Pair Your Smartphone and Use a Jabra Bluetooth Device for Hands Free Calling While Driving

Edited by Brindzhound, Maria, Eng

Bluetooth is an international standard for connecting electronic devices together and allowing them to interact with each other. Bluetooth does not rely on WiFi or mobile data networks; instead, it uses a short-range radio network, known as a piconet, which is created during the pairing process between two Bluetooth-capable devices. Once the piconet is established, whenever the two paired devices come within range of each other and provided that they are powered on, they will interact with each other.

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Things You Will Need

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    Your smartphone
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    We are using an Android smartphone, but the steps are pretty much the same on an iPhone. That's the cool thing about Bluetooth: it's universal.
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    A Jabra Bluetooth headset
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Preparation

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    Enable Bluetooth on your smartphone
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    You can find the Bluetooth settings on the notifications pull-down menu or from within the Settings app. Either tap the Bluetooth icon or if you're accessing it from the Settings app, toggle the Bluetooth switch to on.
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    Make sure that your Smartphone and your Bluetooth headset are charged to at least 80 percent.
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The Pairing Process

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    Turn your Jabra headset on and hold the answer/end button down
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    Some headsets, like the one pictured, turn on when you swing the boom out
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    Keep holding the Answer/End button down until the Bluetooth indicator flashes blue
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    When the Bluetooth indicator is on, it means that the device has entered "pairing mode."
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    Tap on Bluetooth to launch your phone's Bluetooth settings from the pull-down menu or within the Settings app
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    For most phones, you can access the Bluetooth settings even without unlocking the screen.
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    Tap on the name of your Jabra device, which is displayed on your smartphone's screen
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    If you don't see it listed, then your smartphone hasn't "found" it yet; go back to the first step and start over.
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    If you're asked to input a code, type 0000
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    Refer to your Bluetooth device manual for the code.
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Troubleshooting Bluetooth Pairing Issues

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    Make sure that your Bluetooth device is powered on
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    This may seem obvious, but in some headset configurations, it may not be apparent that the device is turned on. Check to see if its LED lights are on. Again, they may be very tiny and hard to see.
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    Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your smartphone
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    Pull down the Notification Shade and check to see if the Bluetooth icon is on. It will be grayed-out if it's not.
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    Ensure that your phone is visible to other Bluetooth devices
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    From your Settings app, tap on Bluetooth. While you are on the Bluetooth screen, other Bluetooth devices can "see" your phone. It's a good idea to keep this screen open during the pairing process, at least until your headset finds your phone.
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    Make sure that your phone and headset are close enough to each other
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    It's a good idea to keep your phone and headset next to each other for the smoothest pairing process since Bluetooth relies on an ad hoc short-range radio network to connect the two devices together.
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    Turn off any other nearby Bluetooth devices
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    They may be creating interference between your phone and headset.
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    Delete the headset from your phone's Bluetooth menu and rediscover it
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    Your phone and headset may have formed a faulty connection. Deleting the device and allowing your phone to pick it up again will reset the connection.
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    If you're near your WiFi router, try pairing your devices away from it
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    WiFi routers can use the same frequencies as Bluetooth, and your router may be causing unnecessary interference.
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    Keep away from USB 3.0 ports
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    If you have a newer laptop or desktop computer, they are likely using USB 3.0, and apparently, the newer USB standard may interfere when pairing two Bluetooth devices.
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    Power-cycle your smartphone and headset
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    If all else fails, try powering down your devices and then powering them up again. Sometimes that resets everything and fixes the problem.
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Using Your Jabra Headset While Driving

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    Make sure that your Jabra headset is properly seated in your ear
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    You don't want it to fall off when you hit the button to answer a call!
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    Press the Answer/End button to answer a call
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    Alternatively, press the voice command button and say "Answer."
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    Press the voice command button and say "Dial" followed by the number or the person's name you want to call
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    To mute the microphone, press the voice command button
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    To unmute it, press the button again.
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Some of the screenshots used in this article are courtesy The Jabra Support YouTube Channel. Find their videos here and here.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please post in the comments section below.

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