Every day, thousands will pick up a new BlackBerry. For a good many of them, this will be their first BlackBerry; maybe even their first smartphone. We've all had that first day; poking and prodding a new BlackBerry, trying to figure out how it works. This series aims to make that process a bit easier.
So, you got a Bluetooth device to use with your BlackBerry. Fantastic, you can now talk on your BlackBerry while driving without worrying about getting a ticket! And that's just one example of its use. Now the question is: how do I get it to work?
Follow these simple steps and you'll be hands-free in no time!
What's a Bluetooth device?
A Bluetooth device is usually a small ear piece or headphone that is able to connect with your BlackBerry device. It allows you to use certain functions of your BlackBerry without actually touching it.
Pairing Mode on your Bluetooth device
Setting your BlackBerry in pairing mode allows your device to be "found" by other Bluetooth devices like your headset. In order to pair a BlackBerry device with a Bluetooth device, the Bluetooth device must also be in pairing mode (Most Bluetooth devices are not set to pairing mode by default. You'll need to refer to your Bluetooth device manual for instructions on how to set the device to pairing mode).
On Your BlackBerry
This means your Bluetooth device & BlackBerry are now "paired". You can either select the option Yes to connect and start using your Bluetooth device or you can select No. Either way, your two devices are paired together. You won't have to repeat this process again - unless you replace one of the devices, of course.
Congratulations, you have now successfully paired your Bluetooth device to your BlackBerry! Why not hop in the car and go for a ride just to test it out...