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Pairing Rename paired device Sending a file Sharing contacts Unpair Turn on/off Bluetooth Bluetooth-Tethering

Pairing

To use Bluetooth devices, such as headsets, headphones, or speakers with the Xiaomi smartphone, we first need to connect or pair the devices, and paired devices automatically reconnect the next time they are used.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Bluetooth
Step 3:  Choose an  available device
Step 4:  Confirm with  Pair
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Bluetooth
  3. Choose an available device
  4. Confirm with Pair

Rename paired device

To keep track of all the paired Bluetooth devices on the Xiaomi smartphone, we can name each device individually, which is useful when some devices are stored with only one MAC address or model code.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Bluetooth
Step 3:  Open the  devices settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Rename
Step 5:  Enter a  name  and tap  OK
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Bluetooth
  3. Open the devices settings
  4. Tap on Rename
  5. Enter a name and tap OK

Sending a file

We can send files, such as photos or videos, directly from our Xiaomi smartphone to paired devices via Bluetooth.

Note: In this manual we only send a random picture/photo to illustrate the procedure, other options are available.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Choose a  file
Step 2:  Tap on  Share
Step 3:  Tap on  Bluetooth
Step 4:  Choose a  Bluetooth device  to send the file
  1. Choose a file
  2. Tap on Share
  3. Tap on Bluetooth
  4. Choose a Bluetooth device to send the file

Sharing contacts

If we connect the Xiaomi smartphone to the car, we can share the stored contacts via Bluetooth, for example, to use voice control from compatible car radios and dial contacts directly.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Bluetooth
Step 3:  Open the  devices settings
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Contact sharing
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Bluetooth
  3. Open the devices settings
  4. Enable or disable Contact sharing

Unpair

If we want to unpair to a Bluetooth device, for example because we no longer use it, we can do this in the Bluetooth settings; unpairing a device will delete the connection and would have to be restored when using it again with the Xiaomi smartphone.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Bluetooth
Step 3:  Open the  devices settings
Step 4:  Tap on  Unpair
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Bluetooth
  3. Open the devices settings
  4. Tap on Unpair

Turn on/off Bluetooth

For example, if we use Bluetooth headsets or speakers, we need to connect the devices together, and for this to happen, Bluetooth must be turned on.

Note: We can also turn Bluetooth on and off on the Xiaomi smartphone using the Quick Launch bar, but we recommend turning it off when not in use to conserve battery power.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Bluetooth
Step 3:  Enable or disable  Bluetooth
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Bluetooth
  3. Enable or disable Bluetooth

Bluetooth-Tethering

As an alternative to USB tethering, the Xiaomi smartphone can also share an Internet connection via Bluetooth, for example by paired with a laptop and activating this function.

Note: If the device to be connected has a USB port, it is recommended to use USB tethering, as this function is more battery efficient.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Connection & sharing
Step 3:  Tap on  Portable hotspot
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Bluetooth tethering
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Connection & sharing
  3. Tap on Portable hotspot
  4. Enable or disable Bluetooth tethering

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