BlueTooth Earbuds
Connect an Audio Device

Purpose

Please read the Disclaimers before proceeding.

This workflow is constantly being updated. Please write author with suggestions or requests.

Workflow Overview

Enable Bluetooth

Bluetooth is not powered-on by default on the Focus to minimize power drain and heat. However, it is trivial to enable. Open System Settings and click the enable button

Enable Bluetooth Enable Bluetooth Enable Bluetooth

Add Bluetooth Device

Bluetooth devices take a minute or more to be recognized. Set your device in pairing mode and select it from the list.

Pair Device Pair Device Pair Device

Route output to BlueTooth device

Open Pulse Audio Volume Control Pulse Audio Volume Control to select the desired output device.

Route audio

Crank up the volume

One can use Pulse Audio Volume Control Pulse Audio Volume Control or the standard volume widget to crank or un-crank volume as required.

Crank audio

Connect again

Once your device is recognized, use the BlueTooth control found in the system tray at the bottom right of the desktop to connect again.

Connect again Connect again

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Disclaimers

We try hard to provide a useful workflow validated by professionals. However, we cannot anticipate every situation, and therefore cannot guarantee this procedure will work for your needs. Always back up your data and test the workflow to determine the correct procedure for you.

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