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Bluetooth tethering Enable or disable Bluetooth Contacts sharing Pairing Device Rename paired device Sending a file via Bluetooth Share internet access Unpair Bluetooth device

Bluetooth tethering

Just like USB tethering, there is a wireless alternative to provide the OnePlus smartphone's own Internet connection - the Bluetooth tethering function.

Using Bluetooth tethering, Bluetooth devices such as laptops, tablets or other smartphones can connect to the OnePlus device to access the Internet or data network.

The Bluetooth devices to be connected must first be paired to access the shared network.

Note: For devices that have both a USB port and a Bluetooth receiver, it is recommended that you use USB tethering as this will not drain the phone's battery.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Wi-Fi & network
Step 3:  Tap on  Hotspot & tethering
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Bluetooth tethering
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Wi-Fi & network
  3. Tap on Hotspot & tethering
  4. Enable or disable Bluetooth tethering

Enable or disable Bluetooth

To pair other Bluetooth devices, such as inEars, headphones or speakers with the OnePlus smartphone, Bluetooth general must first be activated.

After using Bluetooth connections, it is recommended to disable the function again to reduce battery consumption.

Note: Bluetooth can also be turned on/off at any time using the quick settings.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Bluetooth & device connection
Step 3:  Enable or disable  Bluetooth
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Bluetooth & device connection
  3. Enable or disable Bluetooth

Contacts sharing

There are Bluetooth devices, such as car radios or laptop PCs, that can be given permission to access the OnePlus smartphone's stored contacts to process its information.
This includes, for example, calling via a voice command in the car.

Access to the contacts can be granted and denied at any time.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Bluetooth & device connection
Step 3:  Tap on  Bluetooth
Step 4:  Open the device´s  settings
Step 5:  Enable or disable  Contact sharing
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Bluetooth & device connection
  3. Tap on Bluetooth
  4. Open the device´s settings
  5. Enable or disable Contact sharing

Pairing Device

If we want to use Bluetooth devices, such as inEars, headphones or speakers with the OnePlus smartphone, we must first connect or pair the devices with each other.
Normally it is sufficient to confirm the upcoming pairing, otherwise a PIN is displayed which can be entered to complete the pairing.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Bluetooth & device connection
Step 3:  Tap on  Bluetooth
Step 4:  Tap on  Pair new device
Step 5:  Choose an  available device
Step 6:  Tap on  Pair
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Bluetooth & device connection
  3. Tap on Bluetooth
  4. Tap on Pair new device
  5. Choose an available device
  6. Tap on Pair

Rename paired device

If we pair several Bluetooth devices with the OnePlus smartphone, it can be difficult to assign them, as some devices only identify themselves with the MAC address or model code.

In order not to lose the overview, we can rename each paired device as we like.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Bluetooth & device connection
Step 3:  Tap on  Bluetooth
Step 4:  Open the device´s  settings
Step 5:  Tap on  Edit
Step 6:  Enter a  name  and tap on  Rename
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Bluetooth & device connection
  3. Tap on Bluetooth
  4. Open the device´s settings
  5. Tap on Edit
  6. Enter a name and tap on Rename

Sending a file via Bluetooth

If we have other Bluetooth devices, such as laptops, smartphones or smart TVs paired with the OnePlus smartphone, we can send any file.
It doesn't matter if it's a photo, video or PDF file.

After tapping the Share button, we can select Bluetooth as an app and choose the recipient or the paired Bluetooth device.

Note: In this guide we only select and send an image or photo. This is for illustration purposes only. More options are available.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Choose a  photo  or  video
Step 2:  Tap on  Share
Step 3:  Tap on  Bluetooth
Step 4:  Choose an available  Bluetooth device  to send the file
  1. Choose a photo or video
  2. Tap on Share
  3. Tap on Bluetooth
  4. Choose an available Bluetooth device to send the file

Share internet access

If we have paired Bluetooth devices, such as laptops, tablets or other smartphones with the OnePlus smartphone, we can also share our own Internet connection.
To do this, we simply navigate to the Bluetooth settings of the paired device and authorize data use.
This method is similar to Bluetooth tethering, which also authorizes your own network connection.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Bluetooth & device connection
Step 3:  Tap on  Bluetooth
Step 4:  Open the device´s  settings
Step 5:  Enable or disable  Internet access
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Bluetooth & device connection
  3. Tap on Bluetooth
  4. Open the device´s settings
  5. Enable or disable Internet access

Unpair Bluetooth device

The OnePlus smartphone can always undo established connections or pairings to other Bluetooth devices, such as smartphones, tablets, inEars or laptops, if the device is no longer in use or if the pairing was a one-time event.

Note: If pairing with another Bluetooth device is deleted or unpaired, the devices must be reconnected/paired if they are used again.
Any contact sharing or Internet connection must be re-established.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Bluetooth & device connection
Step 3:  Tap on  Bluetooth
Step 4:  Open the device´s  settings
Step 5:  Tap on  Forget
Step 6:  Confirm with  Forget device
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Bluetooth & device connection
  3. Tap on Bluetooth
  4. Open the device´s settings
  5. Tap on Forget
  6. Confirm with Forget device

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