Windows Phone 7 supports Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and this enhanced version allows for a simplified pairing procedure with Bluetooth devices.
Bluetooth is the popular open wireless protocol for exchanging data over short distances. Windows Phone 7 supports the following Bluetooth user profiles:
- Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP 1.2)
- Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP 1.0)
- Hands Free Profile (HFP 1.5)
- Headset Profile (HSP 1.1)
- Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP 1.0)
You can pair your phone with a variety of different Bluetooth accessories, such as headsets, car kits, or speakers. Certain Bluetooth devices that do not fully conform to industry-standard Bluetooth protocols may not work properly with your Windows Phone 7 device.
Steps to pair your Bluetooth accessory with a Windows Phone 7 device:
- On Start, flick left to the App list, and then tap Settings.
- On the Settings screen, tap Bluetooth.
- Turn Status to On. This starts a search for any discoverable Bluetooth accessories. Make sure that the accessory you want to pair is turned on so that your phone can discover it.
- Tap the name of the accessory that you want to pair with your phone.
- If the accessory requires that you enter a PIN to pair it with your phone, make sure that both the phone and the accessory display the same PIN before tapping Done.
If you do not wish to use a particular connected accessory with your phone in future, tap and hold the name of the accessory in the list, and then tap Delete.