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Blue Tooth Technology For Cars

Bluetooth technology for cars

Bluetooth technology is a wireless technology that allows the user to create secure local networks, so if you want to establish a short-range connection between a couple of devices, then you can connect it via Bluetooth technology without any hassle. By using Bluetooth technology, you can establish a connection between your phone and your car head unit or you can connect your phone with a hands-free Bluetooth car kit or it can be any headset.

What is Bluetooth connectivity?

The process through which you can connect two Bluetooth enabled devices is known as “Pairing”, this is because the network has only one pair of different devices. In addition, you can also pair up one device with multiple Bluetooth enabled devices, even in this scenario the connection will be unique and at the same time secure too. if you want to pair up your phone with the head unit of your car, then one thing you have to look for is to check whether both of the devices are Bluetooth compatible or not.

Most of the car head units offer Bluetooth connectivity, so you can enjoy hands-free calling without taking your attention off the road. If we talk about the OEM Bluetooth car stereos, they also have the same functionality.

What are the requirements for hands-free cell phone calling?

    You will need a pin to pair up the devices.

  • ·    A Bluetooth compatible phone.
  • ·    A Bluetooth enabled car audio system or an infotainment in your vehicle.
  • ·    A phone mount is also good.

Check if your phone has Bluetooth, if you have it in your phone then turn it on:

  • Well, pairing a phone with the head unit of your vehicle completely depends upon the audio system setup and the phone itself. Many people have different types of cell phones and different people drive different types of cars. So, it all depends upon the type of phone and car you have. Well, what will be the first step? Of course, it will be to have the right pair tools, which are Bluetooth compatible devices on both ends.

  • What you have to do is turn on your cell phone, if your phone is powered off and after turning it on, you have to verify that it has Bluetooth connectivity or not. If you find it difficult to find the Bluetooth symbol, then it looks like a B with an X over it. So if you find any similar symbol in the status bar of your phone or it can be in the menu, it means your phone is Bluetooth compatible and it can be paired with any other Bluetooth compatible device.

    Go to the menu, and search for the options like “make phone discoverable” and “search for other devices”. Hope you are doing this while reading this article, this will help you later on, so don’t get bored as we will make your phone connect the head unit of your vehicle. In many phones there is a function, that they remain visible for a while after turning on the Bluetooth. In that case, you don’t need to go for the “make phone discoverable option”.

What are the infotainment or audio system phone settings?

Some vehicles have a voice recognition system in their head units, so you can pair up the Bluetooth, just by saying “pair Bluetooth” and some vehicles have a Bluetooth which can be easily paired by pressing a button; after you press that button the pairing process will be initiated. If you have a different head unit in your system then you have to study that head unit, well in most cases it’s not much complicated and you can easily pair up with the Bluetooth of the head unit of the car. Yes, sometimes it does give problems in connectivity, which many users have reported earlier. You can also look in the telephone settings in the menu of the infotainment system.

Sometimes you won’t be able to find a pair of Bluetooth buttons, what’s next then? Well, very simply just read out the manual or guide provided to you by the manufacturers of the head units, and find the related details about how to get your head unit pair with the cell phone.

Set up the system to discoverable and look for your phone model:

This is the step where you must know where the “set to discoverable” and “search for devices” are, that’s why we told you earlier about these options, well that’s why we are here, to solve your problems. The connectivity depends upon the head unit of your car or phone, either the phone will look for the head unit or the infotainment will look for your Bluetooth enabled cell phone device. Well in both scenarios both of the devices must be visible in the same frame of the window in a couple of minutes.

Go to phone settings in the infotainment system of your vehicle, if you are finding it difficult to connect then look for “BLUETOOTH” option in the phone menu settings. You might be having a different infotainment system installed in your vehicle, but the connectivity process is the same, which is very easy and can be connected without any hassle. Yes for how the connectivity lasts, is another challenge, it also depends upon the type of car and type of phone you have.

Scan for devices after making the phone visible:

Well, after you set your phone to visible then the head unit of your vehicle will start looking for the phone to pair with. For this step you have a limited amount, so make sure that your phone is in the right menu. The accuracy of the steps depends upon the functionalities of your head unit.

In case the vehicle won’t be able to locate your phone, set your phone to discoverable, so the infotainment of the system can pair up with your Bluetooth enabled phone.

In contrary to this, if the head unit of your vehicle is set to discoverable by default, then let your phone scan for the devices, this option will allow your phone to locate for the Bluetooth enabled devices in a specific range, which also includes the head unit of your vehicle and other nearby Bluetooth enabled devices. Locate for your head unit in the list to pair up with.

