The BlackBerry line of smartphones include MP3 playback for listening to music, podcasts or audiobooks. They also come with Bluetooth connectivity and work with a wide variety of wireless accessories, from headsets to computers. While the music functionality of the BlackBerry works out of the device's speakers by default, you can connect a pair of Bluetooth headphones to enjoy music in privacy with superior audio quality and no need for the wires of traditional headphones.
Press the "Menu" key and scroll to open the "Manage Connections" icon, indicated by a wireless symbol. If it is not already enabled, select "Bluetooth" to activate the device's Bluetooth connectivity.
Turn the Bluetooth headphones on and place them in pairing mode. Reference the headphones' manual for specific instructions on pairing mode and other functions.
Scroll down in the Blackberry's connections window and select "Set Up Bluetooth." Press the "Search" button. Wait for the Blackberry to find the device.
Select the headphones from the list and enter the pairing key when prompted. The headphones' literature will note the default pairing key. If it does not, many devices use "0000" as the default key. Press "Yes" to confirm the connection.
Return to the homescreen and press the "Menu" key. Open the "Media" icon to access any saved music on the system. As long as the headphones are connected, music will play through them rather than the system's speakers.
Reconnect the device by selecting the "Options" icon from the main menu and choosing "Bluetooth." As long as they are on and in range, the headphones will appear in the list of paired devices.
- Other Bluetooth devices, such as headsets, can also be used for music playback using the same connection method.
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