NFC Tags Pairing Bluetooth Devices
Pairing up with a Bluetooth device can be easy or a pain. The first time you pair up is always time consuming. First step is you have to enable Bluetooth. The next step is to scanning for nearby devices. After, you select a device and pair up with it. Keep your fingers crossed there is no password protection (my mini hi-fi Bluetooth is password protected and found in the printed user guide. Why Sony? Why?). It still confuses me why manufacturers do this. Hijacking a Bluetooth device isn’t exactly high on the priority list.
NFC pairing up with Bluetooth devices is becoming more popular. High end headphones and speakers have this feature included in their products. You simply have to tap to pair up. If this isn’t an included feature in your Bluetooth device, you can use one of our NFC tags to have the same convenient feature. Not a bad feature for $2.
The next time you pair with a Bluetooth device can be as time consuming. If you haven’t allowed or trusted the device when you first connected, it’s back to square one. Forgetting to enable Bluetooth adds another step.
If you’re like me, I’m pretty good at conserving battery and want to make common mobile tasks convenient. This means turning on my smartphone features when I need them. Bluetooth isn’t always on. I only have a handful of devices with Bluetooth. I’m also on top of my game with switching features off and the Bluetooth feature is a usual suspect.
NFC Tags pairing Bluetooth devices is made more convenient. The initial process maybe cumbersome but worth it and it’s not rocket science. You simply have to know the MAC address of the Bluetooth device. A MAC address is like a personal ID. It is unique for a particular device. You can usually find this on the device, the user manual or by pairing up with the device to get the information. Depending on the NFC app you use, it may do this for you by initially connecting with it to find out the MAC address. You do need an NFC app to do this.
It’s easy once you find out the MAC address. Simply open the NFC app. You can create a new record or task to pair up with the target device. This is usually under a Bluetooth option in the app. The target device could be your headphones, car audio or stereo. The next step is to key in the MAC address and write the information in the NFC tag. That is it.
Pairing Bluetooth devices with NFC tags is much more convenient. Tapping the NFC tag automates the process. It turns on Bluetooth for you and pairs up the devices automatically. It sounds complex but it’s more simpler than you think.
You will need another NFC tag to reverse the process. You basically have to create the reverse action or tasks and write these in the new tag.