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Smartphone detects only Computer Name and not the Bluetooth Name

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Harish Kumar, Oct 17, 2011.

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  1. Harish Kumar

    Harish Kumar Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell Inspiron 15 R running Windows 7 Home Basic. I changed the bluetooth name, but the smartphone only detects and displays the computer name when it searches for bluetooth devices around it. Funnily, my iPad 2 detects the bluetooth name and displays the bluetooth name of my computer.

    Previously, the bluetooth name and computer name were the same. I changed the former, but the smartphones continue to display the computer name and not the bluetooth name.

    Any help to resolve this problem will be much appreciated.
     
  2. pip22

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    Reset the bluetooth name to what it was originally (ie same as computer name). That's how it should be.
     
  3. Harish Kumar

    Harish Kumar Thread Starter

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    But I want the Bluetooth name to a big one and contain some special characters. There is a character limitation on the computer name and I cannot use special characters. Also why is there an option to change the bluetooth name, if it shouldnt be used? Also how come the iPad detects only the bluetooth name correctly?
     
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