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December 9, 2016

Can You Test a Device's Bluetooth Strength?

Are you experiencing Bluetooth dropouts? This seems to be an ongoing problem, and a Bluetooth test device or strategy may be the answer. “Bluetooth is the foundation for transformative wireless connectivity,” according to Bluetooth’s “How It Works” Page. There is no denying Bluetooth equipped devices are innovative and amazing.However, it can be very frustrating when you continually have issues with your device’s Bluetooth signal strength. This can be due to a number of problems. And there is a test device and other solutions you can easily employ to remedy them.Let’s examine why your Bluetooth strength may be weak, as well as potential fixes.

What is Your Device’s Bluetooth Strength?

It seems that nearly every smart device on the market is equipped with Bluetooth. From computers to smartphone earbuds, Bluetooth is nothing short of common. In fact, PCWorld noted that, “The technology ships in more than 19 million devices every week, according to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, a trade association dedicated to advancing Bluetooth technology.”Bluetooth strength is rated on a scale of 0 to -90 according to CNET:

Poor Bluetooth strength could be a device hardware or software issue. You can use a test device like a phone diagnostic tool to troubleshoot those internal issues.A weak signal can also be a number of outside factors, such as environmental conditions and your surroundings that is weakening your device’s signal as well.


Common Bluetooth Signal Strength and Connection Issues

Bluetooth uses radio frequencies (RFs), to send signals between devices. When wireless connection is blocked, your Bluetooth strength will weaken or drop out altogether.Common reasons for poor Bluetooth strength include:

Improve Bluetooth Strength with These Solutions

First you will need to run a phone diagnostic check to ensure your device’s software and hardware is still compatible with Bluetooth. This will save you a lot of time, since a test device takes less than two minutes for a full comprehensive report.If your software and hardware checks out after a test device runs diagnostics, it's time to begin troubleshooting signal strength and possible outside factors.The following are a few troubleshooting measures you can employ after a test device diagnostic:

You can certainly test your device’s Bluetooth strength. It is best practice to troubleshoot your devices in a time efficient way. Use a test device to run a full diagnostic test to ensure your device is operating perfectly. Next begin looking at outside factors that may be interfering with your signal.

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