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Using Bluetooth wireless technology on a webOS device

Using Bluetooth wireless technology on a webOS device

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Using Bluetooth wireless technology

What is Bluetooth wireless technology?

With the Bluetooth wireless technology on your phone, you can connect to a number of Bluetooth devices, including a hands-free device such as a headset or car kit. If your computer is enabled with Bluetooth wireless technology, you can also use your phone to connect your computer to the Internet.

Before you can connect to another Bluetooth device, you need to pair with that device. You can either make the pairing request from your device or use Touch to share to pair with a webOS smartphone.

What can I do when I pair my webOS tablet to my webOS phone?

The features you can use vary depending on the webOS version installed on the phone. The following table shows which features are available with each webOS version:

Bluetooth pairing a webOS tablet and webOS phone

Feature Bluetooth Profile webOS 1.4.5 webOS 2.1.x webOS 2.2.x*

Make and receive phone calls on your tablet

HFP/HSP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Send and receive text (SMS) messages on your tablet

MAP

No

No

Yes

Tap to Share

HP proprietary

No

No

Yes

Tap to Pair

HP proprietary

No

No

Yes

* Touch to Share capabilities require TouchPad with webOS 3.0 and Pre3 (pending availability) or Veer (requires future over-air update) with webOS 2.2 or higher and both products using the same HP webOS Account. Viewing URL web page content requires a data connection via Wi-Fi or cellular connection.

Turn the Bluetooth feature on/off

Do one of the following:

  • Open Bluetooth , and tap On or Off.
  • From any screen, open the system menu, tap Bluetooth, and tap Turn on Bluetooth or Turn off Bluetooth.

Make a pairing request to another device

Before you begin The other device must be discoverable in order to appear on your tablet?s Devices list. Check the documentation that came with the other device for information on making it discoverable.

You can make a pairing request to a Bluetooth audio device such as a headset, car kit, or A2DP (stereo Bluetooth) device, or to a webOS smartphone or Bluetooth-enabled keyboard.

If you have a webOS smartphone that uses a different HP webOS Account than the one used on your device, you can use the following procedure to pair with it. When you have paired and connected with the smartphone (see Connect with a paired device), you can manage phone calls and, on compatible smartphones, text messages on your device. If you have an HP webOS smartphone that shares an HP webOS Account with your device, you can use Touch to Share to pair it with your device.

  1. Open Bluetooth .
  2. Make sure Bluetooth is on (see Turn the Bluetooth feature on/off).
  3. Tap Add device.
  4. Tap the Type field, and tap Audio, webOS Phone, Keyboard, or Other to filter the list of discoverable Bluetooth devices.
  5. Tap a device name.
  6. If a passkey is not required, pairing is complete when the Devices list appears. If required, tap Allow on the other device to complete the pairing. If a passkey is required, do one of the following.
    • An automatically generated passkey appears on the passkey screen: Check the other device screen to verify that the passkey is correct, and tap Yes, connect to connect.
    • The screen displays a passkey generated by your tablet: Enter the displayed passkey on the other device.
    • The screen prompts you to enter a passkey: Check the documentation that came with the other device to see if there?s a required passkey. If so, enter that passkey on your tablet. If not, make up a passkey and enter it on both devices.

Connect with a paired device

After you pair with a device, you can connect to that device without having to go through the pairing process again.

  1. Open Bluetooth .
  2. Make sure Bluetooth is on (see Turn the Bluetooth feature on/off), and tap the device name.

Note To connect with a paired computer, you must initiate the connection from the computer. See the computer documentation for instructions.

Manage webOS smartphone connection preferences

  1. Open Bluetooth .
  2. Tap beside the smartphone name.
  3. Tap On/Off for any of the following:

    Auto-Connect: Allows paired devices to reconnect automatically when they are within range and a phone call or text message is received.



    Receive Phone Calls: Allows you to make and receive phone calls on both devices.



    Receive SMS: Allows you to send and receive text messages on both devices. This is available on compatible webOS smartphones only.

Disconnect from a device

Disconnecting from a device does not mean you delete the relationship you created between the device and your tablet. See Connect with a paired device for instructions on how to reconnect with the device.

  1. Open Bluetooth .
  2. Tap the connected device name to disconnect from it. Or tap another device name to disconnect from the current device and connect to the new device.
  3. Tap OK.

Delete a device

When you delete a device, you end the relationship you created between your phone and the device. If you want to connect to the device again, you must pair with it again. See Make a pairing request to another device. If you only want to temporarily disconnect from a device, see Disconnect from a device.

  1. Open Bluetooth .
  2. Throw the name of the device off the side of the phone, and tap Delete.

Rename a device

  1. Open Bluetooth .
  2. Tap and hold the device name.
  3. Enter a new name.
  4. Tap outside the device name field to save your changes.