Bluetooth headsets are great for those occasions when you’ve got more tasks than hands available. Allowing hands free conversation, they’re a handy bit of kit whether in the car or around the office. Before you can use your Samsung bluetooth headset, you first need to ‘pair’ it with your mobile phone (or other bluetooth enabled device). So how do you get the two devices talking to each other? Samsung bluetooth headset pairing really is simple; here we talk you through how to get going.
In order to pair your bluetooth device with your phone, there are three simple steps. First, you need to make your headset visible to your phone. Next you need to use your phone to locate your headset. Finally, you secure the connection. It really is that easy and should only take a matter of seconds!
Preparing the Samsung bluetooth headset
OK, so it might not seem logical, but for many Samsung bluetooth headsets such as the WEP301 you need to ensure the device is switched off to get started. If you can’t see a power button, hold down the ‘talk’ or ‘multitask’ button to do this. When the headset is off, you need to press and hold down the ‘talk’ or ‘multitask’ button again to activate pairing mode. After about 8 seconds, the blue indicator light should generally stay solid to let you know that pairing mode is activated.
In models such as the HM1700 and HM1900, the device needs to be on in order to begin pairing. With these models you need to press and hold the ‘talk’ button for about 3 seconds to get going.
Once in pairing mode, you will generally have two to three minutes to find your headset from your mobile. If you haven’t done so in time, simply repeat this step again.
Finding the Samsung bluetooth headset
Once your headset is in pairing mode, you need to locate the appropriate device from your smartphone. To do this, first open your phone’s ‘settings’ menu. In the ‘settings’ menu, select ‘bluetooth’ and toggle the setting to ‘on’.
Your phone should automatically scan for available devices. This may take a few seconds. When it has finished scanning, a list of found devices will be displayed. Simply select your headset device from the options displayed by tapping on the relevant option.
If you can’t see your headset device displayed, tap the option to ‘scan for new devices’ or ‘refresh list’ or try toggling bluetooth off and on again. Also ensure that your phone and headset are within a few feet of each other.
Securing your connection
When you select your headset device, you may be prompted to enter a security passkey. Samsung usually use ‘0000’ but you may wish to confirm this by checking your headset’s manual. Entering a passkey secures the connection and prevents the headset from connecting with other devices that you didn’t intend it to.
And that’s it, your headset and mobile are paired. Once you have paired two devices together, they should remember each other meaning you don’t need to repeat the pairing process every time.
How to: Samsung bluetooth headset pairing
So pairing your Samsung bluetooth headset with your smartphone is a straightforward process and should have you multitasking in no time. It’s a simple process of introducing the two devices to each other and getting them each to communicate. The passkey may or may not be required, depending on which device you’re using.
This article has explained how to pair your Samsung bluetooth headset with a smartphone. However you can of course use your headset with a whole range of other devices such as tablets and MP3 players. In each case, the fundamental pairing process is similar to with a phone although the specific options may vary slightly.
If you’re still struggling to connect your Samsung bluetooth headset, there are various videos on YouTube showing the pairing process.