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Windows 7: Is there a way to auto connect Bluetooth headphones?

12 Sep 2018   #1
graywoulf

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 
Is there a way to auto connect Bluetooth headphones?

Greetings!

I just recently bought a pair of Bluetooth headphones to use with my laptop. Every time I want to use them, which is daily, I have to start up my list of Bluetooth devices and select the headphones and then when the connect window pops up, my headphones are automatically connected as a Telephony device and not connected for listening to music as would like. I then have to disconnect the Telephony connection and quickly connect them for listening to music instead.

On top of that, I then have to go into my sound device manager in the Playback Devices and disable my speakers which then the source defaults to my headphones instead which is what I wanted to do anyway.

My main question is this. Is there any way to automate this entire process so that when I turn on my Bluetooth headphones that they are automatically connected and working properly without all of this connection process being necessary?

I thank anyone that can offer a solution in advance.


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15 Sep 2018   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi graywoulf, welcome to Seven Forums,

I noticed that you haven't had any replies as yet, so I thought that I would try and help and find an answer for you!

Have you tried right-clicking on your volume/speaker icon in the system tray [by the clock], then going to Playback Devices, and setting them as the default playback device. This should then take over when they are re-connected.

I also came across this which might be of interest: How to configure bluetooth headset to auto-connect

I hope this helps!
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15 Sep 2018   #3
graywoulf

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 

Hi Paul,

Thank you for responding to my question. I have already set the headphones as the default device but Win 7 still uses the speakers as default anyway. Thanks for the link though, I will read through that thread and look for any possible solutions. I will let you know if I find a solution. Thanks again.
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15 Sep 2018   #4
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi graywoulf,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by graywoulf View Post
Thank you for responding to my question. I will let you know if I find a solution.
You are welcome!

Just a thought [not tested]!

Right-click on your volume/speaker icon in the system tray [by the clock], then goto Playback Devices > Headphones > Levels, and make sure it isn't Muted.

I hope this helps!
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15 Sep 2018   #5
graywoulf

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion. However, part of the problem is that when I turn off the Bluetooth headphones, the device is removed from my playback device list altogether. It reappears after I go through the Bluetooth device setup where I have to disconnect the headphones as a telephony/VOIP device and reconnect them for listening to music. When the headphones reappear in the playback device list, they are shown as the default listening device again. I think that if they remained in the playback list all of the time, I might not be having this problem. Thus, another totally different problem altogether it looks like. I think I might have to give in and do the connection dance with Win 7 each time.
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