4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2011 11:26 AM by louisblank
Noah Wallach Level 2 (290 points)

Hi there,

I can see my bluetooth is partnered with my ipad.  how can I select my bluetooth headset as my audio device for skype?

  • Tim Lorenzen Level 4 (1,940 points)

    When making a normal phone call while a Bluetooth headset is connected, you can select between the iPhone's internal speaker and mic or the headset. When using 3rd party apps, I guess it's up to the app, i.e. Skype, to explicitly check for Bluetooth devices and use them. Skype for iPhone doesn't do this, yet - so unfortunately, you'll have to use the wired headset for now.

  • louisblank Level 1 (0 points)

    Today Skype officially satated that Bluetooth headsets are supported.  I just updated and it still doesn't work.


    So, if you hear Skype ringing (in your ear - via Bluetooth) and you answer the call, the audio goes to the iPad built in mic and speaker.


    It's in the iOS - No wireless solutions for VoIP allowed!!

    They also killed functionality for the USB 'camera connection kit' - in case we get any wild ideas about getting a wireless USB headset (which would have worked).


    Business users are screwed...

  • lllaass Level 10 (175,765 points)

    If the headset uses the Hands Free Profile (HFP), it is not supported by the iPad.  Most do.  See:


  • louisblank Level 1 (0 points)

    if it were not supported, I imagine that I would not be able to hear music, adjust volume, change tracks, etc. (which all works fine). 


    I even hear Skype sounds; when Skype loads, Skype notifications, and calls coming in.  When I answer the call, it forces the audio an mic to the built in iPad speaker and mic.  I really don't want to talk on a speaker phone all the time - I don't think anyone does.