Tip & How-To about Cell Phones
1. All bluetooth headsets can be discovered by other bluetooth enabled devices (e.g. phone, computer) whenever they are in pairing mode.
2. You'll know that it is in pairing mode by paying attention to its indicator light, which will always show a different configuration from the usual stand-by mode. On some of them, it will be steadily lit, whilst on others will flash rapidly, often in more than one color.
3. You must ensure your headset is turned off, prior to putting it in that mode.
4. Most bluetooth headsets, mainly the ones which are turned on by pressing and holding a Multi-Function Button (MFB, also called answer/end button) for a couple of seconds, enter the pairing mode by pressing and holding the MFB for much longer than the time required for them to be turned on (usually 6 to 10 seconds). Release the button when you notice it is in already in pairing mode (see rule #2). Other headsets, usually the ones whose microphone is in a boom, enter the pairing mode just by opening the boom, provided that either they have never been paired to other devices before, or, otherwise, those devices have their bluetooth radios turned off.
5. Once it is in pairing mode, make the bluetooth application, on the device you want to pair it with, search for new devices. After a little while, your headset should appear on the device' screen. Select it and make it connect. If a pairing code (or PIN, or passkey, or pass code) is requested, enter either '0000' (four zeros, which happens to be the most commonly code chosen by manufacturers), or '1234', or '8888'.
6. If the pairing process is successful, your headset will enter the stand-by mode. There might be some type of indication that a bluetooth headset is attached, on the device just paired with it too.
7. You headset will stay in pairing mode for a couple of minutes only. If it happens to leave that mode before you are able to finish the procedure, turn your headset off and start it all over again.
Hope these tips can be useful to you.
Posted by CARLOS R... on
Oct 24, 2010 | Cell Phones
Oct 10, 2010 | Plantronics Explorer 220 Bluetooth Headset...
Feb 07, 2010 | Cardo S-800 Bluetooth Headset Wireless...
Feb 05, 2010 | Samsung WEP500 Wireless Headset
Jan 16, 2008 | Kyocera Switchback KX21 Cellular Phone
2,670 people viewed this tip
Usually answered in minutes!