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HP iPAQ 500 Voice Messenger Series - Using Bluetooth

Introduction

Bluetooth provides a way to connect and exchange information between devices such as mobile phones, laptops, PCs, printers, digital cameras and video game consoles over a secure, globally unlicensed short-range radio frequency. Users can use Bluetooth to connect to any computer or any other compatible device without using cables.

Changing Bluetooth Settings

  1. Press Start > Settings > Connections > Bluetooth.
  2. Scroll and select the Bluetooth connection for which you want to change the settings.
  3. Follow the on screen instructions and press Done.

Bluetooth Device Profiles

The functions that Bluetooth supports are called services or profiles. You can communicate only with
Bluetooth devices that support at least one of the following profiles:
  • ActiveSync—Uses SPP to connect to ActiveSync on a computer
  • Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
  • Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
  • Dial-up Networking (DUN)
  • Generic Access Profile (GAP)
  • Hands Free Profile (HFP)
  • Headset Support Profile (HSP)
  • Human Interface Device Profile (HID)
  • Object Exchange (OBEX) Protocol
  • Object Push Protocol (OPP)
  • Serial Port Profile (SPP)

Create a Connection between Two Devices

To create a partnership between your iPAQ and another device that has Bluetooth capabilities, both devices must have Bluetooth turned on.
To setup a Bluetooth partnership:
  1. Make sure the two devices are turned on, is discoverable, and within a range of 10 meters from each other.
  2. Press Start > Settings.
  3. Select Connections > Bluetooth.
  4. Press Add New Device. Your iPAQ searches for other devices with Bluetooth capabilities and displays them in the list.
  5. Select the name of the other device you want to create a partnership with and press Next.
  6. Specify a Passkey for authentication.
  7. Enter the same Passkey on the other device.
  8. Press Done.
note:
Bluetooth does not need to be in the discoverable mode for you to exchange information between the two devices.
If you are unable to discover another device you want to create a partnership with, try the following:
  • Make sure Bluetooth is turned on
  • Move closer to the device
  • Make sure the device you are attempting to connect to is switched on and is in the discoverable mode

Making a Device Discoverable

  1. On the Home screen, scroll and select Wi-Fi to open the Wireless Manager and press the Action Button.
  2. Scroll to select Bluetooth, and press the Action button. Press Menu > Bluetooth Settings to change settings.
  3. Press Menu > Turn On Visibility.
note:
If you no longer want your iPAQ to be discoverable, press Menu > Turn Off Visibility.

Accept a Bluetooth Partnership

To accept a Bluetooth partnership:
  1. Make sure your device is turned on, discoverable, and within a range of 10 meters.
  2. Press Yes when prompted to accept a partnership.
  3. If a passkey is requested, enter an alphanumeric Passkey between 1 and 16 characters in Passkey, and press Next. Enter the same Passkey on the device requesting the partnership. Using a Passkey provides greater security.
  4. To give the partnership a more meaningful name, change the name of the device in the Display Name box .
  5. Press Done.

Delete a Bluetooth Partnership

To end a Bluetooth partnership:
  1. Press Start > Settings.
  2. Select Connections > Bluetooth to view all the partnerships you have created on your iPAQ
  3. Scroll and select the connection you want to delete.
  4. Click Menu and then Delete.

Setting Up an Incoming or Outgoing COM Port Manually

note:
The software automatically assigns the port. If you need a specific port then the follow the instructions.
  1. Make sure your iPAQ is connected to the other device via Bluetooth.
  2. Press Start > SettingsConnections > Bluetooth to view all the partnerships you have created on your iPAQ.
  3. Press Menu > Com Ports to set up a new port.
  4. Press Menu > New Outgoing Ports.
  5. Select a numbered COM port from the list.
  6. To limit communication on this COM port only to devices with which your iPAQ has a Bluetooth partnership, select the Secure connection check box.
  7. Press Done.
note:
A new Outgoing Port is available only if there is atleast one Bluetooth device supporting serial (COM) connection.A port is in use if it cannot be created, if so then select a different numbered port.

Ending a Connection

It can be useful to end a connection when you are done using it. This frees resources on your iPAQ and can save connection charges.
  • When connected via USB cable, detach your iPAQ from the cable.
  • When connected via Bluetooth, press Start > Settings > Connections > Bluetooth and then press Menu > Turn Off Bluetooth to end a bluetooth connection.
  • When connected via Wi-Fi, press Start > Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi and then press Menu > Turn Off Wi-Fi to end a Wi-Fi connection.

Connecting to a Laptop Using Bluetooth Data Connection

Follow the instructions in ActiveSync Help for configuring Bluetooth on your computer to support ActiveSync.
Setting Up a Bluetooth Modem Connection:
  1. Make sure that your iPAQ is not connected to your computer.
  2. Press Start > More > Internet Sharing.
  3. Scroll and select Bluetooth PAN from the PC Connection list.
  4. Scroll and select the type of GPRS connection you want to use from the Network Connection list.
  5. Make your iPAQ visible and detectable. Connect the Bluetooth PAN to your computer and create a partnership between them.
  6. Press Connect after the partnership is established.
note:
For best results, connect your iPAQ to the computer using a mini-USB to establish a synchronization relationship before connecting via Bluetooth.

Using Bluetooth To Tranfer Photos

You should have the Bluetooth connection on to transfer images.You can do the following to transfer images from iPAQ to other devices using Bluetooth:
  1. Press Start > More > Pictures & Videos.
  2. Scroll and select a picture.
  3. Press Menu > Beam.... Select the device and press Beam....
    note:
    The larger the resolution of the image you choose, the more the storage space required and it may take longer to send such photos by Bluetooth.

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