Testing Bluetooth apps

The BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator supports Bluetooth testing by substituting an adapter for the Bluetooth chipset. There are two types of supported USB Bluetooth adapters: a dongle, and a built-in adapter typically deployed on laptops.

To change VMware settings to enable a built-in adapter:
  1. Navigate to Edit virtual machine settings in your VMware Player and click Add.
  2. Select USB Controller and click Next.
  3. Click Finish, and then click OK.
  4. Restart the simulator.

To connect a USB Bluetooth adapter to your VMware Player:

  1. Insert the Bluetooth dongle into an available USB port.
  2. When the BlackBerry 10 Device Simulator starts up, click the grey Bluetooth icon at the bottom of the VMware Player window.
  3. Restart the simulator.

Screen showing simulator's Bluetooth connection controls.

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