It’s no longer embarrassing to be seen wearing a Bluetooth headset. Now that texting or talking on your phone while driving must be done hands free, a Bluetooth headset is a necessary accessory for anyone with a cell phone.

How does it work? Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communications technology to exchange information over a short distance between two devices. Through Bluetooth technology you can wirelessly connect your phone to wireless headsets, Bluetooth enabled cars, and Bluetooth enabled computers. While Bluetooth is great, and needed for driving, just how do you connect your cell phone to another device? Connecting your cell phone to another device wirelessly can be difficult, so we’ve created this comprehensive guide to help you out. We have some general steps that should cover most cell phones. As always, refer to your owner’s manual of each device for more specifics regarding your particular devices. 1. Generally, in order to connect your cell phone to a Bluetooth device you first need to make sure that each device is on and in close proximity to one another, as well as having your Bluetooth device that you want to connect your cell phone to in discoverable mode.* 2. Then, go to your cell phone’s settings and click on the Bluetooth banner. a. Note: some cell phones (such as the Samsung Galaxy S4) have an in between step here, such as having to click a connections tab before getting to a screen with the Bluetooth banner as an option. Bluetooth-step2   3. From the Bluetooth banner make sure that you turn your device’s Bluetooth on. 4. Your cell phone should then begin to search for other Bluetooth enabled devices in the area. Again, make sure you have turned whatever it is that you want your cell phone to connect to on so that it can pick up its signal. Bluetooth-Scanning-step3 5. Once your cell phone is done searching for devices, you may have to scroll through some options before you come to the device you want. Choose the device that you’d have your cell phone connect to. 6. Once selected, a screen may pop up with a message saying that a Bluetooth pairing has been requested. If prompted, enter PI N**, and then hit OK. Bluetooth-Pairing-step4   7. Lastly, confirm that the devices are properly paired. You can now go through your day wirelessly and safely! Shop our huge selection of Bluetooth headsets and devices now to get connected! *Please refer to Bluetooth device’s owner manual. ** PIN is usually 0000. If this does not work, refer to the device’s owner manual.

Posted by David Yi, Social Media and SEO Assistant at Wireless Emporium