04
Feb
2016

Connect to two Bluetooth devices at once in Android

So I now use a Bluetooth-enabled car stereo, and I was also recently given a hands-free device. The stereo itself does support voice calling but I haven’t bothered to wire in the microphone, and I was thinking I might not bother and use the hands-free Jabra alongside it.

What I wanted to be able to do is play music out of the stereo over Bluetooth, and use the Jabra hands-free for voice calls. Turns out, this is not entirely straightforward on Android.

Normally, it doesn’t let you connected to two devices at once. But, it turns out you can – if you make sure that each device does not have a conflicting service!

For instance, see the screenshots below:
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If you have each device selected with different services, then you’ll be able to connect to both devices at once (if your hardware allows it). It seems to work just fine on the Asus Zenfone 2.

Anyway, hope this little snippet helps!

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