- Windows Phone 7.8
- Windows Phone tips + tricks
- Windows Live ID
- Recommended settings for phone setup
- Starting from the beginning
- Getting connected
- Account setup
- Ringtones, sounds and volume
- Adding or creating ringtones
- Gestures: flick, pan and stretch
- The three buttons: Back, Start and Search
- Changing the accent colour or background theme
Pairing your phone with a Bluetooth accessory
You can pair your phone with a variety of Bluetooth accessories, such as headsets, car kits and speakers. One of the most common types is a Bluetooth headset for making hands-free calls.
You can also use Speech to make phone calls through a Bluetooth headset. To learn more, see Using Speech on your phone.
On Start, flick left to the App list, then tap Settings.
On the Settings screen, tap Bluetooth. (By default, Bluetooth is set to Off.)
Turn Status to On.
This starts a search for any discoverable Bluetooth accessories.
Make sure that the accessory you want to pair is turned on so that your phone can discover it.
Tap the name of the accessory that you want to pair with your phone.
If the accessory 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 display the same PIN before tapping Done.
- Make sure that the accessory uses a Bluetooth version and profile that will work with your phone. For more information, see the section below.
- When pairing your phone with an accessory, make sure that your phone is unlocked and displays the Bluetooth Settings screen.
- Some phones might not support Bluetooth, so Bluetooth Settings might not be visible.
- If the accessory requires a PIN that you don't know, check the documentation for the accessory or the accessory itself.
- If you no longer want to use a connected accessory with your phone, press and hold the name of the accessory in the list, then tap Delete.
Bluetooth version and profile support
Windows Phone 7 supports Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate). This is an improved version of Bluetooth that automates the pairing process between Windows Phone 7 and Bluetooth devices, such as phone headsets, car audio systems and speaker docks.
Windows Phone 7 supports the following Bluetooth user profiles:
- Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP 1.2)
- Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP 1.3)
- Hands Free Profile (HFP 1.5)
- Headset Profile (HSP 1.1)
- Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP 1.1)
Windows Phone 7 doesn't support Object Push Profile (OPP). This profile lets you send and receive items such as contacts, pictures and music over Bluetooth through mobile-to-mobile or mobile-to-computer connections.