5 Easy Steps On How To Check Bluetooth Version On My Android Phone

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How To Check Bluetooth Version On My Android Phone

Bluetooth function is in ever device nowadays. Open your mobile phone and you can instantly sync it with the help of Bluetooth. Smart devices and assistants also run on Bluetooth and of course so do fancy earphones and earbuds we use to get our tunes flowing through. I don’t think I have ever put much stock into knowing what more about the built in Bluetooth until I’ve had to pair an accessory.

Like many people, I assumed that having the function was a one-size-fits-all type of deal. Clearly, it was not.

After struggling to pair my device with the Bluetooth accessory in question, it turns out that the two weren’t a match. To avoid this from happening again, I did some research and learned how to check bluetooth version on my android phone. It is really easy, here is how I did it.

Step 1

On your android device, locate the Bluetooth settings. Make sure you have it switched on. Switching it on enables it to allow syncing and pairing with devices that are Bluetooth compatible.

Step 2

Next, tap on your android phone’s settings.

Step 3

Click on the applications tab and then select the “ALL” option.

Step 4

Scroll down and look for the Bluetooth icon. Tap on this too. This should be labeled as Bluetooth Share.

Step 5

 

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A screen should pop up and you should be able to find the version of your Bluetooth under the app info. Simply take note of the version and cross-check with the device or component you are looking to pair with.

In general, Bluetooth is backward compatible. Meaning, it is possible to use an older version of a Bluetooth accessory with a newer phone model. While it will still function, any improvements in the newer version won’t likely be visible when paired with the old models. That said, if you are looking to experience all the perks of the latest Bluetooth generation, then make sure your devices all match up.

Unlike firmware or software, users cannot upgrade their Bluetooth to a newer version without fully replacing the device in question. The reason behind this is because the SOC is part of the wireless radio. If the hardware can only support a specific Bluetooth version, there is nothing anyone can do to change it internally.

Bluetooth Safety

The wireless connectivity that Bluetooth function affords users has made it incredibly efficient to share information and files with peers. The best part is that it works over distances albeit slower than improved tech such as a WiFi connection.

Sometimes even with strangers. Which leads me to the importance of using your Bluetooth option in a safe manner. It may not seem like a threat but Bluetooth hacks and attacks are very real.

Enable Only When Needed

It is so easy to switch on the Bluetooth and leave it be. The biggest mistake you can make is not only leaving it on all the time but also allowing anyone to pair with your device. Switching off your Bluetooth when not in use keeps hackers from discovering your device which in turn makes it difficult for them to harvest your information.

Be Mindful of the Info you Input or Share

This is just like when we were little and our folks told us not to talk to strangers and not to accept candy from strangers. This warning still applies so don’t just click on any link or file sent to you by an unknown number.

Update Firmware on the Device Regularly

As I have previously discussed, upgrading Bluetooth is not an option. However, updating the firmware of your gadget is. Updates provide users with improvements and fixes for any issues discovered by programmers. Updating regularly will keep your device protected.

5 No Fail Steps On How To Mount Speakers On Wall

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When it comes to creating my home theater, I prefer installing my speakers on brackets that sit nicely on my walls. Not only does it appear neater, it also gives the space the cinema vibe I’m after. From observation, wall-mounted speakers produce better audio output without taking up any valuable floor space. Of course, it also helps that the type of speakers is not as expensive as the ones that sit flush when mounted.

Installing or mounting speakers off the floor is not a difficult task. It does not even require any special skill. Armed with a keyhole saw, some screws and a screwdriver, I have managed to mount mine the DIY way. Here are the steps you need to follow if you are interested in learning how to mount speakers on wall by yourself.

 

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Step 1: Figure out the Locations

Select the spots you intend to mount the speakers on. Generally, it is ideal to place the front right and left speakers roughly at 4 to 6 feet on either side of the television set and a measurement of 6 to 8 feet from the ground.

Center speakers are to be situated either directly below or above the TV. While the rear speakers are to be situated behind seating and is 2 to 4 feet on either side of it. This type of speaker positioning creates that surround sound cinema quality effect.

 

Step 2: Get Ready to Run the Wiring

Create notches on the drywall where the speakers are to be mounted by using a keyhole saw. As much as possible, keep the holes as small as you can in order to make them easier to hide once the speakers have been installed. Use the same power tool to drill a hole, the size of voltage box that goes into the wall and directly behind the receiver that connects to the speakers.

When drilling the hole where the speakers are to be mounted on, it is important that you locate the studs to ensure a secure mount. I just used a smartphone app to help me locate the studs. For future projects, I’m using an actual stud finder just to be err on the safe side.

 

Step 3: Run the Wire

From the wall behind the receiver, run the wires leading to the wall mounted speakers. These wires come with your speaker system. Mine was more than enough for the space so I didn’t have to add to it, if you find yours lacking in length, kits can be found in electronic stores.

To make it easier for you to get the wires through the small holes, tape a short strip of chain that can be magnetized to a fishing rod. Now tape your wire to the rod which you will then run up the wall. Make sure it is level with the notched out holes. Grab a good strong magnet and run it on the wall until the chain inside grabs onto it. Proceed by pulling out the chain using pressure that is consistent to get it and the rod to run through the wire. If you have long wires, pull out only enough to attach to your speakers. This keeps your walls looking neat.

 

Step 4: Bracket Mounting

Locate the wall stud and drill the screws to it. Attach your bracket. In the even that you are unable to find the studs, use drywall anchors so that the bracket’s weight can be supported by it.

Step 5: Connect Wiring to the Speakers

Connect the wires you have run and fished out from the wall onto the receiver. Your speakers will have ports and jacks aptly labeled so you can easily connect the wiring. More often than not, this step involves plugging the wires into the receiver and locking it down with clamps or screws.

And there you have it! With 5 simple steps you now have learned how to mount speakers on wall like I did.