Connect a Bluetooth enabled device

You can use Bluetooth technology to connect your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to a wireless keyboard, mouse, mobile phone, headset, or other device that uses a supported Bluetooth profile. The first time you connect to a device, you pair it with your tablet. Your tablet recognizes previously paired devices and usually connects to them automatically whenever they're in range.

For information about connecting your tablet to a BlackBerry smartphone, see the BlackBerry Bridge section of the Help.

  1. On the status bar, tap Settings > Bluetooth.
  2. Set the Bluetooth switch to On.
  3. Tap Add New Device > Search.
  4. Tap a device.
  5. If necessary, do one of the following:
    • Type a pairing passkey of your choice on both the device you're pairing with and on your tablet.
    • On your tablet, type the pairing passkey that appears on the device you're pairing with or in the information that came with the device. If you don't know the passkey, try 0000.

Reconnect to a paired device

In the list of paired devices, tap the device > Connect.

After 10 minutes of inactivity, Bluetooth enabled keyboards may automatically disconnect. To reconnect, turn off and turn on the keyboard.

Change options for a paired device

In the list of paired devices, tap the device.

Delete a paired device

In the list of paired devices, tap the device > > .

Make your tablet discoverable

To allow other Bluetooth enabled devices to search for your tablet and attempt to connect to it, you can make it discoverable. Set the Discoverable switch to On.

To help protect your tablet against unauthorized access, you can make it discoverable for 2 minutes only. Tap Add New Device > Listen.



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