If you face problems in pairing, then no need to worry about it, it might happen because of the time constraints; sometimes the discoverable time of the device runs out, so the other device won’t be able to connect up with it. In this case, no need to lose hope and you will find that the connection will be established after trying it for a couple of times.

There might be other concerns regarding the reasons, Bluetooth won’t pair with one device to another. But, don’t lose hope if the connection is not established in the first go.

The device is all set to pairing:

Now you are very close to establishing a secure phone connection with the head unit of your vehicle. When you phone successfully locate the hands-free calling system, which will be appearing in the list of the Bluetooth enabled devices.

Pick up the device from the list of available devices you want to connect up with and enter password or passkey to pair up the both devices. If you are finding it difficult to locate the pass key, then you find it from the user manual, as each vehicle comes with a preset passkey. Well if you don’t have the user manual, then you can easily set up the pass key from the phone settings menu located in the infotainment system of your vehicle.

Well, if nothing works, and then contact your local dealer, he will provide you with the right passkey to pair with the Bluetooth enabled devices.  Usually the Bluetooth keys are simple and same in many devices, most of these pass keys are like 1111 or 1234 etc.

Successful pairing of a device:

If you have inserted the right pass key, then your phone is successfully paired with the hands-free calling system, installed in your vehicle. If you are still facing some issues, then repeat the above mentioned steps again, and it will be connected in no time. If you purchased a second hand vehicle, the pass key might be changed by the ex-owner of the car, so either you can ask him/her or you can change the pass key by entering in the settings of the head unit of the car. After you have changed the pass key, all you have to do is to pair your phone, your connection is successfully established and you are all set to listen to your favorite tunes.

How to send and receive calls after pairing the cell phone with the head unit of the car?

After pairing the cell phone successfully with the head unit of your vehicle, just make sure that everything is running properly. You must be familiar with the systems of your vehicle and if you are new, you will be in a couple of days.

Most cars have steering controls, if you are having such a car, then locate the call button placed on the steering wheel, along the volume button, to raise and low the sound of the tunes you are listening to. And, if you want to place a phone call, then all you have to do, is to dial a number on the infotainment system of your vehicle and eventually your call will connected in a while, now this it depends upon the person you are calling, if he/she didn’t pick up your call, then we can’t do anything for sure.

In some vehicles there is a single button for the activation of the voice control functionality of the infotainment system of your car. If you are having such a vehicle then all you have to do is to use this button to place the phone calls, set navigation and you can also control the radio through this button.

If we talk about other vehicles then, some vehicles have always-on voice controls, which directly activate, whenever you say any command. Some vehicles have different types of buttons for the activation of the voice commands on different external devices.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ's

Follow the given steps to connect the Bluetooth phone to the infotainment system of your car:

1) Go the menu of the your phone and select Bluetooth, or try finding a Bluetooth sign on the drop down menu of your phone

2) Start the Bluetooth pairing process by turning on the Bluetooth and set your device to discoverable

3) Now select the stereo from the menu, you want to pair up with.

4) Enter the passkey or PIN

5) Wait for the connection to establish, the devices will paired in few seconds

6) Enjoy your favorite tunes

If you are facing problems in pairing, then no need to worry about it, it might happen because of the time constraints; sometimes the discoverable time of the device runs out, so the other device won’t be able to connect up with it. In this case, no need to lose hope and you will find that the connection will be established after trying it a couple of times.

There might be other concerns regarding the reasons, Bluetooth won’t pair with one device to another. But, don’t lose hope if the connection is not established in the first go. Sometimes you are entering the wrong pass key or we have seen in many cases it won’t pair because there is a problem in the infotainment system of your vehicle, which many users have reported earlier.

For connecting the IPhone with the infotainment of your vehicle, you have to go to the settings of your phone and turn off the Bluetooth, then wait for approximately 5 seconds and turn it on again, if it’s turned off by default, simply turn it on then. Then check the manual that comes along with your car and follow the instructions to connect your IPhone with the Bluetooth of the infotainment of your car.

Follow the given steps to connect your Android phone to the Bluetooth of the infotainment system of your car:

1) Go the menu of the your phone and select Bluetooth, or try finding a Bluetooth sign on the drop down menu of your phone

2) Start the Bluetooth pairing process by turning on the Bluetooth and set your device to discoverable

3) Now select the stereo from the menu, you want to pair up with.

4) Enter the passkey or PIN

5) Wait for the connection to establish, the devices will paired in few seconds

6) Enjoy your favorite tunes

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