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LG NEXUS BLUETOOTH BASICS

Operation Cell Phones Last Updated 10/24/2015
LG NEXUS BLUETOOTH BASICS

To connect to a Bluetooth device, first turn on your phone's Bluetooth. Then, the first time you use a new Bluetooth device, you need to "pair" it with your phone so that both devices know how to connect securely to each other. After that, they connect automatically.

System bar icons in the top right corner of the screen indicate Bluetooth status, Bluetooth connected , Bluetooth disconnected

Tip: To extend the life of your battery between charges, turn off Bluetooth when you're not using it. You may also be required to turn Bluetooth off in some locations. Bluetooth is turned off when you switch to Airplane mode.

Note: Some Settings, Menus, or Icons may differ from that of your device, this article should only be used as a general reference.


  1. From the Home Screen, tap Apps  > Settings  > Bluetooth

  2. Slide the Bluetooth switch on or off.

Your phone has a generic Bluetooth name by default, which is visible to other Bluetooth devices when you connect them. You can change the name so that it is more recognizable.

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Apps  > Settings  > Bluetooth

  2. Slide the Bluetooth switch on if not already.

  3. In the Bluetooth screen, tap Menu > Rename phone.

  4. Type a new name and touch Rename.

You must pair your phone with a device before you can connect to it. Once you pair your phone with a device, they stay paired unless you unpair them.

If the device you want to pair with isn't in the list, ensure that the it's turned on and set to be discoverable.

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Apps  > Settings  > Bluetooth

  2. Slide the Bluetooth switch on if not already.

  3. Your phone scans for and displays the IDs of all available Bluetooth devices in range.

  4. If your phone stops scanning before your Bluetooth device is ready, touch Search for devices.

  5. Touch the ID of the Bluetooth device in the list to pair with it.

  6. Follow the instructions to complete the pairing. If you're prompted to enter a passcode, try entering 0000 or 1234 (the most common passcodes), or consult the documentation that came with the device.

  7. If the pairing is successful, your phone connects to the device.

Once you've paired with a Bluetooth device, you can connect to it manually - for example, to switch devices or to reconnect after it is back in range.

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Apps  > Settings  > Bluetooth

  2. Slide the Bluetooth switch on if not already.

  3. In the list of devices, touch a paired but unconnected device. When the phone and the device are connected, the device is displayed as connected in the list.

Some Bluetooth devices have multiple profiles. Profiles can includes the ability to transmit your conversations, play music in stereo, or transfer files or other data. You can select which profiles you want to use with your phone. You can also change the name of the Bluetooth device as it appears on your phone.

  1. From the Home Screen, tap Apps  > Settings  > Bluetooth

  2. Slide the Bluetooth switch on if not already.

  3. In the Bluetooth settings, tap the Settings icon   beside the paired Bluetooth device you want to configure. A screen opens that allows you to change the device's name, unpair it, or select profiles. Tap the Back button   when you're finished.

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