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How to Pair Bluetooth Devices to a Sony a7R III

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Introduction

This guide will show you how to pair your Sony camera through Bluetooth.

Make sure your Bluetooth devices are within 10 feet of each other to be able to pair them.

1 Enable Bluetooth

  1. Set the power switch to ON to turn on the camera.
    Camera power switch

  2. Press the Menu button on the camera.
  3. Use the Control Wheel to navigate the menu. You can turn the control wheel or press ▲/▼/►/◄ to move the selection frame. Press ● in the center of the control wheel to set the selected item.
    Camera control wheel

  4. Go right to Wireless Wireless symbol, go through the numbered screen and look for Bluetooth Settings then select it.
    Camera screen with highlighted option

  5. Then select Bluetooth Function.
    Camera screen with highlighted option

  6. Set the settings to On.
    Camera screen with highlighted option

  7. Then go to Pairing.
    Camera screen with highlighted option

  8. The camera screen will instruct you to continue the process on your mobile device.
    Camera screen with instructions

  9. Switch over to your mobile device to establish the Bluetooth connection.

? What type of mobile device do you have?

  1. Android
  2. Apple iOS

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This guide will show you how to pair your Sony camera through Bluetooth.

Make sure your Bluetooth devices are within 10 feet of each other to be able to pair them.

  1. Set the power switch to ON to turn on the camera.
    Camera power switch

  2. Press the Menu button on the camera.
  3. Use the Control Wheel to navigate the menu. You can turn the control wheel or press ▲/▼/►/◄ to move the selection frame. Press ● in the center of the control wheel to set the selected item.
    Camera control wheel

  4. Go right to Wireless Wireless symbol, go through the numbered screen and look for Bluetooth Settings then select it.
    Camera screen with highlighted option

  5. Then select Bluetooth Function.
    Camera screen with highlighted option

  6. Set the settings to On.
    Camera screen with highlighted option

  7. Then go to Pairing.
    Camera screen with highlighted option

  8. The camera screen will instruct you to continue the process on your mobile device.
    Camera screen with instructions

  9. Switch over to your mobile device to establish the Bluetooth connection.
  1. From the main screen of your Android device, tap on the Apps button.
    Android screen with Apps icon highlighted

  2. Then look for and tap on Settings.
    Android screen with Settings highlighted

  3. Then go to Bluetooth.
    Android screen with Bluetooth highlighted

  4. Make sure the Bluetooth feature is enabled by flipping the On / Off switch to the On position then wait for the list to populate and tap on the device name that you see on the Sony cameras screen.
    Bluetooth screen on Android

  5. Accept the pairing request on the Sony camera by selecting OK.
    Camera screen with connection query

  6. You should get a confirmation that the camera was paired to the device.
    Camera screen with connection confirmation
  1. From the main screen of your device, look for and open Settings.
    iOS screen with Settings icon highlighted

  2. After that go to Bluetooth.
    iOS settings with Bluetooth highlighted

  3. Make sure that the Bluetooth feature is enabled by flipping the On / Off switch to the green position then wait for the list to populate and tap on the device name that you see on the Sony cameras screen.
    Bluetooth settings with switch highlighted

  4. Accept the pairing request on the Sony camera by selecting OK.
    Camera screen with connection query

  5. Accept the pairing request on the iOS device as well by selecting Pair.
    Bluetooth pairing query on iOS

  6. You should get a confirmation that the camera was paired to the device.
    Camera screen with connection confirmation