How to: Connect your Samsung phone to a Bluetooth device

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1. To connect your Samsung smartphone to a Bluetooth device, turn on the Bluetooth device you want to connect to and make sure it is in discoverable mode.

  1. To turn on Bluetooth on your mobile device, open the Notification Panel by swiping your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom, and touch the Bluetooth shortcut. When the Bluetooth transmitter is turned on, the icon will appear green.
  1. Your mobile device will begin scanning for any available Bluetooth-enabled devices. If your device is on and in discoverable mode, it will show up in the list under  Available devices.
  1. Touch your device in the Available devices list. If requested, verify the passkey matches on both devices and touch OK.
  1. When you have successfully paired with the device, it will be shown under Paired devices. The device will appear blue when it has an active connection.
  1. Once the device is paired, you can touch the device name to connect to it. The device name will appear blue when an active connection is established. In this example, we are connecting the Bluetooth headset named HM7000.
  1. To end the connection, touch the device name, and then touch OK. The device will remain paired for later use.
  1. Mark the checkbox next to Only visible to paired devices to make your device visible to nearby devices. A two-minute timeout is shown next to Visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices; once it has reached 0:00, the device will revert back to visible only to paired devices.

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