Pairing Bluetooth devices with your iPhone lets you use those devices without physically connecting them to the phone. Bluetooth devices include keyboards, ear buds, headsets and more. Even though the iPhone has Bluetooth built into it, you have to enable the feature before you can pair any Bluetooth devices with your the phone. Turn on Bluetooth functionality through the iPhone's Settings app; from there, Bluetooth devices can be paired in a matter of minutes.
Place the Bluetooth device you want to pair with the iPhone in pairing mode. Because each Bluetooth device is different, consult the user manual that came with your specific device to see how this is done.
Place the Bluetooth device as close as possible to the iPhone, preferably within a few feet. Also, ensure there are no objects between the two devices, and that there are no devices that send or receive a network signal in the vicinity of devices, such as a wireless router, baby monitor or wireless headset.
Tap "Settings" on the iPhone.
Tap the "On/Off" toggle next to Bluetooth until it says "On." A list of detected Bluetooth devices appears. Tap the name of the Bluetooth device you just placed in pairing mode. If you aren't sure what the name of that specific Bluetooth device is, consult the user's manual that came it. If you're not prompted for a passcode, the Bluetooth device and your iPhone will be paired automatically. However, if a message appears prompting you for a passcode, input the code. If you don't know what the passcode is, consult the user manual that came with the Bluetooth device. After entering the passcode, the two devices are paired.
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