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How To Use Bluetooth On Samsung Galaxy S4
How To Use Bluetooth On Samsung Galaxy S4

Learn how to use Bluetooth on your Samsung Galaxy S4. Bluetooth is a short-range communications technology that allows you to connect wirelessly to a number of Bluetooth devices, such as headsets and hands-free car kits, and Bluetooth-enabled handhelds, computers, printers, and wireless devices. The Bluetooth communication range is usually up to approximately 30 feet.

Turning Bluetooth On and Off

To turn Bluetooth on:

  • From the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > Connections tab.
  • Tap the ON/OFF slider, located to the right of the Bluetooth field, to turn Bluetooth ON. When active, appears within the Status area.
  • To turn Bluetooth off:
  • From the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > Connections tab.
  • Tap the ON/OFF slider, located to the right of the Bluetooth field, to turn Bluetooth OFF.

Bluetooth Settings

The Bluetooth settings menu allows you to set up many of the characteristics of your device’s Bluetooth service, including:

  • Entering or changing the name your device uses for Bluetooth communication and description
  • Setting your device’s visibility (or “discoverability”) for other Bluetooth devices

To access the Bluetooth Settings menu:

  • From the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > Connections tab.
  • Verify your Bluetooth is ON.
  • Tap Bluetooth.

To change your Bluetooth name:

  • From the Home screen, tap Apps > Settings > More tab > About device > Device name.
  • Use the keyboard to modify your device name and tap OK.

To make your device visible:

  • From the Bluetooth settings page, press Menu key > Visibility time-out.
    • Making your device visible allows it to be detected by other devices for pairing and communication.
  • Select a time that you would like your device visibility to time-out.

To show received files:

  • From the Bluetooth settings page, press Menu key > Received files. A list of all files received from Bluetooth is displayed.

To scan for Bluetooth devices:

  • Verify your Bluetooth is active.
  • From the Bluetooth settings page, tap Scan to search for visible external Bluetooth-compatible devices such as headsets, devices, printers, and computers.