Back in the day, we have always associated wires with getting connected. It all changed with the introduction of several technologies which made wireless connectivity a reality in the modern world. While there are several of these technologies employed, one of the most familiar and widely used is Bluetooth.
One of the applications for Bluetooth connectivity is speakers. One of the means for this to take place is Bluetooth speakers pairing, which is defined as the act of connecting your audio source to your Bluetooth speakers.
This is most definitely a struggle for quite a lot of you, and if you find yourself struggling and not knowing how to connect, this article aims to explain a lot of the basics associated with Bluetooth pairing.
How to Connect Devices
Basically, Bluetooth speakers pairing occurs when two Bluetooth devices can establish connections, and thereby using these connections to communicate and exchange data with each other. This is made possible through the storage of information in each device’s memory.
This is the reason why paired devices usually need not be reconfigured again upon discontinuing the connectivity. One of the things you have to keep in mind that audio can only be played on one device at any given time.
While some procedures may vary one from device to another, the following are the common steps to be observed every time you use Bluetooth to pair up gadgets.
Turn the Bluetooth Function On
There are several mechanisms for turning on Bluetooth. Most speakers, however, have a dedicated Bluetooth button that is pressed whenever you would want to pair your Bluetooth speakers with whatever device it is, either your phone or your MP3 player. Also turn the Bluetooth function on the cellphone on.
Find the Device on your Mobile Phone
Once the Bluetooth is activated already, the next thing you are to do is to link the devices together. For you to do so, simply find the name of your speakers on the list of devices available and choose the name, and that’s it!
Most of the time, the act of pairing pretty much ends there. Make sure that the Bluetooth device is configured to be discoverable within the vicinity, given that not doing so would make the whole pairing an impossible feat to do.
There also are some gadgets which would require you to make use of pass codes. This is just a minor modification, and all you have to do is to ensure that these pass codes are easy to remember. Given that there are settings in a lot of these devices that turn the password off, you could always do so to make the process much easier.
Always Read the Manuals
As previously mentioned, there are certain variations to the means of linking two devices together via Bluetooth. As the device owner, you have to be wary of this, lest you end up encountering difficulties associated with getting connected.
Common Issues Associated with Connectivity
Failure to get connected
One of the issues associated with connectivity is the very failure of its establishment. This could be attributed to a lot of reasons.
One of the reasons why connections sometimes fail is due to the incompatibility of the devices. This is because some brands have different kinds of Bluetooth algorithms and types which render them incompatible for a connection of any sort.
If you’re on the lookout for a fix to this problem, it would most definitely be best for you to have a look at the user’s manual. Maybe you can also look up online for you to know more about your device, especially on how to deal with the various issues you’ve encountered.
Another common complaint among individuals would have to be inconsistency and choppy connectivity which would most definitely ruin the quality of the audio heard. To fix this, make it a point not to bring or place the Bluetooth device too far from your speakers.
This is because on average, Bluetooth only has a range limit of 30 feet. Further than that, there would already be issues with the signal.
To keep the audio you hear as close and as clear as it can be, make it a point to either keep the device close to the speakers or just make sure that nothing gets in the way.
Apart from distance, interference could also be an issue. Common obstructions which you might want to avoid getting in the way with your device would include solid walls, other people, and dense crowds, as well as other wireless signals.
Also, make it a point to keep the battery level of your devices charged, given that a weak battery could also cause the signals to go weak as well.
Already paired to another device
This is most especially true in instances when previous connections to other kinds of Bluetooth devices have already been established. To get rid of this, reset your Bluetooth by turning it on and off, as simple as that.
In some cases, you would have to scan again and tap on the name of the new device that you would want to pair your gadget with. Also, you may opt to turn off other devices you do not wish to be connected to but are, if they are nearby.
Bluetooth speakers pairing is a job which is at all not complicated. Despite that though, it still is one thing which could be plagued with issues, in particular with the strength and the continuity of the connectivity.
These problems are perfectly normal, and the solutions to these are pretty simple and are usually just a reboot or a manual reading away. It’s also important to note that not all brands are fully compatible with the speakers.
Moreover, the distance, intensity, and overall quality of the product is one which is determined by the manufacturer. Hence you have to be wary about the brand of speakers you’re going to buy.
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