Bluetooth

Learn how to connect wirelessly to compatible phones and devices and send items between them.

About Bluetooth

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings > Connectivity > Bluetooth.

You can connect wirelessly to other compatible devices, such as phones, computers, headsets, and car kits.

You can use the connection to send items from your phone, copy files from your compatible PC, and print files with a compatible printer.

Since devices with Bluetooth wireless technology communicate using radio waves, they do not need to be in direct line-of-sight. However, they must be within 10 meters (33 feet) of each other, although the connection may be subject to interference from obstructions such as walls or from other electronic devices.

When your phone is locked, only connections to authorized devices are possible.

Tip: You can also manage your Bluetooth connections in the status menu. To open the status menu, swipe down from the notification area, then select Bluetooth. If Bluetooth is not displayed, select Bluetooth deactivated icon.

Tip: You can add a Bluetooth widget to the home screen. To quickly turn Bluetooth on or off, select the widget.

Operating the device in hidden mode is a safer way to avoid malicious software. Do not accept Bluetooth connection requests from sources you do not trust. You can also turn the Bluetooth function off when you are not using it.

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Connect to a wireless headset

With a wireless headset you can answer a call even if your phone is not directly at hand, and you can have your hands free, for example, to continue working at your computer during a call. Wireless headsets are available separately.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings > Connectivity > Bluetooth.

  1. To activate Bluetooth, select Bluetooth > On.

  2. Switch the headset on.

  3. Open the Paired devices tab .

  4. Select the headset.

    If the headset is not displayed in the list, to search for it, select Options icon > New paired device.

  5. You may need to enter a passcode. For details, see the user guide of the headset.

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Send a picture or other content to another device using Bluetooth

You can use Bluetooth to send pictures, videos, business cards, calendar entries, and other content to your friend's compatible devices and to your computer.

You can have several Bluetooth connections active at a time. For example, if you are connected to a compatible headset, you can also send files to another compatible device at the same time.

  1. Select and hold the item, for example, a picture. From the pop-up menu, select Send > Via Bluetooth.

  2. Select the device to connect to. If the desired device is not displayed, to search for it, select More devices. When searching, Bluetooth devices within range are displayed.

  3. If the other device requires a passcode, enter the passcode. The passcode, which you can define yourself, must be entered in both devices. The passcode in some devices is fixed. For details, see the user guide of the other device.

    The passcode is valid only for the current connection.

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Connect to a car kit using remote SIM mode

With remote SIM mode, a compatible car kit can use the SIM card of your phone.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings > Connectivity > Bluetooth.

Before remote SIM mode can be activated, your phone and accessory must be paired. Initiate the pairing from the car kit accessory.

  1. To activate Bluetooth, select Bluetooth > On.

  2. To activate remote SIM mode, select Remote SIM mode > On.

  3. Activate Bluetooth in the car kit accessory.

When remote SIM mode is activated, Remote SIM mode is displayed on the home screen. The connection to the wireless network is closed, and you cannot use SIM card services or features that require cellular network coverage.

To make or receive calls when in remote SIM mode, you need to have a compatible accessory, such as a car kit, connected to your device.

Your device will only allow emergency calls in this mode.

Deactivate remote SIM mode

Press the power key, and select Exit remote SIM mode.

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Block a device

You can prevent devices from creating a Bluetooth connection to your phone.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings > Connectivity > Bluetooth.

Open the Paired devices tab , select and hold the device you want to block, and from the pop-up menu, select Block.

Remove a device from the blocked devices list

Open the Blocked devices tab , select and hold the device you want to remove from the list, and from the pop-up menu, select Delete.

If you reject a pairing request from another device, you are asked if you want to add the device to the list of blocked devices.

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Protect your phone

When Bluetooth is activated in your phone, you can control who can find and connect to your phone.

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings > Connectivity > Bluetooth.

Prevent others from detecting your phone

Select My phone's visibility > Hidden.

When your phone is hidden, others cannot detect it. However, paired devices can still connect to your phone.

Switch Bluetooth off

Select Bluetooth > Off.

Tip: To quickly switch Bluetooth off, swipe down from the top of the screen, then select Bluetooth on icon.

Do not pair with or accept connection requests from an unknown device. This helps to protect your phone from harmful content.

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