How to Connect a Bluetooth Phone to a PS3

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The PS3 (PlayStation 3) has a built-in Bluetooth feature. This enables users to connect other Bluetooth devices, including cell phones, headsets and computers. As long as you have another device that has a Bluetooth feature, you can sync it with your PS3. Headsets let users have multi-player games and cell phones allow users to download information between electronics. Fortunately, syncing a cell phone with a PS3 only takes a few minutes due to the built-in settings.

Power on your PS3.

Go to "Settings" > "Accessory Settings" > "Register Bluetooth Device" > "Register Headset/Microphone/Headphones."


Bring your cell phone within a few feet of the PS3. Enable the Bluetooth feature on the phone.


Click on "Start Scanning" on your PS3 and wait for it to find and display the name of your cell phone.


Click on the name of your cell phone on the PS3.

Type "0000" as the password when prompted. This is the default password for most Bluetooth features. The two devices are synced until you turn off the cell phone's Bluetooth.


Click on "Audio Device Settings" on your PS3 and then switch it to "Output Device" > "Cell Phone."



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