Pair Your Smartphone and Use a Jabra Bluetooth Device for Hands Free Calling While Driving
Edited by Kathy McGraw, Maria Quinney, 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.
Things You Will Need
- 2Make sure that your Smartphone and your Bluetooth headset are charged to at least 80 percent.
The Pairing Process
- 1Turn your Jabra headset on and hold the answer/end button down. Some headsets, like the one pictured, turn on when you swing the boom out
Troubleshooting Bluetooth Pairing Issues
- 1Make sure that your Bluetooth device is powered on: 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.
- 3Ensure that your phone is visible to other Bluetooth devices. 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.
- 4Make sure that your phone and headset are close enough to each other. 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.
- 5Turn off any other nearby Bluetooth devices. They may be creating interference between your phone and headset.
- 6Delete the headset from your phone's Bluetooth menu and rediscover it. 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.
- 7If you're near your WiFi router, try pairing your devices away from it. WiFi routers can use the same frequencies as Bluetooth, and your router may be causing unnecessary interference.
- 8Keep away from USB 3.0 ports. 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.
- 9Power-cycle your smartphone and headset. If all else fails, try powering down your devices and then powering them up again. Sometimes that resets everything and fixes the problem.
Using Your Jabra Headset While Driving
- 1Make sure that your Jabra headset is properly seated in your ear. You don't want it to fall off when you hit the button to answer a call!
- 2Press the Answer/End button to answer a call. Alternatively, press the voice command button and say "Answer."
- 4To mute the microphone, press the voice command button. To unmute it, press the button again.
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