Bluetooth is now becoming a trend in the smart market. In fact, newly released smart devices are already equipped with more advanced Bluetooth features using the latest technology. And Samsung’s newest Galaxy entrant, the S20 lineups have the same offer. If you’re new to the Android platform and need some input on how to get started with Bluetooth pairing with a new Galaxy smartphone, I’ve created a simple guide as a free reference. Here’s how to pair Galaxy S20 2ith Bluetooth devices.
Before you begin, make sure that all Bluetooth pairing requirements are met. In case you forget, compatibility and proximity are key requisites to Bluetooth pairing. This means that the device you’re trying to pair with is supported by the Galaxy S20 and vice versa.
When it comes to proximity, both devices must be placed within the specific Bluetooth range. Once you’ve checked and confirmed that all requirements are met, you can start pairing your device.
Easy Steps to Pair Galaxy S20 with Bluetooth Devices
Time Needed : 5 minutes
Outlined below are the steps that demonstrate the standard Bluetooth pairing process on the new Samsung Galaxy S20 handset. To ensure a successful pairing process, make sure that your devices are sufficiently, if not, fully charged, turned on, and again, within range. Once everything is set, you can start pairing your Galaxy S20 and Bluetooth device with these steps.
- Swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen.
Doing so opens the Apps screen.
- From the Apps screen, swipe to and tap Settings.
Settings menu opens with a list of sub-items to configure.
- Tap Connections.
A new screen with network connectivity options will be displayed.
- Tap Bluetooth to continue.
This will let you access the screen where you can set up and manage Bluetooth connection on your phone.
- Toggle the Off switch to turn Bluetooth ON.
Enabling the feature will trigger the device to scan for available Bluetooth-enabled devices nearby.
Make sure that the device you're trying to pair with your Galaxy S20 is turned on and in pairing mode. Otherwise, it won't be recognized by your phone.
- Next, scroll down to the Available devices section then tap to select the Bluetooth device that you'd like to pair with your Galaxy S20.
You can see the list of discoverable devices under the Available Bluetooth devices section.
- A pop-up menu for Bluetooth pairing request will then appear. Just tap OK to proceed.
The pop-up message will confirm if you'd like to pair with the Bluetooth device.
If prompted, enter the Bluetooth password to instigate pairing. Some manufacturers of Bluetooth devices set a password for security purposes.
Default passwords on most third-party Bluetooth devices are 0000 and 1234. You can also check the users manual of your Bluetooth device for this information.
- Android 10, One UI 2.0
- Galaxy S20
If the pairing is successful, you will see the Bluetooth devices with a Connected status, listed under the Paired devices section. A quick Settings icon is also available in case you’d like to configure or manage the Bluetooth settings.
Just repeat the same steps if you want to pair your Galaxy S20 with other compatible Bluetooth devices.
If your Galaxy S20 won’t pair with the Bluetooth device or vice versa, try to check if the device it’s attempting to pair is turned on or in discoverable mode. Restarting both devices can also help eliminate minor system flaws that might have caused conflicts to the normal pairing process.
In the case where the Galaxy S20 cannot pair with a specific Bluetooth device but can pair with others, the problem is more likely isolated to that device. Resetting the device usually helps unless it’s not supported by the Galaxy S20’s Bluetooth technology.
And that covers everything in this guide. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone.