I can't connect my Bluetooth device
There are a number of reasons why you may not be able to connect to a Bluetooth device, such as a phone or headset.
- Connection blocked or untrusted
Some Bluetooth devices block connections by default, or require you to change a setting to allow connections to be made. Make sure that your device is set up to allow connections.
- Bluetooth hardware not recognized
Your Bluetooth adapter/dongle may not have been recognized by the computer. This could be becausefor the adapter aren't installed. Some Bluetooth adapters aren't supported on Linux, so you may not be able to get the right drivers for them. In this case, you will probably have to get a different Bluetooth adapter.
- Adapter not switched on
Make sure that your Bluetooth adapter is switched on. Click the Bluetooth icon on the top bar and check that it's not.
- Device Bluetooth connection switched off
Check that Bluetooth is turned on on the device you're trying to connect to. For example, if you're trying to connect to a phone, make sure that it's not in airplane mode.
- No Bluetooth adapter in your computer
Many computers do not have Bluetooth adapters. You can buy an adapter if you want to use Bluetooth.