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How to Connect a Bluetooth Headset to Your Mobile Phone

Pairing a Bluetooth Headset

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Bluetooth headsets are very handy for communication with your mobile phone, or to listening to audio media. It becomes even more so with VoIP communication, which gives you a better experience and more features. Here is a walk-through of how to connect a Bluetooth headset to a mobile phone.

I will be using a Jabra BT2035 as Bluetooth headset and a Samsung Galaxy Ace Android phone for the process. Don’t worry if you have different makes and models of the headset or of the phone, or if you have earlier or cheaper models, the functionality is more or less the same, and some minor improvisations and inferences will get the job done. What you need is simple a Bluetooth headset and a mobile phone that has Bluetooth support.

  1. Make sure that both your mobile phone and your Bluetooth adapter are well charged for the pairing process.
  2. Enable Bluetooth on your mobile phone. Here it is Settings > Wireless and Networks > Bluetooth Settings > Turn on Bluetooth. You can easily find your way to enabling Bluetooth on any mobile phone.
  3. Switch your Bluetooth adapter on. The light on it should blink once.
  4. To pair the Bluetooth headset to the phone, hold the headset’s button down for 5 to 10 seconds. During this time, it will identify the phone and make a link to it. While it is searching, you will notice the light blinking in series of three. Keep pressing the button until the light stops blinking and becomes solid. The solid light indicates successful pairing.
  5. On your phone, go to the Bluetooth settings and scan for devices. You will see the Bluetooth headset listed. Select it and let it make its connection. If you are asked a password or code, enter 00000.
  6. Once your phone makes the connection, a message will tell you that the pairing is successfully completed.
  7. You are now ready to use your Bluetooth headset with your mobile phone.
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