How To Pair Bluetooth Devices with Your Blackberry

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In order to pair a BlackBerry device with a Bluetooth device, the Bluetooth device must be in pairing mode. Most Bluetooth devices are not set to pairing mode by default. Therefore, refer to your Bluetooth device manual for instructions on how to set the device to pairing mode.

1. On the BlackBerry device, in the device options, click Bluetooth.

2. Click the trackwheel and click Add Device. The Select Device list appears and lists devices that are in range and available to be paired.

Note: Only devices that are in range and are in pairing mode will appear in the available device list.

3. Click the device to which you are pairing. The Enter passkey dialog appears.

4. Enter the passkey to authenticate the device. Most Bluetooth devices contain a hardcoded passkey. See your Bluetooth device manual for the passkey.

  • Robin

    Trying to pair a Motorola HS850 with my Blackberry. Finds the device, and accepts the passcode. However it then appears to be waiting for the headset respond and finally times out without pairing. Can anyone help me with this?

  • Paul

    my plug on my blackberry is broken and I am looking for a bluetooth adapter that will allow me to download my contact wirelessly from my phone to my computer.

  • Paul

    my plug on my blackberry is broken and I am looking for a bluetooth adapter that will allow me to download my contact wirelessly from my phone to my computer.

  • Paul

    my plug on my blackberry is broken and I am looking for a bluetooth adapter that will allow me to download my contact wirelessly from my phone to my computer.

  • Paul

    to get the passkey you need to go on your laptop or computer and click “set up new blutooth device” once it finds your phone it will give you the passkey for it.

    Question. If the computer does not find the phone does that mean the blue tooth device you are using is not the correct one? I set everything up and my phone is locating the computer but it is asking me for a passkey. I do not have this number. But I called HP and they said that the computer should find the phone and you enter the same pass key for both the computer and the phone and it will pair. The phone is finding the computer but I don’t think the computer is finding the phone. I purchased a Rocketfish Bluetooth adapter from bestbuy.

  • Paul

    to get the passkey you need to go on your laptop or computer and click “set up new blutooth device” once it finds your phone it will give you the passkey for it.

    Question. If the computer does not find the phone does that mean the blue tooth device you are using is not the correct one? I set everything up and my phone is locating the computer but it is asking me for a passkey. I do not have this number. But I called HP and they said that the computer should find the phone and you enter the same pass key for both the computer and the phone and it will pair. The phone is finding the computer but I don’t think the computer is finding the phone. I purchased a Rocketfish Bluetooth adapter from bestbuy.

  • paula

    I am trying to pair a Blackberry 8900 to the HS830 Bluetooth device.
    I know the passcode is 0000. But the Blackberrry is not detecting the HS830 at all. It detects other Bluetooth items, but not this one. There is nothing wrong with the HS830 as the little blue light flashes and we can pair it to another phone.

    Please heeeeeelp.

  • paula

    I am trying to pair a Blackberry 8900 to the HS830 Bluetooth device.
    I know the passcode is 0000. But the Blackberrry is not detecting the HS830 at all. It detects other Bluetooth items, but not this one. There is nothing wrong with the HS830 as the little blue light flashes and we can pair it to another phone.

    Please heeeeeelp.

  • Sk. Mahtab Ali Raju

    To use bluetooth in Blackberry 8830 first go to in media -> then go to type-> (If picture then go to Pictures then my picture)->then option -> use send using bluetooth or receive using bluetooth. For more help pls call me +8801911447013
    Dhaka,Bangladesh.

  • Sk. Mahtab Ali Raju

    To use bluetooth in Blackberry 8830 first go to in media -> then go to type-> (If picture then go to Pictures then my picture)->then option -> use send using bluetooth or receive using bluetooth. For more help pls call me +8801911447013
    Dhaka,Bangladesh.

  • yonboy

    Hi, I have a BB8100 pearl and everytime I try to pair it with my car bluetooth (audi) it fails . In the car manual it says that the sim card security has to be enabled, but I dont know to do this.
    Any help? Thanks

  • yonboy

    Hi, I have a BB8100 pearl and everytime I try to pair it with my car bluetooth (audi) it fails . In the car manual it says that the sim card security has to be enabled, but I dont know to do this.
    Any help? Thanks

  • confuzed

    I bought my boyfriend a bluetooth headset for dummies and it didnt come with instructions. He is trying to pair it with a blackberry storm.
    Any help would be appreciated!!!

  • confuzed

    I bought my boyfriend a bluetooth headset for dummies and it didnt come with instructions. He is trying to pair it with a blackberry storm.
    Any help would be appreciated!!!

  • lester

    I have a Black Berry 8130 pearl have it paired with Garmin 265T seven out of ten times they find each other the rest of the time I have to connect manualy, any ideas?

  • lester

    I have a Black Berry 8130 pearl have it paired with Garmin 265T seven out of ten times they find each other the rest of the time I have to connect manualy, any ideas?

  • juzer

    I m tryin to receive data frm sony fone but can’t receive on my bb9000 fone get paired but cnt get thrw ny ways I can do….

