Guide to pair a Bluetooth device from command line.
In this case I will pair a Bluetooth headphone but the process should be similar to any other device.
1. Identify your computer bluetooth
Identify the Bluetooth device we want to scan from with
$ hcitool dev Devices: hci0 A3:3E:XX:XX:G3:86
2. Scan available devices
Turn on your device (e.g. headphone) so we can find it from the
hcitool scan if we have just one or choose the right
hcitool -i hci0 scan.
$ hcitool -i hci0 scan Scanning ... FC:XX:XX:XX:XX:FE n/a
3. Trust the discovered device
For future connections, trust the device using
trust the discovered MAC address.
$ bluetoothctl [bluetooth]# trust FC:XX:XX:XX:XX:FE [CHG] Device FC:XX:XX:XX:XX:FE Trusted: yes
You can connect it from the
bluetoothctl console or directly with
bluetoothctl connect < MAC-address >.
[bluetooth]# connect FC:XX:XX:XX:XX:FE Attempting to connect to FC:XX:XX:XX:XX:FE Connection successful [E7]#
Useful commands to deal with Bluetooth devices from
deviceslist available devices
paired-deviceslist paired devices
[E7]# paired-devices Device FC:XX:XX:XX:XX:FE E7
bluetoothctl: - interactive bluetooth control tool (General Commands Manual)
hcitool- configure Bluetooth connections (Linux System Administration)
- Connect to a Bluetooth device from command line in Ubuntu Linux
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