A Bluetooth instruction manual typically focuses on helping a user to pair one Bluetooth device with another device of some sort. For example, the manual might explain how to pair a smartphone with a car stereo system, how to pair headphones with a smartphone or music player such as an iPod, or how to pair a remote control with a television or DVR. Most manuals also feature a troubleshooting section to help users who are having difficulties.
For most Bluetooth devices, the pairing process begins by turning the device's Bluetooth settings on. Then, the device needs to be made discoverable. Once the device's Bluetooth chip has been enabled, the other device with which it is to be paired, such as a stereo or personal music player, sends out a signal searching for all Bluetooth devices in the area. Once the device has been located, the home device, such as the car or music player, sends a code that the user needs to enter on the to-be-paired device. When a match is confirmed, the pair is made, and the new device is operable.
If a user is having trouble with a Bluetooth device, the instruction manual is a good place to seek help. It often offers reminders, such as information about the range of the device. For example, many devices need to be within about 10 yards of its paired unit in order to work.