Bluetooth Headphones

Connect a Bluetooth Audio Device

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Open and Connect

system-settings1. Open System Settings, and click Add New Device...

Select Bluetooth

2. Select device to pair.

Enable BluetoothAdd Device

3. Device is now available to connect.

Select Device

Route Audio Output

PulseAudio volume controlOpen PulseAudio Volume Control to select the desired output device.

Route audio

Adjust Volume

Pulse audio volume controlOne can use Pulse Audio Volume Control or the standard volume widget to adjust volume as required.

Set volume

Connect Again

system-settingsOnce the device is recognized, use the Bluetooth control found in the system tray at the bottom left of the desktop to connect again.

Confirm connectionConfirm connection

Troubleshooting

Select Output

Q: Even with the output device changed, it doesn’t output sound. How can this be fixed?

A: One may need to change the output target. In the configuration tab of Pulse Audio Volume Control and select the desired output.

Increase latency

Q: Sometimes the sound stutters. How might I reduce this?

A: Try increasing the latency of the output. This should increase the buffer size and reduce stuttering. Use Pulse Audio Volume Control as shown.

Revisions

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Disclaimer

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