How to Use a Bluetooth Headset As a Computer Mic

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A Bluetooth headset helps cut the cord between you and your desk.
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The rise of business mobility isn't just confined to smartphones and tablets, as newer technologies even allow you the freedom to interact with your computer without being tied to your desk. Using a Bluetooth headset as a microphone for your computer will allow you speak on calls using a voice over Internet protocol connection or record dictation while giving you the freedom to move up to around 30 feet away from your system. To use a Bluetooth headset as a mic, you first have to pair the headset with your computer and let the Windows 7 system know that you want to use the headset as your primary microphone.


Step 1

Place your Bluetooth headset into discoverable mode, which is sometimes called pairing mode. Many headsets will automatically enter this mode when you power them on and they can't find a previously paired device in the area, but others will require that you press a button combination to enter this mode. Consult your Bluetooth headset's manual for specific instructions on getting your headset into this mode.


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Step 2

Click the Windows "Start" button and select "Control Panel."

Step 3

Click the "View By" drop-down menu and choose "Category."

Step 4

Click "Add a device," listed under the Hardware and Sound section.


Step 5

Select your Bluetooth headset from the list of devices that appears. Click "Next."

Step 6

Enter your headset's PIN into your computer. For the vast majority of Bluetooth headsets, this PIN will be "0000." If this number doesn't work, consult your Bluetooth headset's manual for the number specific to your device.



Step 7

Click "Next" and select "Finish." Click the red "X" to close the Control Panel.

Step 8

Right-click the speaker icon in your system tray. Choose "Recording devices" from the menu that pops-up.

Step 9

Select your Bluetooth headset and click "Set Default." Click the red "X" to close the window.




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