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How to Connect Bluetooth to Your Blackberry


Your Blackberry is your lifeline to the outside world. It connects you with people via phone, e-mail and messaging, it organizes your datebook and it records audio and video to play at a later date. When you connect Bluetooth to your Blackberry, the cell phone becomes even more user friendly. Besides hands free driving, Bluetooth also allows you to synchronize calendars and transfer pictures to your computer, and can even measure your sport performances [source: Bluetooth]. With so many uses for Bluetooth, it's a shame to have a Blackberry without it. Read the steps listed below and learn about how to connect Bluetooth to your Blackberry.

In order to use Bluetooth on your phone, you must first pair the Blackberry to a Bluetooth device. Here's how to do this:

  1. Turn your Bluetooth device on.
  2. Click the Manage Connections icon on the home screen of your Blackberry.
  3. Select Bluetooth Connections from the menu that appears.
  4. Select Add New Device from the list that appears.
  5. Select Search.
  6. Select the Bluetooth device that you want to pair to your Blackberry.
  7. Enter your password, when prompted to do so. The password should be an alphanumeric code that was provided in the device's documentation [source: Blackberry]. Depending on the device you're pairing, you may not be prompted to enter a password.

Now that you've paired the two devices, you're ready to connect them.

  1. Make sure your Bluetooth is on.
  2. Click the Manage Connections icon on the home screen of your Blackberry.
  3. Select Bluetooth Connections.
  4. Highlight the device that you want to connect.
  5. Press the menu key and then click Connect [source: Blackberry].

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