How to pair bluetooth to a hands-free car phone

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How to pair bluetooth to a hands-free car phone
Pairing your cell phone with a hands-free car kit is a quick process. (cell phone image by MateiA from Fotolia.com)

The use of Bluetooth hands-free car kits is rising, as states and cities continue to establish laws that prohibit holding a cell phone handset to the ear while driving. Bluetooth car kits allow a driver to make and receive calls without handling the cell phone. In order to use a hands-free car kit, it must first be paired with a cell phone. This one-time process is simple and enables the two devices to communicate with each other.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Bluetooth-Enabled Cell Phone
  • Hands-Free Device

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Power on your hands-free device. Place the device in pairing mode by holding down the designated "Pairing" button. Refer to the device's manual, as the location of this button varies by device.

  2. 2

    Navigate to the Bluetooth settings menu from your cell phone home screen. Select the tab "Add a Device" and wait as your phone searches for nearby Bluetooth devices. Select the name of the hands-free device from the list that appears.

  3. 3

    Enter the same passkey (password) when prompted on the phone and the hands-free device to complete the pairing process. Generally, the default passkey is "0-0-0-0." Connect the two devices and begin making calls through the hands-free device.

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