menu or by using the SmartThings app. On top of this, you can view and control your connected devices through the convenient Devices panel.

Connect a Bluetooth device to a phone or tablet through Settings

The most common way to connect Bluetooth devices to your phone or tablet is through the Settings menu, whether it’s a pair of wireless headphones or a portable speaker. Just make sure Bluetooth is enabled, and then pairing a device will be easy as pie.

To turn on Bluetooth, navigate to and open Settings on your phone or tablet, and then tap Connections. Tap Bluetooth, and then tap the switch to turn it on.

Bluetooth highlighted below Connections

Connect Bluetooth devices to your phone or tablet using SmartThings

Aside from the Settings menu, you can also connect smart devices to SmartThings. If the device has Bluetooth and is compatible with SmartThings, you’ll be able to control it directly from the SmartThings app.

Control Bluetooth devices from the Devices panel

Note: This feature is currently only available on phones with the Android 10 update.

You can also view and control your connected Bluetooth devices using the Devices panel on your phone or tablet. All the important devices in your home or office will appear here for easy access. Plus, you can customize the panel by choosing which devices will show up, so you can connect to your devices whenever you need to.

Devices highlighted on a Galaxy phone's Notification panel

Pair your Bluetooth headphones to your smart watch

As of right now, the only kind of Bluetooth device you can connect to Samsung smart watches are Bluetooth headphones. You’ll be able to listen to music from your watch while you are working out or if you need to have your hands free when running errands. Once you connect them, you can go for a jog with no added bulk from your phone or a music device.

Music player controls on a Galaxy smart watch

Share your Bluetooth connections with your Samsung Account

You can sync your Bluetooth devices together under the same Samsung account to make switching between them easier. But first you’ll need to enable the setting in Samsung Cloud.

  1. On your phone or tablet, navigate to and open Settings.

  2. Tap Accounts and backup, and then tap Manage accounts.

  3. Next, tap your Samsung account, and then tap Sync account.

  4. Tap the switch next to Bluetooth to turn on Bluetooth sync. Tap Sync now.

Sync account highlighted on a Galaxy phone

Note: Samsung Cloud is only available on certain carriers.

Pair your Bluetooth device to your TV

Your Bluetooth devices can be connected to your Samsung Smart TV. For more information, check out our guide.

Can't connect a Bluetooth device

If you are having trouble connecting a Bluetooth device to your phone or tablet, check out our connection troubleshooting guide to help resolve the problem.

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