How to Use a Bluetooth Headset with Your Droid X

By Dan Gookin

You use Bluetooth, a wireless protocol for communication between two or more gadgets, on your Droid X by using one of those wireless earphones you see stuck on people’s heads. You must turn on your Droid’s Bluetooth networking before you can use one of those Borg-earpiece implants and join the ranks of the walking nerds.

1Touch the Launcher button on the Home screen.

The Applications Tray opens.

2Choose Settings→Wireless & Networks→Bluetooth and turn on Bluetooth.

If a little green check mark already appears by the Bluetooth option, Bluetooth is already on. If it isn’t, touch it to put a check mark there. When Bluetooth is on, the Bluetooth status icon appears.

3Turn on the Bluetooth headset.

The headset should include instructions that explain how to turn it on.

4From the Droid Applications Tray, choose Settings→Wireless & Networks→Bluetooth Settings.

Ensure that a check mark appears by Discoverable.

5Choose Scan for Devices.

If necessary, press the main button on the Bluetooth gizmo. (The main button is the one you use to answer the phone.) Eventually, the device should appear on the screen.

6Choose the device and, if necessary, input the device's passcode.

It’s usually a four-digit number, and quite often it’s simply 1234. And now, the device is connected.

7Stick the headset in your ear and press its main answer button when the phone rings.

When a Bluetooth device is on and paired with the phone, the notification light (on the front of the Droid X) flashes blue for an incoming call.

8If you tire of using the Bluetooth headset, touch the Bluetooth button on the touchscreen to use the Droid X speaker and microphone.

You can turn the Bluetooth earphone on or off after it’s been paired. As long as Bluetooth is on, the Droid X instantly recognizes the earphone when you turn it on.