Support for Bluetooth on the Cisco IP Phone 8800 Series

Document created by Cisco Localization Team on Dec 15, 2016Last modified by Cisco Localization Team on Jan 19, 2017
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If your phone supports Bluetooth, use a Bluetooth headset and connect your mobile phone or tablet to the phone using Bluetooth.

Bluetooth connections work best when you're within 3 to 6 feet (1 to 2 meters) from your phone, but you might be able to be as far away as 66 feet (20 meters). The Bluetooth connection can degrade if you have a barrier (wall, door, window), large metal object, or other electronic devices between your phone and the connected device.

To connect a mobile device or headset to your phone with Bluetooth, you start by pairing the device with your phone. You can pair up to 50 mobile devices and Bluetooth headsets with the phone. After the headset or mobile device is paired, the phone connects to the headset or mobile device when the headset or mobile device is turned on.

When you use a Bluetooth headset and mobile devices with your phone, keep these things in mind:

  • The last Bluetooth headset or mobile device connected with the phone is the default device that the phone uses.

  • You can connect one mobile device (phone or tablet) and one Bluetooth headset at the same time.

  • The phone can connect to only one paired mobile device at a time. If your mobile phone is connected and you turn on your tablet, the tablet connects to the phone and the mobile phone disconnects.

  • When your Bluetooth headset and your mobile device are connected to the phone, you cannot use the Bluetooth headset to answer desk phone calls from the mobile device.

For information about Bluetooth headsets and mobile devices, see these articles: