How to Pair Bluetooth to a Hands-Free Car Phone

By Phil Hoops

The use of Bluetooth hands-free car kits is rising, as states and cities continue to establish laws that prohibit holding a cell phone handset to the ear while driving. Bluetooth car kits allow a driver to make and receive calls without handling the cell phone. In order to use a hands-free car kit, it must first be paired with a cell phone. This one-time process is simple and enables the two devices to communicate with each other.

Things You'll Need

  • Bluetooth-Enabled Cell Phone
  • Hands-Free Device

Step 1

Power on your hands-free device. Place the device in pairing mode by holding down the designated "Pairing" button. Refer to the device's manual, as the location of this button varies by device.

Step 2

Navigate to the Bluetooth settings menu from your cell phone home screen. Select the tab "Add a Device" and wait as your phone searches for nearby Bluetooth devices. Select the name of the hands-free device from the list that appears.

Step 3

Enter the same passkey (password) when prompted on the phone and the hands-free device to complete the pairing process. Generally, the default passkey is "0-0-0-0." Connect the two devices and begin making calls through the hands-free device.