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Bluetooth Problems

The convenience and safety of using bluetooth technology has made mobile communication a true unique entity within the realm of multi-tasking. Being able to talk and drive, walk, work, or print remotely-bluetooth enables great opportunity to a world that is always on the go. Regardless of all the good that comes with a technological device such as bluetooth, there are a few common bluetooth problems that arise and may need to be troubleshot. Some issues are common, while others can cause a bout of head-scratching, regardless of technological savvy.

Bluetooth Enabling Problems

Whether you're looking for a bluetooth headset to match a phone's handset, a computer to hook up with a fax machine/printer, or your car to play through your bluetooth capable audio system, your bluetooth devices must have matching profiles. If they don't have matching profiles, you more than likely won't venture on to the next of the most common problems, which is pairing; however, to keep the horse in front of the cart-take a look at your device's manual. You shouldn't have any problems with a mobile phone and bluetooth headset matching up, but for other devices, certain profiles may not be available.

If you're struggling with something as simple as a connecting your headset to your phone, chances are, the problem will have to do with "bluetooth pairing."

Common Bluetooth Problems

As you might suspect, bluetooth pairing is when the two devices actually match up together and connect to offer their service. The process of pairing is quite simple, but it is also the cause for a lot of problems within the simplest of bluetooth devices and accessories. When enabled, two devices will send out a signal, share their passwords and ultimately configure to be used together: a successful pairing.

One of the most frequent pairing issues is when one device hasn't been enabled. If you find that your headset and handset aren't pairing, you can go to a secure location, at home, in your car, at your office and re-pair the devices. Once they are paired, all information exchanged is encrypted and very secure.

Additional Bluetooth Pairing Problems

When you try and pair your devices and find that one of the devices can't establish a connection, chances are, one of the devices isn't in a discoverable mode. The one device won't be able to discover the other when this problem occurs. It's similar to a computer not connecting to the Internet, simply because the wireless setting hasn't been turned on or enabled. This is easy to fix by simply ensuring that both devices are enabled to "discover" their potential pair.

There are additional problems that can and may arise while using bluetooth enabled devices. The best advice: When problems arise, rely on the manufacturers suggestions in the manual, as well as the bluetooth Support Software they offer through a website or via phone. When bluetooth problems arise, there is generally an easy fix or an easy answer available through tech-support that will lead to a solution.

Sync Cell Phone

We are living in the age of smart phones and mobile technology. Synchronizing a cellular phone to a computer is not only a convenience, for many of us it's a necessity. You can pull information from your phone to store it on your computer, as well as take all the music, addresses and necessary information that sit stored in your computer and put it on your cell phone. Unfortunately, for many people who pay for the technological capability of a smart phone, or even a standard mobile phone with Internet capability, cell phone synchronization remains a mystery-it's a service that often goes unused.

The Wonders and Simplicity of Cell Phone Synchronization

When you have a phone with multiple capabilities, it wouldn't make sense simply to use it for talking and text messaging. With a few simple steps, most of which are outlined in detail through your phone's user manual, you can exchange information between cell phone and computer and vice versa. It is worth noting that because all mobile phone models are at the least, unique, you'll want to refer to your owner and operator manual while referring to these quick tips.

Locating Your Cell Phone Synchronization Hardware

More than likely, your cell phone came with several cords or cables. One was probably the charger, and the easiest to figure out. If you haven't yet synchronized your cell phone, the other data cables are probably still in the box your phone came in, neatly wrapped and waiting to be used. If your phone happened to come with a docking station, congrats, these are incredibly easy to use and you can leave them connected to your computer through a USB port.

Connecting Your Cell Phone to Your Computer

If you're working with a data cable, more than likely it will have a USB plug on one end and a plug specific to your cell phone on the other. First, attach it to the appropriate plug-in on your cell phone. If you're finding it doesn't fit, refer to your manual and be sure you're trying to put it in the correct place. You may have to slide an access panel open to find the correct plug-in. Once you've attached the data cable, and your computer is up and running, you can attach the USB plug to your computer.

Your computer should prompt you at this point, make a little sound or simply open a window displaying the new device that has been attached to its brain. Now your phone and computer are connected and you can begin to synchronize your cell phone.

Again, depending on your phone, you may have different options in terms of exchanging information, and you'll want to use your manual to help guide you. Once connected, most phones will open a window with multiple folders, and you can simply click and drag information from computer to phone, phone to computer, delete unnecessary data, rename folders and it's that simple.

Once you have your synchronization method established, you'll find it incredibly fast and easy to repeat the process time, and time again.