How to connect your iPhone & Android to use Bluetooth: A Step-by-Step Guide

Bluetooth technology is a wireless communication protocol that allows devices to communicate with each other in close proximity.

Setting up Bluetooth on Your iPhone: Accessing Settings and Enabling the Feature

Setting up Bluetooth on your iPhone is straightforward, and accessing settings enables this feature to work seamlessly.

To access the settings for your iPhone’s Bluetooth, you need to head over to your iPhone’s “Settings” app by tapping on its icon located on your home screen.

From there, scroll down until you see the option named “Bluetooth,” which looks like a blue square with white lines inside it.

Once you click on it, make sure that the toggle switch shows green text next to it indicating that it’s turned ON.

You can pair two or more devices effortlessly by clicking on their name from the list of available devices under Settings’ “Devices” section.

Setting up Bluetooth on your Android is easy too.

  1. To connect a Bluetooth device, like headphones, to your Pixel, open the Settings app , and tap Connected devices.

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Tap Pair new device.

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Under “Available devices,” tap the Bluetooth device you want to connect to.

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Follow any on-screen prompts to complete the pairing.

When your device is paired with your Pixel phone, you’ll see it listed as a connected device.

Tip: When connecting some devices to your Pixel, you may be asked to allow certain permissions. For example, when pairing headphones with a mic, you may be asked to if you’d like to:

  • Give access to your contacts and call history to make calls.
    • Give access to Google Assistant so you can talk to it.

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To adjust your device connection settings, tap the settings icon .

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If you want to disconnect the device for the moment, tap Disconnect.

To prevent your Pixel from automatically connecting to this device in the future, tap Forget > Forget device.