Bluetooth is an amazing cutting-edge technology for connecting several devices without any wires but when it comes to Bluetooth devices, one of the most common problems that frequently happens is the limited Bluetooth range.
But what if we say that you can increase your Bluetooth range all around your home? Here’s how you can do that in a few steps.
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How to increase Bluetooth range?
If you have an older version of Bluetooth then the simplest way to increase the range of Bluetooth connection is to get a new device with the latest Bluetooth version. Older devices may have an older version of Bluetooth which only allows you to connect devices up to the range of 33 feet away. If the two devices are at a larger distance then Bluetooth will not connect.
However, if you use a device with Bluetooth 4.0, you can enjoy a range of up to 100 feet which means that you’ll have a stronger signal with the 30-feet Bluetooth range. However, the signal will be a little bit weaker at 100 feet than at 50 feet, you still enjoy a longer Bluetooth range when you have got a new device.
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These new Bluetooth devices provide so much comfort and convenience over long ranges. You can just put the earbuds in your ear and enjoy music or make calls while driving your car. But besides getting one of these devices, how you can improve the range of your Bluetooth connection?
You could increase teh Bluetooth connection range through these ways –
Avoid physical barriers
Bluetooth uses short radio waves to connect two devices. However these waves are invisible, they can be hindered or obstructed by physical barriers like walls, electrical connections, metal pipes, etc can obstruct Bluetooth connection. If you can physically remove all these obstructions, then your Bluetooth range would be improved. If you physically can’t remove the barriers, then move the equipment so that there are fewer hindrances or obstructions in the way of the Bluetooth connection.
Use a repeater
Another method that can be used to extend the Bluetooth range is by adding and using repeaters. These repeaters pick up the messages and then repeat them. Adding these repeaters nearby the Bluetooth connection will help us to expand the range of the said connection.
This feature works the best when there are no physical hindrances or obstacles anywhere and when the objects are immovable and don’t move because this will help us to use them properly. Repeaters also lack security features as the device needs to know what repeaters they can trust.
Reset your Bluetooth
You may need to turn off and turn on your Bluetooth and Bluetooth devices again to reset them. Generally, you should be able to connect up to seven devices to your Bluetooth connection without any major issues. Although, most Bluetooth devices may face some small or minor problems like memory exceptions, weak connections, etc.
Using Bluetooth mesh
Bluetooth mesh is known to have longer ranges as they uses all the nodes in a network. It is quite similar to having a repeater but the only difference is that the network is a repeater itself. These work in a way that they receive a message and if the device feels that it is not meant for them, they will repeat it all to the nearby Bluetooth devices for the same. The messages given are received by all other recipients.
Bluetooth mesh can work even better for battery-powered devices. We can get it to work better by enabling the Low Power Node feature which would help the device work even better and maximize their time in sleep more and also enabling the friend mode for nearby Bluetooth devices. The friend node means that they won’t actively listen for 100% of playing time which would mean that battery won’t be wasted as much.
Buy newer items and update
You may have new devices, but the technology in the new devices is out of date. Just because your latest Television is only a year old, it doesn’t mean that it will also make faster and smoother Bluetooth connection. While buying new devices, also check the Bluetooth version in the devices to ensure that you’ve the latest version of Bluetooth or higher.
Additionaly, you also need to update your devices, specifically your Smartphone and your TV or other devices with Internet access. Whenever you update the software of these devices, you also take care of minor issues like memory constraints, and other hardware issues that can easily affect your Bluetooth range.
Use range extenders
While you can get an updated Bluetooth, it would still have a range limitation. You would not be able to extend the range any further than that. This is why Bluetooth range extenders are here to help you to go further than your generalized connection range
These range extenders offers up to 150 feet of extension. You can connect devices up to 150 feet outdoors and 70 feet extension indoors. You can extend them even further by adding another extender when the first extender ends.
These extenders can also be used as transmitters and receivers which will allow us to connect multiple Bluetooth devices too.
What does this Bluetooth extender do?
The main function of this Bluetooth range extender is to boost the Bluetooth signals. This helps us enjoy a longer and wider connection range but we would also need an extender that receives Bluetooth from a long-range too.
If we have an extender that receives Bluetooth signals from a range of 9 feet and extends its connection range by 90feets then we will have to extend the range by 170 feet. Sometimes there are double range extenders that allow us to hook several devices without weakening the signal. You could add several devices simultaneously and still you can enjoy high quality Bluetooth Connection perfectly.
Most range extenders works as receivers and transmitters. There is a knob or switch that allows us to switch it from transmitter to receiver and visa versa. This completely depends on how you may need it for the same.
Some range extenders also allows wired connections from which they can receive input from other devices. One of the best things about range extenders is that they don’t delay any transmission but rather make the transmission even faster.
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You can work with your current Bluetooth version with its limited connection range but if you need an extended connection range, you might just need to try a few things and find what fits you best as per your requirement for better connectivity.