Thank you, Q22ube, for you input.
My usage of a bluetooth headset is quite different since, most of the time, I use the phone with a motorcycle helmet headset (Cardo Scala Rider G4) so the phone is in a pocket or in a bag, running on its own battery, and I have no physical access to the device while riding
. For now, I am using a HTC HD2 (which is a very nice device but a little too big to use it one hand) and music streaming through Bluetooth A2DP is quite good. I also had to setup a playlist since, by default, the HTC Sence music player will use nearly all music tracks available on the device, including some system sound
Originally Posted by Q22ube
I have had my mini for 4 days now, first ever The only other big issue is that every time I get into the car I have to manually setup the connection from my phone to the car headset, I don’t know if this is meant to be like this or I have missed a setting any advice in this area would be useful
I don't known how works your headset (or car embedded Bluetooth system) but, most of the times you have to pair the audio device with the phone:
- set the audio device in pairing mode (according to its user's manual);
- go to the Bluetooth control panel of the phone;
- from here, search for a new headset (e.g. click "add new headset");
- when found, select the audio device and then follow the pairing procedure displayed on the phone screen;
- usually, you have to enter a pairing code which should be found in the headset (or car) users's manual (most of the times it is 0000) or only click "OK".
Usually, this pairing procedure must be done only once. After that, provided Bluetooth is already turned on on the phone, you only have to switch on your headset (your car embedded audio system) and it will automatically connect to the phone. If the audio system is already on when you enter your car with your phone, you may have to switch it off and on again to start the bluetooth connection.
It is possible that your audio car system is always searching for known phones and then, the previous paragraph may not apply but I have no experience with such systems (only with some plain headsets).
One last point: please, do not leave Bluetooth in discoverable mode on your phone all the time and double check your Bluetooth security settings... Nobody should discover your phone if you don't want that and no unknown (malicious) device should be able to connect to it.