Bluetooth is one of the most useful connectivity technologies on the market today – it allows us to easily pair all sorts of devices together in all sorts of interesting ways… and that includes phones, of course.
The first step to connecting your favourite devices to your phone via Bluetooth is turning it on – there are two ways to do that on your Samsung Galaxy device.
Via the Shortcut Tray
In order to switch on (or off) Bluetooth quickly, swipe down from the top and pull down your notification and shortcut tray. Depending on your settings, you may already see the Bluetooth option there. If you don’t, swipe down a second time to expose the full list of shortcuts. Somewhere in the list will be the option to turn on your Bluetooth.
Simply tap the icon and Bluetooth will turn on – when it does, you’ll see a pop-up prompting you to pair your device to available Bluetooth devices in the area. For your phone to show it as an option, the other device also needs to have it’s BT on and be in search mode – in other words, not already connected to something else.
Tap the right device when it shows up and you’ll be able to connect to it!
Via the Settings
If you can’t find the option or want to connect via the Settings, simply open the app and tap on the Connections option near the top. There, you’ll find a slider labelled Bluetooth – move it to the On position to have your phone start looking for compatible devices.
Tap the option itself to see a list of the available devices you can connect to. Select the one you want and tap the option, and your phone will connect to it automatically.