We polled our customer service agents, and one question was asked more than any other. How do I pair my Bluetooth device with my phone?
Although there are a myriad of different Bluetooth products and numerous phones, the basics remain the same. For this example I'll use a Bluetooth headset, as that is a common item used with a cell phone.
First make sure your phone is on and "awake." Now, with headset in hand you'll see that most have one multi-function button which needs to be pressed and held for a few seconds until you get a response from flashing LED's or an audio cue. When you get the signal this means the Bluetooth signal is being broadcasted, ready to be noticed by your phone.
Some mobile phones may offer automatic pairing, but with many models you will need to navigate to its Bluetooth controls in the operating system. With my phone, I need to make sure I turn on the audio device Bluetooth receiver before it will notice the awaiting headset.
Once the phone is set to search for Bluetooth devices it will pick up the headsets signal as long as it is within the products maximum broadcast range. If it took you awhile to navigate to your phones Bluetooth controls your headset may have gone into a low-power or sleep mode. Just hold down the multi-function button again until the device signals you that it is broadcasting.
If your phone notices the Bluetooth headsets signal it will display information about the headset, or may even ask for a PIN number. Some phones provide the PIN number that must be entered; others will want the PIN supplied in the headsets instruction manual.
On my phone, I didn't need to enter a PIN, but I did have to click on the headsets name when it was discovered and displayed on my phone's screen. Now I'm ready to use my Bluetooth headset!