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How to use my Bluetooth

Activate your Bluetooth
Open the Pull-Down Menu > Click on the top right icon and click on the Bluetooth symbol.
How to pair your Fairphone to another device?
1. Go to System Settings > Bluetooth. Make sure your phone is set to "Visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices". 
2. Go to Settings > Bluetooth > Search for Devices. Wait for the other device to appear on the list in your Fairphone and click on it. (It’s called Android AP by default, but you can change the name if you’d like something more personal.)
3. Then wait for the devices to pair. You will get a confirmation code on the screen of your Fairphone and on you other device. If you see the same code on both, you can confidently accept the pairing. 
Once that’s complete, your devices are successfully paired and will find each other whenever Bluetooth is activated.
Bluetooth connection (in cars, audio devices, etc.)
Some users have reported problems making a connection between their Fairphone and certain devices. This is not always related to the Bluetooth profiles supported by Fairphone.

Please consider the Bluetooth profiles that are supported currently (as of May 2014):

  • A2DP 1.0 (Advanced Audio Distribution Protocol)
    To connect your stereo headphones, stereo speakers, etc.
  • AVRCP 1.0 (Audio Video Remote Control Profile Protocol)
    AVRCP is designed to provide a standard interface to control TVs and hi-fi equipment.
  • HID (Human Interface Devices) (if running version 1.3 of Fairphone OS)
    The HID profile defines the protocols, procedures and features to be used by Bluetooth HID such as keyboards, pointing devices, gaming devices and remote monitoring devices.
  • HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Protocol)
    HFP describes how a gateway device can be used to place and receive calls for a hand-free device. A common scenario would be a car kit in your vehicle.
  • HSP 1.1 (Role: Audio Gateway) (Headset profile)
    The HSP describes how a Bluetooth enabled headset should communicate with a computer or other Bluetooth enabled device such as a mobile phone.
  • PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile)
    The Phone Book Access Profile specification defines the procedures and protocols to exchange Phone Book objects between devices.
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
    To access in a car to a mobile phone and to provide message access to a mobile messaging device using any available PC or notebook.
  • FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
    FTP defines how folders and files on a server device can be browsed by a client device. A typical scenario would be transferring files wirelessly between two PCs or laptops, or browsing and retrieving files on a server.

Some other profiles work in some cases, but not yet in all conditions (e.g. PAN, DUN). We keep on working to optimise Bluetooth performance in future software updates.

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