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    Default cannot connect phone to laptop with bluetooth

    Trying to connect Galaxy S4 to laptop running 8.1 They can "see" each other but the phone asks for confirmation that a 6 digit number is the correct password. This number changes each time. There is no box or provision to check or enter this number on either device. Where can I find the correct number and where to enter it???

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    Default Re: cannot connect phone to laptop with bluetooth

    Quote Originally Posted by bugalugs67 View Post
    Trying to connect Galaxy S4 to laptop running 8.1 They can "see" each other but the phone asks for confirmation that a 6 digit number is the correct password. This number changes each time. There is no box or provision to check or enter this number on either device. Where can I find the correct number and where to enter it???
    what happens when you try the other way around?

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    Default Re: cannot connect phone to laptop with bluetooth

    Forget Bluetooth and use a cable, it's great for headsets and keyboards etc but terrible for file transfer and the like.
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    Default Re: cannot connect phone to laptop with bluetooth

    NO Internet, no cable so only way out is laptop to phone and out.

    Both can see and identify each other but won't accept handshake.
    Phone to remote speaker went perfectly.

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    Default Re: cannot connect phone to laptop with bluetooth

    Use it as a hotspot if its got the option

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    Default Re: cannot connect phone to laptop with bluetooth

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    Use it as a hotspot if its got the option
    +1 - if you're wanting to use it for internet this is the easiest way by far.
    If you want to transfer stuff back and forth use a cable, the charging cable that comes with the phone does the trick. You can also tether the phone with the same cable to share the internet connection but the hotspot option is actually easier most times.
    both ways work better than bluetooth.
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    Default Re: cannot connect phone to laptop with bluetooth

    Shortage of skills.

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    The option maybe under settings / wifi. Enable it. It may or should give you a password. Connect it to the laptop, with the pw. After you change the security to WPA2 or higher

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    Default Re: cannot connect phone to laptop with bluetooth

    Thanks for the help. Granddaughter came along, looked at it from a different angle and now fixed.

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