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Pair my phone with a Bluetooth accessory
You can pair your phone with a variety of Bluetooth accessories, such as headsets for making hands–free calls, car kits, or speakers. If you or your friends have a laptop, tablet, smartphone, or other device with Bluetooth, you can also pair your phone with it and share files this way.
You can use Speech to make phone calls through a Bluetooth headset.
In the App list, tap Settings .
On the Settings screen, tap Bluetooth. (By default, Bluetooth is set to Off.)
Change Status to On .
Your phone will search for any discoverable Bluetooth accessories or devices. It will also be discoverable to other Bluetooth accessories or devices near you while you're on this screen.
Make sure that the accessory or device you want to pair is turned on and is discoverable, so your phone can discover it.
Tap the name of the accessory or device that you want to pair with your phone.
If the accessory or device requires that you enter a PIN (often called a pairing code) to pair it with your phone, make sure that both the phone and the accessory or device display the same PIN, then tap Done.
- The accessory or device must use a Bluetooth version and profile that will work with your phone. For more info, see Bluetooth profiles supported by Windows Phone 8 in Microsoft Support.
- If you're pairing your phone with an accessory, make sure that your phone is unlocked and displays the Bluetooth Settings screen.
- Some Bluetooth accessories (including some speakers) have near field communication (NFC) capabilities. To pair your phone with accessories that are NFC capable, just tap your phone to the touch mark on the accessory. Sometimes the touch mark will say nfc or something similar.
- If the accessory requires a PIN that you don't know, check the documentation for the accessory, or the accessory itself.
- After you pair your phone with a Bluetooth accessory, your phone will automatically connect to it in the future when it's in range and Bluetooth on your phone is turned on.
- If an accessory or device is connected to your phone and you don't want to use it anymore, tap and hold the name of the accessory or device in the list, and then tap Delete.