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HP iPAQ Glisten Series - Setting up and Troubleshooting Bluetooth Connection

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows for communication with other Bluetooth-enabled devices. You can use Bluetooth to connect to a Bluetooth headset, computer, car kits, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Also, send and receive files from one device to another over Bluetooth within a range of 10 meters (about 30 feet).
Follow these steps to:
Opening Bluetooth settings
Tap Start > Wireless Manager, and then tap Menu > Bluetooth Settings.
Figure : Wireless Manager
Using a Bluetooth headset
  1. Turn on your headset and make sure it is in pairing mode.
      note:
    Consult product documentation that came with your headset for instructions on how to put it in pairing mode. Placing the headset in pairing mode allows your phone to detect it and establish a connection.
  2. Tap Start > Wireless Manager, and then tap Menu > Bluetooth Settings.
    Figure : Bluetooth Settings
  3. On the Bluetooth screen in Settings, tap the Devices tab, and then tap Add new device.
    Figure : Adding new device
  4. Select the headset from the device list, tap Next.
    Figure : Selecting the Bluetooth headset from the list
  5. If necessary, on the Enter passcode screen, enter a passcode provided by the headset manufacturer.
  6. When the headset is paired with your device, on the Settings screen, tap OK.
Creating a Bluetooth partnership
To exchange information between your iPAQ and another device that has Bluetooth capabilities, first create a Bluetooth partnership.
  note:
When exchanging information between two Bluetooth devices, make sure both devices have Bluetooth turned on and are in discoverable mode.
  1. Tap Start > Wireless Manager, and then tap Menu > Bluetooth Settings.
  2. On the Bluetooth screen in Settings, tap the Devices tab, and then tap Add new device. Your iPAQ searches for other devices with Bluetooth capabilities and displays them in the list.
  3. Select the device from the phone list, and then tap Next.
  4. If you want to set a passcode, which is recommended for enhanced security, enter an alphanumeric passcode between 1 and 16 characters in the Passcode box, and then tap Next. Otherwise, leave the passcode blank, and tap Next.
      note:
    For creating partnerships with cellular phones, it is mandatory that you provide a numeric passcode.
  5. When the other device is paired with your phone, on the Settings screen, tap OK.
    If you cannot discover another device, try the following:
    • Make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
    • Move the devices closer to each other.
    • Make sure the device you are attempting to connect is on and is visible to other devices.
Accept a Bluetooth partnership
  1. Make sure that your iPAQ is visible and within close range (up to 10 meters, or about 30 feet) of the pairing device.
  2. Tap Start > Wireless Manager, and then tap Menu > Bluetooth Settings > Mode tab.
  3. Select the Make this device visible to other devices check box, and then tap OK.
  4. When prompted to accept a partnership with the device that is requesting the relationship, tap Yes.
  5. If a passkey is requested, enter an alphanumeric passkey between 1 and 16 characters in Passkey box, and then tap Next.
  6. When your phone is paired with the Bluetooth device, tap Done.
Making your device visible
On your device tap Start > Wireless Manager. Tap Bluetooth to enable/disable the Bluetooth function.
  note:
To conserve battery power disable Bluetooth when not in use.
To make Bluetooth visible:
  1. After turning on Bluetooth, tap Start > Wireless Manager then tap Menu > Bluetooth Settings and the Mode tab.
  2. Select the Make this device visible to other device box and tap OK.
    Figure : Bluetooth settings
Change the display name of a Bluetooth partnership
  1. Tap Start > Wireless Manager, and then tap Menu > Bluetooth Settings.
  2. Tap and hold the device name, and then tap Edit.
  3. In the Display Name box, enter a new name for the partnership, and then tap Save.
Connect to a computer using Bluetooth
Connect to a Bluetooth-enabled computer using ActiveSync or WMDC.
  1. Follow the instructions in the synchronization software help on the computer for configuring Bluetooth on your computer to support ActiveSync.
  2. Tap Start > Tools > Activesync.
  3. Tap Menu > Connect via Bluetooth. Make sure your iPAQ and computer are within close range.
      note:
    If this is the first time you have connected to this computer through Bluetooth, complete the Bluetooth wizard on your iPAQ and set up a Bluetooth partnership with the computer.
  4. Tap Sync.
  5. To disconnect when you do not require the Bluetooth connection, tap Menu > Disconnect.
  note:
To preserve battery power, turn off Bluetooth when not in use. For best results, connect your iPAQ to the computer using a USB cable to establish synchronization before connecting through Bluetooth.
Use your iPAQ as a wireless modem with Bluetooth
Use your iPAQ as a wireless modem to connect your Bluetooth-enabled computer to the Internet.
Set up an incoming or outgoing Bluetooth communications (COM) port
  1. Make sure your iPAQ is connected to the other device through Bluetooth.
  2. Tap Start > Wireless Manager, and then tap Menu > Bluetooth Settings.
  3. Tap the COM Ports tab.
  4. Tap New Incoming Port or New Outgoing Port.
      note:
    New Outgoing Port is only available if at least one Bluetooth device supports serial (COM) connection.
  5. Select a numbered COM port from the list.
      note:
    If the port cannot be created, it is already in use. Select a different numbered port.
  6. To limit communication on this COM port to only devices with which the iPAQ has a Bluetooth partnership, select the Secure Connection check box.
  7. Tap Finish.
Sending a file using Bluetooth
  note:
Make sure both devices have Bluetooth turned on and are in discoverable or visible mode.
  1. On the device, from which you are sending the file, tap Start > File Explorer then navigate to the file you want to beam and select it.
  2. Tap Menu > Beam file… then choose the device to which you want to send the file from the device list and tap send to beam the file to the other device.
    Figure : Beaming Files
Delete a Bluetooth partnership
  1. Tap Start > Wireless Manager, and then tap Menu > Bluetooth Settings.
  2. In the device list, tap and hold the device name, and then tap Delete.
Turn off Bluetooth
When you are done using Bluetooth, turn it off to free your iPAQ’s resources and conserve battery power.
  1. Tap Start > Wireless Manager, and then tap Menu > Bluetooth Settings.
  2. Tap the Mode tab, clear the Turn on Bluetooth check box, and then tap OK.
Troubleshooting
There are various reasons that can cause problems when creating a Bluetooth partnership.
Perform the following steps to troubleshoot issues creating a partnership:
  • Make sure the devices have Bluetooth on, and that Bluetooth is visible for both devices.
  • Make sure that the two devices are within range of each other and have nothing in their paths that would interfere with the connection.
      note:
    Walls and other obstacles will significantly reduce the range of your Bluetooth devices.
  • Make sure the batteries in both devices are charged. Having low battery power can result in the devices not being able to connect to each other.
  • Perform a soft reset by pulling the battery out then reinsert and turn on device.
  • Delete and recreate the partnership between the devices.
  • If the Bluetooth device is used to connect to your iPAQ then you can try performing a factory restore on your device.
Additional Links
For information on Bluetooth visit www.hp.com/support.

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