How to Activate Discover Mode on a Cell Phone

By Kenyonda Bradley

Enable discover mode on your Bluetooth-capable phone to connect to another Bluetooth device.
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Activating the discover mode on your Bluetooth-capable phone allows you to pair your device with another Bluetooth-capable device, such as a phone, computer or gaming console. Once paired, users can transfer their contacts, photos and media wirelessly from one device to the other within a 33-foot distance. Bluetooth is a popular feature embedded on most cell phones, and is commonly used with a Bluetooth headset for hands-free calling.

Turn on both Bluetooth-capable devices and set them near each other.

Navigate to the "Settings" menu on your cell phone and locate the "Bluetooth" option.

Select the option to place the device in discovery mode.

Select the option "Scan for Devices." This will enable the phone to locate compatible Bluetooth devices near its location.

Select the device that you want to pair your mobile phone with from the "Available Device" list.

Enter the device password, if prompted, then select "Connect."