How to pair the BlackBerry PlayBook with a Bluetooth device

Article ID: KB26142

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 12-22-2011


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry PlayBook tablets
  • BlackBerry® PlayBook™

Complete the following steps to pair the BlackBerry PlayBook with a Bluetooth® device:

  1. From the Home Screen, select the Settings icon.
  2. From the Settings screen, select Bluetooth.
  3. Ensure Bluetooth Connectivity is set to ON.
  4. Click on Add New Device.
  5. Perform any of the following steps:
    1. Have the PlayBook Search for Bluetooth devices.
      • Once the BlackBerry PlayBook has searched all discoverable Bluetooth devices, select the Bluetooth device from the list.
      • If prompted, confirm the Pairing Numbers on the PlayBook and Bluetooth Device match and select Yes.
    2. Have the PlayBook Listen for Bluetooth device.
      • On the Bluetooth device, select the BlackBerry PlayBook from available Bluetooth devices
      • If prompted, confirm the Pairing Numbers on the BlackBerry PlayBook and Bluetooth device match and select Yes.
CollapseAdditional Information

The Properties button from the Settings screen allows the user to change the Bluetooth name of the BlackBerry PlayBook.


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