Why can I not connect my Windows Phone 7 using Bluetooth to another device?

You can pair your Windows Phone 7 with a variety of  Bluetooth devices like other phone, headsets, speakers, car-sets, etc.

To do so under Settings, tap Bluetooth and move the slider to ON. Make sure that the other device is also turned on and if it requires you to enter a PIN, please do so.

However you may find that you are unable to pair your WP7 with another Bluetooth device or accessory.

Windows Phone 7 supports Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR which is an  enhanced version of Bluetooth. It therefore supports the following Bluetooth user profiles only:

  • Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP 1.2)
  • Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP 1.0)
  • Hands Free Profile (HFP 1.5)
  • Headset Profile (HSP 1.1)
  • Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP 1.0)

Certain Bluetooth devices may not fully conform to industry-standard Bluetooth protocols and therefore your Windows Phone may not be able to connect to certain Bluetooth accessories or devices.

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