How to Sync a Bluetooth Headset to Your Samsung Galaxy S 4 - dummies

How to Sync a Bluetooth Headset to Your Samsung Galaxy S 4

By Bill Hughes

With a Bluetooth headset device, you can talk on your Galaxy S 4 without needing to hold the phone and without any cords. You’ve probably come across plenty of people talking on Bluetooth headsets. You might even have wondered whether they were crazy and talking to themselves. Well, call yourself crazy now, because after you use a Bluetooth headset, you might never want to go back.

Not surprisingly, Galaxy S 4 phones can connect to Bluetooth devices. The first step to using a Bluetooth headset with your phone is to sync the two devices. Here’s how:

  1. From the Home screen on your phone, tap the Apps icon.

    This gets you to the list of all the applications on your phone.

  2. Flick or pan to the Settings icon and tap it.

    The Settings icon is shown here. This screen holds most of the settings that you can adjust on your phone.


  3. Tap the Bluetooth Off button to toggle it to On.

    Be careful not to tap the green button to the right of the Bluetooth icon and title if it is set to On. This would turn off Bluetooth. That defeats the purpose.

  4. Tap the Bluetooth icon.


  5. Tap the box to the right of the title of your Phone’s model number.

    This enables your phone to be visible to other Bluetooth devices. This state will last for 120 seconds. That is enough time for you to get your Bluetooth devices into pairing mode so they can negotiate the proper security settings and pair up every time they “see” each other going forward.

  6. Tap the bar at the bottom with the word Scan.

    Your phone scans the area for other Bluetooth devices.

  7. Put your headset into syncing mode.

    Follow the instructions that came with your headset.

    After a moment, the phone “sees” the headset. When it does, you are prompted to enter the security code, and the software keyboard pops up.

  8. Enter the security code for your headset and then tap the Enter button.

    The security code on most headsets is 0000, but check the instructions that came with your headset if that number doesn’t work.

    Your phone might see other devices in the immediate area. If so, it asks you which device you want to pair with. Tap the name of your headset.

    Your headset is now synced to your phone. If you turn one on when the other is already on, they recognize each other and automatically pair up.