Connect via Bluetooth

One of the ways to connect your phone to another device is via Bluetooth. It is often used to share file between two phones, using wireless headphones & speakers, handsfree, etc.

The icon for Bluetooth is Bluetooth_icon.png.


In terms of Bluetooth versions, our phones have:


How to connect

Via Settings

  1. Go to SettingsConnected devices → tap on Pair new device (this will enable your Bluetooth even if it's disabled).
  2. Tap on the name of the device you wish to pair.
  3. A new message will pop up. Tap on PAIR.


Via Shortcut

There is also a faster way to access the Bluetooth settings. You can also use the Quick settings menu to enable and disable your Bluetooth or open the settings menu.

    1. Swipe down, twice, with a finger from the top of the screen. You will open the pull-down Quick settings menu.
    2. Locate the Bluetooth icon Bluetooth_icon.png and tap on it to enable or disable it. Long press to open the settings.


Compatible protocols

If you can not connect your Fairphone with a device (such as a car stereo or wireless headphones) via Bluetooth, make sure the device uses a protocol supported by Fairphone.

Select your phone below to see the list of the supported Bluetooth protocols:

  • Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
  • Health Device Profile (HDP)
  • Hands-Free Profile (HFP)
  • Headset Profile (HSP)
  • Human Interface Device Profile (HID)
  • Object Push Profile (OPP)
  • Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)
  • Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP)
  • Generic Attribute Profile (GATT)
  • File Transfer Profile (FTP)
  • SIM Access Profile (SAP)
  • Serial Port Profile (SPP) 1.2.3
  • SIM Access Profile (SAP)
  • Personal Area Network Profile (PAN) 1.0.10
  • Message Access Profile (MAP) 1.4.1
  • A/V Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.6.2
  • Human Interface Device Profile (HID) 1.0.14
  • Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.2.3
  • Headset Profile (HSP) 1.2.10
  • Dial-Up Networking Profile (DUN) 1.2.8
  • Hands-Free Profile (HFP) 1.7.2
  • Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.3.2
  • Object Push Profile (OPP)
  • Generic A/V Distribution Profile (GAVDP) 1.3.1
  • Headset Profile (HSP) (1.2)
  • Hands-Free Profile (HFP) (1.7)
  • Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) (1.3)
  • Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) (1.2)
  • Dial-up Networking Profile (DUN) (1.1)
  • Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN) (1.0)
  • SIM Access Profile (SAP) (1.2)
  • Message Access Profile (MAP) (1.2)
  • Phonebook Access Profile (PBAP) (1.1)
  • Object Push Profile (OPP) (1.2)
  • File Transfer Profile (FTP) (1.1)


If the protocol is not listed, it means that the device is not compatible.
Note that protocols and codecs are different.


Issues with the connection

If you're experiencing issues connecting via Bluetooth, there are many things you can do to fix the connection yourself. You can find our guide on troubleshooting your Bluetooth connection here.


If after reading the article you need more help, contact our Customer Support.