1. Sumpm's Avatar
    I have a Plantronics headset, and a Sony car stereo (w/ BT). When I'm in the car, I prefer to use Bluetooth over the stereo, so I'm looking for a quicker way to swap between the two devices without having to go into settings.

    Auto-switching would be preferable, but a widget that can just bring up all device so I can select which one I'd rather use, would work, too.

    Thanks.
    12-05-2010 04:11 PM
  2. krid's Avatar
    Any luck on this? I've got a Jawbone headset and a car with bluetooth handsfree, and I'd like the phone to switch from the headset to the car when I turn on the car.

    As it stands, the only way to get it to switch is to turn off the headset *before* I turn on the car. If I wait until after the car is on, the car won't pair with the phone.

    Tasker has no support for this, and I can't find any apps in the marketplace that do it.
    03-03-2011 03:59 PM
  3. tropper's Avatar
    Take a look here https://market.android.com/search?q=bluetooth&c=apps

    at the top just Sign In with your google account and then you can just push the app to your phone
    03-04-2011 06:51 AM
  4. Nirto Ceccon's Avatar
    Take a look here https://market.android.com/search?q=bluetooth&c=apps

    at the top just Sign In with your google account and then you can just push the app to your phone
    REALLY? So helpful! Nobody knows how to use the market! WOW. Thanks.
    12-11-2012 05:00 PM
  5. renocasinochips's Avatar
    I'm looking for this same function - auto-switch to car bluetooth when in range, auto-switch back to headset when connection to car is lost. Sumpm, krid, did you find an app you'd like to recommend?
    03-19-2013 12:59 PM
  6. IrmaIsfot's Avatar
    I really want this function! This scenario must be extremely common; why haven't developers and manufacturers fixed this?

    How does this whole Bluetooth connection cycle work?
    When BT is on in phone, but no device connected, the phone must be scanning/polling/searching the radio waves for paired devices (headsets, car hands free etc).
    When a headset is turned on, it must be sending an ID signal, because the phone instantly connects it.
    The same must be true for the car hands free, when car ignition comes on.

    So, it should be possible to scan for other (ie car hands free) available devices, even while one device (ie headset) already is connected.
    The phone could then disconnect from the current device and connect to the newly discovered one, perhaps based on a priority list.

    Piece of cake?

    Second best solution is to make a habit of switching the headset off after every call...
    04-10-2013 12:59 PM
  7. TedKidd's Avatar
    As it stands, the only way to get it to switch is to turn off the headset *before* I turn on the car. If I wait until after the car is on, the car won't pair with the phone.
    Seems my iPhone allowed me to swap between car and headset - it "saw" both at the same time. (Do I recall it "offering" each device on an incoming call?) Seems so obvious it never occurred to me Android wouldn't do the same.

    Sometimes you may want to use the headset even when you are in the car - say - if there are others riding with you who don't want/need to participate in the call...
    05-02-2013 05:59 PM
  8. Tim Custis's Avatar
    I just switched from an iPhone to an S4 and am looking for the same thing. It was very easy to do on the iPhone while on a call. Would love to know about an app if someone finds one. In addition my phone paired with the car but I cannot use voice dialing just accept incoming calls or manually dial out works. Look like they could make things run a little smoother with bluetooth. I just found this shortcut app to the setting which is some help.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...shortcut&hl=en
    07-01-2013 04:31 PM
  9. mhobizal's Avatar
    I would like to switch to a specific bluetooth device when a call comes in. Then switch back to a different device when the call ends. Does anyone know what will do this?
    08-31-2013 03:15 PM
  10. devilshady's Avatar
    Ive been trying to do that with an app called Lhama, its somewhat similar to tasker but free.

    basically:

    Condition: Connected to car radio via bluetooth.
    (and)
    Condition: Phone starts ringing.

    Action: Disconnect from car radio bluetooth
    (and)
    Action: Connect to my handsfree bluetooth

    there doesnt seem to be a way to configure the last action , so what ive done is replace it with:

    Action: Run App : BluetoothSettings, which will enable me to choose between bluetooth devices like my previous Iphone whenever i get a call.
    09-21-2013 01:42 PM
  11. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Bump. Anyone have any luck?

    Sent from my Note 2 courtesy of Big Red
    12-03-2013 10:31 AM
  12. Rukbat's Avatar
    How does this whole Bluetooth connection cycle work?
    When BT is on in phone, but no device connected, the phone must be scanning/polling/searching the radio waves for paired devices (headsets, car hands free etc).
    When a headset is turned on, it must be sending an ID signal, because the phone instantly connects it.
    The same must be true for the car hands free, when car ignition comes on.

    So, it should be possible to scan for other (ie car hands free) available devices, even while one device (ie headset) already is connected.
    The phone could then disconnect from the current device and connect to the newly discovered one, perhaps based on a priority list.
    Close, but no cigar.

    In order to scan for a device, it has to disconnect from any device it's connected to first. The protocol could be modified to allow active scanning while connected but, since I'm not on the committee, no one's going to take my suggestion, seriously or otherwise.
    12-03-2013 11:39 PM
  13. The Shady Rest Inn's Avatar
    Lhama is a great app, and may help some people, but I think what most of us wants is an app that is essentially a way to create a short cut directly to what ever bluetooth device we have previously connected to.
    A widget option would be best. To be honest, I was quite surprised no one had created it yet. I can't imagne its an especially programming intensive piece of software, as your essentially just utilising the existing bluetooth systems.
    05-08-2015 09:45 AM
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    05-08-2015 09:46 AM
  15. Fjesteban's Avatar
    Hi all:

    There're several apps which claims to issue this task. I've just picked one called A2DP Switcher (can't post the link cause this is my first post)

    I'll tell my experience when go back into my car

    Best regards
    05-25-2015 02:02 AM
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