Generally, the process to pair a Bluetooth device to a mobile phone follows a certain order. First, the phone's Bluetooth link is turned on. The headset or other Bluetooth device is turned on and placed in pairing or discovery mode. Then the headset is shown as a device that can be paired on the phone, and by selecting it and entering a password, the phone and device pair.
Motorola, along with most other mobile phone manufacturers, uses the Bluetooth wireless standard to pair items like headsets, keyboards and other peripherals to mobile phones to work in tandem over short distances. These distances differ based on the devices being used; Class 1 Bluetooth devices have ranges around 100 yards, while Class 2 devices have only a tenth of that range. Class 3 devices, the most common type of device, typically have a range of roughly 3 feet. Bluetooth wireless signals do not require line-of-sight in order to operate, which is similar to the operation of Wi-Fi signals. The Bluetooth standard was invented by the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson in 1994. The name Bluetooth comes from the 10th-century Swedish king Harald Bluetooth, a unifier of the Swedish and Danish tribes of the time.