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Video:How to Set Up a Bluetooth Headset

with Nick Jaynes

Want to learn how to set up a bluetooth headset? Here, see helpful tips and tricks before you start the process.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Set Up a Bluetooth Headset

Hi I'm Nick Jaynes for About.com and this is how to pair a cellphone with a Bluetooth headset.

Information About Setting Up a Bluetooth Headset

Many states have passed or are soon to pass hands-free cellphone laws. This means it is illegal for you to text and to also hold your phone to your ear when making a call while driving. What is legal, however, is using a Bluetooth headset while driving.

Additional Facts About Setting Up a Bluetooth Headset

Bluetooth headsets like this one here can range in price anywhere from $30 to $300 depending on how fancy it is. This is a Jabra Easygo model and I picked it up for $40.

Instructions for Setting Up a Bluetooth Headset

Before you use your Bluetooth headset, you'll need to charge it. Plug it into the provided charge to do so and allow charging for a few hours before first using. Once it's charged, you are ready to turn it on a to pair your Bluetooth headset it with your cellphone. Each headset will include instructions on how to pair but they all share a fairly universal pairing method.

More Instructions for Setting Up a Bluetooth Headset

Turn the Bluetooth headset on. If the Bluetooth pairing blue light isn't blinking, hold the talk button until it begins blinking. This means the headset is now in pairing mode. Turn on your cellphone and go to your Bluetooth settings and search for the device. Once it has found it, select it. At this point you might have to enter a pairing code.

For most Bluetooth devices out of the box, the pairing code is 0000. If your cellphone calls for it, enter it the pairing code now. Once the connection is complete, your phone will show that it is connected. You're now ready to make calls. Be careful when you place the unit on your ear as the call/hang up button is very sensitive and you might initiate a call without knowing it, like I did when I first used this headset. Hopefully now you know how to pair your Bluetooth headset to your cellphone.

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