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SPA525 Bluetooth Configuration
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Configuring Bluetooth (Cisco SPA525G or Cisco SPA525G2 only)

The Cisco SPA525G or Cisco SPA525G2 supports Bluetooth to allow use of the phone with a wireless Bluetooth-enabled headset. The Cisco SPA525G2 also supports Bluetooth communications with a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone.

You can do the following:

• Pair your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone and Cisco SPA525G2. Your mobile phone is assigned a line button on your Cisco SPA525G2. You can make and receive mobile network calls by using the Cisco SPA525G2.

• Switch audio for in-progress calls between your mobile phone and the Cisco SPA525G2.

• Import your mobile phone address book to your Cisco SPA525G2 personal address book.

• Use your Cisco SPA525G2 as a handsfree device for your mobile phone.

Enabling Bluetooth from the Web Interface To enable Bluetooth from the phone web user interface:

Step 1 Click Admin Login > advanced > Voice > System.

Step 2 Under Bluetooth Settings in the Enable BT field, choose yes to enable or no to disable.

Step 3 Click Submit All Changes.

Enabling Bluetooth from the Phone To enable Bluetooth from the IP phone screen:

Step 1 Press the Setup button

Step 2 Scroll to User Preferences and press Select.

Step 3 Scroll to Bluetooth Configuration and press Select.

Step 4 With Bluetooth selected, press the Right Arrow key until a blue check mark appears indicating that the feature is enabled.

Step 5 Press Save.

Pairing a Bluetooth Headset To enable a Bluetooth headset from the phone web user interface:

Step 1 Click Admin Login > advanced > Bluetooth.

Step 2 Under Bluetooth Device, choose On.

Step 3 Under Bluetooth Device List, press Scan for Bluetooth Devices.

Step 4 In the Bluetooth Device List, click the name of the Bluetooth headset.

Step 5 Enter the PIN for the Bluetooth headset.

Step 6 Press Submit All Changes.



To enable a Bluetooth headset from the IP phone screen:

Step 1 Enable Bluetooth as described in “Enabling Bluetooth from the Web Interface.”

Step 2 Press the Setup button.

Step 3 Scroll to User Preferences and press Select.

Step 4 Scroll to Bluetooth Configuration and press Select.

Step 5 Scroll to Bluetooth Mode and press the Right Arrow key to choose one of the following:

  • Phone—Configures a Cisco SPA525G2 with a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. (The Cisco SPA525G pairs with headsets only; it does not pair with mobile phones.)

  • Both—The Cisco SPA525G2 uses a Bluetooth headset or operates with a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone (see Pairing Your Cisco SPA525G2 with a Bluetooth-Enabled Mobile Phone). The Cisco SPA525G2 connects to only one device at a time (either a Bluetooth headset or a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone). If multiple Bluetooth devices are in range of the Cisco SPA525G2, the order of devices in the Bluetooth Configuration > Bluetooth Profiles list is used, and the device with a higher priority is activated first.

Step 6 Scroll to Bluetooth Profiles and press the Right Arrow key to enter the profile screen.

Step 7 Press Scan to scan for your headset. Note Depending on the network environment (such as the number of Bluetooth devices and noise level), your Bluetooth headset might not appear on the found devices list. Ensure the headset is powered on and has Bluetooth activated, and retry the scan.

Step 8 In the list of found devices, select your headset and press Select to edit the profile.

Step 9 Scroll to PIN and enter the PIN for your Bluetooth headset.

Step 10 Scroll to Connect Automatically and press the Right Arrow key to turn to On.

Step 11 Press Connect. The profile screen displays and a check mark appears next to the headset if the connection was successful.


Pairing Your Cisco SPA525G2 with a Bluetooth-Enabled Mobile Phone This feature is based on the following standard Bluetooth profiles:

• Phone Book Access Profile 1.0

• Handsfree Profile 1.5

• Handset Profile 1.1 Make sure your mobile phone provides support for one of the above profiles. Cisco provides a reference list of Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones supported with the Cisco SPA525G2

To pair your Cisco SPA525G2 with your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone, you can either initiate pairing from the Cisco SPA525G2, or from your mobile phone. Initiating Pairing from the Cisco SPA525G2

Step 1 Enable Bluetooth as described in Enabling Bluetooth from the Web Interface.

Step 2 Press the Setup button.

Step 3 Scroll to User Preferences and press Select.

Step 4 Scroll to Bluetooth Configuration and press Select.

Step 5 Scroll to Bluetooth Mode and press the Right Arrow key to choose one of the following: • Handsfree—Your Cisco SPA525G2 operates as a handsfree device with a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone.

• Both—Your Cisco SPA525G2 operates with your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone or operate with a Bluetooth headset. The Cisco SPA525G2 connects to only one device at a time (either the Bluetooth headset or the Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone.) If multiple Bluetooth devices are in range of the Cisco SPA525G2, the order of devices in the Bluetooth Configuration > Bluetooth Profiles list is used, and the device with a higher priority is activated first.

Step 6 Scroll to Bluetooth Profiles and press the Right Arrow key to enter the profile screen.

Step 7 Press Scan to scan for your mobile phone. Depending on the network environment (such as the number of Bluetooth devices and the noise level), your Bluetooth headset might not appear on the found devices list. Ensure the headset is powered on and has Bluetooth activated, and retry the Scan.

Step 8 In the Select a Bluetooth Device to Pair list, select the mobile phone to which you want to pair and press Connect.


Initiating Pairing from Your Bluetooth-Enabled Mobile Phone

The procedure varies depending on your phone model. The example in this section uses an Apple iPhone. Before starting, it is helpful to find the MAC address of your Cisco SPA525G2 IP phone. From your IP phone, go to the Setup menu and select Status. Select Product Information. The MAC address is displayed.

Step 1 On your iPhone, click Settings. Step 2 Under General, choose Bluetooth. Ensure Bluetooth is turned on. Step 3 In the Bluetooth Window, under Devices, find the MAC address of your Cisco SPA525G2 IP phone. Step 4 Select the MAC address of the Cisco SPA525G2. Step 5 Enter the PIN (the default is 0000) and press Connect. When paired with your mobile phone, the Cisco SPA525G2 IP phone screen assigns one of your line buttons to the mobile phone. A mobile phone icon with a flashing lightning bolt icon is displayed next to the mobile phone number. To verify the mobile phone configuration:

Step 1 On the Cisco SPA525G2, press the Setup Button.

Step 2 Scroll to User Preferences and press Select.

Step 3 Scroll to Bluetooth Configuration and press Select.

Step 4 Scroll to Bluetooth Profiles and press the Right Arrow key. The mobile phone appears in the list of Bluetooth devices

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