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post #1 of 16 Old 4th January 2007, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Temporarily disable Bluetooth for private conversation?

Sometimes when there are others in my car, and I get an incoming call, or want to make an outgoing call, I do not want to broadcast the conversation over the handsfree system. This had proven to be embarrassing at times. I try to always remember to warn the caller that they're on speaker, and others are present, but sometimes I forget.

Is there a quick and easy way to temporarily disable the Bluetooth so I can use the Razr normally?
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I find the quickest way to do this is from the phone itself - there's a menu item to "Use handset" which disconnects the Bluetooth and switches to the handset.

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Great question C I have the same issue.

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The easiest way is from the phone itself. Depending on your phone, you may be able to use a programable button to toggle the blutooth on and off. That feature exists on most blackberry models. You hit the button and it prompts you to confirm that you wand to disconnect bluetooth and continue the call. Switching back to bluetooth while on a call is not so easy as you have to wait for the phone to re-connect with the car and, as we know, this can take more than a minute.

The other alternative is to switch Bluetooth off through the iDrive, but I cannot confirm that this will not end your call.

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Interesting question and something I have struggled with. With both my old Motorola Rzr and my current LG phone, switching to handset works only temporarily--the call reverts back to bluetooth in a few seconds and is back on speaker. I have also found that if you are on a call and turn off the engine, the call stays active and the iDrive screen stays lit even long after I end the call. I have tried locking and unlocking the car, but the screen still stays on. The only way I have found to turn it off completely is by starting the car again, then turning it off.
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Interesting question and something I have struggled with. With both my old Motorola Rzr and my current LG phone, switching to handset works only temporarily--the call reverts back to bluetooth in a few seconds and is back on speaker. I have also found that if you are on a call and turn off the engine, the call stays active and the iDrive screen stays lit even long after I end the call. I have tried locking and unlocking the car, but the screen still stays on. The only way I have found to turn it off completely is by starting the car again, then turning it off.
thats pretty acurate.. its sort of a pita.

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I'll just keep telling my passenger not to listen...it's easier.

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Hmm, give phone command to Use Handset, eh?

That sounds reasonable, now if I can just find that on my Razr! Thanks guys!
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Turning on/off bluetooth is not really convenient solution.


Try next: once you have incoming/outgoing call, pickup and then press button that enables speakers of your phone, so voice is going over phone speakers and then press it again to return to phone internal silent speaker, and call returns back to cell instead of car speakers. That does the trick for 1 call.

On nokia phones that is upper right button (right above hangup), remember to do it once you already picked up the call.

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