iPhone Bluetooth Pairing
While people think of Bluetooth as the way that wireless earpieces get connected to phones, it’s actually a general-purpose technology that allows all kinds of devices to be used. The process of connecting a Bluetooth device to an iPhone is called pairing. But how to pair iPhone with a Bluetooth device? In fact, even though the iPhone doesn’t have the traditional ports for connecting peripherals like USB, you can connect some devices to it via Bluetooth.Follow these steps to complete the pairing process.they also apply to the iPod touch and iPad).
Step 1 – Turn on the Bluetooth device you’d like to pair with your iPhone and make sure your iPhone and Bluetooth device are near each other, because Bluetooth signals can only extend a few feet. The devices don’t have to be right next to each other, but they should be rather close.
Step 2 – Set the Bluetooth device into Discoverable mode. This mode allows the iPhone to see the device and connect to it. You may press and hold a button and wait for a blue light to turn on, or you may go through another touchscreen device’s settings and touch a few buttons. However, making a device discoverable requires different steps on different devices. For some it’s as easy as turning them on, others require more work, and some devices are always discoverable. Check the manual of the device for instructions.
Step 3 – Press the Home key to ensure you’re back at the page of default-installed apps on your iPhone.
Step 4 – Tap the Settings app/button on your iPhone.
Step 5 – Tap the General button to pull up a list of available places.
Step 6 – Turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone. This will make your iPhone to be discoverable
.Step 7 – Tap the Bluetooth device name you’d like to pair with the iPhone. You’ll see “Not paired” on the right-hand side of the device-name’s box.
Step 8 – Ensure the code of the device you’re trying to pair matches the code of the push notification on your iPhone. This will make sure you aren’t pairing with any rogue Bluetooth networks nearby.
Step 9 – Tap the Pair button on the device. That’s all.Keep in mind that to connect some Bluetooth devices with the iPhone, you’ll need to enter a passcode. If the device you’re trying to pair is one of those, the passcode screen will appear. Consult the device’s manual for the passcode and enter it.You can disconnect a Bluetooth device from your iPhone on the same screen where you connected.It helps to know that while Bluetooth doesn’t drain as much battery as Wi-Fi, keeping it turned off when not in use is one of the ways that you can extend the battery life of your iPhone.Finally, let’s remind you that all iPod touches have Bluetooth capability and run on the same system settings as an iPhone.
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