Bad Elf Flex: Bluetooth Pairing with Android

Bad Elf Flex: Bluetooth Pairing with Android

Connect your Bad Elf GNSS receiver to your Android phone or tablet by following these simple steps:


  1. Close the Bad Elf Flex app on Android if you have not already.

  2. Power ON your Bad Elf Flex by pressing and holding the power button for 1 second.

  3. On your Android device, open the Settings app, tap Connected devices, then tap + Pair new device.



  4. You should see your Bad Elf receiver listed in the available devices. It may also include the unit's serial number in the name.

If you don't see it in either list, try turning Bluetooth off and back on with the toggle at the top of the Bluetooth screen.
  1. Tap on the entry for your Flex to begin pairing.  You should see a pairing request appear on your Android device as well as your Flex; tap Pair. 


  2. You also need to tap the center button on the Bad Elf Flex to accept the pairing from your Android device. If you forget this important step, the pairing will fail.



  3. Once the pair has been accepted by both the Android device and the Bad Elf Flex, you are now ready to start using your Flex and optionally your mock location app. Please reference our "Bluetooth GPS: Android Mock Location App Settings" article for more info.

If your 3rd party app has direct integration with Bad Elf GPS Receivers, selection of the Bad Elf as the preferred data source will occur from within the 3rd party app.  A great example of this workflow is found in Esri mobile offerings.

For any further assistance, please contact our support team via support@bad-elf.com.

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