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Bluetooth Headsets

Unpair one headset before pairing another

You can only pair your iPhone with one Bluetooth accessory at a time. If you’ve paired your iPhone with one accessory and want to pair it with something else, you have to unpair it first. Here's how:

  1. From the Home screen, go to Settings >General >Bluetooth
  2. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
  3. Select the paired accessory from the list
  4. Tap on Unpair.

Pair with a third-party Bluetooth headset or car kit

Make the accessory “discoverable” or set it up to “search” for other Bluetooth devices. (Consult the instructions to do this.)

  1. Go to your iPhone’s Home screen and select Settings >General >Bluetooth and turn Bluetooth on. Your iPhone will search for nearby Bluetooth devices and list any that it finds, including your headset or car kit. (Note: If it’s not listed, go back to the previous step and be sure you made it discoverable.)
  2. Tap on the name of your headset or car kit in the list and you will be asked to enter a passkey. You get this from the instructions that came with the accessory.

Autopair Apple’s iPhone Bluetooth Headset

Apple’s iPhone Bluetooth Headset ($129: apple.com/apple) automatically pairs with your iPhone when you place it and the iPhone in a “Dual Dock” that comes with the headset.

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