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Monday, January 7, 2013

Play audio and receive phone calls from Windows 7 using Bluetooth

I have been lately trying to operate my phone remotely from my PC when I am at home or work because I don't feel I really need to use my mobile phone when I am already in front of a full fledged computer. Also sometime I keep my phone somewhere in house and miss many calls because of not hearing the ring or not able to reach in time before the ringing stops.

I found a way in Windows 7 to play audio and receive phone calls from Windows 7 using Bluetooth. I use rooted Samsung Galaxy ACE running on Android 2.3.

  1. Pair your phone with PC

  2. Go to Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsDevices and Printers in the PC
    Control Panel

  3. Double click and open the Bluetooth Control

    Bluetooth Control

  4. Click connect button for using the computer speaker to during phone calls and play music from PC using mobile phone's audio player

    Audio Player

  5. You will notice a small media player control at the right bottom of the screen where you can play/pause/change songs which is being played in the phone.


Note that I have not found a way to choose to pick up calls from PC, it automatically picks up after few rings. May be I have to play around the settings more. Anyway this helps improving the phone signal strength of my phone because we don't have to attach the phone to our ear.