Why won’t my Bluetooth headset work with the GrooVe IP and Skype apps for Android?

Grr March 10, 2013
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I have a Motorola running Android 2.3.

I installed GrooVe IP free latest version from Google Play store. When I connect my Bluetoth headset, I can hear audio in it using normal phone for making calls. But when I try to use headset with GrooVe IP, I just don’t hear any audio. I have not disable Bluetooth in GrooVe IP settings.

The same is the case when I try to use headset with Skype. No audio.

Appreciate if someone here could help me, as it is very difficult for me to use the phone for hours while on call using GrooVe IP.


  1. Joel Thomas
    March 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Skype does not have native support for some bluetooth headsets so that might be the problem

  2. Jason Pierre
    March 18, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Groove IP Bluetooth headset On Nexus 7 WiFi
    (perhaps 3G as well)

    Here are the settings I use as a phone replacement using a $10 Emerson BT headset model EM128 from BIG-LOTS stores.

    Step by step assuming you have Groove IP installed and have successfully made a non-headset call.

    Any setting not mentioned is default or unchecked.

    Step ONE: press the [...] 3 dots on right top of screen in Groove IP then [SETTINGS] Put a check in [Accept Calls on Answer].

    Skip down to [Audio/Echo Settings] go to [Echo Cancellation] choose [Basic Echo Canceler] now go back one step.

    Anywhere you find any speaker volumes or Mic Gains set them at midway or 40-50% you might adjust later.
    I also check both [Use Contact Ringtones] and [DTMF Feedback].

    back out of Audio/Echo settings now.

    Open[Troubleshooting] check [audio Processing].
    DO NOT CHECK WiFi Tablet!!! Even if your Nexus is WiFi only.
    Check [Synchronize Voice].
    Next check [Audio Mode Fallback] then go to [Mic Source] in that menu choose (Android Default).
    Lastly I have checked [Disable JB Audio APIs]
    Set [Miscellaneous] any way you want this should not effect BT calling.

    Any improvements? Tell me please.

    • msv
      May 16, 2013 at 6:51 pm

      Thank you jason for the detailed instructions. No luck for me so far but I am using an asus transformer tablet, not sure if that's the issue? So was hoping for the ability to use headset since my baby keeps my hands busy!

  3. susendeep dutta
    March 10, 2013 at 9:46 am

    As according to Skype,not all bluetooth headsets work properly -


    Some of them work and some doesn't.So,it's only Skype which can do some fixing to solve the issue.Many users are facing this problem.