27 Aug How To: Pair Your iPhone With A Bluetooth Device
When many of us think of Bluetooth, our minds immediately jump to the wireless earpieces used by professionals for handsfree communication.
However, Bluetooth has come a long way, opening up possibilities to further extend the use of our smartphones and tablets in our day to day lives. We can now connect to our cars, speakers, keyboards and other devices such as PC’s or other phones.
So,how can you take advantage of this fantastic piece of technology and connect your iPhone with a Bluetooth device?
Pairing Your iPhone With A Bluetooth Device
When connecting to another device using Bluetooth, the process is called Pairing. Regardless of what type of device you are pairing your iPhone with, the process is pretty much the same.
Make sure your iPhone and the other Bluetooth device are near each other. Unfortunately, Bluetooth signals do not have a long range (most Bluetooth devices have a range of approximately 9m), so if the two devices are not near enough to each other, they may not be able to connect.
Ensure the bluetooth device is in ‘Discoverable Mode’. This allows the iPhone to detect the device and then connect to it. You will need to check the manual for the Bluetooth device on how to turn this setting on (if it isn’t already enabled).
Some Bluetooth devices require a passcode to pair with the iPhone. If the device you are using requires a passcode, a screen will usually appear on your iPhone asking for you to enter in the passcode for the bluetooth device. The passcode is usually found the manual of the bluetooth device or it will be displayed on the device.
Troubleshooting: My iPhone Won’t Pair With My Bluetooth Device!
If you’ve followed the steps outlined above and the pairing is simply not working, try these troubleshooting tips below!