If you need to connect short-range wireless devices to your Android device, Bluetooth has you covered. Also, sometimes you may need to turn off Bluetooth. Here’s how to do both on Android.
How to turn on Bluetooth on Android
The quickest way to enable Bluetooth on an Android device is to use the Quick Settings drop-down menu, which you can open by swiping down twice from your menu bar.
Once the Quick Settings menu appears, press the “Bluetooth” button until it is highlighted. It will say “Bluetooth On” when Bluetooth is on.
Bluetooth is now active and ready for connections. To pair devices, open Settings and go to Settings > Connected devices. That’s it!
You can also enable Bluetooth in the Settings app. To do this, open Settings and go to Connected Devices > Connection Preferences > Bluetooth and toggle the switch next to “Use Bluetooth” to the on position.
After that, you can go back two menu levels and pair devices with your Android device or just exit settings.
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How to Disable Bluetooth on Android
Turning off Bluetooth on Android is as easy as turning it on. First, open the Quick Settings menu by swiping down twice from the top of your device screen. In the menu that appears, press the “Bluetooth” button until it is no longer highlighted.
When Bluetooth is off, the text inside the button will say “Bluetooth Off”.
It’s also easy to turn off Bluetooth from the Settings app, but it takes a few extra clicks. To do this, open Settings and go to Connected devices > Connection preferences > Bluetooth and turn off the switch next to “Use Bluetooth”.
When you’re done, exit out of settings and you’re good to go. At any time, you can quickly re-enable Bluetooth using the Quick Settings menu. Good luck!
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