How Do I use Bluetooth on my Samsung Galaxy Alpha?

Last Update Date : Apr 25. 2018


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



Before you begin, turn on the Bluetooth device you want to connect to, and make sure it is in discoverable mode or visible.

To turn on Bluetooth on your device:

1. Open the Notification Panel by swiping your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom.

2. Touch the Bluetooth Quick Panel 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, which will appear in the list under AVAILABLE DEVICES.

Bluetooth Scanning

4. Touch the name of the device you want to connect to.

5. If requested, verify the passkey matches on both devices and touch OK.

NOTE: Older Bluetooth devices may ask 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.

Unpair Devices

To unpair a device you have connected to:

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon .

2. Touch Settings Settings Icon .

3. Touch Bluetooth Settings Bluetooth Icon .

4. Touch Settings Icon next to the device in the PAIRED DEVICES list.

5. Touch Unpair.

The other options available on this screen will vary depending on the device you are connected to. You can touch Rename to change the name of the device.

Share Content

• Many of the applications on your device let you share content via Bluetooth.

• When using applications like the Gallery and Internet, touch Share via Share Icon > Bluetooth and select a device to share with.

• The other device will need to accept the transfer request.

NOTE: It may be necessary to touch More options > Share or Share via.

Receive Content

1. When another device sends content to your mobile device, you will see a File transfer request letting you know the device’s Bluetooth name and asking you to either Accept or Decline the request.

File Transfer

2. After you accept the request, the content will be downloaded from the sender and stored on your device in Apps Apps Icon > My Files 1 > Device storage 1 > Download 1 .

NOTE: You can also view the transferred files by opening the Notification Panel and touching Bluetooth share: Received.

Additional Bluetooth Settings

From the Bluetooth Settings Bluetooth Icon menu, touch More optionsMore options icon for the following options:

    • Visibility timeout: Adjust the timeout your device uses when it is visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices.

    • Received files: Open the location where received Bluetooth files are stored.

    • Rename device: Change your device's name as it displays on the Bluetooth screen.

    • Help: Access tutorials for your device's Bluetooth feature.


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