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Use Bluetooth Headset and Headphones Services

A Bluetooth headset is equipped with both a speaker and a microphone and is generally used for the following activities:

Bluetooth headphones are primarily used for listening to high-fidelity stereophonic music.

A Bluetooth universal headset includes both stereo sound for listening to music, and monaural sound for voice calls.

Use a Bluetooth headset or headphones with this computer

To use a Bluetooth headset or headphones with this computer:

  1. Display Bluetooth Operations and Settings for the device.
  2. Click Connect next to: This computer is not connected to a Bluetooth headset (or your Blue­tooth stereo headphones).
  3. On the other Bluetooth device, accept the connection, if necessary.

To stop using your headset or headphones with this computer, click Disconnect.

Configure whether your Bluetooth enabled hands-free device shows contact information and call logs

Some hands-free devices provide an LCD display to show caller ID information for incoming calls. If your device has this capability, and you use an Internet phone service such as Skype™ on your computer, then you can configure whether the headset displays contact and call information for calls received on this computer.

To configure whether the hands-free device shows contact information and call logs for calls made on this computer:

  1. Display Bluetooth Operations and Settings for the device.
  2. Click Headset type and select one of the following”
  3. Click Apply.

Set whether authorization is required to connect to your Bluetooth headset or headphones

For some Bluetooth devices, you may want to require the user of this computer to authorize any operation before it can proceed. This prevents the device from connecting without the approval of the user. For other Bluetooth devices, you may want to connect without authorization.

To set whether authorization is required:

  1. Display Bluetooth Operations and Settings for the device.
  2. Click Authorization Options and select the preferred option:
  3. Click Apply.

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NOTE: If your device offers services other than those described above, see these additional help topics for assistance.