Bluetooth headsets are commonly used in the domains of hands-free cell phone communication, but you can also use Bluetooth headsets to chat on your computer wirelessly. Whether you’re playing, or using voice Internet services such as Skype, using a Bluetooth headset on your computer is a relatively easy process that allows you to enjoy online conversations without the hassle of wires.
Find out if your computer is compatible with Bluetooth devices. Open the Control Panel of your computer and look for a Bluetooth icon. If the symbol appears among the options, then your computer is ready. However, if the icon does not appear, you will have to get an adapter.
Install a Bluetooth adapter if your computer does not have one already enabled. Bluetooth adapters are relatively easy to find and usually connect to your computer via USB. You will need to install some drivers and an application, which must be included with the adapter.
Enable the search for Bluetooth devices on your computer. Double-click on the Bluetooth application icon on your computer. This application is usually found in the Control Panel if your computer/Laptop has integrated Bluetooth, or in the program folder if you are using an adapter. Now you will see the “search devices” option, double-click on the option to enable the search on your computer.
Activate your Bluetooth headset. In most headphones, you can do it by pressing the “on” button twice. However, if you have a more specialized model, you should consult the user manual.
Link your headset with your computer. Once your computer has located the Bluetooth headset, you will see a text box asking if you want to create a link between the computer and the headset. Press the “accept” button to confirm the connection.
Test your connection. The best way to do this is by opening any audio recording program (such as the Windows Sound Recorder) and speaking into the headset. If the connection has been successful, you will see it reflected in the sound visualization. However, if it has not been successful, the display will remain flat.