How to Find Your Bluetooth Passkey

by C. Taylor

Pairing two Bluetooth-enabled devices creates a wireless connection between both devices for transferring data. Common uses of Bluetooth include headset communication, wireless navigation with a mouse or data transfer between smart phones. Some devices require manually entering a passkey to prevent unauthorized pairing with Bluetooth devices. Most manufacturers use a simple, default passkey, but others use one linked with the product serial number or a randomly chosen value.

Try the most common default passkeys, which are "0000" or "1234."

Look for a sticker underneath the Bluetooth device. The passkey is often listed on this sticker as "PIN," "Passcode," "Pairing Code" or "Passkey."

Check the manual that came with the device. If you can't find the manual, check the manufacturer's website for a downloadable PDF manual or a help file listing the default passkey.

Call or email the manufacturer and request the default passkey. Be prepared to give them your Bluetooth devices model or serial number.

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