Available devices / Scan

This shows a list of nearby or paired Bluetooth devices. The list will include "visible" Bluetooth devices that are nearby, that you may wish to pair with, or it may include devices that are already paired that you may wish to do something with.


Your device may contain a Scan button or menu item allowing you to re-scan for nearby devices, in case a nearby device was switched on or made visible since the initial scan when opening this screen.

If you don't see you nearby device after scanning, check that it is switched on, and its Bluetooth visibility is enabled.  With some devices that don't have a screen, this involves putting it into a "pairing" mode by holding a button until a light flashes.

Pairing with a new device

If you wish to pair with a new device in the list that is not already paired, tap its name in this list, and a pair request will be sent to that device. For security reasons, the device needs to confirm that you wished to pair it before responding: if the device has a screen, it may pop up a message asking if you want to confirm, but if the device is a simple device like a wireless headset, keyboard or mouse, it may just display a flashing light and require you to push a button to respond.

Once you have confirmed the pair request on the other device, that device will respond to the first device and they will be paired. Once paired, the two devices will connect whenever they are in range of each other and switched on (and Bluetooth is switched on).