Google is rolling out a new way for Android users to pair their Bluetooth devices. Called Fast Pair, this makes it much easier to pair Bluetooth devices to your handset. An innovation that is extremely timely given the number of Android phones now ditching the humble headphone jack.
Fast Pair is, according to a post on the Android Developers Blog, “a hassle-free process to pair your Bluetooth devices on all supported Android devices running Google Play services 11.7+ with compatibility back to Marshmallow (Android 6.0).” That is if you own a device that supports Fast Pair.
Assuming you’re running Android 6.0 or later and Google Play Services 11.7 or later, and own one of the few compatible devices, Fast Pair works as follows:
This saves users from having to fiddle with Bluetooth settings, letting Android do all the hard work instead using a combination of Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy.
Do you regularly pair Bluetooth devices with an Android device? Have you found the process to be a chore? Or has it all worked seamlessly so far? What do you think of Fast Pair? Do you hope more manufacturers start supporting the method? Please let us know in the comments below!
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