Bluetooth Headphones

Connect a bluetooth audio device

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Enable Bluetooth

system-settingsEnable Bluetooth in the Settings interface. It is not enabled by default to conserve battery power, and should be disabled when not in use for this reason.

Select Bluetooth

Power-on Bluetooth

Enable Bluetooth

Enable Bluetooth Integration

Power-on Adapter

Add Bluetooth Device

system-settingsThe system can take up to a minute to recognize a Bluetooth device. Set the device to pairing mode and select it from the list.

Add DeviceSelect DeviceConfirm Pair

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 right of the desktop to connect again.

Connect AgainConfirm connection

Troubleshooting

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

Select Output

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

Revisions

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Disclaimer

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