  • juzer

    I m tryin to receive data frm sony fone but can’t receive on my bb9000 fone get paired but cnt get thrw ny ways I can do….

  • Will

    How do I get it to pair with my new balckberry(other was crushed)?

  • Will

    How do I get it to pair with my new balckberry(other was crushed)?

  • jeango

    Initial pairing of my blackberry storm was successful for about 2 days, now
    it says Blackberry server connection is not connected.

  • suyog

    how should i transfer contacts from nokia n79 to blackberry 8520 ????

  • pete1231

    I have tried to pair my storm with two different devices and it detects the device but is unable to pair.

    I tried removing the battery but it didn't work. What now?

  • apintoi

    I have a Blackberry Bolt 9000, I try to pair with my MAC computer and other Cellular Phones and was impossible. The message send by other device is ''there was an error connecting'' or ''the device does not have the necessary services''. What can I do?, About your experiences, what do you recommend to me to do?

  • Mike

    Can more than one bluetooth device be discovered at the same time on BlackBerry

  • Ali

    Trying To Pair My BBerry w/ My BMW 325i Bluetooth Phone System . . . It's Searching And Pairing . . . But Having Issues With The “Passcode” On My BBerry??? I've Never Set One Up And My BBerry Is Acting As If I Have??? Any Ideas . . . Sprint Can't Help Me :c( HHEEELLLLLLPPPPP Please!

  • Ali

    Trying To Pair My BBerry w/ My BMW 325i Bluetooth Phone System . . . It's Searching And Pairing . . . But Having Issues With The “Passcode” On My BBerry??? I've Never Set One Up And My BBerry Is Acting As If I Have??? Any Ideas . . . Sprint Can't Help Me :c( HHEEELLLLLLPPPPP Please!

  • mrkhan12

    Thanks Boss. Now I can use my Blackberry 8830 Bluetooth.

  • tom

    i have black berry curve and its paired with othe phone but says transfer failed
    please help

  • Pairing BB w/ BT

    Try Passcode 0000

  • DV

    how to get the passkey

  • Ladyjanere

    i have very poor cell coverage at home so i purchased a home phone that will pair with my blackberry storm. the instructions call for entering the base pin# into the BB. how do i do that?

  • Bevstp

    Thanks Mark!!!!! I was stuck in the BlackBerry hole and now I can conduct business while operating a motor vehicle “legally”

    Mahalo!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Philip

    go to your folder ie music , photos then
    press menu button scroll down to receive with bluetooth then file transfer comes up on other phone then accept

  • Downtown_hustla

    both devices are on, but are not finding each other in order to pair

  • Tclarke

    HELLO I have a samsung phone and am trying to pair it to a blackberry VM-605, doesn’t seem to be pairing, any ideas

  • Thealien

    The blackberry’s bluetooth is not “real bluetooth” it is slightly off frequency to “normal” bluetooth so is in effect incompatible to any bluetooth device except other blackberry phones and really should not be called bluetooth, maybe it should be called “blootooth”
    yes you can pair with other non-blackberry devices but that’s all maybe someone could write an app to repair this.

  • narayanan

    I am using blackberry storm 9530.I cant pair it with other devices.And i dont know the passkey.Can anyone help?

  • Shonuf16

    unable to pair with the 9530 blackberry this site sux!

  • Corrina

    It worked :) Thank you so much!

  • Mwalda

    You just saved me a TONNE of headaches! Thank you sooooo much for your advice.
    Just got my replacement phone and didn’t know the passcode for my bluetooth. You’re a livesaver :o)

  • Xslokesh

    This solution works perfectly. Thanks a lot.

  • dent

    i cant put files from computer wonder why, what only appears is that “please insert disk in drive” a little help?

  • Han

    i just got blackberry 9700 and 9800, bluetooth pairing of this two don’t even work… why????? what to do? I tried them to other Phones like Nokia and samsung both Blackberry still can’t work. I followed the steps & got the pass key. they were already in the paired devices. But still can’t transfer any files.

  • Stan2dor

    how should i delete duplicates contacts from my blackberry?

  • Rjhoch

    pairing BB w/ new 2010 cadillac. car manual says to locate GM in the list on the cell phone. Where?

  • Luvdude

    i want to trasfer some data via bluetooth from my blackberry curve 8520 to storm 9530 … after giving the same passkey in both the handsets in bluetooth its showing failed…… help

  • Sharon watson

    HI I HAVE BB CURVE 8520 , GOT A MOTOROLA H390 BLUETOOTH , IT SET UP NO PROBLEM , WORKS , BUT WHEN BLUETTOTH IS OFF MY TEXT MESSAGES ARE GOING THRU LIKE I AM SENDING A PIC , WHEN BLUETOOTH IS ON THE TEXT COMES THRU FINE . ANY IDEA HOW I FIX THIS .. SHARON

  • Queentheo

    I have done all that is said but it keep coming no device found.

  • Rathore cv

    how get the pass key for my blackberry  bold 9700 smartphone 9700  on my mail id

    rathorecv@yahoo.com